Adolphe Menjou

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  • Examples Of Irony In The Princess And The Tin Box

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    Authors’ Purpose in Using Irony Essay Imagine a person wearing a medal for the fastest sprinter in the world has a speedometer attached to him. He is getting ready to sprint in a 100-meter race. Two seconds after the whistle blows and he takes off, his speedometer reads 1 mph. That was unexpected, which is the whole point of irony. Irony is found in many stories. Although readers may think irony used in stories are for temporary effects of the moment it is read, the author has a bigger purpose

  • Invention Of Adolphe Sax

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    The inventor of the saxophone, Antoine-Joseph “Adolphe” Sax, was a genius inventor. His invention of the saxophone and other instruments changed the musical world and his influence still felt today in jazz bands across the world, even though he never got to see his inventions become as popular as they are today. Sax had many difficult challenges to face throughout his life, but he persevered and we can learn many lessons from his example. Adolphe Sax was born in Dinant, Belgium on November 6, 1814

  • The Elder Sister Essay

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    The Elder Sister – William-Adolphe Bouguereau The Elder Sister is a painting by a well-known French artist William-Adolphe Bouguereau. This work of art was completed by William in 1869. As a result of research made on this painting, it was found that the painting was anonymously given to the Museum of Fine Arts Houston as a gift in 1992. According to the museum, this was a gift of an anonymous lady in memory of her father. Since then this amazing work of art has been a part of the permanent collection

  • Museum Essay

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    and Online Museum Essay Bibliography: "William-Adolphe Bouguereau Biography." Bouguereau Biography. N.p., n.d. Web. 01 Oct. 2012. <http://www.bouguereau.org/biography.html>. "MFAH | Top 100 Highlights | #1 - The Elder Sister." MFAH | Top 100 Highlights | #1 - The Elder Sister. N.p., n.d. Web. 22 Sept. 2012. <http://www.mfah.org/art/100-highlights/Elder-Sister-Bouguereau/>. Online Museum Essay William-Adolphe Bouguereau (1825-1905) The Elder Sister, 1869 Oil on

  • Essay On The Art Deco Movement

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    The art deco movement was the most fashionable and international design movement in the modern art from1925 until the 1940s. this exemplary movement had major influences on people and some great examples of this movement are the geometric designs on New York’s famous Chrysler building and Rockefeller Centre. Just like arts and crafts movement and the Bauhaus movement, art deco also embraced all type of arts inclusive of crafts and fine arts. The main purpose of this movement was to bring back the

  • The Paths Of Glory By Stanley Kubrick

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    Glory” is the critically acclaimed 1957 feature film, which was directed by Stanley Kubrick. The movie was produced by James B. Harris, and based on the book “Paths of Glory,” by Humphrey Cobb. Leading the cast were Kirk Douglas, Ralph Meeker, Adolphe Menjou, George Macready, Wayne Morris and Richard Anderson. It was released on Christmas Day. The movie begins with information about World War I beginning on August 3rd, 1914. The Germans invade France and nearly reach Paris. The French rally, and

  • Drive In America

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    America is home to many unique things. For instance, movie entertainment is native to the United States. In the early nineteen hundreds, Americans combined two of their favorite things; cars and movies. They were called drive-ins they were very popular in the United States. Drive-ins spread like a wildfire throughout America, but started rather small, families all over the United States seem to have loved them no matter the quality of the sound and picture of the move; however, for various reasons

  • History of the Drive-In Movie Theater Essay

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    Opening night drew a full house. Many were there for free, however, as Hollingshead and Smith had distributed free passes to as many local media as they could. The first film ever shown at a drive-in was the 1932 release Wife Beware, starring Adolphe Menjou. The partners complained they were not able to obtain a first-run film from a distributor. This was due to the fear that the gate at indoor houses would be lessened. This problem would plague drive-ins forever. Many shorts accompanied the feature

  • Charlie Chaplin Essay

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    Charlie Chaplin did not use sound to communicate to the audience in his movies. Despite the fact that there was no spoken language, his movies were sensational and the audiences loved them. Chaplin was thought of as cinema’s first genius and has been called the single most-influential artist in the history of motion pictures. I am researching Charlie Chaplin to learn how he became a sensational comedian and one of the best actors of all time.      Chaplin is considered as

  • Biography of Stanley Kubrick

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    Stanley Kubrick was born on July 26th, 1928, in New York. He was the son of a successful Manhattan physician and a Rumanian mother. Kubrick admitted to be "a lonely child," and a "misfit in high school." Growing up, his parents had wanted him to become a doctor he didn't have the grades needed to get into medical school. His love of film began at an early age, when he would go to movie theaters twice a week to view the double features. He would later say of this experience: "One of the important

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