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  • Mus 468i Midterm 1 Essay

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    Midterm #1 Essays 1) Describe the three basic types of music heard in original scores during the silent film era and cites specific examples from The Birth of a Nation. (10 points) Adaptations of classical works, arrangements of well-known melodies, and newly composed music are the three basic types of music that is heard in The Birth of the Nation. Adaptations of Classical Works involve large action and dramatic scenes in most cases, but, Mass a passage in the Birth of the Nation that was attributed

  • Essay On Casablanca

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    In class we watched a film named Casablanca by Michael Curtis. Curtis is a television producer and writer. He was also one of the executive producers of the popular show Friends during seasons two through five. Casablanca was published in 1942. It was one of the first films admitted into the National Film Registry in 1889. The general topic of this film is one of the main characters, Rick Blain, an American Cafe owner, gets ask to hold Transit papers for Ugarte. These Transit papers are very hard

  • Casablanca Essay

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    Casablanca: An Unconventional Romance      In Casablanca, the prominent themes of unhappy love and self-sacrifice set this romantic melodrama apart from most in its genre. These themes are best expressed in the interactions of the three main characters: Victor Laszlo, a heroic political leader; Ilsa Lund, an enigmatic femme fatale; and Richard (Rick) Blaine, a seemingly morally ambiguous night club owner. An unusual love triangle forms with the two men’s mutual love for

  • Casablanca’s Liberal Criticism Essay

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    The film Casablanca will always remain an American classic. American people critiqued it as a high quality film over a time period, defining a classic and still today Casablanca remains a top American movie. Michael Curtiz, the director, shows World War II on the home front, using the setting to transfer the view point. The famous and popular Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman, and Paul Henreid play the complex love triangle that leads the film to the stories purpose and theme. Casablanca illustrates

  • The Golden Age Of Hollywood

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    Verisimilitude, the appearance of being true or real, was an attribute aspired to be reached through the use of props, settings and décor. In addition, music and lighting were used to stimulate an emotional connection and/or response to the story. The film Casablanca is one of the greatest examples of the classical Hollywood era because it embodies everything the style entails, but especially the mise-en-scene, sound and lighting used throughout the film. Mise-en-scene can be described as “a variety of categories

  • Analysis Of Casablanca

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    calls a “classic Hollywood film” has evolved over time. What one calls a classic film by yesterday’s standards is not the same as that of today’s standards. The film Casablanca is no exception to this. Although David Bordwell’s article, “Classical Hollywood Cinema” defines what the classical Hollywood film does, the film Casablanca does not exactly conform to the very definition that Bordwell provides the audience with in his article. It is true that the film capers closely to Bordwell’s definition

  • A Hint of Humor, a Dash of Cinnamon... in the Legal Conflict between Warner Brothers Studios and the Marx Brothers

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    In the year 1947, legal conflict arose between Warner Brothers Studio and the Marx Brothers. It began when the Marx Brothers released the name of one of their upcoming films, A Night in Casablanca. When Warner Brothers claimed exclusive rights to the name “Casablanca,” Groucho Marx sent a letter to Warner Brothers in response. In spite of a few ambiguities, Marx employs a brilliant and clever combination of humor and logic to effectively refute Warner Brothers’s assertion. Throughout his letter

  • Essay about A Postmodern Take on a Hollywood Film Classic

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    A Postmodern Take on a Hollywood Film Classic The jacket blurb on Robert Coover’s creative compilation A Night at the Movies reads: “From Hollywood B-movies to Hollywood classics, A Night at the Movies invents what ‘might have happened’ in these Saturday afternoon matinees. Mad scientists, vampires, cowboys, dance-men, Chaplin, and Bogart, all flit across Robert Coover’s riotously funny screen, doing things and uttering lines that are as shocking to them as they are funny to the reader.

  • Reflection Of Casablanca

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    cinematography, theory, and film history and practically applied it to physically watching movies. By breaking down scenes and movies as a whole, the way I look at films in general has developed. A reflection on two of the films from this term, Casablanca (Curtiz, 1942) and North by Northwest (Hitchcock, 1959) will carry the bulk of the essay. Though, I will also be discussing how this class changed the way I saw a movie just a few weeks ago. Casablanca’s script and acting are of particular caliber

  • Casablanca Film Techniques

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    Shot 1: As we all know Casablanca was and still is one of the most famous movies. In shot one the cinematography utilize many different techniques. For example, in shot one I see a medium shot and a low medium angle when Victor and Rick were talking or arguing. Another, strength of Casablanca is the black and white lighting. In my opinion, the director made a crucial decision in shot one, the performance of both Victor and Rick standing in front of the frame with great lighting and few shadows behind