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Actor-Observer Affect Examined With Young Drivers
The actor-observer effect has been studied in great detail with mixed results. The goal of this study is to determine if by using a situation that is more socially undesirable, the attributions used by the respondents will offer a more definite bias. The question is whether the observer exhibits more risky driving behavior or do his/her friends. A set of survey questions was answered by 70 participants who ranged in age from 16 to 17 years of age, and all were drivers themselves. By asking a question that would seem to place the respondent in the place of admitting irresponsible behavior it was hoped that the difference between the responses would give the desired result. The research concluded that the individual teens did view their own behavior in a more positive light and that of their friends as more risky. The teens responded that…… [Read More]
David Garfield's glossy coffee-table history of the Actors Studio is a tribute to the number of film celebrities who have studied there: ranging from those who became famous as early exponents of the method, such as Marlon Brando, to more recent alums who continue to work regularly and whose artistic achievements have been celebrated with awards, such as Susan Sarandon. Yet the method's insistence upon total immersion in the role, combined with heavy research in order to bolster the sense of lived reality within the script, seem like the polar opposite of the celebrity culture of acting that we currently endure. How did an actorly training method designed to efface the personality completely result in the nonstop glorification of the actorly personality which is modern American (and western) celebrity culture?
Although we do not normally think of The Actors Studio, and the emergence of "method acting" in New…… [Read More]
The sound of the prop needs to be in a certain way in order to adequately support the performance, otherwise, the things that the artist will convey will be different than those he wishes to. Such an intrinsic attention to details also reveals the fact that the actors himself is just a small part of a much larger ensemble that works together for the final image of the play.
The concept of the actor as a scenographic instrument moves the focus from the actor, as the central element of the dramatic interpretation, to a consistent set of elements that includes those related to the actor's interpretation (movement, language), but also an additional set, such as lighting or props. All of these come together to create a synergy effect on the performance of the actor, to amplify it and support it throughout the representation. Through all these additional elements, the director…… [Read More]
Eastwood marches to his own drummer, often eschewing the Hollywood publicity and attention so many other personalities crave. He lives in Northern California, rarely gives interviews, and avoids the spotlight whenever possible. In fact, his personal of the cultural loner and reluctant hero on the screen seems to fit him perfectly off the screen, as well.
Eastwood's films almost always embody good against evil and the very nature of the perfect hero. Author Smith continues, "Eastwood's movie appears to suggest, in keeping with its general moral message that 'the war is over,' that the hero can indeed return" (Smith 45). All of his films contain this heroic element, even if the endings do not always end "happily ever after" in Hollywood style. Eastwood seems to understand the larger-than-life hero protagonist, and offers many films that embody this heroic figure, from "Flags of our Fathers" to "Unforgiven" and even "Play Misty…… [Read More]
Actor by Uta Hagen [...] review the book, including the benefit of this book and Hagen's method of acting to actors both new and experienced. The book is a benefit to anyone who reads it. Even someone interested in American theater will come away with a better understanding of exactly what goes into play production and acting after reading this text.
Uta Hagen's text is a classic work for actors, because it is compelling and well written. The book is part history lesson, and part acting lesson, combining to create a full understanding of the history of the theater as well as the craft of acting. The book is interesting from the start, where it chronicles a brief history of acting and the theater, concentrating on the creation and history of American theater. The remainder of the book is a systematic look into the actor's craft, from how to create…… [Read More]
Animation Replace Real Actors
Art Moves Forward (hile Artists are Left Behind to Suffer?)
Visual representation of ideas, history, and stories has been an important part of human culture since prehistoric times, when cave paintings and other primitive drawings were used to record and relive events. As human culture developed, so did the visual arts, and primitive cave paintings gave way to more complex drawings, paintings, and engravings that told stories ranging from epic mythological tales to a simple moment from daily life. hile a talented artist has always been able to bring drawings "to life" and have a sense of movement in the work, actual animation has its roots in the 1800s. Devices such as the zoetrope, also known as the "wheel of life," were simple and used a cylinder with slits in the sides to make the drawings inside appear to move when a person peered through the…… [Read More]
nlike most actors of his generation, Crowe possesses the ability to use his face, especially his eyes, to express his innermost thoughts and feelings, almost as if he has managed to somehow enter the mind of his character, thus allowing the full extrapolation of Maximus' heart and soul as not only a greatly admired Roman field commander but also as a father, lover and true patrician citizen of Rome.
