Gil Kane Essay - 824 words
Eli Katz was born in Latvia on April 6, 1926. His family emigrated to New York in 1929, while he was still 3 years old. An avid reader of comics and pulps, gil broke into the comic field in 1941 as an assistant in the Jack Binder shop erasing pencils and eventually became an inker and penciler while still there Also during this time he began drawing comics for MLJ, the publishers of Archie. He drew the Scarlet Avenger for almost two years at MLJ and at the same time free-lanced at Street and Smith, Quality, Holyoke and then Timely Comics as well. He worked for Joe Simon and Jack Kirby during 1943-44, and here he said he learned many things from Kirby. Then he made a career move that would ma ...
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Kane - 1,414 words
George Orson Welles, known more commonly as Orson Welles was a director, producer, writer, and actor. Mr. Welles was born on May 6, 1915, in Kenosha, Wisconsin. His father was an inventor and manufacturer and his mother a talented pianist. Welles was regarded as an absolute genius from early childhood and his creative abilities were encouraged and nurtured. His early childhood was to a large extent, directed by his mother's physician and admirer, Dr. Maurice Bernstein. (Russell 9) He made a successful career for himself on stage and radio starting at an early age and when he was 19, made his Broadway debut as Tybalt in "Romeo and Juliet." He worked together on several projects with director/ ...
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Kane - 1,474 words
... d screaming in escape, etc. Symbols are a dime a dozen a justify their use in the result achieved. I thought the fading light filament and dying sound track at the end of the singer's career very effective; also the opening and close on the iron fence around the castle. The smoke rising to heaven at the end was trite to start with and dragged out absurdly. As you can see, there is nothing startling in these component parts. The outstanding technical effect in the picture is in the conception of settings and the use of the camera . . . The camera here loves deep perspectives, long rooms, rooms seen through doors and giving onto rooms through other doors, rooms lengthened out by low ceilin ...
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Critique Of Kane And Abel - 1,795 words
Jeffrey Archers epic novel Kane And Abel could just as easily be two novels; one named Kane and the other Abel, such is the difference between the two characters. From the outset, we are aware of William Lowell Kanes privilege and of Abel Rosnovskis poverty. Both are born 15th April, 1905 as male members of the human race. These are the most obvious similarities shared by the two. Their contrasted births introduce us to two different personalities and two different histories, which fate is to overlap at critical moments. Abel is born in a forest in Poland. A young hunter, alert to the sound of screaming, rushes to the mother and child. Mother is dead and the hunter feels responsible for this ...
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Critical Analysis Of "citizen Kane" By Orson Welles - 798 words
Directed, produced and starring Orson Welles, Citizen Kane is famous for the many remarkable scenes, cinematic and narrative techniques which help to revolutionized the film industry. Written by Welles and Herman J. Mankiewicz, filmed by Gregg Toland, Kane is brilliantly crafted remembrances of Mr. Bernsteins investigations. Kane draws much of its magnetism from its deviation from classic ideals and its ability to start new ones. Welles uses film as an art form to communicate and display a narrative through imaginative Mise en scene, setting, sound, lighting, editing and performance. All of theses components together helped to create a story which is set off by Kanes dying word Rosebud. The ...
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Sound Analysis Of "citizen Kane" - 475 words
Citizen Kanes soundtrack is a reason why this movie is considered one of the greatest pictures of all time. Barry Fesler and James G. Stewart, who were also accompanied by the composer, Bernard Herrmann, created the soundtrack for this film. The plain genius of the use of sound and reoccurring motifs in this picture parallel the action with quite precision. They use bridges, dissolves, sound effects and supporting scores to enhance and to meld visual with audio. The first extra-ordinary sound technique I noticed was the echo effect. It was used to not only support the wealth and massive structures in where the characters were at, but also to engrave that idea of the emptiness in them. This t ...
