Movies And Tv Essay Examples

  • A Nightmare On Elm Street

    3117 words - 13 pages

    ?The original A Nightmare on Elm Street was inspired by an extraordinary series of unnoticed stories in the Los Angeles Times. A young immigrant male, early 20?s, usually from Southeast Asia, a son, would have a severe nightmare where he would wake up screaming. The next day, he would tell his family it was the worst nightmare he?d ever had, and he had been terribly shaken by it. The next night when he went to sleep?he died. Six months later I looked in the paper and there was a very similar s

    View Document

    The Matrix

    1389 words - 6 pages

    In 1949, George Orwell wrote 1984, a stunning novel envisioning haunting images of the future. Fifty years later, The Matrix, a movie directed by the Wachowski brothers, debuted on the big screen featuring mind-blowing special effects and complex kung-fu choreography. There are many obvious similarities between these two works of fiction. For example, both 1984 and The Matrix are dystopian visions of the future, which is to say, both deal with the maintenance of an imperfect society. The word dystopia is the antonym of utopia, which itself means a perfect society; therefore, a dystop

    View Document

    African Americans Portrayl On Television

    1828 words - 8 pages

    Ever since the invention of the television in 1939, African Americans have been portrayed as maids, servants or clowns. These negative perceptions started to appear in sitcoms such as in Amos and Andy, who were the stereotypical blacks who never took anything seriously. All those views changed during the 1970?s when black sitcoms were becoming more reality based. Although blacks have been, and often still, portrayed in a negative way on TV, there has been some improvements of stereotypical images of African Americans on television. There were five stereotypical roles of blacks

    View Document

    Television Families

    1290 words - 6 pages

    Television is not just a form of entertainment, but it is an excellent form of study of society?s view concerning its families. This study focuses on the history of television beginning in the early 1950s and will run through present day. It examines the use of racial, ethnic and sexual stereotypes to characterize the players of these shows. The examples assist in tracing what has happened to the depiction of the American family on prime time television. It reveals the change of the standards employed by network television as disclosed to the American public. Finally, I will propose

    View Document

    2001 A Space Odyssey

    1758 words - 8 pages

    2001 Space Odyssey The film segment chosen was the final scene from Stanley Kubrik^s 2001 A Space Odyssey made in 1968. As the name would suggest, the film is set almost entirely in the future. Already having projected itself over 30 years into the future, it would be safe to assume that this motion picture offers a wealth of imagery and futuristic vision. It does. It is towards the end of the film, however, that Kubrik offers this to us on a much greater scale. In these few minutes, we are presented with the dawn of a new era: a near incomprehensible evolution of humanity. Th

    View Document

    A Clockwork Orange Theme

    1630 words - 7 pages

    A Clockwork Orange The novel, properly novella, entitled A Clockwork Orange first appeared in the spring of 1962. I had written its first version in late 1960, when I was coming to the end of what the neurological specialists had assured my late wife would be my terminal year. My late wife broke the secret in time for me to work hard at providing some posthumous royalties for her. In the period in which I was supposed to be dying from an inoperable cerebral tumour, I produced the novels entitled The Doctor is Sick, Inside Mr Enderby, The Worm and the Ring (a reworking of an earlier draft), On

    View Document

    Love At First Sight

    1340 words - 6 pages

    The scene that I chose to examine in Cukor’s film, “Romeo and Juliet” is the scene where the Capulets and Montagues are all gathered at the Capulet mansion’s party. This is one of the first scenes in which Romeo first notices Juliet, and Juliet first notices Romeo. I will examine how Cukor uses techniques, effects, and sounds to show that in this scene, for Romeo and Juliet, it was “love at first sight”. Romeo and Mercutio and the Montagues first go to the Capulet's party to see Romeo’s first and only love (at the time); Rosaline. As the Capulets are in the middle of the floor, you see Benvo

