Quentin Tarantino Biography - 975 words
Mini biography In January of 1991 a film titled Reservoir Dogs (1992) hit the Sundance Film festival. The writer - director was a first timer by the name of Quentin Tarantino. The film garnered critical acclaim and the director became a legend in the England, UK and the cult film circuit. Three years later he followed up 'Dogs' with the film Pulp Fiction (1994). 'Pulp' premiered at the Cannes film festival, where it won the coveted 'Palme D'Or' the virtual equal of the Picture at the Academy Awards. At the '93 Academy Awards, 'Pulp' was nominated for the Best Picture Oscar, in addition Best Director and Best Original Screenplay, among others. Tarantino and writing partner Roger Avary came aw ...
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Nicolas Poussin And Roman Influences - 1,405 words
Nicolas Poussin and Roman Influences in France The city and art of Rome had an enormous impact on the French Baroque Classical artist Nicolas Poussin and through him an effect on French art and artists in the following centuries. Poussin was greatly influenced by the classical ideals of Italian art and flourished in the art-loving city of Rome that encouraged a young artist to explore his abilities. Nicolas Poussin spent a most of his productive artistic career in Rome and over half of his life in the ancient city. Though Poussin was a known, practicing artist before he spent any time in Rome, it has been said that his successful artistic career actually began with his arrival in the city. W ...
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Theodore Roosevelt Biography - 1,899 words
On October 27, 1858, in New York Martha Bulloch Roosevelt gave birth to Theodore Roosevelt, her second child and first son. He was named after his father, Theodore Sr., and was sometimes called Thee or Teedie as a nickname. He was a seventh generation Roosevelt. As a child and throughout his lifetime, Theodore suffered from severe asthma, becoming so bad that they would nearly suffocate him. His father, who refused to have a sickly child, would constantly carry him around, hoping that Theodores lungs would become stronger. Because of this, Theodore always admired his father that would protect him. He would follow the strenuous exercise regiments that his father set on him to become stronger. ...
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Childhood In Color Purple - 1,272 words
Reminisce of the days of being a child. What comes to mind? Romping through the forest, connected to nature? Feeling free and innocent? Basically, what society views childhood to be? Well, guess what; childhood can be hell! Unfortunately, many children have horrible childhoods, suffering from abusive parents. Bad childhood stems from bad parents. Every ten seconds go by, and a parent abuses his child. Acts of rebellion, loss of self-esteem, lack of confidence-all factors are the results from a child being abused. Sadly, sometimes society ignores that aspect. Luckily, literature differs from other mediums in that it can express thoughts and emotional more effectively. Alice Walker's The Color ...
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Absalom - 1,843 words
Absalom, Absalom! by William Faulkner is the story of a man who outraged the land that then turned and destroyed the mans family (Serafin 356). Growing up as a poor mountain white, Thomas Sutpen yearns for more than what he has ever had. He marries a young woman and fathers a son, but soon after it is revealed to him that his wife has Negro blood. Abandoning his new wife and child, Sutpen leaves to create a life for himself of wealth, family, and social acceptance. Thomas Sutpen marries a gentlewoman, Ellen Coldfield, with whom he begets two children, Henry and Judith. Although he is a man of accomplished dreams and affluence, everything that he has achieved and established crumbles around h ...
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Automobiles Of The 50s - 1,419 words
... that publication, which is the longest any motoring journalist has worked for the same paper. The 1000cc Toyota Corona was launched in May of 1957. The year of 1958 was the year of the Ford Edsel, a V8 engine of 5.9 or 6.7 liters. The Lincoln-Mercury Division of Ford in Detroit launched it. Their appearance was quite strange with a wrap around windshield, prolific fins, lots of flashy chromium plating and a radiator reminiscent of a horses neckwear. Only 35,000 were sold in the first six months, and the Edsel was out of production by 1960. The car was named after Henry Fords son, Edsel, who had died in 1943. By the time it was officially launched, the U.S. auto industry was in a slump, ...
