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“What About Bob” by Frank Oz

To make his way to the bus, to fake his death and to problem-solve scenarios to be with Leo and his family, Bob overcomes his fears or at least uses humor and a sense of [...]
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Film Studies: Subtitles and Dubbing

The training for such programs enable the candidate to become well versed with the different features in regard to handling time and frame based subtitles, checking and fixing of errors in the subtitles, getting frame [...]
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Zatoichi and the Chest of Gold Film

Among the most famous, we single out such as "The Tale of Zatoichi", "The Fugitive", "On the Road", and "Zatoichi and the Chest of Gold".."The Chest of Gold", as this film is also known was [...]
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“A Face in the Crowd” by Elia Kazan

The movie provided a sharp critique on the media represented by television in redirecting public focus and opinion as well as on the control and influence of advertisers on political matters.
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History of Film: Erich von Stroheim, a Director

Born in Austria, von Stroheim was considered a military expert, and his popularity was such that he could get away with making long films of up to eight hours duration which remained popular for the [...]
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Bridget Jones’s Diary: Human Relationships

Our main task is to show how this aspect of human psychology and communication, is reflected in the film. Thus, we can conclude that the presence of mass media is very noticeable in this film.
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“X-Files” and post Modernism

Dana Scully, also a special FBI agent and a partner of Mulder, is working together to solve the cases in the movie and the series.
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“Amarcord” the Film by Federico Fellini

In analyzing the characters, it should be mentioned that due to the style of narration of the film which is divided to chapters the cast of characters is very diverse and viewers can decide which [...]
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“Inside Man” the Film by Spike Lee

In the current paper I will speak of two of them: the call for actions of the US government concerning the video games and the way the US government reacts to emergency situations.
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Dance with Wolves: Film Analysis

In this paper, both of the movies various perspectives would be analyzed and contrasted n order to determine the way they portray relationships and the way people are caught at cross roads.
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Something the Lord Made by Joseph Sargent Review

These two problems were delicately joined in the main plot of the film "Something the Lord Made" that shows that ambitions, hard work and talent can overcome all the obstacles to deliver one of the [...]
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“After This Our Exile” by Patrick Tam

The plot of the film concentrates on the attempts of the person to hold his family together. The father is gradually sinking in the eyes of the public; his wife Ling intends to leave him [...]
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“The Longest Nite” by Tat-Chi Yau

It involves the knowledge of numerous techniques and methods of filming used together with the background of the film and the two contexts the one in which the film was created and another one in [...]
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Hollywood and Technology Relations

In science fiction movies such as The Terminator I and Terminator II and Blade Runner, by creating characters that are half-human and half-machine, the might of technology is explored as something to be both celebrated [...]
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Ray’s and Singleton’s Works Comparison

The diagnosis of all the characters is a form of deviation and the prognosis is building strong relationships and family ties and labeling the people around us positively.
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Douglas Sirk’s “All That Heaven Allows”

While all this may seem as great emotional fodder and exactly the stuff teary romances of that period contained, Sirk supplements this with his trademark visual style using mirrors, angles, windows, doorways, color, and architectural [...]
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“The Breakfast Club” by John Hughes

The point is that at the very beginning of the movie, it seems to them that they will hardly talk to each other when their detention is, however, it happens to be just the opposite [...]
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“The Devil Wears Prada” by Mike Goodridge

Unlike the notes of the authors of other reviews on this movie, for example: "The Devil Wears Prada may not be top of the wish list for a lot of blokes looking for a night [...]
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American History in “Across the Universe” Musical

This is the era, which has brought us: the Vietnam War, the Civil rights movement, hippies, the Beatles, the assassination of John Fritz Gerald Kennedy, The Space Shuttle Program, the assassination of Martin Luther King, [...]
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“ATLAS” the Scientific Movie Report

There came a time when people started calculating and observing the relations between mass and energy and the basic matter that may have made particles that in turn make up other things.
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Movie Analysis and Evaluation “An Inconvenient Truth”

As the film advances, Gore's multimedia demonstration is interchanged with him providing the audience glimpses of his background and opinions. There is a wide distance between Gore's outdated jokes which draws simultaneous groans from the [...]
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Perpetuating Racism in “Crash” by Paul Haggis

The movie presumes that people feel bitterness and prejudice towards members of different groups, and helps its viewers see the consequences of such mentalities."Crash" combines the stories of blacks, whites, Koreans, Iranians, Latinos, police, criminals, [...]
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Film Criticism and Its Aspects

In the end, it becomes an analysis of all the elements of the film which contribute to the initial experience of the film which matters.
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“Ma Vie En Rose” by Alain Berliner

In the movie, director Alien Berliner plots the Ludovic character of a small boy who crosses dresses himself and generally behaves like a girl, and he wanted to marry his neighbor's son.
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“The Pursuit of Happyness” by Gabriele Muccino

The movie presents the viewer with all the trials and tribulations that he had to overcome, from a divorce, extreme poverty, and the eventual payoff that he got from his seemingly endless patience and perseverance [...]
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Genetic Control in Film “Gattaca” by Andrew Noccol

The Genetic Control theory is so radiantly forwarded that more than involving in the story proceedings, the viewers, are made to realize the changes in the attitude shown to a normally born and a genetically [...]
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“Unforgiven” the Movie by Clint Eastwood

His sense of pride is pricked as he struggles not to tell a lie but when he is confronted by the armed men who were informed that he had entered the place with his guns, [...]
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“The Crying Game” the Movie by Neil Jordan