Also, after escaping from the confines of the gladiatorial prison, Maximus rides headlong to Spain and to his estate where his wife and son await his safe return. But unfortunately, upon reaching home, Maximus discovers that his wife and son have been crucified and that their bodies have been burned. In this scene, Crowe expresses the emotional outrage of a true father and husband, a man utterly dedicated to his family and to their well-being. Once again, without relying upon dialog,…… [Read More]
Smoking Gun in December 2005, actor/comedian Dave Chappelle was being sued by his manager for breach of contract. The report claimed that the actor and comedian had stiffed his personal manager more than $864,500. Mustafa Abuelhija, the actor's personal manager, filed a breach of contract complaint at the U.S. District Court in Manhattan. Albuelhija stated that he entered into a management agreement with the comedian though it was never reduced to writing. According to the lawsuit, the actor/comedian fired Albuelhija in a meeting at a hotel in San Francisco after Chappelle returned from an abrupt and mysterious sojourn in South Africa.
Elements of a Contract:
A contract can simply be described as an agreement that is formed when one party makes an offer that is accepted by the other party. However, for the agreement to be regarded as a contract, it must consist of various elements that make it legally…… [Read More]
The first thought that comes to mind when I think about a possible career in acting is that everything I have heard about acting includes the fact that it requires more than talent and ambition. It really helps if you are at the right place at the right time, and that you cannot give up just because you didn't get the part you want. Or in my case, if I don't get the comic gig I sought, or I am culled out of a group of 18 candidates for a bit part in a television sitcom, I cannot simply figure I'm done. I know it is a matter of hard work and persistence, but on the other hand a little luck and knowing the right people certainly can contribute to success. This essay is my response to what I have learned, what I still perceive is the route I…… [Read More]
Aviation & Human Factor
"The history of the development and progress of Human Factors in aviation, highlighting areas of significant change"
Development in Aviation field is an essential element from defense prospective of any country. Advancement in assembly of an aircraft is always a result of some human error in handling. Error handling while pilot is operating an aircraft is an unrecoverable action in some cases. Human handling for safety of aircraft, preventive measures while operating an aircraft, regular maintenance for identifying errors in machinery and many other factors must be incorporated while training is given to pilots. ate of damages and disasters also depends on human psychology. Quick action in tragedies and failure of aircraft is a primary part of training.
Table of Contents
Human factors in Organization
Human Error and Human Factor Models
Aviation Mishap Analysis
High isk in Human Aviators Problems 12
Beginnings…… [Read More]
actors in International Relations are the State people. Discuss this statement with reference to International Society theory.
Modern international system is based on state interaction. Therefore, the principle actors in international relations are the state people. The state people make decisions in the international arena; they collaborate, coordinate their activities with other state people, and represent their respective citizens in international bodies. Non-state actors such as non-governmental organizations and corporations can influence state people but they are not the principle actors in international relations, as decisions pertaining to those are made by state people.
As the theory of international society posits, states have their own society where they have established common rules and institutions through dialogue and consent to conduct their relations and acknowledge their common interest in maintaining these agreements. The theory also suggests that the international society is in a state of anarchy, lacking any global ruler or…… [Read More]
Understanding the role and importance of NGOs is crucial for all parties involved in the peacemaking process. Specific examples can help contemporary foreign relations specialists to create programs and plans that foster strong ties between governments and NGOs. For instance, the Henri Dunant Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue (HDC) helped mediate a severe conflict between the Indonesian government and the Acehnese rebels. Other NGOs have played less visible roles in mediating peace, such as by drawing international media attention toward small and forgotten regions of the globe. NGOs also work in a direct and hands-on fashion by capacity building: such as helping troubled regions develop infrastructure and make social and physical repairs after wartime. The power possessed by groups like the HDC can also be broken down into six types: informational, expert, referent, legitimate, reward, and coercive power. NGOs must capitalize on their power to implement timely and…… [Read More]
terrorists are rational actors. There rationality may not appear so to those who are not adherents of their particular cause (or in some cases, their particular faith). However, for those who share the conviction of terrorists, their actions are rational.
