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  • Accidental Death of an Anarchist

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    In the play Accidental Death of an Anarchist, Dario Fo expresses his political concerns, using humour as a way of educating his audience. He incorporates stock characters such as the Maniac and the superintendent to address issues like abuse of power, while using farce and satire to emphasize his point. All of these combined help to leave the responder thinking about the issues in contemporary society. The Maniac has the main and most important role in ADOA. He can be likened to the Commedia Dell’arte

  • The Relationship Between Buster Keaton And Charlie Chaplin

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    When identifying film connections, some relations are more pronounce than others. Visually, many of Bitzer’s techniques can be observed through the works of many artists after him. As a pioneering cinematographer, Bitzer developed camera tactics of use that set the standards for all motion pictures to come; such as, the use of last-minute rescues, editing to create mayhem in rapid editing through speed, camera angles, pacing, and more alike. Most, if not all, of Bitzer’s mechanisms can be recognized

  • National Lampoon 's Christmas Vacation : A Worthy Classic Comedy

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    National Lampoon’s: Christmas Vacation: A Worthy Classic Comedy In the film Christmas Vacation, there is a hilarious scene when Clark Griswold “played by Chevy Chase” and his family are out finding the perfect Christmas tree. They come across what Clark believes to be the family tree, but the family worries about the tree being too big. Clark reassures them that the tree isn’t big, it’s just full. Rusty worries about the tree not fitting anywhere, Clark tells Rusty the tree is not going to go anywhere

  • Film Analysis Of A Classic Comedy In The Great Race

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    A genre of film that became relevant in the end of the 20th century and never lost popularity is the comedy. With so many variations and versions of this movie type, such as slapstick and romance, it’s no wonder why so many people enjoy them. A classic comedy that came out in 1965, The Great Race directed by Blake Edwards, utilizes both of these styles in a way that makes the film exciting and extremely funny to watch. In the movie, a land race is planed from New York to Paris, with the two main

  • Hollywood Movies 1930-1950

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    as the 30s’ came around, it had affected the Hollywood film industry through economic crisis putting the movies into low budgeting films. But as the great depression seemed to be a major crisis for those living in the U.S another crisis soon followed as the great depression had ended, and that so happened World War II. When the U.S officially entered the war the whole Hollywood film industry changed drastically. Some of the usage from the film industry had been the type of propaganda used from it

  • Some Like It Hot Analysis

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    The 1950’s can be described as a conservative and sexually repressive time in the US, so how was a movie such as Some Like It Hot, a movie that dealt with crossdressing and hints of homosexuality, able to fare so well yet, at the same time, challenge the status quo of comedy and even pave a new direction for comedy in years to come? The success of Some Like It Hot effectively put a nail in the coffin of the Motion Picture Association of America as to say a Seal of Approval, or lack thereof, no longer

  • Grapes Of Wrath Film Analysis

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    Very few films portrayed their situation in a realistic way, Grapes of Wrath, being one of the few, which focused on economic refugees. Most movies were associated with the newfound genres such as gangster, comedy, and animated features. Other genres consisted of literary and costume dramas, musicals, horrors, thrillers, westerns, and melodramas. Gangster films were an enormous new genre of movies, that rose extremely in popularity during

  • The Portrayal Of Heroes In Film Posters Of The Dark Knight

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    The Batman comics and movies have survived decades by captivating new audiences and eliciting a cult following that has survived fifty years. Undoubtedly, the characters and plots of the films have transformed to match the newer generation’s preference for action and drama. Shifts have provided heroes that cross the line of villains, and villains that have protagonist qualities. Upon comparing, the first Batman movie's poster to the recent poster for The Dark Knight demonstrates the shift in the

  • The Mermaid Theme

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    the famous comedy film directors named Stephen Chow. One of the films I like is “The Mermaid” which is a romantic comedy film directed by Stephen Chow. It was released in the year 2016 and it also broke a few box office records such as the biggest opening day and biggest single day gross in China. The main characters of this film are played by actor Deng Chao as businessman Liu Xuan and actress Lin Yun as the mermaid. Apart from them, other actors and actresses appeared in this film such

  • The United States Of America

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    million people living in the country. United States film industry development through the history The beginnings The first public screening of a film in the United States took place in 1896 in New York. The projector was developed by inventor Thomas Alva Edison, whose company was also the producer of the short films. Fatherhood American fiction cinema is often attributed to Edwin S. Porter, who in 1903 used an innovative technique mount 8 - minute film Assault and robbery of a train by which different