In traditional societies, the family system tended to take the form of the extended family. Thus, the gender aspect is reversed and the male is found to be dominated by women in the movie making [...]
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The Genre of Science Fiction in Movies

In this paper we will analyse "The War of the Worlds", "Star Wars" and "The Fifth Element", as movies that reflect the genre of science fiction being transformed from something that used to help people [...]
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The Influence of Movie Genre on Audience

Derne' S writes that, a research done by Tiffany A Boveland of Loyolla University on the effects of a movie clip on change in love concept showed that, romantic movies did affect people's perceptions and [...]
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An Incovenient Truth by D. Guggenheim Review

It is natural to feel overwhelmed by the intricacies and complexities of the many environmental problems confronting society and by the belief that an individual is at the mercy of all the variables that threaten [...]
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“The Terminator”: Aspects of the Movie

In the sequels, Terminator 2: Judgment Day and Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines, Schwarzenegger reprises the role, but with a twirl: Schwarzenegger is the hero but not the criminal, playing a dissimilar but visually [...]
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Jewish Film as a Part of the Movie Industry

During the last generation the term has acquired a central position in psychological and social theory due, perhaps, to greater awareness of the dislocations in the relationship between individual and society that characterize the process [...]
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American Film Genres: Rambo and Male Body

It is so far out of the circle that when Ted Koppel held a "Nightline" town gathering in the armed force stranglehold of Decter, Mich, after the violence, the language blockade was so said he [...]
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“Roger & Me” by Michael Moore Review

The following two takes on Roger & Me deal not only with the film and the surrounding controversy, but also with some of the esthetic and political issues it raises, from the perspective of two [...]
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David Lynch’s Films Audiovisual Study

This paper explores the aesthetic importance, artistic style and appeal as well as other aspects of David Lynch's three films Eraserhead, Lost Highway and Inland Empire basing on Michel Chion's ideas and perspectives as well [...]
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“Pans Labyrinth” by Guillermo del Toro

In order to properly describe the technical setting that includes the color palette and set design for the movie Pan's Labyrinth, it is necessary to understand the most about the film why such set design [...]
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Steven Spielberg’s Contribution in Movie Industry

The rest, as the saying goes, is history.'Jaws,' a movie based on a novel of the same name by Peter Benchley, featured a killer shark viciously attacking people, with Roy Scheider and Richard Dreyfuss in [...]
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Women’s Roles in Early Musicals

At the same time, his ability to be a successful gambler is threatened because of the spotlight on his wife's personal and public life.
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Communicating Mood in Film Production

In The Prestige, the effects of film noir are employed to create a mood of mystery, suspicion and the darkness that is at the heart of passion.
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“One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” Drama Film

Its symbolic theme is set in the world of an authentic mental hospital, a place of insurgence exhibited by a vigorous, flamboyant, wise-guy anti-hero against the Establishment, institutional authority and status-quo attitudes.[Forman himself noted that [...]
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“Tokyo Story” Movie by Ozu Yasujiro

Yasujiro is also remembered for the unlikely revelations that may well leave the viewer a little derailed, eventually paints a nuance that deepens the emotional impact of the material.
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“Batman Begins” Film by Christopher Nolen

In 2005, director Christopher Nolen was successful in reintroducing the apotheosis of Batman to the modern world with his film "Batman Begins" This film depicts the birth of the god-like figure known as Batman.
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A Matter of Life and Death Compositional Elements

Through the usage of color scheme, props, and the setting of the last mise en scene, A Matter of Life and Death facilitated the propagandist message of Anglo-American understanding within the pursuit of individual happiness.
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The New Wave in France: Transformation of Films

What is most interesting about the New Wave in France is its quick transformation from the creation of low-budget films by young directors to the mainstream approach to filmmaking during the 1950s-1960s.
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Design & Composition in “The Godfather” Film

In films, the visual representation of characters and events in the context of a specific design plays a critical role in conveying a certain message and provoking emotions in the audience.
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“The Fly” Body Horror and Drama Film

Through the analysis of its key thematic and semiotic elements, the present paper will aim to answer the following question: how does the film explore the topic of terminal disease and its impact on the [...]
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“Cleopatra” Movie by Joseph L. Mankiewicz

The movie spans the last years of Egypt before it became a Roman province, with the political intrigue around it and the emotional intrigue that Cleopatra stirred with her wit, beauty, and ambition.
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“Newsies” Film by Kenny Ortega

The connection between the events in the movie, Newsies and the Industrial Revolution is the use of child labor and the conditions under which they worked.
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“Braveheart” Film by Mel Gibson

The movie follows the tale of William Wallace a freedom fighter who rose to liberate Scotland from the rule of King Edward "Longshanks" following the death of the king of Scotland, who died without leaving [...]
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Scene Analysis from the “Deadpool” Film

With this in mind, it is advisable to introduce the term communicative elements of film production, understanding those elements of film production, the presence or absence of which affects the probability of the viewer perceiving [...]
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“Devdas” by Sanjay Leela Bhansali

It is worth noting that the film Devdas is not the first screen adaptation of the novel based on which the movie was shot. The loss of his lover led the protagonist to the edge [...]
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Production Analysis of The Lion King

The magnificence of the savannah is conveyed through employing long shots from the bird's eye's view and the high angle at the beginning of the film.
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“Her” the Film by Spike Jonze

This paper will focus on the analysis of the mentioned film from the perspective of intercultural and interpersonal concepts of relationships.
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“Big Fish” the Novel by Daniel Wallace

The fact that most of the narrative elements exist in an entirely different reality than the one in which the rest of the movie takes place makes the distinction between the narrative and narration in [...]
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