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Citizen Kane - Textual Analysis Of The Picnic Scene - 1,032 words
Directed, produced and starring Orson Welles, Citizen Kane (Welles, 1941), is famous for it's many 'remarkable scenes, cinematic and narrative technique and experimental innovations' (Dirks, 1996). Written by Welles and Herman J. Mankiewicz and filmed by Gregg Toland Kane is 'classed as a fresh and classic masterpiece' (Dirks, 1996). Kane is a brilliantly crafted series of flash backs and remembrances centering around the investigations of a 'dynamic man in a dynamic world' (Quicksilver, 2001). Kane draws much of its power from its violation of classic codes and conventions. In his debut masterpiece, Welles uses film as an art form to energetically communicate and display this narrative thro ...
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Citizen Kane - Textual Analysis Of The Picnic Scene - 1,032 words
... g him appear older and obviously prostrate. Despite his casual dress, the top button of his shirt remains fast and his coat clasped between his hands. With his chin on his chest he appears fragile yet stubborn. His tone spells out his weariness and his boredom with Susan's continuing attack. His obvious attempt to avoid the discussion through remarks on Susan's volume and his wish for her to cease display his desire to avoid conflict and keep up appearances with the guests. Kane's character is not developed traditionally and never reaches the point of full development, remaining ambiguous (Cardullo, 1986, p. 242). Although we want to know Kane, what knowledge we get serves only to aliena ...
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Options And Futures - 1,253 words
1. Introduction: The world of futures and options. A. Explanation of futures contract. A. Explanation of options contract. C. Intrinsic value and time value of contracts. 4. Conclusion: Risky investments. Futures and options are very similar financial investments. Basically, these two investments are the result of financial uncertainty. They are used for speculation and for hedging against losses from other areas. A futures contract is the right to buy or sell some commodity or financial instrument. The purchase or sale occurs sometime in the future. The date of the sale or purchase is fixed, and this is the settlement date. The price of the sale or purchase is also fixed at the time the con ...
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The Tower Of London - 1,596 words
The Tower of London has been many things over the years such as a fortress, a state prison, a zoo, an armory, repository for the crown jewels, a home for Tudor monarchs, and today a museum. Inside the tower walls has been the last sight for many of its prisoners. Although there were some prisoners that have escaped the tower walls and fled to neighboring countries. William the Conqueror invaded England in 1066 defeating Harold II. Duke William of Normandy built on to the existing castle in 1078. He then ordered the construction of what is now called the White Tower. It is said to have been completed in 1097. It is called the White tower ever since Henry VIII had it whitewashed. The Tower is ...
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1940s - 2,088 words
... t also helped increase survival rates for surgery. The first eye bank was established at New York Hospital in 1944. Unemployment almost disappeared, as most men were drafted and sent off to war. The government reclassified 55% of their jobs, allowing women and blacks to fill them. First, single women were actively recruited to the workforce. In 1943, with virtually all the single women employed, married women were allowed to work. Japanese immigrants and their descendants, suspected of loyalty to their homelands, were sent to internment There were scrap drives for steel, tin, paper and rubber. These were a source of supplies and gave people a means of supporting the war effort. Automobil ...
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Film - 1,624 words
There really are two ways of looking at a movie when it is based on the true story. When I see a movie of this type, I always struggle with the two choices, and usually end up somewhere in the middle. The Untouchables is that kind of movie. To start off with, I think that its a great film, director Brian DePalmas well done work. However, as is usual when the tale of Al Capone and Eliot Ness is told, some facts are taken with the source meterial. Manufacturing a confrontation between Ness and Capone does indeed enhance the storyline in The Untouchables, and for that, we must thank the director and the excellent work of the operator. To start off, lets deal with Kevin Costner, as he is the hea ...
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Film - 1,646 words
... n change the life. The composition here is like a family one, the light is flat. In the middle of the table the candle is blazing. The camera pans from Nash showing everybody in the medium shot a couple of times and stops panning on Malone. Malone is opening the secret of his call box key, that they suit Nash. That means that he is opening Nash talent by teaching him. The key is symbolic which added by filmmakers advisedly, which appears a couple of time during the film conveys the idea of transferring the flag of justice. Right after the mice-en-scene of Nashs family the next shot shows us close-up shot of Capones face. The entire scene is about how the Capons family acting. Capone is a ...