    View Document

    The Art Of Talk Show

    7136 words - 29 pages

    How To Create a Heavenly Host Monday, Jun. 19, 2006 By JAMES PONIEWOZIK Article Tools Print Email Reprints Sphere Add This RSS This week, Regis Philbin returns to Prime Time, hosting a show called America's Got Talent (NBC, Wednesdays, 9 p.m. E.T.). That is ironic, because while America may have talent, Regis does not. At least, he says, that's what he thought when he became a San Diego TV host almost a half-century ago. "I wasn't a comedian or a singer or a dancer," he says. "I didn't have any of the abilities you need to succeed in this business." It wasn't until 1967, when he became sec

    View Document

    Compare And Contrast The Iliad To The Movie Troy

    1067 words - 5 pages

    Troy, based on the Iliad, has proven to be a very loose adaptation of Homer's classic and one cannot help noticing the major differences between the book and the movie. One of the most noticeable differences between the book and the movie is the absence of the Gods. In Homer's Iliad, the Gods played a major part in the Trojan War. Though the viewers are made aware that the characters believe in the Gods, the only God we see in the movie is Thetis, Achilles' mother. The omission of the Gods from the movie may give the audience a chance to view the characters more believable, however by omittin

    View Document

    Stages Of Group Development In Quot The Breakfast Club Quot And Quot Stand By Me Quot

    3267 words - 14 pages

    STAGES OF GROUP DEVEOPMENT IN THE BREAKFAST CLUB AND STAND BY ME Every group experiences Tuckman’s five stages of group development: forming, storming, norming, performing and adjourning. Each group has a specific purpose and goal and tasks to perform in order to fulfill their purpose and succeed at their goal. In addition, the duration in which a group exists can range from a day to several years. It is with this theory in mind that we have decided to compare and contrast the stages of group development of the groups in Stand By Me and The Breakfast Club. Forming The first stage in

    View Document

    Life Of Immigrants

    1365 words - 6 pages

    Children growing up in a migrant family learn the life of workers early in their lives. Each season, a new generation of young children join their families and the returning veterans in the cross over. The journey is a rigorous one. Yet, despite the deaths, tragedies, and the U.S. government’s efforts to prevent illegal immigration, the migrant workers are illegally crossing the border at a higher rate than ever. On this journey, young men and women sacrifice their families, traditions, and too often their lives in exchange for a flashy pair of shoes, a baseball hat, and ultimately the Am

    View Document

    Shakespeares Biograpy

    1217 words - 5 pages

    William Shakespeare was a supreme English poet, and playwright, universally recognized as the greatest of all the dramatists in the early seventeenth centuries. A complete, authoritative account of Shakespeare's life is lacking; much supposition surrounds relatively few facts. His day of birth is traditionally held on April 23, and he was baptized on April 24, 1564. He was the third of eight children, and was the eldest son of John Shakespeare. He was probably educated in a local grammar school. As the eldest son, Shakespeare would of taken over his father's business, but according to one acco

    View Document

    The Cult Of Donnie Darko

    1722 words - 7 pages

    The cult of Donnie Darko How did a low-budget film with a convoluted plot about time travel, arson, young love and a giant, imaginary rabbit go from box-office flop to indie film classic? As an outdoor screening becomes one of the summer's hottest tickets, Ed Caesar explores the world of cinema's weirdest teenager "Dark. Darker. Darko." The film's tagline tells you everything. It is self-conscious. It is wilfully opaque. Most importantly, it requires further inspection. The 2001 debut from the writer and director Richard Kelly - he was 26 when he made the movie - has become one of the al

    View Document

    Robin Hood

    1687 words - 7 pages

    What is the situation facing Robin Hood? Robin Hood was in the second year of his insurrection against the High Sheriff of Nottingham. Though it started as a personal crusade for Robin Hood against the Sheriff and his administration, allies, men with grievances and a deep sense of justice joined him. He spent the first year forging the group into a disciplined band, united in enmity against the Sheriff and willing to live outside the law. Strategies adopted by the band: The main mission statement of the band was to fight against the High Sheriff and his administration. The band was operatin

