Silent Gig

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  • Essay on The Great Gig in the Sky

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    At a late Thursday night, I have received word that I would perform in a fancy ball room. With only two weeks of experience I had a gig in front of a hundred people. Like many first gigs, the stage plays tricks on you and makes you feel inferior. Stage fright had to go away at some point, so I decided for it to be this Saturday night. Countless of hours put into this one night, I would practice day in and day out. There was something for me to prove. You don't have to be naturally talented and experienced

  • Film Analysis Of SinginIn The Rain

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    The motion picture of Singin’ in the Rain by Stanley Donen and Gene Kelly was released in 1952. In the film, it explores the idea of showing a romance between an actor and an actress. Additionally, seeing some of the transitions between a silent picture to voice recording picture. Including how Hollywood assembles some of their movies in the paramount studio. At the opening scene of the film, Don Lockwood (Gene Kelly), Cosmo Brown (Donald O’Connor) and Kathy Selden (Debbie Reynolds) start off by

  • Examples Of Beowulf As An Epic Hero

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    Like many other heroes, Beowulf's ultimate goal is to be remembered as a brave, legendary hero. He wants to win fame and glory for himself, as that was considered very honorable in his time. Also like other heroes, Beowulf is very strong and skilled with fighting. There once was a little pig. The little pig wished to be big. No one knew why the pig wanted to be big. Everyone thought the pig was fine the way he was. But the pig was sad. He really wanted to be big. He didn't like his stubby legs

  • The Classical Hollywood Paradigm in Singin' in the Rain

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    Not all films which adhere to the classical Hollywood paradigm eschew issues. The film Singin’ in the Rain follows Don Lockwood, a popular silent film actor, as he attempts to maintain his star status during the advent of “talkies”. Lockwood’s journey manifests fame’s capricious temperament, the studio’s commercial interest, and the influence of outside variables on a film. Singin’ in the Rain uses Lockwood’s struggle with celebrity to expose the importance of public image and self esteem. A

  • Film Review : The Death Of Cinema

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    CRITICALLY DISCUSS ANY OF THE FILMS SCREENED IN THE COURSE IN RELATION TO DISCOURSES SURROUNDING THE “DEATH OF CINEMA”. WHY ARE SUCH IDEAS/DISCOURSES ATTRACTIVE TO PARTICULAR FILMMAKERS AND TYPES OF CINEMA? Notions surrounding the “death of cinema” have been infiltrating cinema discourses for many years now. As we move away from cinema in its ‘purist’ form, we have almost completely transitioned into the digital age, and with this transition, ideas and opinions on the ultimate fate of cinema have

  • The During The Dutch Golden Age

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    Portraiture During The Dutch Golden Age The 17th century was a very successful period for the Dutch Republic, as the golden age started, trading has increased, exploration was at its peak, and merchants were becoming very wealthy and powerful. At this time paintings were a form of communication to express power, value, and social class. During the golden age Dutch artists have specialized and master the genre of still life, portraiture, scene’s of everyday life, and landscape painting. Middle-class

  • 'Sunrise: a Song of Two Humans' and 'The Notebook'

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    modernism, for the analysis on their representation of modernity, based on Ben Singer’s work on features of modernity, focusing on the change in family, marriage, and love, the shift to the consumer culture, and the rise of mass mobility. The beautiful silent film released in 1927, ‘Sunrise: a Song of Two Humans,’ is directed by the famous German director, F.W. Murnau, and is starred by George O’Brien and Janet Gaynor who take the main characters as the Man and the Wife respectively. It is a story of married

  • The Great Train Robbery And Edwin Porter

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    In this essay I will be discussing five key points throughout Post Production history between the 1900s-1960s. Post Production is seen as a vital component in the cinematic industry as it essentially finalises the final products. Techniques that have been developed over the years are incredibly important, but they all have an origin. Although these techniques started out without overwhelming effect, they are now unbelievably crucial to how films are constructed. The five points I wish to discuss

  • Essay about Stephen King and Horror Films

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    A good example of psychological horror in video game form would be Silent Hill 2; which focuses on the main protagonist emotional and mental stability. Silent Hill 2 which was produced by Team Silent focuses on our main protagonist James Sunderland as he ventures into the mysterious town named “Silent Hill” to meet his wife at their special place after receiving a letter from.; the thing is though is that his wife has been dead for

  • A Comparison of the Legacy of Upton Sinclair's The Jungle and Rachel Carson's Silent Spring

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    years later, the publication of Rachel Carson's novel Silent Spring would invoke a similar, but changed response to the threat of DDT. Although both would lead to government legislation creating major changes, the original intentions of the authors themselves differed, as well as their satisfaction of the results. However, both still leave a legacy for today, as legislation still stands that reflects the widespread reform that ensued. Both Silent Spring and The Jungle, would have wide reaching influences