One of the most salient examples that demonstrates the rationality of the actions of terrorists is found within those who embrace the Islamic faith. There are a number of tenets of this religion that pertain to war, particularly when the antagonist is a so-called infidel or non-believer. One of these concepts is that of jihad, which is the Islamic word for holy war (Okon, 2013, p. 173). It is crucial to understanding the rationality of Muslim terrorists to note the fact that Islam states that those who willingly give their life for the cause of the religion or because of religious persecution will be richly rewarded in the afterlife. Thus,…… [Read More]
ogert Ebert noted in his review of the film in 1979, that "Kramer vs. Kramer" is so intriguing because there is never the necessity to choose sides, although the film is unconventional for that time in that it was a woman leaving her husband and child as opposed to the man. The film shows a struggle between two unhappy individuals who are striving to find themselves -- Ted struggles in his career, and Joanna feels that she lost herself upon entering into the marriage. While this film belongs more to Hoffman than Streep, what is the most interesting in terms of social and cultural ideas is that Streep's argument at the end of the custody trial is a very simple "appeal-to -- the fact that motherhood is powerfully persuasive as a social institution" (Malloy 1981).
Streep's portrayal of Joanna Kramer shows some very important issues of this time period such…… [Read More]
hilarious film starring many actors who appeared in Christopher Guest's earlier films 'This is Spinal Tap' and Waiting for Guffman. The movie focuses on the inherent silliness of everyday life. With improvisation and excellent camera work, Guest manages to capture the life of an ordinary man on the camera. The basic premise is that if you catch a group of people and observe their lives closely, you will find numerous instances of inanity. The best thing about the show is its spontaneity. It revolves around a Dog Show and people's reaction to the same. Even the dogs are used as characters and most of their actions are not choreographed, creating endless potential for hilarity and silliness. There are five couples: Gerry and Cookie Fleck with their Norwich Terrier Winky, Harlan Pepper with his Bloodhound Hubert, Hamilton and Meg with their Weimeraner, Beatrice, Sherri Ann Ward Cabot and handler Christy Cummings…… [Read More]
There are many interesting political actors in the world today, some who challenge conventional thinking and others who reiterate the status quo. Though former Prime Minister Tony Blair is not always thought of as the most popular of public figures, in large part due to his involvement of the UK in the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq he is a formidable political activist, for change. Tony Blair is clearly one of the most influential political leaders of the modern era. He demonstrates significant and sound reasoning in areas where many politicians and others seek to either look the other way or follow the popular reasoning of others. Blair became a political activist in the Labour party at a relatively young age and much that he went through within his early life molded his later opinions and strategies for change, especially with regard to environmental change and sustainable living and…… [Read More]
Freeing the Voice
Linklater's (2006) book 'Freeing the Natural Voice', and the introduction to the book, have the aim improving vocal communication. One thesis which may be extrapolated from in is that the natural voice may be seen as akin to a musical instrument capable of a wealth of expression, but the ability of individuals to fully express themselves with their natural voice has been constrained by blocks and inhibitions present in modern society. Understanding this potential constraint, and how it may limit the use of vocal expression, Linklater presents a work that aims to help the reader develop their vocal skills.
The introduction provides a basis for the thesis presented above. It provides information on the type of blocks are constraints which exist, and how they may be overcome. For example, Linklater (2006) argues that the first steps in overcoming limitations which lead speakers to stay with in speech…… [Read More]
However, liberals argue that material conditions should not be a determining factor to exercise rights, but exercising a right should be an issue of justice. Marxists contradicts with them and asserts that equal rights that liberalism establishes are valueless.
Therefore, Marxism makes liberal a consent-based world order in that material power limits individuals from exercising their rights. This is not a valid condemnation from Marxism because, even though one has a right to own anything, then, the world would remain uncontrollable.
Finally, are the alternative world orders presented by these theories realistic? Explain?'
The international world orders presented by these theories are very realistic because we are able to evaluate the international relations from a theoretical point-of-view. Similar to the New World Order, these world orders offer a conceptual structure on which an individual can evaluate the global relations.
Earth in 2113
What type of system is this?
The type…… [Read More]
Midsummer's Night Dream
ere the actors believable in their roles?
I did not find all of the actors particularly believable in their roles. I could not help noticing that several of the members of the cast forgot their lines or misspoke their lines, sometimes saying a line in the wrong place. Knowing the play well, this really threw me off and took me out of the moment of the performance. I felt there was a lot of timing issues with the performers at well where they would not hit their mark or missed their cue.
Identify the performers you considered most successful.
Of all the performers in the play, I felt that the actress playing the role of Hermia excelled in her role. She made the love and despondency and anger very palpable which was conveyed easily to the audience.
If there were performers you did not like, identify…… [Read More]
politically and practically feasible for state police to partner with non-State actors (policing) so as to extend access to justice and security.
