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Academy Award Toy Story
627 wordsThomas J. Hanks was born July 9 th, 1956, in Concord, California. Tom and his elder siblings were raised by their father Amos Hanks, following the divorce of their parents. Because Amos Hanks was a chef, it forced his family to move every six months in pursuit of jobs. This unstable upbringing meant many schools for young Tom, who had to readjust to his new surroundings practically every semester. Initially a shy schoolboy, he dealt with these readjustments by becoming the class clown and taking...
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The Evolution Of Black Actresses In American Film
1,783 wordsThere is a rich history in American film. There is one group of people that were many times overlooked for their great attributes to American film: the Black actors. There were many aspiring black actors. Unfortunately, as in most things in the past, they did not have the same opportunities as other mainstream Hollywood actors. They were only allowed to be coons, tragic mulatto's, mammies, and the servants. Even with those roles, they were never allowed to be the leading lady. There are many asp...
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Full Metal Jacket Stanley Kubrick
1,577 words... books that he had created within this time span he said... It was the most painful thing Ive ever written, that damn book... After that I had to learn to start loving again. (Anthony Burgess author of A Clockwork Orange) Source (Pages 103 / 104 Your Face Here / Ali Catterall & Simon Wells) So from that we see that the story was produced into a novel by a man who thought he was dying, angry and bitter at the world, he wanted to point out and graphically describe all of the planets wrong d...
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Aid Academy Award
1,412 words... an Academy Award for its animated short film, Tin Toy. The film was created completely with 3 D computer graphics using Pixar's Renderman, a technique that uses 'shaders' or small pieces of programming code to describe surfaces, lighting effects and atmospheric effects. Surface shaders are small programs that algorithmically generate textures of objects based on mathematical formulas. These computer generated textures produce better looking objects, thus creating newer and better special eff...
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Technicolor Research Topic Report Sound And Image
1,119 words... lack and white stock coated with chemicals called dye mordants. The function of a mordant is to attract and hold color dyes so that they do not spread or bleed during the high pressure dye application. The blank had the soundtrack, a 50 % density copy of the green component and 50 % Black and white image which improved contract and increased the sharpness of the film. A Matrix plate was made when these separate negatives from the camera were run through a matrix printer. The matrices were pl...
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George Lucas One Of The Greatest Filmmakers
1,456 wordsOne of the greatest film makers "With the exception of maybe a handful of people, no one has made an impact on the movie making world like George Lucas has. With hundred of hours of film with his mark out there, Lucas has amazed his audiences time and time again with expert story telling" (The Gods of Filmmaking). George Lucas has written, directed, and produced countless films, many of which are some of today's most highly regarded films by critics all over the world. "George Lucas's devotion t...
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Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon
905 wordsCrouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon "Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon" was released in 2000. It is a film made in the wuxi style (the derivative of martial and chivalric arts). "Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon" was directed by Ang Lee, with the participation of international cast of ethnic Chinese actors, such as Chang Chen, Michelle Yeoh, Chow Yun-Fat, and Zhang Ziyi. This is an interesting experimentation made by veteran filmmakers, Ang Lee and James Schemes. The movie is based on the 4 th novel in the ...
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Muhammad Ali Viet Cong
1,094 words1. Introduction 2. Body - biography - how Ali became hero - popularity - Muslim conversion - draft refusal - greatest fights - influence in society - depiction in popular culture 3. Conclusion Muhammad Ali: A Hero in Popular Culture I am an ordinary man who worked hard to develop the talent I was given, I believed in myself and I believe in the goodness of others. (Muhammad Ali) Muhammad Ali is one of the greatest boxers of all time. Ali remains popular for over almost 50 years since his first g...
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Genius For Acting Of Jack Nicholson
1,082 wordsGenius for Acting of Jack Nicholson Jack Nicholson is an extremely successful American actor, screenwriter, producer and director. He gained his fame and recognition as a wonderful performer for his laconic style and explosive temper, for his vivid portraying of cynical, sarcastic, aggressive and eccentric personages. His talent is appreciated and generously estimated: he received seven Golden Globe Awards and won Kennedy Center Honors, he has been numerously nominated for an Academy Award, thre...
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Sense Of Smell Musical Talent
680 wordsSteveland Judkins Morris was born on May 13, 1950, in Saginaw, Michigan. He is more popularly known as Stevie Wonder. Stevie was blinded shortly after birth. His blindness was caused by a medical accident when he was born. He had to be put in an incubator and he didn? t get enough air. In 1954 his family moved to Detroit. He developed his musical talent early in his life. By the age of 11 years old, he could play the harmonica and piano and he was a talented singer. Stevie was introduced to Moto...
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Organized Crime Academy Award
1,074 wordsThe Godfather Ii Armando Powell The real importance of any movie cant be adequately appraised solely by box office success or critical response. The Godfather Part II is an example of how a carefully crafted sequel to a great film can become both a box office and critical success when attention is paid to its artistic quality. The movie continues the tale of the Corleone family, and presents to the viewers a world filled with greed and betrayal, family union and loyalty. A companion piece in the...
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Chelsea House Publishers Life And Times
697 wordsThe Life and Times of Frank Sinatra By Esme Hawes Chelsea House Publishers Philadelphia 61651; 1998 Francis Albert Sinatra was born on December 12, 1915, in Hoboken, New Jersey. He later became known as Frank Sinatra and one of the greatest entertainers of his time. American singers, Bing Crosby and Billie Holiday, influenced Frank. Sinatra then developed a vocal phrasing in his music that influenced generations of popular vocalists. Sinatra anticipated the decline of big-band instrumental ja...
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Rio Grande Director Producer
2,914 wordsDorothy John Ford John Ford Dorothy R. Donahoo English 2145 Dr. Klink 04 / 03 / 99 John Ford was an American motion-picture director. Winner of four Academy Awards, and is known as one of Americas great film directors. He began his career in the film industry around 1913. According to Ellis, Fords style is evident in both the themes he is drawn toward and the visual treatment of those themes, in his direction of the camera and in whats in front of it. Although he began his career in the silent f...
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Hartford Connecticut Cary Grant
782 wordsKatharine Hepburn Kathrine Hep, the winner of more acting awards than any other actress in history, is a very dynamic woman. She was born in Hartford Connecticut, on May 12, 1907. She wass the second oldest child of six. Kate, as she was called by her family members, had two sisters, Peg and Marion, and three brothers, Tom, Dick, and Bob. She attended Bryn Mawr college in Connecticut. She majored in acting. During her senior year at Bryn Mawr, Katharine met Ludlow Open Smith. That was 1927. In 1...
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Pulitzer Prize Grass Roots
2,197 wordsBook Reports: Copland: 1900 through 1942 and Copland: Since 1943 In their books: Copland: 1900 through 1942 and Copland: Since 1943, Aaron Copland and Vivian Perlis give a detailed account of the life of one of America? s most influential composers. The books are arranged similarly to the Shostakovich biography that our class reviewed earlier this semester. That is, through personal accounts by Copland himself along with accounts of Copland? s friends and acquaintances, the authors manage to pai...
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Saving Private Ryan World War Ii
2,713 wordsRob Martinelle American Literature C Block Research Paper: Final Draft 18 May, 1999 Steven Spielberg: Revolutionary and Visionary Who would have thought that a brilliant career in filmmaking could have originated with a modest jar of Skippy Peanut Butter smeared on a neighbor? s window in a tiny Cincinnati suburb? One might not think that such an average boyhood prank could evolve a boy into a man who would become the most financially successful film director in history. Well, that is exactly wh...
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