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Set in 1950s Martha’s Vineyard, the film The Wedding is a film which explores issues of social segregation, assimilation, and miscegenation as central themes as it portrays the development of a series of interracial relationships. Defined by the Merriam-Webster Dictionary Online as “a mixture of races; especially marriage, cohabitation, or...

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A common criticism that is heard about film interpretations of novels is that the film is never as good as the movie. One of the reasons why this is the case is the nature of the medium: the novel is less constrained in terms of time, able to develop characters...

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A list of characters My Big Fat Saudi Wedding is a 2010 film that founded on the 1980 novel Marriages in Saudi Arabia and is directed by Aden Ali. It was produced by Aisha Alma and co-produced by Qatar Institute of Film Production, Qatar. It stars the following: 1. Aisha...

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Monsoon Wedding is an important film, and in it, one can see a number of important themes relating to Indian culture. The film offers a critique on what it means to be a “good” Indian, and it can provide a serious picture of the inner workings of Indian culture for...

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The 2008 documentary film Pray the Devil Back to Hell recounts the events which led to the halting of a fourteen year civil war within the boundaries of the west African nation of Liberia. This civil war largely unfolded along sectarian religious lines, as the President of the country, Charles...

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Among the streets of New York City lies a rich history full of both greedy politicians and a hardworking poor class, two opposites that blended together to create a rocky foundation for one of America’s greatest cities. Episode 3 of PBS’s New York: A Documentary, entitled “Sunshine and Shadow,” explores...

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BBC produced the documentary ‘Meet the Romans with Mary Beard’ in 2012. It covers the lifestyle of the Ancient Rome, known as the world’s first metropolis. The documentary comprises of three different episodes, each focusing on a different aspect of lifestyle in the Ancient Rome. The first episode ‘All Roads...

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The documentary in question tells us the story of a black teenager Emmet Luis Till who lived in the USA in 1940s-1950s. The film raises a problem of racism which was brutal and mad in those days, but this problem clearly remains topical nowadays as well. The story of this...

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Conduct Disorder (CD) is defined in the DSM-IV-TR (American Psychiatric Association, 2000) as a “repetitive and persistent pattern of behavior in which the basic rights of others or major-age inappropriate societal norms or rules are violated, as manifested by the presence of three (or more) of the following criteria in...

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1. What did you learn? First, I learned that Carl Rogers is the founder of client-centered therapy. Carl Rogers sought to “create the proper climate, the proper relationship, [and] the proper conditions” in order to allow “a process of therapeutic movement” to occur “almost inevitably” in his clients (Rogers, 1965)....

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The documentary “13th” by Ava DuVernay reveals how the United States has become the country having 25% of all world prisoners. The film features famous American activists, historians, scholars, such as Malkia Cyril, Angela Davis, and Van Jones, reflecting on the role of mass imprisonment in the formation of American...

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The film Dr. Strangelove: Or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb is a 1964 satire on the horrors of nuclear war. It was written and directed by Stanley Kubrick, and stars some famous actors including Peter Sellers in the title role. The backdrop of nuclear war...

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“Guys and Dolls” opened Friday November 8th, 2013 at 7:30pm at the Playhouse Theater. Packed with one unforgettable song after another, the play never failed to disappoint, with the crowd enthusiastically singing along to such songs as “A Bushel and a Peck,” “Sit Down, You’re Rockin’ the Boat,” “Luck Be...

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Hip-Hop: Beyond Beats and Rhymes is a documentary film which was produced, created and directed by B. Hurt and which explores topics such as violence, masculinity, sexism and homophobia in pop music, with a special focus on Hip Hop music. Several important figures appear in the film, providing their insight...

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1. I chose the scene “Living at Ikea,” which was taken from the recent dark romantic comedy, 500 Days of Summer. The director of the film was Mark Webb, and this movie was his “feature directing debut” (“Movie Review,” 2009). The production designer was Laura Fox, and the art director...

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In the UAE, there is a shift from government control to independent markets provided all entry follows the proper channels. In addition, access to the internet has been increasing in the country in recent years with fiber optic cables present in many residential areas. The presence of a wealthy middle...

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Within the show Lie to Me, Dr. Cal Lightman is used as a representative of an individual that uses his professional psychology skills in order to detect whether an individual is lying. This is based on the concept of micro expressions within an individual, which are an individual’s tell, and...

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The 2012 American film Argo, directed by the renowned American celebrity Ben Affleck, is, at first glance, a successful Hollywood production, the recipient of multiple awards from the film industry as well as succeeding at the international box office. However, the film, being a political thriller based on real historical...

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“Lincoln” is a film directed by Steven Spielberg that was produced in 2012. A film about former president Abraham Lincoln, the film starred Daniel Day Lewis, Sally Field, David Strathairn, and Joseph Gordon-Levitt. Lewis played Abraham Lincoln, with Field starring as Mary Todd Lincoln, the first lady. Gordon-Levitt was Robert...

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The movie, 12 Years a Slave, is about a man named Solomon who was a free black man in the 1940’s. He was married and worked as a fiddle played until he was captured and put on a ship to New Orleans where he was sold into slavery. The story...

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The outcome of human interaction is the byproduct of behavioral exchanges between two or more individuals. On the other hand, behavior refers to the totality of reactionary cues expressed by a person towards the environmental stimuli that they receive. Where such behavioral cues are skewed, the outcome of the interaction...

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List at least five interesting ‘facts’ that you learned by watching ‘The Story of Stuff’. Which ones did you find the most shocking? “The Story of Stuff” presents much in the way of compelling facts, but to name just five that I found particularly engaging, they are as follows: 1)...

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Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein explores the ethical boundaries of medical science. The word “Frankenstein” has entered the public consciousness as a monster. Many individuals mistakenly believe that “Frankenstein” does refer to the creation in the novel. However, it actually is the name of the scientist, Victor Frankenstein. In reality, Victor Frankenstein...

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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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