State Police Partnership with Non-State Actors in Policing
Justice and security matter to citizens in fragile states. Insecurity in the world today is the greatest setback to the development of nations. According to a report presented by the World Bank in the year 2005, security and justice matters most to women and children. These groups of individuals in a society face security challenges because of bad policing, corrupt justice systems and weak penal and justice systems (Baker and Scheye, 2007). Consequently, they are likely not able to access government services. Crimes have made it necessary for police to find ways of policing rather than its end. There has been a paradigm shift of police operations from the incentive-driven or the reactive approach to the partnership approach.
This proactive…… [Read More]
Weapons of Mass Destruction and the Next Terror: Assessment of How a Significant Terrorist WMD Attack Might e Conducted by a Non-State Actors Perpetrator and Why They Can't Stage an Attack
Weapons of Mass Destructions (WMD) have considerable effect to the economies of both developed and developing countries. In the modern world, most terror groups have resolved to use Weapons of Mass Destruction to harm their enemies. The entire syndicate comprises state actors and the terror group, which intends to destroy the target country. The state actors have direct links or channels of communication with such attackers, foreign allies, and several residential alliances with almost similar connections to the terror groups. Most of the terror groups lack essential materials that would aid in the making of some of the most dangerous weapons such as nuclear bombs. The various forms of attack involved when using lethal weapons include dispersion, dissemination, and…… [Read More]
Shakespeare's play, Romeo Juliet, film version: note defend effective ineffective. Do unknown young actors, Leonard hiting Olivia Hussey, opposed recognizable stars, made film appealing? Please explain
Although some might be inclined to believe that it is impossible to compare two works of art because they should each be analyzed from different points-of-view, it is only safe to consider that illiam Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet needs to be compared with the film that was inspired from it. One of the first things that the director needed to take into account was that the play that he wanted to screen contained a particularly powerful storyline and the actors thus needed to be prepared to express its full intensity. Franco Zeffirelli decided to cut some of the play's major parts and in spite of the fact that he created a less dramatic piece he managed to create a motion picture that was successful…… [Read More]
Real Inspector Hound
Tom Stoppard's The Real Inspector Hound, which was written between 1961 and 1962 and premiered on June 17th 1968, is an absurd play that comments on the role of the critic in relation to the play he or she critiques and comments on the interdependent relationship that is formed between critic and actor. The Real Inspector Hound's plot revolves around a couple of critics, Moon and Birdboot, who become embroiled in a murder mystery while watching a play about a murder mystery; in this sense, The Real Inspector Hound is a play-within-a-play. Through the play's plot and theme, Stoppard not only comments on the interdependent and mutually beneficial relationship critics have with the theatre, but also on how the theatre and critic must remain separate entities.
The Real Inspector Hound is an absurdist play that is highly self-aware, or self-reflexive, of its premise and structure. For the…… [Read More]
Hispanic characters and actors in prime time television. Specifically, it will address the absence of Hispanics on prime time television and their negative portrayals when they are included in prime time.
THE ABSENCE OF HISPANICS ON TELEVISION
Traditionally, Hispanics have been one of the least represented minorities on prime time network television. hen actors did represent them, it was as fools, buffoons, or questionable musicians such as Ricky Ricardo of the "I Love Lucy" show, or comedian Bill Dana on the "Ed Sullivan Show." Even cartoon characters could not escape the stereotypical portrayal of the Hispanic male, think of "Speedy Gonzales" with his wiry moustache and bandolier bullet holders crisscrossed over his chest. In a study done in 1992, the Center for Media and Public Affairs found:
Compared to both Anglos and African-Americans, television's Hispanics in 1992 were low in number, low in social status, and lowdown in personal character,…… [Read More]
ubsequent AWAs stipulated that the employer had to abide by fundamental regulations dealing with occupational health and safety, workers' compensation or training arrangements. However, the AWA had to adhere to (and was not expected to exceed) the most minimal Australian Fair Pay and Conditions tandard neither did it take dispute resolution procedures into equation. Even though the AWA has been reformed in parts by consequent Acts, the essence remains unchanged and critics condemn it as endeavour on the behalf of powerful corporation to inhibit the growing influence of trade unions.
In 2006, it was discovered that from a sample of 4% of 6,263 AWAs made during that year, 100% of AWAs removed at least one protected Award condition; 64% of AWAs eliminated annual leave; 63% of AWAs have removed penalty rights; 40% of AWAs cut out leave of public holidays; 16% of AWAs removed all bonus and promotional conditions and…… [Read More]
This is because resources available within the environment will provide all what is required for the state (Department of Environment, Food & ural affairs, 2013).