    View Document

    Omnipotent Media

    1334 words - 6 pages

    Omnipotent Media With a template that “views sex as more important than anything else, that ridicules men who are not in control of their women, and that disparages fidelity and commitment,”(Kilbourne 420) how can one still believe that the media has a positive influence on society? We are constantly bombarded by advertisements, television shows and products that seem to tell us that who we are is not enough. It would appear that happiness is only achieved by those who possess the larger salary or are sporting the latest designer clothing. The influence of media is primarily negative, bec

    View Document

    Life I Love You All Is Groovy

    1169 words - 5 pages

    Life I Love You, All Is Groovy “We’ll see you in there,” we said, waving to our friends as we slowly rolled away in the RV. Luckily a group of twenty something’s was nice enough to give us a lift into the campground from the gates, which surely would have been a good 3 mile walk from Hell in the hot, June Tennessee sun. As we drove down the long dirt road, we waved and hollered to all the passersby, equally excited for the next four days, which was to be the best time of our lives. We had bought our Bonnaroo tickets earlier that February. The most I’d ever spent on a concert event, but m

    View Document

    Get Away From Reality

    1551 words - 7 pages

    There are several forms of media in today’s society, yet television is the form that has been given the majority of attention in the last century. The television programming evolved from basic information and variety shows to recent reality television. Trends have changed in broadcasting since the conception of early television. Popularity, governed by advertising and viewers, has brought reality television to a dominant position in the current time slots. I ask why this genre has become a major part of our past time. Early broadcasts were of the evening news, quiz-shows, children’s adventur

    View Document


    1137 words - 5 pages

    Mise en Scene denotes how an image is composed by way of framing and how elements are distributed within the frame. Based on how these images are composed and the elements are distributed, explains many important details in a film. Therefore when choosing a scene for this paper, it was very significant to find one that encompasses all characteristics of Mise en Scene. I decided on the opening scene from the 1998 poker film Rounders, directed by John Dahl, which centers around a young New York City law student who has dreams of becoming a successful professional poker player. The very ope

    View Document


    1281 words - 6 pages

    The general task of this particular experiment was that participants of the experiment either watched a violent, sexually explicit or a neutral TV episode that contained nine specific ads. The main purpose was to gain a better understanding of what types of TV programs have a larger effect on memory. In this experiment researchers gathered together 328 participants, 165 of which were men, and 163 of which were woman. The researchers immediately tested the participants on whether or not they recalled the brands instantaneously after they viewed it. The experimenters also called the participan

    View Document


    1281 words - 6 pages

    The general task of this particular experiment was that participants of the experiment either watched a violent, sexually explicit or a neutral TV episode that contained nine specific ads. The main purpose was to gain a better understanding of what types of TV programs have a larger effect on memory. In this experiment researchers gathered together 328 participants, 165 of which were men, and 163 of which were woman. The researchers immediately tested the participants on whether or not they recalled the brands instantaneously after they viewed it. The experimenters also called the participan

    View Document

    The Time Machine Analysis

    1730 words - 7 pages

    The Time Machine was a 2002 remake of the original 1960 version of the classic novel by legendary author H.G. Wells. Simon Wells, the grandson of the author, directed the newest Time Machine casting Guy Pierce as the time traveler along with changing some of the key elements of the movie from the original novel, in order to make it much more complex and, in a way, interesting. In the movie, the time traveler, Alexander Hartdegen is an amateur professor at the prestigious Columbia University. Somewhat regarded as a genius, Alexander is a type that is very focused in his work. Too focused for su

    View Document

    Is Public Service Broadcasting Still Important

    1947 words - 8 pages

    The definition of public service broadcasting is as contested as the market place it attempts to dominate. Some scholars say it is a network that it is “intended to serve everyone”1, that it serves to “transmit programming that aims to improve society by informing viewers.”1 The funding that public service broadcasting is sustained by is a characteristic too. Whereas the competition in the market place is fed on advertising funds, the public service is maintained by a combination of “donations, licence fees or…state subsidies that originated as taxes.”1 there is provision for the public servic

