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Citizen Kane

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A wealthy newspaper publisher who is a controlling manipulator, Charles Foster Kane, also known as ‘Citizen Kane’ lives in luxury, but is only interested in two major things in life: his career and his women. The events that unfold show that one of the two ultimately breaks him, as detailed herein.

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40 Year Old Virgin Vs. I Am Legend (PPT)

40 Year Old Virgin Vs. I Am Legend

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I am Legend:A Suspense Movie with Horror Treatment (PPT)

I am LegendA Suspense Movie with Horror Treatment

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City of God

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Within a story whether on the big screen, small screen, or within a book, there is set of ideals, philosophies, and issues that can be pinpointed to the significance within American society. In controversial stories such as Gone with the Wind that explored the issues of racism and slavery, Cider House Rules on abortion, The Passion of the Christ, which centers on religion, and Supersize Me shed light on the obesity epidemic in the United States. While few examples are listed, there are thousands of more movies that have been made with the ideological focus on social, political, environmental, or culture issues that have drawn millions to theaters. One in particular movie is the Brazilian crime drama, “City of God”. City of God represents the ideological debate within American’s social and cultural issues of its representation of violence influence by the social issues of poverty and race, violence of women, and the lack of response from police within the city. This movie captures violence represented extensively, violence towards women, and the unresponsiveness with police authority within Brazil. Provided in this essay is a summary of the movie, along with a thorough analysis that provides the ideological debate of the issues provided.

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Breakfast at Tiffany’s

Film adaptations may attract criticism especially when they involve a popular work with loyal reader base. It is not always possible to have a faithful adaptation which may upset either the fans of the novel or the novel’s author itself. Adaptations and subsequent creative licenses taken by the director create problems because “although some novels take very well to the screen, others depend for their power and development on their lengthiness, and they seem thin or abrupt on the screen” (Baker 191).

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Auteur Movie Director

As I thought about “auteur”, Christopher Nolan was the first name to come to mind but since he had already been discussed in the course lectures, I had to come up with a different movie director. I went through my movie collection for ideas and it was soon apparent that another film director that fits the definition of auteur is Michael Bay. Michael Bay has an impressive resume of action movies including the Transformers, Bad Boys, Pearl Harbor, Armageddon, and Pain & Gain, the last of which is on my wish-list.

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“City of God” and Urban Development

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“City of God” is a complex and interesting film that provides a unique representation of urban development in a nation struggling for survival in some of its poorer areas. The story’s representation of urban decay and renewal are relevant because they demonstrate the impact of violence and its significant impact on a community in different ways. The film also provides a critical understanding of the different elements that contribute to the success of the film and its characterizations of violence and recovery within the Brazilian landscape. These efforts demonstrate that the film is comprised of a series of stark contrasts between good and evil and that these are well represented in the film and its story. The issues that many urban communities face are well emphasized in this film, as it depicts the most relevant concepts of urban drama that unfold during community-based customs and practices that impact these populations. From this perspective, it is important to recognize the daily experiences of these individuals and how they have influenced this group of people.

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Bicycle Thieves

Bicycle Thieves can be examined through a realistic lens, as it contains many components of realism theory, with reference some of the aspects of Bazinian realism, and some of Italian neorealsim.

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Thunder Heart Movie Review

Thunder heart is a fascinating movie involving Ray, a man with an FBI rank with Sioux background. Ray is sent to help with the murder investigation in a reservation. Unfortunately, here he should come to terms with his heritage fast so as to get the required information. Gradually, he chooses to reject the tactics of intimidation by fellow FBI agents who are interested in covering up the incriminating circumstances with the collaboration of the locals instead of solving the crime as required. He opts to be tuned to his heritage with the aim of wining the trust of the locals. This film is terrifically entertaining and revolves around not only the Native American culture but also how the system of the political mainstream affects life and culture. Further, this essay tackles thunder heart review under the following sub-headings culture, political and corruption as well as education.