Many countries are same when it comes to the endowments of natural, human and physical capital. However, there is a difference when it comes to the economic development level that can be achieved in a particular country. There are three types of capital that can determine the economic growth process but in a partial manner however, there is a missing link between the three types of capital which is the social capital. Social capital is based on social norms and bonds which have an important role to play when it comes to sustainable development. Social capital emphasizes on the participation on a civic level as well as a horizontal association among people such as social networks. This is also through associated norms that…… [Read More]
crime dramas of cinematic history, Arthur Penn's 1967 Bonnie and Clyde exhibits many hallmarks of accomplished filmmaking. Mainstay elements like character development, pacing, and screenwriting combine with the subtler aspects of moviemaking like mis-en-scene, cinematography, and sound editing. Faye Dunaway as Bonnie Parker and Warren Beatty as Clyde Barrow fulfill their most iconic roles. The film is based on the outlandish but true story of a heterosexual bank robber couple, and holds nothing back when it comes to violence or immorality. As such, the film is perfectly situated and representative of the historical and cultural context of 1960s America. Because of its moral ambiguity, Bonnie and Clyde remains one of the most classic and enduring films in Hollywood history.
Sexual tension between the two titular protagonists is well developed in Bonnie and Clyde. The tension is achieved by the actors' performances, writing, and direction. Bonnie is scripted as a strong,…… [Read More]
Candidate is an American film produced in 1972, starring Robert Redford and directed by Michael Ritchie. Peter Boyle plays Marvin Lucas, a political strategist. The protagonist and the political candidate the film's title refers to is Bill McCay, played by Redford. McCay's father John McCay is played by Melvyn Douglas. Other characters include Senator Crocker Jarmon, who is the incumbent Republican candidate that opposes Bill McCay in the election.
Marvin Lucas wants to unseat the popular Republican governor but has no clear strategy. He opts to run the son of a wealthy former governor, figuring that at least the public will be familiar with the McCay name and might sway a few voters. Ultimately, though, Lucas is resigned to losing the race for the Democrats. He coaches McCay on how to run the campaign, and is pleased with the candidate's good demeanor, good nature, and general likeability. Bill McCay is…… [Read More]
Uncle Tom characters were common in both white and black productions of the time, yet no director before Micheaux had so much as dared to shine a light on the psychology that ravages such characters. By essentially bowing to the two white men, Micheaux implied that Old Ned was less than a man; an individual whittled down to nothing more than yes-man and wholly deprived of self-worth. At this point in the history of black films, with some of the most flagrant sufferings of blacks exposed to the American public, the only logical path forward that African-Americans could take was to begin making cogent demands to improve their collective social situation.
Slowly, black characters in film took on greater and more significant roles in film. Sidney Poitier was one of the most powerful film stars of the mid twentieth century. In roles like the 1950 film by…… [Read More]
Otherwise put, the professor can impact the institutional equilibrium by no longer subjecting to the rules that govern an institution.
Directly linked to modifying the rules of equilibrium, the teaching practices can impact the equilibrium by manifesting diverse human interactions. This basically translates into a breaking of the patterns of social interactions, which will perturb the institutional balance.
Then, an impact can also be achieved even if the players behave in accordance with the rules, but they do this at varying degrees or in different manners. To better understand, take the example of a professor implementing coronation games and another promoting iterated prisoner's dilemma games. Both teachers respect the rules of the educational institution, but implement different methodologies and will likely retrieve different results. Hence, even if they both respect the same rules, the fact that they retrieve different outcomes could materialize in a disturbance of the educational equilibrium.
To…… [Read More]
Critics and audiences are fascinated by how an actor interprets a formidable historical figure, bringing her or him to life on the big screen. Television actors have more leeway but the roles that earn actors awards tend to be quirky and unusual, such as Hugh Laurie in House, Alec Baldwin in 30 Rock, and America Ferrera in Ugly Betty.
ill Ferrell and Jack Black may be correct about comedians not earning accolades on the big screen. However, comedians that step beyond their boundaries, who can stretch the meaning of comedy as well as their acting skills, may land award-nominated parts. hile starring in a film about a man with no arms and legs who sues a major corporation would be surefire way to get noticed, less melodramatic parts may also propel a former comic into Oscar stardom. Quirky and dark comedies are the prime contenders for films that are both…… [Read More]
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society which ae going to inevitably impact the ways the people behave.