    View Document

    Film Interpretation Of Othello

    1739 words - 7 pages

    In the tragedy Othello, William Shakespeare creates a unique mood that challenges the way a person sees his or her self and the world. Subjects like racism, sexism, love, hate, jealously, pride, and trickery are thoroughly developed in the play to enable the audience to view the characters and also themselves. The story of Othello revolves around Othello falling in love with and marrying Desdemona. At this point, this creates a feeling of hatred and jealousy inside of Othello’s former lieutenant Iago. Iago then decides that he will try to suggest at any way possible that Cassio is having an af

    View Document

    Techniphobia In Fiction Films

    3106 words - 13 pages

    Technophobia in Science Fiction Films Technology is something that everyone uses. In today’s society, our culture almost necessitates the use of technology. Many things today are done differently than they were in the past. Just fifteen years ago, e-mail was used mostly for work and not really as a social tool. Now, even our schools use e-mail to alert students of any news that they might need. When one thinks about what they do during a typical day, technology is present in most daily functions. From the coffee maker to an alarm clock to the computer at a desk, all of them are technol

    View Document

    Portrayal Of Violence In The Media

    1553 words - 7 pages

    Is the amount of violence in the media a problem? To begin to answer this, you must first know what media violence is. Examples of violence in media are kids playing first person shooter games such as Counter-Strike, a television report relaying the details of a gruesome rape/murder case complete with photos, the latest action movie with the hero slaughtering his enemies with an ice pick. Media violence’s effects are impossible to escape because media violence is not limited to one form of media, it is present in every form of media, books, television shows, movies, websites, music, theatre pr

    View Document

    Drugs Portrayed In Film

    1032 words - 5 pages

    Drugs Portrayed in Film Although some film critics may argue that drugs have had bad influences on many film viewers, there are also positive outcomes. The film Blow, by Ted Demme portrays the outcome of what can happen when dealing drugs, the movie Thirteen, by Kathrine Hardwicke opens the eyes to parents that drugs can be dangerous even at the age of thirteen, and the film Requiem for a Dream, by Darren Aronofsky shows the general public that drugs can break up families. The film Blow, by Ted Demme is a biography film that portrays the outcome of what can happen when dealing drugs.

    View Document

    David Lynch Works

    2245 words - 9 pages

    The Evil That Men Do In 1988 David Lynch painted "Shadow of a Twisted Hand Across My House" and in 1990 "Suddenly My House Became a Tree of Sores". They are simple childlike images painted over a dark background, reflecting the darkness and fear a child can experience within their home. When asked about the recurring theme of the house in his paintings and films, Lynch replied that rather than being concerned with global issues, he is more interested in what happens in the surrounding neighbourhood. He portrays houses so threateningly because "the home is a place where things can go wrong".

    View Document

    Pursuit Of Happiness A Fleeting Moment Of Self Satisfaction

    1248 words - 5 pages

    Pursuit of Happiness: A Fleeting Moment of Self-Satisfaction When we congratulate each other on an important event in our lives, an indispensable component of our wishes is happiness. We all have our own understanding of happiness. According to the Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary (2008), one of the definitions of happiness is “a pleasurable or satisfying moment”. For some people satisfaction comes with money, for others with a good grade or a well-done job. Thus, happiness is extremely subjective: the sources of happiness are actually as different as the people who are looking for it. The m

    View Document

    Standing In Two States At The Same Time

    1066 words - 5 pages

    You start off in life knowing absolutely nothing. You’re just an innocent child, going about as all children do. Playing, laughing, and not knowing what is ahead and what is ever going to be expected of you, or how you are going to be as a person when you get there. As you start to grow up though, you start to learn new things, and are faced with difficult, upsetting, dangerous, and life changing situations that change you as a person, and mark your steps to maturing to a nice, well rounded adult. Sometime in your life you must cross a threshold of realization into the real world. You will be

