Cecil B. DeMille

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  • Film Analysis Of Sunset Boulevard

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    movie who play themselves. The film stars notable actors and actresses such as Gloria Swanson, William Holden, Buster Keaton, Hedda Hopper, and Anna Q. Nilsson. It also features two very prominent directors, Erich von Stroheim and the infamous Cecil B. DeMille. The actors and actresses seemed to be made for these roles and help turn this movie into a classic. The over the top acting done by Gloria Swanson, the overly, flamboyant setting, and the musical score by Franz Waxman all help contribute to

  • Essay on A Synopsis of Christopher Taggi’s Movie 95

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    Yiru Wang Andrew McCambridge 603-101-MQ 26 Oct. 2012 Insatiable Desire 95 Christopher Taggi Renowned American film producer Cecil B. DeMille once said, “What I have crossed out I didn't like. What I haven't crossed out I'm dissatisfied with.” (“Cecil B. DeMille Quotes.” brainyquote.com. Brainy Quote, n.d. Web. 05 Oct.2012.) This persistent feeling of dissatisfaction is suggested in Christopher Taggi’s “95,” in which the protagonist is discontent with his current life condition and keeps

  • Essay on Ten Commandments

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    Instructor, Anna Morrison December 12, 2011 The Ten Commandments The movie the author would like to critique is probably one of the greatest movies of all time. The movie is The Ten Commandments, starring Charlton Heston, Yul Brenner, and Cecil B. DeMille. If the author were a real critic like Gene Siskel, and Roger Ebert, she would give this movie two thumbs up. The author will probably be giving her, interpretation of this movie all the way through this paper because she feels that in order

  • The "New Woman" in Cecil B. DeMille's "The Cheat" Essay

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    Cecil B. DeMille is regarded by many to be the founder of Hollywood, given that his 1914 film, The Squaw Man, was the first important full-length motion picture made in Hollywood. As Joel W. Finler considers, the film "accelerated the trend toward establishing California as the new home of movie-making" . However, it is in his depiction of the `new woman' that the director is both celebrated and derided. In many of his films, DeMille illustrates the rise of consumer culture that had begun in the

  • Contemporary Criticism InJezebel, Drums Along The Mohawk, And Unconquered?

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    Contemporary criticism reflects the current audiences that are viewing the subject and their mindsets. Early movies specifically needed to know their audiences, as the reception they received could make or break actors, directors, and even entire studios. However, a movie viewed in modern times can have a completely different effect on the viewer than the original intended audience. Specifically movies, such as the ones shown here, that are based on historical events. In the order of the years they

  • Sunset Boulevard : Drama And Romance Black And White Film

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    Sunset Boulevard is a drama/romance black and white film. It was released to the public on August 10, 1950 in New York City. The film was directed by Billy Wilder, and produced and co-written by Charles Brackett. The film was named after the boulevard that runs through Los Angeles and Beverly Hills, California. Film stars William Holden as Joseph C. Gillis, an unsuccessful screenwriter, and Gloria Swanson as Norma Desmond, a faded silent film actress who drags him into her fantasy world where she

  • Theme Of Sunset Boulevard

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    SUNSET BOULEVARD Institution Name The movie Sunset Boulevard written by Billy Wilder highlights the screenwriter’s potential of making a reflexive film more than focusing on the style and aesthetics. The movie revolves around the life of a fallen silent movie star, Norma Desmond, and her fame delusions. With the introduction of the sound in the film industry, she is brushed off and forgotten not only by her associates but also by her dear fans. This lifestyle change caused her to be

  • Unraveling Cleopatra Essay

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    Unraveling Cleopatra "She took a small boat, and one only of her confidants, Apollodorus, the Sicilian, along with her, and in the dusk of the evening landed near the palace. She was at a loss how to get in undiscovered, till she thought of putting herself into the coverlet of a bed and lying at length, whilst Apollodorus tied up the bedding and carried it on his back through the gates to Caesar's apartment. Caesar was first captivated by this proof of Cleopatra's bold wit, and was afterwards

  • Comparing J. Gordon Edwards And Richard Burton

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    risque. The version starring Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton is known for both their on and off screen romance. Cecil B. Demille’s version of the tragic story was at the height of Hollywood fashion, inspiring stars and the average woman alike. However, below the surface of Claudette Colbert’s shimmering, clinging wardrobe for the film lies another story entirely. The costumes in Cecil B. Demille’s 1934 version of Cleopatra have influences and symbols rooted in ancient Egypt, but are most heavily influenced

  • Sunset Boulevard Essay

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    Sunset Boulevard (Wilder 1950) explores the intermingling of public and private realms, puncturing the illusion of the former and unveiling the grim and often disturbing reality of the latter. By delving into the personal delusions of its characters and showing the devastation caused by disrupting those fantasies, the film provides not only a commentary on the industry of which it is a product but also a shared anxiety about the corrupting influence of external perception. Narrated by a dead man