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Madonna - 1,219 words
... new what he was thinking. I said: whatever youre thinking Ill say yes to. That was his chance, so he popped it." On the 16th August 1985 they married in a Malibu media circus, 13 helicopters with paparazzi photographers were soaring in circles during the wedding ceremony. The groom Sean Penn tried to beat some paparazzi photographers, who were spying there in the bushes. The Bride Madonna was wearing a beautiful and traditional wedding dress. Madonna remembers: "I didnt think I was going to be married with 13 helicopters flying over my head. It turned into a circus. At first I was outraged but at the end I was laughing. " Madonnas marriage to Sean Penn officially ended on January 10,1989 ...
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Opium In America - 1,639 words
When looking retrospectively at the nineteenth and twentieth centuries it is easy to recognize the numerous inventions that helped shape mankind into its present form. Inventions like electricity, the assembly line, cars and trains, the telephone and so on. We see the influence that these inventions have on us every day, because life as we know it is dependant upon these items. They play an intricate role in defining and explaining who we are as individuals, but they also define what is America or American culture. There were other items, however, that were introduced to American culture during this time period that are as important to America as the famous inventions noted before, yet they ...
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Freak The Mighty - 1,366 words
Freak the Mighty is a novel about two young boys who are both challenged going through life. Freak is crippled and Max is a dysfunctional retard. When they get together, they become Freak the Mighty and go on quests, as Freak rides on Maxs shoulders. Maxwell Kane- He is a very caring person. He may be a dysfunctional retard, but when Freak comes along, he begins to understand and do better. He has another problem, which is he grows so fast that during the story people are either afraid of him or making fun of him. Kevin (Freak)- He is very intelligent. He practically knows the whole dictionary. Freak has a problem with his body. His mind grows, but his body doesnt. He has to use crutches or ...
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Freak The Mighty - 1,373 words
... y tells them they can go home. Yet, Loretta was trying to get Iggy to do something to Freak and Max. Even though Iggy was big and tough, he sure was scared of Killer Kane. Its a week before school starts. Everyone was making a fuss about having Max in a smart class, but think it would be good for Freak. In school, the kids dont notice Freak and Max. However, when they do, they start to make fun of them. What made it worst was when a teacher asks Max to stand and tell the class what he did for the summer. When he didnt get up, the kids started saying Killer Kane! Killer Kane! Had a kid who got no brain. Thats when Freak stood on top of a desk and told everyone to quiet down. When they did ...
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If Capitol Walls Could Talk - 2,331 words
Militarily, the Spanish-American War (1898) was not a monumental war. The war was brief, included few battles, and the US generally had an easy time of it, with the war's outcome never in much doubt. Secretary of State John Hay called it a "splendid little war." Internationally, however, the war had major historical significance. The Spanish-American War signaled the emergence of the US as a great power onto the world stage of international relations and diplomacy. The war did not make the US a great power: the rapid industrialization and economic growth of the previous decades had done that. However, the war did announce to the rest of the world that the US was now a major player. Lifting i ...
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Mythic Patterns In Movies - 1,146 words
Mythic Patterns Within Movies Often in literature there are mythic patterns that can be seen throughout stories and fairytales that make reading more interesting. However this is also true for many movies. It may not be apparent to avid movie viewers that there is a similarity that can be linked to most movies that are available to watch. A considerable amount of them contain one, if not more, mythic patterns that make the movie more interesting and provide a higher level of insight to the viewer. This is obvious in action movies where the star of the film almost always experiences a heros quest and in romantic movies the star undergoes a loss of innocence. Not surprisingly, the movie The Mi ...
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Mythic Patterns In Movies - 1,151 words
... Kevins mother and Kevins father. From the very first moment that Kevins mother, Gwendolyn, is introduced, she is always trying to make Kevin comfortable and safe. It is explained how she stuck around and took care of Kevin after the doctor had explained about the birth defect where as Kevins cowardly father picked up and ran when hearing about this defect of Kevins. The courage that it took for Gwendolyn to stay with Kevin is quite a complete contrast to the cowardliness shown by Kevins father. Clearly the use of dualities in the movie are easily seen through examples such as these. Certainly there are also many indications of a loss of innocence falling upon various characters througho ...
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