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Matthew Heineman’s feature long documentary Escape Fire: The Fight to Rescue American Healthcare was released in 2012 and focuses on the best way to repair what the film describes as America broken health care system. Indeed, the health care system in general has been the subject of numerous political discussions...

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The documentary film Reel Bad Arabs: How Hollywood Vilifies a People depicts how Hollywood films and media in general can be used to demonize a minority group. Many sociological concepts can be employed to show this process of demonization; at the same time, many of these concepts of are demonstrated...

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In the case of “The Color Blind Painter” in Oliver Sacks’ An Anthropologist on Mars Jonathan I. experiences “total color-blindness caused by brain damage, so-called cerebral achromatopsia” (Sacks, loc. 180), while in Christopher Nolan’s “Memento” Guy Pierce’s character, Leonard, suffers from short-term memory loss to hunt down the man that...

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The film was is an entertaining film that was produced in Germany, and it is typified by both tragedy and comedy. At the time the production is produced in East Germany, it is notable that the time corresponds to the disintegration of Berlin Wall. The director, Wolfgang Becker, aims at...

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Brief summary of the movies The 11th Hours (2007) is a documentary film that was directed by Leila Conners Petersen and Nadia Conners. This documentary was written by Leonardo DiCaprio. This documentary highlights the effects of human activities on the environment. This is viewed from different perspectives, such as oceanography,...

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The first person narrator point of view in the film Forrest Gump is arguably the movie's defining feature, the very narrative technique that makes the entire film function. Forrest Gump's life story is told through his recollections, his subjective perception of the happenings of his life. But as the viewer...

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Anyone familiar with the 1991 animated Disney version of Beauty and the Beast would be hard-pressed not to fall in love with the live-action 2017 version of the film. The movie contained a talented cast of A-List celebrities to provide convincing, and even loveable rolls. Even the highly-despised Gaston is...

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Introduction Throughline dictates the development of a movie and the actions of a character in the film. It helps the viewers in understanding the motivations behind roles undertaken by a character and how the plot builds as the story develops. The throughline is the super-objective of the main character in...

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Family Guy is an irreverent, but humorous comedy on today’s American society. The writers and producers weave important social issues with their brand of slapstick comedy. It should be of no surprise that its’ daring, social commentaries are politically incorrect. In fact, the show was cancelled by Fox twice, but...

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Part 1 In the film, editing creates graphic relationships between shots when juxtaposing shots in such a way that their composition graphically matches. In the movie, Vertov's makes an introductory reference projected towards the match cut editing technique by alternating the cuttings of the shots while maintaining action continuity using...

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‘Do the Right Thing,’ is an American film produced in 1989. Spike Lee produced, wrote, and directed the film. The main theme of the film is racial discrimination. He uses the tension between Sal, an Italian restaurant owner, and the black community in the neighborhood to demonstrate the concepts of...

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Invictus is the inspiring movie about South Africa’s championship rugby team and the part it played in uniting the racially charged nation. The significance of this movie is the leadership styles exhibited by President Nelson Mandela and the young captain of the rugby team. The movie’s importance is seen in...

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“Dr. Burzynski” the movie is a movie produced in Texas in 2010 by Eric Merola, who was also the writer of the script. The movie is based on the real life the story of the struggle of Dr. Burzynski in trying to get his cure for cancer approved by the...

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If Being in the World were a dramatic film telling a fictional story, it would likely resemble something from one of the Soviet masters rather than something from Alfred Hitchcock or Quentin Tarantino. The unifying thread trying all the diverse characters and seemingly unconnected scenes together is Heidegger’s overriding thematic...

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John Q the movie was produced in 2002, starring Denzel Washington as John Q. The movie is directed by Nick Cassavetes, an American film director. Washington plays a character by the name of John Quincy Archibald whose son, Michael, played by Daniel E. Smith, collapses on the baseball field. Michael...

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“Mrs. Doubtfire” is an interesting film that could be great viewing material for any person who wants to understand more about parental rights. The film’s protagonist is a man named Daniel, and when his wife finally asks for a divorce, he is not given any rights to his children. Daniel...

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The Notebook is a film which uses a love relationship to help structure the film itself. The interesting aspect of this is that the film is formulated primarily by the lack of a relationship or when one of the parties is completely unaware of the relationship in and of itself....

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Directed by David Anspaugh and released in 1993, “Rudy” tells the story of a young man who pursues his life goal against all odds, and manages to accomplish his dream of playing football for Notre Dame. The film tackles prominent themes in sports psychology, such as self-confidence, goal setting and...

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Watch the movie Confirmation. Write what you learned about movie, write what you knew after watching the video and what you did not know before. The single greatest lesson learned from watching Confirmation is that the United States was—and given the rate of return of incumbency—is perhaps the single greatest...

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The history of the film industry is characterized by the temporary dominance of different genres and approaches to film-making. As film industry is intended to reflect the existing sentiments of the society, meet the requirements of people, and provide high-quality food for thought, it is always important for motion-picture companies...

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Interstellar, Christopher Nolan's film, is a future story of astronauts who leave a failing Earth in the hope of settling in Saturn and traveling to another galaxy through a wormhole. It is a treat to watch if your preference is for the movie to impress your heart but if your...

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Gattaca is a movie that concentrates on the scientific advances in the world today. It focuses on genetic engineering whereby babies are not born naturally but are made in tubes. Different genes with the best DNA characteristic are combined in these tubes so that the children that are formed have...

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Released in 1979, director Walter Hill’s now-classic film The Warriors depicts a specific moment in New York history, when the city’s streets were overrun and controlled by various street gangs, each with their own identifying uniforms, or “colors.” The film follows its titular gang, the Warriors, as they navigate New...

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Slumdog Millionaire is a movie about a young man named Jamal Malik that got a chance to go on the Indian version of “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?” Unexpectedly, Jamal does really good with answering the questions and winning more money so they suspect him of cheating. With every...

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Similarly to other means of communication, movies play an essential role in shaping people’s perception of gender relations. Analyzing the way in which classic movies such as Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (1954) and Cover Girl (1944) portray male and female roles, one can easily see that back in the...

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