    View Document

    Blockbuster Vs Netflex

    1847 words - 8 pages

    For so many years, Blockbuster dominated the market of video rentals. When the company started opening stores around the country, there was hardly any competition. The company had the tools and the financial backing to expand rapidly into cities and towns. Blockbuster offered its customer a large selection of recently released movies and old ones too. The company developed an automated system to track the status of movies such as how many copies of each movie is available, who rented each copy, and the date and time it is rented. The company employed the latest technologies at the time to make

    View Document

    An Inconvenient Truth Film Analysis

    1433 words - 6 pages

    In the film documentary “An Inconvenient Truth”, former Vice President Al Gore primarily discusses the topic of global warming and the possible adverse effects that the world may have to face due to unawareness of this significant issue. In the movie, Gore seems to portray the general public as careless towards the matter. This is what I believe led his determination to let the issue be brought into further detail such as portraying the very serious and severe effects on many, if not all, parts of the world. Although the general consensus by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change is not

    View Document


    1943 words - 8 pages

    Use of Presentational Devices in Shrek to Reverse the Traditional Fairytale Incomplete Essay In traditional fairytales, ogres are man-eating beasts. The prince usually rescues the princess, they marry and live happily every after. How do the makers of 'shrek' use presentational devices to reverse this tradition, to reveal the ogre as good, and the prince as evil? In this essay I am going to analyse the characters of Shrek and Lord Farquaad and write about how the makers of the film use different presentational devices to create an unusual fairy tale. In traditional fairy tale

    View Document

    50 Cent

    1055 words - 5 pages

    Cameron Bryant Ms. Stuart English 10 11/14/2007 THE OUTSIDER BY S. E. HINTON The Outsiders was set in the e1960’s in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Ponyboy Curtis who belongs to a gang of kids that call themselves the Greasers because of their long greasy hair have a long going argument with another gang of kids who are going the Soc’s, because they are the popular rich kids from the Westside of town. When Ponyboy is walking home from the movies one night is jumped by a group of Soc’s. All of the greasers come to help Ponyboy, including his two brothers, Darry and Sodapop, Johnny, Two-Bit, Dally and S

    View Document

    Understanding The Construction Of Horror Films

    2015 words - 9 pages

    The objective of this project was to understand how horror films are constructed and made using a storyboard, and how it is advertised and distributed. Also to create a video front cover for the film we as a group have created keeping in mind the main aspects and the forms and conventions, which are needed for a successful video cover. Research Why is horror so popular? Horror films are so popular because the audience likes to be shocked and scared, it's an obsession which hasn't been understood properly, because horror films are bloody evil things that occur in our night

    View Document

    The Collector

    1402 words - 6 pages

    The Collector, by John Fowles is a novel about many themes but one major theme through out the book is about social classes, the few and the many. This theme is seen repeatedly through out the book because of two characters that come together by unfortunate reasons who represent the few and the many. The few are those who are wealthy, highly educated, intellectual, and are at the top of the social pyramid. The many are those who make up the bottom of the social pyramid and have a lack of education, poor, struggling to make it each day, and tries to be part of the few. Fred who represents the

    View Document

    Breakfast Club

    1149 words - 5 pages

    There are lots of great teen films from many talented directors. When it comes down to it, though, only one filmmaker truly made a career out of it – John Hughes. I don’t know if he is the type of guy who never grew up, or the type who lamented for high school days gone by. To be honest, I just don’t know that much about him. Certainly he isn’t celebrated in the same way as Stanley Kubrick, Alfred Hitchcock or Martin Scorsese, and that his major successes are almost exclusively in one genre may limit fair analysis of his directorial talent. But that only brings up a larger question: Who car

    View Document

    6 Major Advantages Of Russian European Women Over American Women

    1491 words - 6 pages

    6 Major Advantages of Russian/European Women Over American Women (What the average American doesn’t know and will never hear from their politically correct feminist media) Introductory Note: As someone who has approached and met literally thousands of women in Russia/Europe and America, and who personally knows hundreds of women throughout 18 cities of Russia, Ukraine, and Europe, I can absolutely guarantee that the following six major advantages outlined here are absolutely true and testable. My website at contains a hundred times more than enough proof of this.

