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  • Technology and Happiness in Civilization and Its Discontents and Waiting for Godot

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    Technology and Happiness in Civilization and Its Discontents and Waiting for Godot Happiness is something most humans value above everything else. The various things in life that make us happy, such as family, friends, and cool cars, to name a few, are the very things we hold dearest to us and place the most value on. People fill their lives with things that please them to ease the gloom that comes as a result of the seemingly never-ending trials and tribulations of life. We gladly accept

  • African American Performers: Egbert Austin Williams Essay

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    Egbert Austin Williams better known as Bert, was an African American performer during the late 19th and early 20th century. He was born in Nassau, Bahamas on November 12, 1874. He was the child of Frederick, who was a sailor and his mother Julia. When Williams was 11 he and his family moved to Riverside in southern California. While in Nassau, Williams encountered very little racism, southern California however was a much different story which troubled him deeply throughout his lustrous career. Although

  • Essay on A Study of Perspectives

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    hearing some rumblings about their costume from friends and strangers alike. They explained that they had no intention on offending anyone in the community, but had simply chosen the costumes because of its ridiculous nature. The abstract explains, "[Bert said] they saw white plastic breasts and considered dressing as topless women. Then they saw the black breasts and butts and decided

  • Wizard Of Oz Essay

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    The Wizard of Oz “I’ll get you my pretty, and your little dog too!” is one of the most famous quotes from “The Wizard of Oz”. I recently watched the Wizard of Oz two weeks ago in my bedroom on my TV. I saw the Wizard of Oz seven times before that because it is such an great movie. There some very interesting facts about the Wizard of Oz, but I am going to tell you a few. One interesting fact about the Wizard of Oz is that the Cowardly Lion’s costume was made out of real

  • The Wizard Of Oz Is The Best Movie Of All Time

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    Movies have been made ever since the 1890’s. However, there can only be one, true, best movie of all time. Everyone has their own opinion on it. I believe that The Wizard of Oz, of course the one made in 1939, is the best movie of all time because of ratings, the message it sent to people of all ages, and how well it was put together for a movie made in the early 1940’s. The Wizard of Oz from 1939 has the best rating for any movie made. Rotten Tomato has this movie at the top of their list for “Top

  • Essay On The Wizard Of Oz

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    The Wizard of Oz (1939) Known for the infamous ruby red slippers, The Wizard of Oz premiered in theaters in 1939 by Metro- Goldwyn- Mayer Studios. The film came into production after director, Victor Fleming, bought the rights of the novel and adapted the novel into a film. This classic children’s story encaptures Dorothy Gale’s (Judy Garland) long, adventurous journey down the yellow brick road in the land of Oz. As we follow Dorothy’s venture home, Fleming holds the audience's attention throughout

  • Wizard of Oz Narrative Report

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    Assignment 1 – Narrative Report Story and Plot In a narrative film, a plot is considered all visible and audible elements present in a film, in essence the film in its entirety including nondiegetic images. In The Wizard of Oz, the plot begins with Dorothy (Judy Garland), a young farm girl from Kansas who dreams of escaping to ‘somewhere over the rainbow’ without troubles and torment for her dog Toto from a horrible neighbour Miss Gulch (Margaret Hamilton). During a tornado she is hit on the head

  • Wizard Of Oz Research Paper

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    Being a PG movie, it is great for all ages. The story of The Wizard of Oz was written by Frank Baum and published on May 17, 1900, during the second industrial revolution. It was released as a movie on August 12, 1939, featuring Judy Garland, Bert Lahr, Jack Haley, Ray Bolger, Billie Burke, Margaret Hamilton and Frank Morgan. It is in fact a musical, and Judy Garland, with her amazing voice, sings all throughout the movie. The movie is filled with fabulous special effects, such as being one of

  • The Film Analysis Of The Wizard Of Oz

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    The Wizard of Oz was first filmed in 1939 and has been revised several times to keep up with the time frame at present. It started out as a black and white film and was originally produced by Metro-Goldwyn-Meyer. Judy Garland is playing the role of Dorothy Gale, who in this film is a restless bored young girl that wants something other than the dreary life she lives in Kansas, (Goodykoontz & Jacobs, 2014, Ch. 4.3 para. 1,2) This film focuses on the power of the imagination and gives a place for mental

  • Wizard Of Oz Film Analysis

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    INTRODUCTION The Wizard of Oz is a musical fantasy film created in 1939 starring Judy Garland, Frank Morgan, Ray Bolger, Bert Lahr, and Jack Haley. The film has many credited directors including Vector Fleming, George Cukor, Mervyn LeRoy, Norman Taurog, and King Vidor. This film was produced by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. The film was an adaptation of L. Frank Baum’s 1900’s children’s book, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. The Wizard of Oz is considered one of the greatest American films ever to be produced