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Chinese Politics. “To Live” Movie by Zhang Yimou

The movie, 'To Live' begins just before the Communist takeover of China and the opening scenes are almost in stark contrast to the approaching storm of revolution, which the country is soon to be swooped [...]
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The World at War. The “Patton” Film Summary

He wants to land his troops at Palermo, a city on the Northwest corner of the island then drive to Messina, the gateway to Italy located at the Northeast of Sicily while British Field Marshal [...]
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Joan of Arc: Film Versus History

Gerda Lerner's essay on three films devoted to the life of Joan of Arc Dreyer's The Passion of Joan of Arc, Victor Fleming's Joan of Arc is not untypical.
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“Gangs of New York” Historical Drama Film

The first act includes the exposition: the battle of the "Natives" and immigrants, the death of the protagonist's father; the setup: matured Amsterdam returns home; and the first event of opposition: Amsterdam joins the "Natives".
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The Film “Thirteen days” by Roger Donaldson

The significant Social issues that occurred during the thirteen days are inclusive of racism that the name red bastards bring out Nikita Khrushchev use of back-channel communication when communicating to the US president, the shuffling [...]
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“Wondrous Oblivion” Film by Paul Morrison

Thus, the film has a negative impact on society, since by the moment the reader gets to the end of it, s/he might have changed and adapted a negative attitude toward true love and the [...]
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“City of Life and Death”: Film Analysis

The reason for this is that the film's specified feature indeed provides a certain rationale to refer to Chuan's masterpiece as being rather unconventional, in the sense of helping to relieve the Japanese of at [...]
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Race and Gender in the “Hidden Figures” Movie

Discussing the restroom scene within the context of the main theme of race and gender in Hidden Figures is important because it showed the tension between the urgent scientific work and the lack of logic [...]
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Rivera’s “Marisol” Drama on the Stage

Rivera looked at the troubles of homelessness, social disorder and inequality, as well as identity loss, from a poetic point of view and placed them in the setting of apocalyptic New York, in the world [...]
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History in “Mongol” by Sergei Bodrov

The film narrates the story of Temujin, the founder of the ancient Mongol Empire. According to the film, the Khan wants to make a treaty with the Merkit tribe through intermarriage.
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Dalai Lama and Tulku in the “Kundun” Movie

The film's title refers to the way the Dalai Lama is addressed. The story begins with the search for the new reincarnation of the Dalai Lama: it turns out to be a farmer's child who [...]
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Native Americans History in “Thunder Heart” Movie

It should be stated that the historical significance of lands and the population living on it during centuries should not be underestimated and cannot remain underdeveloped notwithstanding the contradicting political views as they might hinder [...]
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Race Identity Evaluation in the Film “Malcolm X”

Considering the points at which Omi's work crosses the plot of the movie and marking the differences between the two, one can track the slightest implementations of racism in the modern American society, which is [...]
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Angels and Insects by A.S. Byatt

However, this passage is a complete opposite of the happenings in the movie "Set it Off" that highlights the plight of women in a competitive society.
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“The Last Emperor”

There is a vista at the beginning of the movie when Pu Yi, sat on the Dragon Throne, attended by his subjects, and he jumped anxiously from his position and ran in the direction of [...]
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Grey Zone by Tim Blake Nelson

Thus, the author of the film is trying to say that the war topsy-turned the lives of people and changed their priorities.
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Europa Europa: Film Studies

Europa Europa is a 1990 movie outlining the autobiography of Solomon Perel, a Jew who lived in Germany during the reign of Hitler and managed to survive the persecutions of the Nazis.
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The Battle of Algiers

The movie concludes that the French worn the war using the tactics, however, they soon lost as the Algiers later worn the battle to achieve independence.
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City of Sadness

The title of the film is controversial and seeks to interpret events that influenced history of Taiwanese. Women in the film choose to suffer silently and represent family institution that is crucial to identity of [...]
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Analysis of Inherit the Wind Film

Even through the producers of the movie state in the beginning that the movie does not represent the chronology of events, it is shown clearly that the movie portrays a historical account.
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The Battle of Algiers

The soundtrack is sombre and is played to signify the real feelings of the victims as they are recovering the bodies of the dead children and women.
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Critical Analysis of Elizabeth I

That notwithstanding, it is essential to note that the Queen possess practical wisdom that enables her to effectively reign and enhance the wellbeing of her people regardless of challenges.
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Film Report on ‘The Lion in winter’ by Anthony Harvey

The Lion in Winter unfolds the events of 12th century, covering countries like England and France, both of which differ politically thus explaining the reason for the difference in the political opinions of Henry and [...]
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Munich: The Ethical Aspects of Revenge

This is one of the points that can be made. Another result of this operation is that one of the agents named Carl is killed in the course of this operation.
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Historical Film Review: Schindler’s List

The film Schindler's List tells the story of a famous German entrepreneur Oskar Schindler who saved the lives of many Polish Jews during the Holocaust. This is one of the main points that can be [...]
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Glory (1989)

Colonel Shaw eventually started enlisting soldiers into the regiment thus leading to the emergence of the other actors depicted in the movie. The black soldiers also has the desire to secure the freedom of their [...]
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Raise the Red Lantern

The sequence under analysis reveals the protagonist of the film, Songlian, who witnesses the murder of the second concubine of the master.
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No One Is Perfect

Bertie is a prince of one of the most powerful states in the world, while Logue has a humble background. Bertie is under pressure from his father, King George V to satisfy the high expectations [...]
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Flags of Our Fathers

The narrative construction of Flags of Our Fathers is an enigma with the development of the themes of heroism and nationalism.
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The Historical Drama “Thirteen Days”

The president is reluctant on the decisions by the Joint Chief of Staff; to invade Cuba and destroy the missile site, as this will make the Soviet Union to invade Berlin, which was supported by [...]
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There Will Be Blood

This essay analyzes the perspectives presented in the title of the film and how they help in understanding the concept' There Will Be Blood.' Daniel Plainview is a complicated character in the film who is [...]
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Film Analysis-Danton

Despite the fact that the armies crossed the borders, the fierce battles of the revolution took place in Paris and its environs.
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The King’s Speech

The film, The King's Speech is a story filled with intricate anti-stereotypic images and paradigm shifts within a larger plot of the British royal family.
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Human Rights in the Movie Escape From Sobibor

As a result of the escape, the Nazi Authorities were made to shutdown the camp and planted trees The Second World War was a period during which a lot of violations of the human rights [...]
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