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Fashion In The United States Between The Wars - 301 words
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Analysis Of Abslom Absolom - 1,041 words
believe that the Stupen experience embodied the sense of defeat that most southerners felt after the war. The basic ideals and spirit of southern life was destroyed by the war and never to be fully restored again. Their lives were turned upside down by the war and afterwards they did not even have the solace of their previous social status to return to. During the war many people were faced with unthinkable hardships on every level. The myth of the helpless southern woman was replaced by the image of an undying strong will to provide for and take care of her southern men. The women of high social standing were reduced to making their clothes out of used material instead of buying new fabrics ...
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Virginia Woolfs Vision - 1,389 words
Almost sixty-five years have lapsed sinee Virginia Woolf spoke at Newnham and Girton colleges on the subject of women and fiction. Her remarkable words are preserved for future generations of women in A Room of One's Own. This essay is the "first manifesto of the modern feminist movement" (Samuelson), and has been called "a notable preamble to a kind of feminine Declaration of Independence" (Muller 34). Woolf writes that her modest goal for this ground-breaking essay is to "encourage the young women--they seem to get fearfully depressed" (qtd. in Gordon xiv). This treatise on the history of women's writings, reasons for the scarcity of great women artists, and suggestions for future literary ...
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Virginia Woolfs Vision - 1,310 words
... inative capacity that flourished in him would have produced nothing but silence in a female member of the same line" (Zwerdling 225) results in her creation of Judith Shakespeare, the "female hero of the essay" (Schwartz 722). Woolf powerfully recounts the tragic life of "Shakespeare's extraordinarily gifted sister" (47) as she struggles to duplicate her brother's successful artistic career. As Judith's tragedy progresses from rebellion and ridicule to despair and suicide, the reader is led to "mourn and protest the loss of this woman . . . whose passion finally turned against itself" (Delany 182). Judith symbolizes countless brilliant, talented women who have been unable to express thei ...
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Spike Lee - 1,020 words
... ial marriages or relationships? Is white always gonna be ALL RIGHT and black GET BACK? Is the epitome of beauty in this world always gonna be the WHITE ANGLO-SAXON FEMALE? Is the black male the super human sexual stud and thats all? Are we ever gonna live together in peace ? asked Spike (Patterson pg-171) b. We love said Spike love and hate he goes on are we gonna live together? Together are we gonna live?(Patterson B. Im black. Its a fact. Like saying the sky is blue. Am I bitter about it? No. Am I angry about it? No. Am I aware what it means to be a black in America today? Yes. Said Spike. 1. Im white its a fact. Its like saying grass is green. Do I feel superior about it? No. Do I hol ...
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Antonio Banderas - 323 words
Jose Antonio Dominguez Banderas was born in Malaga, Spain on August 10, 1960. He studied theater at the School of Dramatic Art in Malaga and began his career working with an independent theater company there. In 1981, he moved to Madrid and worked in theater and television, which led to his debut in Pedro Almodovar's Labyrinth of Passion. It was Almodovar who picked his artistic name. Antonio filmed several films under Almodovar's direction, including Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown. and Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down!, for which he received Spain's equivalent of a Best Actor Oscar nomination. Banderas made his American film debut starring opposite Armand Assante in the 1992 release, Mambo ...
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Kurt Cobain - 1,078 words
On April 9th the world woke up to the news of Kurt Cobain's suicide. Those who followed the grundge music of Cobain's band, Nirvana, were angry, but not surprised. With songs such as "I Hate Myself and Want to Die" and constant references to suicide and drugs, suicide was the obvious explanation for his death. Kurt put it best when he said, "I'm thought of as this pissy, complaining, freaked-out schizophrenic who wants to kill himself all the time." (Bozza) To many people, Cobain just joined the club of rock stars who self-destructed. Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, Jim Morrison, and Brian Jones set the precedent. The Seattle Police Department confirmed the conclusion everyone had already made; ...
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Green Permits - 1,051 words
Transferable discharge permits create an economic incentive to reduce pollution and exhibit many other advantages over the current command and control pollution regulation system. However, 'green permits' on a large scale would be difficult to allocate fairly, and the efficient economic outcome may not be the socially desirable outcome. Introduction to Green Permits 1. Green Permits as an incentive to reduce pollution: cost to pollute- tie up money induces costs/benefits of pollution to owner of permits a. polluter pays incentives for research and development 2. Green Permit benefits over Command and Control under CAC delay is profitable new technology must develop to ever-changing EPA stand ...
