Play Called Absent Friends
1,251 wordsAbsent Friends is a modern comedy written for the stage. Its humor comes from the situations and actions of the characters. The setting is an afternoon tea party, thrown by a group of five 'friends' for an old acquaintance who recently lost his fianc. All of the characters are an exaggeration of dislike able traits in everybody's personalities; John, the workaholic who cares more for money than comfort, Paul the stereotypical self-dependant man and Evelyn, the slut succumbing to her own desires ...
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Reasoning Or Explanation Violence In Films Film
522 wordsWhat place does violence have in the movies? Well, I believe that violence has a place in movies depending on the particular film and what the director of the film is trying to portray. If the director uses violence in his / her film and there isn't any reason behind it, then I would disagree and say that violence shouldn't be in THAT particular film. But in a movie like "Saving Private Ryan", Steven Spielberg replicates the actual events of D-Day on to the big screen by creating a violent-like ...
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Pity And Fear Hail To Thee Thane
According to the classical view, tragedy should arouse feelings of pity and fear in the audience. Does Macbeth do this?Tragedy has most definitely influenced the viewers thoughts on Macbeth within this play. In Shakespeare's Macbeth, the audience sees a gradual breakdown in the character of Macbeth himself, due to the tragic events that unfold during the play. This has a direct effect on the audiences views and thoughts of Macbeth, thus creating pity and fear within the audien...
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Ol Man River Voices Of The Performers Show
672 wordsThis paper is a critique of a production of Show Boat, a musical classic with compositions by Jerome Kern and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II, which was performed and produced by NETworks Presentations LLC at Even Auditorium on the 14 th of February 2001. Clayton Phillips, the director of the production, attempted to test the waters of racial discrimination by exploring controversial themes such as prejudice and interracial relationships. Show Boat takes an enlightened approach to ethnic controve...
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Flowers For Algernon Painful Memories
1,051 wordsMany popular novels are often converted into television movies. The brilliant fiction novel, Flowers for Algernon written by Daniel Keyes, was developed into a dramatic television film. Flowers for Algernon is about a mentally retarded man who is given the opportunity to become intelligent through the advancements of medical science. This emotionally touching novel was adapted to television so it could appeal to a wider, more general audience. Although the novel and film are similar in terms of ...
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Act Two Scene Macbeth Killed
927 wordsThroughout Shakespeare's Macbeth, numerous symbols are used. Many of these depict characters actions and appearances, emotions, and events that have happened previously in the play. Although there are many symbols used all through the play, there are three important groups of symbols that are used most regularly. These are blood, sleep and animals, which all have different representations. Blood is an important symbol that is used continuously in the play. In the beginning of the play, blood is ...
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Lack Of Concern Femme Fatale
958 wordster> Brian says 'you " re about as fatale as an after dinner mint!' Is Sally really harmless? Brian's exasperated accusation that Sally is 'as fatale as an after dinner mint' is expressed at the end of a weekend away with Max. The outburst reveals Brian's opinion that Sally is not the seductress she fancies herself to be, but is simply 'deluding' herself. However, one must stop to consider the meaning of harmless when applied to Sally Bowles. She is essentially self-absorbed and theatr...
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Involved In The Surgery Emotions
523 wordsIn 1874, Thomas Eakins took a second course in anatomy at Jefferson Medical College. He attended surgical lectures and clinics presided over by Professor Samuel D. Gross. Eakins painted The Gross Clinic, to show the emotion involved in medical procedures. It appears as if the doctors performing the surgery have emotionally removed themselves from the situation at hand. By removing themselves from the emotional aspects of the surgery, the doctors can complete the task much easier than they would ...
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Morant Major Jf Thomas Character Analysis
1,000 wordsJ. F. Thomas, played by Jack Thompson, was an intelligent man and well versed in his profession, although it didnt seem this way in the beginnings of this case. As is clear to the viewer, he is unorganized, aloof, and un confident. This is seen in the scene that introduces him to the movie (Show scene). Notice how he is clumsy, and keeps dropping the papers. As we journey further into the trial, Thomas confidence grows. At first, he is not very confident, and this can be seen in his stance - not...
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Ally Mcbeal Narrative Structure Characters And Setting
1,137 wordsAlly McBeal. What is it about her that makes people stop and notice? Perhaps it's her girlish voice, her complex insecurities, her quirky yet realistic thoughts, and her simple nature. As a girl, I must say, I totally identify with Ally. Let's face it, we " ve all had arrows shot through our hearts, felt like our faces were burning when we " ve said embarrassing things in front of others, and, surely, at one point or another, felt a scary sense of loneliness. In any case, Ally McBeal is a reflec...