Fo instance, with the adoption of Civil Rights in the…… [Read More]
The Cultural and Financial Implications of Syndication -- for actors, television audiences, and the industry as a whole
The most recent hit television show to come to an end was the popular NBC sitcom "Friends." The show was one of the last mainstays of NBC's long-standing but faltering 'Must See TV' Thursday lineup. This lineup used to include "Seinfield" but has now dwindled to a faltering "ER" and little else, a show that is also syndicated and likely to end soon, given its declining number of viewers. hat was so interesting, however, in terms of the death of "Friends" as a cultural mainstay, was not the loss of this rather pedestrian sitcom, but the fact that even more than the content of the final episode, the question in the media was often -- how much would the actors receive for their performance in the show, and how much was…… [Read More]
The director was Rainer erner Fassbinder and took place in Nazi era Germany. "Shot primarily in English and then presented on American screens dubbed into German with English subtitles, it is an exercise in displacement: the Nazis are either benign, ineffectual, or secretly good guys; the Jews are wealthy and comparatively safe. (Insdorf 121) Giannini plays the role of Robert Mendelsson and although does a good job in his role, is a far cry from the characters in his earlier films. He plays a Jew who has to listen to "Lilli Marleen" as a form of torture.
Giannini performed several films in English. A Night Full of Rain another film directed by ertmuller stars Giannini opposite actress Candice Bergen. Here he also has a love-hate relationship with the female protagonist much like in Swept Away. hat makes this film different from the other however is the reaction ertmuller got from…… [Read More]
For example, Tocqueville was able to explain 18th century European aristocrat behavior by looking at social consequences. Like Tocqueville, Marx believed that they could explain individual actions by looking at subconscious class interests. Frey has demonstrated that people will accept individually negative outcomes, if they have positive group benefits.
Nietzsche believed that, while conscious of class interests, individual actions and beliefs should be viewed from an individual perspective, since they are motivated by the positive consequences to the individual actor. In discussing his theory of bounded rationality, Simon seemed to combine elements from the different theorist, by showing how social actions include cognitive dimensions.
3. How does the author distinguish human actions from other forms of human behavior?
Again, the author does not make it clear how he feels human actions and other forms of human behavior are different. Instead, he explains how various theorists have attempted to differentiate human…… [Read More]
film Sarah and James by Nikowa Namate offers an opportunity to reflect on the deeper themes in light of several film theories including Freudian theory, Queer theory, and an understanding of realism, naturalism, and kitchen sink drama. This essay will offer a nuanced and thorough analysis of my role in the filmmaking experience. In Sarah and James, I played the role of James, one of the title characters. As the title of the film suggests, though, James is not the only protagonist. The interplay between James and his sister Sarah is the foundation of the film, which addresses the way mental illness impacts intimate relationships. Moreover, I was in charge of lighting during the production of Sarah and James and will discuss elements related to lighting during the production of the film. This essay will hinge on the application of realism, naturalism, Freudian theory, and queer theory to my experience…… [Read More]
Despite the more commercial and thrilling aspect of this film, Lee retains his trademarks, from close-up shots to his signature floating shot and infusion of music and athletic iconography.
Lee continues to infuse his films with social and political commentary. Although he has not made as many feature films in recent years as he did in the past, he continues to produce and direct works that focus on social issues, as well as the black experience. Although Lee may be outspoken at times, his viewpoints and socio-political beliefs have not changed during the course of his career. His ability to retain his identity in an ever changing world have made Lee a truly unique director.
Jungle Fever. Dir. Spike Lee. United States: 40 Acres & a Mule Studios, 1991.
Jungle Fever explores the concept of interracial relationships and how they are viewed by the community. The film, like…… [Read More]
The "self-portraits" might perhaps be viewed in terms of the artist's own past illnesses: At 37, Taylor-Woods, having already survived both colon cancer and breast cancer, likely understands, on personal level, the state of "suspense" between sickness and health, life and death. he may, then, have been "bound" to breast cancer (the invisible ropes may symbolize the disease), cured of it, and her body "released to freedom." In my opinion, however, an artistic weakness of these pictures is that their esthetics and size make them look less like serious art than fashion advertisements for bras and panties! For me, "elf-Portrait uspended" is the least effective of the three exhibition subjects. The tension in the subject's body also appears to be that of someone hanging from ropes (which she in fact was); the tautness of her body kept me from "suspending my disbelief" (so to speak) that she was hanging in…… [Read More]
Lost Mountain' and look at what the writer say about coal mining and its overall effects to the overall environment and the entire human race. It will first analyze the problem at hand both from the political side and other actors involved in the coal mining on mountain tops. In addition to that the study will go ahead to see the varying criticism and proponents views on the issue and particularly on what the author of the book takes on the issue. According to Reece, the author of the book, the problem of coal miming on mountaintops has a political twist which makes it difficult to solve or work on its solution.