    View Document

    Fight Club

    1421 words - 6 pages

    “The novel has provided filmmakers with an abundance of material to transform from the written word to visually engaging movies over the years. There are however fundamental difference between the two mediums which make this transference's from one to the other quiet problematic. Using an example of a film adapted from a novel, describe both the advantages and the disadvantages inherent in the transfer of a film from medium to the other.” Novels, plays and even comic books have formed the basis for screenplays from the early days of cinema to today. The depth and breadth of the characters a

    View Document

    King Of The Hill Accurately Depicts Adolescents

    2591 words - 11 pages

    “I hate being an only child,” Emilia thought to herself while she stared into the mirror. Lately all Emilia could think about is the fact that her thirteenth birthday was a week away. Would the fact that she would be a teenager change the way her parents and friends look at her? Emilia thought about her best friends. They were all at least eight months younger than her. She had always been there leader, but lately it seemed like her friends new more about growing up than she did. Of course, being an only meant that she didn’t have anyone to look up to. Emilia didn’t know who she was supposed t

    View Document

    V For Vendetta Film Analysis

    1518 words - 7 pages

    "Remember, remember, the fifth of November; gunpowder, treason and plot. I know of no reason why gunpowder treason should ever be forgot." The movie ‘V for Vendetta’ was released in 30 March 2006 (Greece). The 106 minute is an adaptation of the graphic novel V for Vendetta by Alan Moore and David Lloyd. It was directed by James McTeigue and produced by Joel Silver and the Wachowski brothers, who also wrote the screenplay. The film stars are Natalie Portman as Evey Hammond, Hugo Weaving as V, Stephen Rea as Inspector Finch, and John Hurt as Chancellor Sutler. It is rated with R for profanity

    View Document


    1013 words - 5 pages

    Frankenstein From Mary Shelly’s original book Adaptation by Margrete Lamond This book is an adaptation of the most famous horror story in the English language, FRANKENSTEINE. This book is based on the horrific journey of one man called Victor Frankenstein. He was a child of a very wealthy family in Geneva. He had a normal childhood and was always a very happy child. One stormy night though, he came upon a dark and mythical book about the old ways. It included secret ways of making potions and acquiring the elixir of life. From this day onwards science became his sole passion. He spen

    View Document


    1235 words - 5 pages

    Gattaca Gattaca is a sci-fi movie directed by Andrew Niccol. In the cast of this movie there are some important actors like Ethan Hawke (as Vincent), Uma Thurman (as Irene) and Jude Law (as Jerome). This film is the critical representation of an hypothetical future society driven by genes manipulation: the so called eugenics. In a not so distant future, human beings, are created with an almost perfect genetic, directly selected, before the fertilization by their parents. Using this process is possible to know in advance virtually anything related to the physical and hereditary character

    View Document

    English Story Made To Be

    2167 words - 9 pages

    Hey guys, Melissa here. Welcome to this month's Modele edition! So we have a new addition to our staff! When I found out they were bringing in a newmanager, my jaw dropped to the floor. Let's just say yours truly was little jealous they didn't think she could manage Modele. But welcome to Modele Christina Melnichuk Sister, be careful of Carl from accountants, he can be trouble! No, just kidding! He's a real sweetie, but don't worry girl, I'll tell you all the real players at lunch! So like I said, I was shocked they didn't pick yours truly for the job but I know Christina will do a fine job

