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  • The Power Broker By Robert Moses Summary

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    The Power Broker: Robert Moses and the Fall of New York by Robert Caro Academic Review Robert Caro’s grandiose 1,296 page book, The Power Broker: Robert Moses and the Fall of New York, reveals the story of the complex and controversial persona of America’s greatest builder Robert Moses. The magnificently well-written piece of work received Pulitzer prize as well as Francis Parkman prize for best book of the year. Caro, born in 1935 in New York City, showed interest and passion for writing

  • The Documentary ' Whale Rider ' By Witi Ihimaera

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    Nikki Caro Whale Rider Speech Hello Year 8, my name is Nikki Caro and today I am going to talk to you about the film Whale Rider. I directed Whale Rider in 2002. I did not write the plot by I was adapting he book ‘Whale Rider’ written by Witi Ihimaera. When I was directing the film I wanted to keep the traditional Maori culture as a main feature of the film and also represent the changes to the culture through generational differences. Today I will be talking to you about how I used filmic techniques

  • Whale Rider Analysis

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    Whale Rider Essay ‘Whale Rider’ directed by Nicki Caro has won many awards such as Critic’s Choice Movie Award for Best Young Performer and Independent Spirit Award for Best International Film. The award-winning film explores the many privileges, obligations and duties of the leaders and potential leaders in protagonist Pai’s Maori community. Caro does this through characterisations of Pai, and her supporting characters, such as Koro, her grandfather. He believes that his duty was to establish

  • Whale Rider Analysis

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    The movie Whale Rider, directed by Niki Caro, have many things in common with the book Nervous Conditions, written in 2002 by Tsitsi Dangarembga. These two share many common themes such as sexism, discrimination, and loss. The two main characters of each story share one major characteristic in common. Paikea from Whale rider, and Tambo from Nervous Conditions, both disrupt the sociological and cultural norms in their respective communities and challenge a greater authority, who is a part of their

  • Analysis Of The Film Whale Riders

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    In the Film Whale Riders, the director Niki Caro, does an excellent job in developing critical themes combining spiritual and religious traditions resonating with the audience. The compelling themes demonstrated in the movie such as leadership, change of role in women, connection to nature, traditions and change are all eloquently presented as the plot unfolds. As a young woman myself, I can feel empathy towards the main protagonist, Pai, as she puts maximum effort in convincing her grandfather Koro

  • Whale Rider Analysis Essay

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    Whale Rider is an expressive, cultural drama film by the award winning director Nikola Jean "Niki" Caro, that explores the ideas of love, rejection, tradition and gender roles. It's a story about a young Maori girl, Paikea Apirana that's born into the chief line along with a twin brother. With her twin brother dying moments after birth, only Paikea was left to fulfil the role of heir, though Koro, the current chief and Pai's grandpa refuses as does their culture and religion. Throughout the film

  • Symbolism In The Whale Rider

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    Identify an important character in the film. Explain why the character is important and discuss what techniques the director uses to portray the character and the effect on the audience? By Tishya Kapoor In the film, The Whale Rider, by Nicki Caro, is about a young girl named Paikea Apirana (Pai) who is destined to become a leader and lead the community. However Koro, Pai’s grandfather expects a male leader to lead the community as he expects Maori tradition and culture to carry on. Koro refuses

  • Essay On The Movie Whale Rider

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    In the movie “Whale Rider” directed by Niki Caro, many important objects are used to foreshadow the later events involving protagonist Paikea Apirana, a young girl forbidden by tradition to become the chief of her tribe. Although the outcome of the film seems quite unprecedented at first, Director Caro conceals many clues regarding the ending for the audience to discover. She does this through the use of camera angles, dialogue and props, notably through the use of the rope, the Taiaha and the Rei

  • The Whale Rider By Niki Caro

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    The Whale Rider by Niki Caro is a film about a young girl, Paikea’s journey to acceptance from her grandfather. This film explores many themes such as feminism, family and conflict. One of the main conflicts explored throughout this film is the conflict between Nanny Flowers and Koro, Paikea’s grandparents. Conflict is an important issue in this film because it causes rupture among an already fractured family. The film Whale Rider is based around a family living on the East Coast of New Zealand

  • The Negative Effects of the Fashion Industry on Eating Disorders

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    ENG 150 18 October 2012 The Negative Effects of the Fashion Industry on Eating Disorders While it’s fashion week in London, the size “zero” models start to prepare for the big show by purging to be as thin as possible. Most models starve themselves in order to achieve the “waif”, stick-thin figure; it becomes so addictive, almost like second nature that it further leads to serious eating disorders. From recent studies, today’s model weighs about 23% less than the normal woman. Clearly, most