Lost mountain is a book by Reece Erik that has been eloquently been written and quite moving with the main agenda concentrating on the issue of cold mining at the mountain tops. Reece is mainly against the practice…… [Read More]
Beaux Strategem by George Farquhar is about two greedy and recently broke men who plan to seduce heiresses to steal their fortune. The main characters are Aimwell and Archer who pose as a well-to-do gentleman and his manservant. The cast of characters include: Aimwell, Archer, Count Bellair a French officer, prisoner at Litchfield, Sullen a country blockhead, brutal to his wife, Freeman a gentleman from London, Foigard a priest, chaplain to the French officers, Gibbet a high-way-man, Houslow, his companions, Bagshot, Boniface the landlord of the inn, Scrub a servant to Mr. Sullen, Lady Bountiful an old civil country gentlewoman, that cures all her neighbours of all distemper, Dorinda Lady Bountiful's daughter, Mrs. Sullen her daughter-in-law, Gipsy maid to the ladies. The 2013 production is directed by Adam Simon and keeps quick pace and crisp dialogue to allow this latest production breathe new life to a 200+ year old play.…… [Read More]
Fictional Company and Branding
Effective branding means that a company is able to extend a consistent, compelling and effective image and vibe over to the entire firm and along its products. Sometimes the branding of a product will be identical to the exact branding of the entire company: sometimes a company will need to select and develop distinctive branding for all of its products. The best course of action really does depend on the product that needs to be sold.
Consider the following situation: Procter and Gamble has a particular stream-lined image of professionalism, perfection, science and cutting edge research behind their brand name. However, they still represent a range of many different kinds of brands, all of which have their own unique look, objective and ability. For example, Procter and Gamble is has both Head and Shoulders along with Dolce Gabbana as products and brands that they represent and…… [Read More]
Most viewers are likely to feel that it is important for them to adopt defensive personalities in order to avoid being drawn in a group that seems to act in disagreement with society's values. While this is not necessarily bad, the sincerity in these films induces intense feelings in viewers, making individuals consider that the whole world is damaged and that all that one can do is to try and cope with the miserable conditions that people sometimes come across. Whip and Charlie both initially seem determined to let go and stop fighting for their personal well-being. Similarly, Kate has a tendency to party regardless of the effects that her attitude has on herself and on people around her. This makes it possible for viewers to understand that it is not at all easy to overcome a serious trauma and that individuals are even likely to suffer throughout their lives…… [Read More]
SCS initiative analysis has been talked about in detail. The main aim or purpose of this in-depth analysis is to explain in a better way the questions regarding the design, theoretical grounds, dynamics and the coverage of the supply security chain etc. Following are the kind of questions that have been tried to answer in this paper:
To what extent does the SCS initiative covers the security areas, human resource security, facility and cargo etc.
Among the phases in security management such as: recovery that is done from incidents of crime, crime detection and the prevention of crime, which ones are covered by the SCS initiatives and to what limit?
To the SCS initiative exactly what kind of supply chain actors are associated?
In what way are the improvement cycle steps (that are consistent) such as: planning, doing, checking and acting taken into consideration by the SCS initiatives?
With the…… [Read More]
Deterrence in the Post-Cold War Era
The same types of deterrence strategies that were used to good effect in the Cold War may not be as effective against non-state actors as with nation states in the 21st century. This paper discusses the factors involved in developing timely and effective responses to non-state actors to determine whether the concepts of cumulative deterrence and/or tailored deterrence can also be effective against non-state actors today. A summary of the research and important findings concerning security and deterrence in the post-Cold War era are provided in the conclusion.
Many military and political strategists today may lament the "good old days of Communism" when the actors were well-known and their geographic locations were established with certainty. At that time, it was a straightforward matter to convince political leaders in Western Europe of the need for the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) to counter the Soviet-led…… [Read More]
international relations: idealism vs. realism
The theories of international relations have been seen as a mechanism thru which practitioners in the area of international politics as well as scholars tried to explain the way in which international politics function and how the behavior of states and actors on the international scene can be anticipated.