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Who Killed The Seven Dwarves? - 3,977 words
... et Atwood, which has a contemporary setting, thus disproving the notion that Disney has halted the natural evolution of the fairy tale. I have to agree with the substance of this argument but would have to suggest that one example of a modern slant to an ancient tale is hardly enough to prove the point. But something that James did mention in his post to the forum reminded me of the work of an author unquestionably relevant to our discussion: read some Angela Carter he urges: in fact, watch The Company of Wolves, a non-Disney fairy-tale film based on one of her stories. Having read these comments, Paul Bommer (www.paulbommer.com) replied: I agree with James that the Angela Carter spins o ...
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Friday - 724 words
The movie Friday was one of the best comedies I have ever seen. It had a great director, a talented cast, a good plot, a spectacular soundtrack, and is filled with funny gags and jokes. It was by far the most hilarious movie of the decade. I have never laughed so hard in all of my life. I loved this movie. The cast of the movie was sensational. Playing the main character was famous musician and actor, Ice Cube. He is such a serious person that at first I was skeptical of his performance in a comedy. He has played in such movies as Dangerous Ground, Higher Learning, and Boyz 'N Tha Hood. Playing opposite of him was Chris Tucker who is one of the most gifted performers that I've have seen. He ...
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Resrvoir Dogs: Music - 1,443 words
Joe Egan and Gerry Rafferty were a duo known as Stealers Wheel when they recorded a Dylanesque pop hit, "Stuck in the Middle With You", in April of 1974. The single reached number five on the charts - little did they know that eighteen years later it would become a cult favorite. In 1992 Quentin Tarantino, a little known writer/director, took the Cannes film festival and the world by surprise with his motion picture Reservoir Dogs. The movie is about the difficulties that occur when five "master" criminals are hired by a crime king pin named Joe to pull off the biggest diamond heist of the century. Stuck right in the middle of the movie, the Egan/Rafferty hit is played as a introduction to o ...
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Scarlet Letter - Reading Log - 2,494 words
Aug. 25 2001 Chapter 1 Pages 49-50 1. Chapter one thoroughly describes the Jailhouse and the surrounding landscape. Tells of the huge wooden edifices whose threshold is timbered and iron barred. Gives the description of the peoples clothing who were congregating outside of the prison. It also describes the necessity of a new colony first building a prison and graveyard. In the last paragraph it tells of a rose bush outside of the oaken doors. The author describes the awkwardness of having such a beautiful plant surrounded by weeds and shrubs. 2. (Page 50) The rose-bush, by a strange chance, has been kept alive in history; but whether it had merely survived out of the stern old wilderness, so ...
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Coalwood & Homer Hickam, Jr. - 1,754 words
Homer Hickam, Jr. had a dream too big for his small coalmining town of West Virginia, however, with the collective will of he and close friends, he fulfilled his dream. Coalwood is located in the southern most tip of West Virginia in McDowell County. It was a coalmining town founded by George Lafayette Carter in the early 1900s. Carter built the model town of his time, if a man was willing to come to Coalwood and offer his complete and utter loyalty to the coal company, he would receive in return a sensible paycheck, a sturdy house resistant to the weather, the services of a doctor and a dentist at little or no cost, and a preacher who could be counted on to give a reasonably uncomplicated ...
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Character Analysis From Faulkner's Sound And The Fury - 548 words
Quentin is totally obsessed and consumed by time. From his constant references to shadows, to his grandfathers watch, to the various clocks and other timepieces denoted in the section, Quentin is completely consumed by his reflections concerning time. It is this infatuation that drives Quentin mad. His madness stems from his personal feelings on time, and his fathers cynical outlook on time and life in general. This section begins with Quentin waking in his dorm room to the sun coming through the shades of the window. He knows immediately, just from gauging the shadow cask from the drapes, that it is between seven and eight oclock: When the shadow of the sash appeared on the curtains it was ...
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