Jake Berenson

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  • Columbine Essay

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    In the chilling novel, Columbine, all evidence and actions were described and written by the author; Dave Cullen. Cullen, as shown in his writing, has exponential fascination on the ideas and the important details before, during, and after the attack. From beginning to end, Cullen spoke in a compassionate and professional tone to emphasize the facts and thoughts he had on this horrific attack. But, throughout the book, Cullen speaks in two different tones and attitudes regarding two types of people

  • Essay about Raging Bull

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    middleweight boxing champion Jake “The Bronx Bull” LaMotta. Masterfully he paints the picture of a beast whose sole drive is not boxing but an insatiable obsessive jealously over his wife and his fear of his own underling sexuality. The movie broke new ground with its brutal unadulterated no-holds-bard look at the vicious sport of boxing by bringing the camera

  • Essay on Donnie Darko

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    would claim to do. This is, in part, due to the impeccable performances by each and every member of the cast. Jake Gyllenhaal, a relative unknown, delivers a subtle yet emotionally charged performance as Donnie himself - the scene in which he tells his psychologist of his various childhood traumas is made both funny and moving by the haunting way in which Jake delivers each line, contrasted with the almost childish qualities of his movements on the couch. Most incredible

  • Brokeback Mountain compare and contrast Essay

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    First, I applaud the movie for daring to tell a story that nobody else presumed creating. Even in 2005, this was a pretty prohibited thing to discuss. To its credit, the movie follows the original story fairly close, but a details were left out that made all the difference. The short story Brokeback Mountain (1997) written by Annie Proulx received a lot of attention when it was first published in the New Yorker. The story is about the relationship between Jack Twist and Ennis Del Mar, two cowboys

  • Essay about Comparrison Donnie Darko, 2001: A Space Odyssey

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         Donnie Darko and 2001: A Space Odyssey has central meanings that focus on science and religion. Richard Kelly's, Donnie Darko, introduces the protagonist as a teenage boy who is given the chance to live for twenty-eight more days after the mysterious jet engine crash that was intended to kill him. Donnie is plagued by visions of a giant sized evil-looking rabbit named Frank. Frank orders Donnie to commit acts of violence, warns of the impending end of the world, and

  • Raging Bull Analysis

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    Raging Bull, released in 1980, is a sports drama portrayed in black and white that tells the story of Jake LaMotta and the fluctuation of his boxing career and the personal relationships in his life. This movie is referred to as one of the greatest films ever made. It is extremely significant in film-making because it was nominated for several Oscars, and solidified Martin Scorsese as an amazing director. The movie was directed beautifully and uses many innovative techniques that were not used in

  • What Is The Theme Of The Poison Tree

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    The poison tree was a story about a straight A, naïve and dull college girl who tried to go out of her comfort zone. Karen is always the good girl until she became college. She met Biba who is very opposite to her. Biba is a “go with the flow” kind of girl. Karen decided to go with Biba and live with her and his brother Rex who became the love interest of Karen. Drugs, liquor, cigarette and sex flowed when Karen and Rex started their relationship. Karen thought that she already found the love and

  • American Revolution

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    theme mixed motives comes about in many scenes, within Jake, Vikki, Joey and Sal or the Mafia. One character in the film that has mixed motives is the middleweight champion boxer Jake Lamotta. Jake strives to be the best boxer, and be the heart of a champion. Jake is not afraid of anyone, and could care less what people think about him. Jake’s mindset is being the finest, and he does everything to be just that. Alternatively, often times Jake is insanely jealous toward his wife, he judgmental and

  • Southpaw Analysis

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    Sutter was the screenwriter behind the film. Kurt Sutter is the creator of Sons Of Anarchy, a wildly successful dramatic tv series. Overall, the movie would not be the same without this amazing pair. Southpaw is the story of Billy "The Great" Hope (Jake Gyllenhaal) a short tempered, rough-around-the-edges boxing champion who grew up in Hell's Kitchen Orphanage. He adores his beautiful wife Maureen (Rachel McAdams), who also grew up in Hell's Kitchen

  • Essay about Annie Proulx's Brokeback Mountain

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    Michael Warner states in his book The Trouble with Normal that "the [American] culture has thousands of ways for people to govern the sex of others," that a certain regulation of sexuality and desire can be designed "directly, through prohibition and regulation, and indirectly, by embracing one identity or one set of tastes as though they were universally shared, or should be" (Warner 1). According to Warner, the logical process that follows such a regulation ensures a certain shame attaches to

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