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Jacques Louis David Death Of Socrates
706 wordsIn contemporary with the Age of Enlightenment, also called the Age of Reason in France, neoclassical painters used famous works of literature as a source of inspiration for their paintings. The Death Of Socrates (1787; Oil on canvas, 129. 5 x 196. 2 cm or 51 x 77 1 / 4 in) by Jacques Louis David, is a perfect example of a neoclassical painter using a famous work of literature, in this case Plato's Phaedo, as his source of inspiration. Plato's marvelous work, however, was not completely captured ...
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Hellenistic Period Classical Period
955 wordsGreek art has gone through many stages through out the course of its history. Over the years, the Greeks strived to perfect the faces, bodies as well as the human form in their sculptures. They experimented with many types of techniques. Archaic Period was the beginning of the advancement into a more realistic depiction of the human form for the Greeks. The Early Classical Period is a time where sculptors are trying to depict the human body in the most realistic fashion as possible. In the Early...
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Semiological Approach Index Ical Film
605 wordsThere are several approaches to the film criticism and each approach provides us with certain information about the movie. Altogether, these approaches allow us to construct a complete characteristic or critique of a film and make it possible to understand better its meaning and its symbolism. In my opinion, semiological approach would be the best in showing information hidden in the movie on that subconscious level, which makes that special impact on the viewer. The word semiology is derived fr...
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Compare And Contrast Of Mr Perry And Mr Neil
365 wordsCompare And Contrast Of Mr. Perry And Compare And Contrast Of Mr. Perry And Mr. Keating From Dead Poets Society The movie? Dead Poet? s Society? launches the viewer into the world of several boys who learn from a non-traditional teacher in a traditional school. Throughout the movie several conflicts appear between several of the major characters. One of the main conflicts begins with two characters that only meet each other twice during the film. Mr. Perry has raised his son Neil to be a respect...
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Plot Humor Murder
291 wordsIn using the secondary or supporting actors for comic relief, Hitchcock colorfully rounds out the plot atmosphere and provides some added importance to them instead of using them as cardboard cutouts (as happens in most films). The humor gives the viewer a temporary break from concentration on the plot and other elements. But it also simultaneously enhances significant points of these elements from an alternate angle. That is, Hitchcock's humor will have the attentive viewer examine the film eve...
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Spoken Word Three Types
505 words? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? From doing this project I can conclude that radio, newspaper and television advertisements use different techniques to make the adverts appeal to the consumer. Newspaper advertising concentrates on the use of the written word in conjunction with graphics and colour (where appropriate). TV advertising has the advantage of the spoken word, graphics and camera and lighting techniques. Finally radio advertising uses the spoken word and sound to appeal to the listener. ? ? ? ? ?...
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Attention To Detail Homer
1,270 wordsThe 1873 masterpiece Breezing Up, by Winslow Homer located in the National Gallery of Art in Washington DC is an oil on canvas painting that measures 23 3 / 13 X 38 1 / 6 in... The primary subject of this painting is a man with three boys in a small wooden sail boat that is moving along with what appears to be a fairly choppy sea. At the center of this painting is the stern of the sail boat. The oldest of the boys is sitting on the high end of the stern with his knees up and his bare feet plante...
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E B White Millions Of People
1,006 wordsI believe that television is going to be the test of the modern world, and in this new opportunity to see beyond the range of our own vision, we shall discover either a new and unbearable disturbance of the general peace or a saving radiance in the sky. (Q. In Murray 7) This quotation, by E. B. White, was written at the dawn of the television. White was right, it would either be beneficial or detrimental to society. Ever since the first television station was licensed in 1941, our lives have bee...
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Thane Of Cawdor Symbolism And Imagery
956 wordsLiterary Devices used in MACBETH Imagine how dull a Shakespearean play would be without the ingenious literary devices and techniques that contribute so much to the fulfillment of its reader or viewer. Macbeth, by William Shakespeare, is a tragedy that combines fact and legend to tell the story of an eleventh century king. Shakespeare uses numerous types of literary techniques to make this tragic play more appealing. Three literary devices that Shakespeare uses to make Macbeth more interesting a...
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Ralph Film Shows
803 wordsThe film, released in 1963, is the tale of a group of upscale British schoolchildren who are being flown out of London to the supposed safety of the South Pacific before war erupts. Their airplane crashes and the lads are left to fend for themselves on a remote island. The storyline takes the boys from innocence to savagery. The film did not receive rave reviews from critics. ? The film version takes away some of the creative imagination that comes from reading the story, but its images are as s...
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