    View Document

    Dead Famous

    1494 words - 6 pages

    DEAD FAMOUS – BEN ELTON One house. Ten contestants. Thirty cameras. Forty microphones. One survivor. One murder. Nine weeks, No excuses, no escape. The book is about the lives of 10 ‘ordinary’ people, living in the Peeping Tom House, the English counterpart of ‘Big Brother’. When a murder happens in front of million of viewers, an inspector is given the task to find out who did it and how it was possible with 30 cameras monitoring every movement… Misleading the public Television is first and foremost an educational medium. It is an instrument of persuasion, indoctrination, seduct

    View Document

    Gender Media

    1430 words - 6 pages

    Gender Class and Race Stereotypes in American Television Gender, Class, and Race Stereotypes in American Television A Content Analysis Gender, class, and race stereotypes abound in contemporary society, much like they have done throughout human history. With the advent of television, however, stereotypical assumptions have become so pervasive, and so diffused, that some call for a serious and purposeful scrutiny of television's contents. On the following pages, various content analyses of television programs will be addressed, followed by discussions on the greater implications race, class

    View Document

    Shylock In The Merchant Of Venice

    1077 words - 5 pages

    As one of the most complex characters in English literature, Shylock plays a central role in ‘The Merchant of Venice’ by William Shakespeare. He should not be thought of as simple and on dimensional, for it is Shylock’s virtues and flaws that highlight the thought-provoking elements of the play. The intricate details of Shylock’s unique character are skilfully woven together to create a villain that is interesting and captivates the audience. Shylock is introduced in Act one Scene three as a Jewish moneylender. Antonio, a wealthy Christian merchant, asks him for three thousand ducats. Th

    View Document

    C S Lewis

    1003 words - 5 pages

    From 1917 to 1919 Lewis enrolled himself in the Somerset Light Infantry while attending Keble College. Lewis graduated from Oxford University in 1923. He tutored in English at Magdalen College for nearly thirty years. From 1954 to 1963 Lewis became a professor of Medieval and Renaissance English at Cambridge University. Many said the young professors lectures were crowded and that Lewis’ memory was phenomenal; and that he could speak spontaneously about Greek and Latin texts with out notes. (Kirjasto 2). While working at the Magdalen College in Oxford as an English tutor, Lewis formed a

    View Document

    Lord Of The Rings

    1174 words - 5 pages

    Austin Mosier The Lord of the Rings, also known as LOTR, is a series of books written by J.R.R Tolkein written between the years of 1937 and 1949. About a young Hobbit by the name of Frodo that goes against the evil Lord of the Rings to destroy the one ring in the fire of Mt. Doom. The pop culture value of this book has be tremendous and inspiring to all ages, especially since it was made into a major motion picture in 2002 directed by award winning director Peter Jackson. The pop culture value may have much to do with the themes, the 1960s and 70s hippie movement, Rock n Roll, Roadside

    View Document

    The Film Crash

    1428 words - 6 pages

    Crash in the Drama Genre “Look around! You couldn't find a whiter, safer or better lit part of this city. But this white woman sees two black guys, who look like UCLA students, strolling down the sidewalk and her reaction is blind fear. I mean, look at us! Are we dressed like gang-bangers? Huh? No. Do we look threatening? No. Fact, if anybody should be scared around here, it's us: We're the only two black faces surrounded by a sea of over-caffeinated white people, patrolled by the triggerhappy LAPD. So you tell me, why aren't we scared” (“Memorable quotes…”)? This is a quote that was made by

    View Document


    1646 words - 7 pages

    To quote the nineteen ninety one movie Grand Canyon, “There's always been violence, there will always be violence, violence and evil and men with big guns. My movies reflect what's going on; they don't make what’s going on." There is no correlation between violence and the media and it is not effecting the overall population. Since the dawn of mankind violence has existed. Humans are by nature a violent species living in a violent world. In the animal kingdom life can be short lived and brutal. Although many do not like to admit it we were and still are in sense members of the animal kingdom

    View Document

Get the help you need to finish your paper!