The beginning of the 20th century was a period of deep consideration for international politics, given the First World War and its aftermath. The idealistic approach on international politics tried to explain the behavior states had after the end of the war and also define the period between the two conflagrations. The realist theory on the other hand appeared as a result of the Second World War and its aftermath and, although it took into account similar elements, the points made in reference to these elements were somewhat in contrast. There are several key issues that…… [Read More]
Shape of Things:
Theatrical Convention from Class: Suspension of Disbelief -- the audience is made to believe that a man or any person for that matter could become so obsessed with a single person that they are willing to completely change themselves, including having plastic surgery and destroying their interpersonal relationships for a person whose only appeal to them is a sexual one.
Potential Convention: Given the subject matter of the play and the heightened emotions the ending portrays at least on the part of one character that I would try to have the actors deliver their dialogue and their attitudes as realistically as possible.
In the Blood:
Theatrical Convention from Class: Pathos -- the audience is meant to feel sympathy for the main character of this play and to understand her sense of desperation and her inability to find a way to preserve herself and her sense of dignity…… [Read More]
Howard Hawks, Auteur
Giving Howard Hawks the label of film auteur was a bit of revisionist history initiated by the New ave Cinema of France during the late 1940s into the 50s. Championed by directors Jean Luc Godard and Francois Truffaut, the French directors were seeking to justify their own individualism as an answer to the lifting of the quota on American Films after orld ar II, which led to a flood of big budget Hollywood films into French movie houses. The French directors unable to compete with the flash and panache of Hollywood, pointed out that individualism made their films stronger. The French anointed John Ford, Alfred Hitchcock and Hawks as the patron saints of the auteurs. Said Godard,
The great filmmakers always tie themselves down by complying with the rules of the game. I have not done so because I am just a minor filmmaker. Take, for example,…… [Read More]
" (Supporting Actors and Graphic Designers and Creative Entrepreneurs, 2005) Creative industries are stated to be reliant upon "the connections to other businesses and industries that can be made in New York." (Supporting Actors and Graphic Designers and Creative Entrepreneurs, 2005) Stated as the biggest cluster of all is the "city's non-profit arts community" which are stated to "generate content that serves as a magnet for tourists from all over the world." (Supporting Actors and Graphic Designers and Creative Entrepreneurs, 2005) It is related that the market in New York City is conducive to the creative community and in fact it is specifically stated "whether you're a harpsichordists or a handbag makers, an appreciative and discerning public stands ready to appreciate quality work." (Supporting Actors and Graphic Designers and Creative Entrepreneurs, 2005) The educational and workforce training scene for New York City's creative sector is described as "vibrant and complex."…… [Read More]
This was due to the fact that defense attorneys often attempted to prove consent by showing that a victim did not resist the assault or had a sexual history suggesting that she would have consented to the sexual contact. Now, N.J.S.2C:14-2 no longer contains a requirement that the perpetrator overcame a resisting victim. Instead, in cases of forcible rape, the Code simply requires that the defendant: committed the assault during the course of certain specified felonies (N.J.S.2C:14-2(a)(3); was armed or seemed to be armed (N.J.S.2C:14-2(a)(4); acted with another and used physical force or coercion N.J.S.2C:14-2(a)(5); used physical force or coercion N.J.S.2C:14-2(a)(5) and -(1); the victim is physically or mentally incapacitated N.J.S.2C:14-2(a)(7). Therefore, the Code names a variety of situations where sexual intercourse between a victim and a defendant is rape, without evidence of any type of coercion.
Maria, a single mother, goes on her third date with John. They return…… [Read More]
Farewell My Concubine
Kaige Chen's 1993 film Farewell My Concubine traces the development of several characters and the evolution of China throughout the twentieth century, from the Warlord Era in the 1920s until the end of the Cultural Revolution in the 1970s. The social and political upheavals occurring in the country mirrors the strife in the personal lives of Cheng Dieyi, Duan Xiaolou, and Juxian. War, chaos, and social turbulence are apt backgrounds for the depiction of these three central characters. The events of the film begin in Beijing during the warlord era, in 1924. A prostitute names Yanhong carries her child through a crowded public area, where a performance by the Beijing opera enthralls a rowdy crowd. Yanhong ignores a man who calls her a whore, an act that sets the stage for one of the film's overarching themes: social class conflict and the ill treatment of both actors…… [Read More]
Globalization has greatly weakened the traditional way in which governments functioned. The ever increasing economic integration has had an impact on the autonomy and power of existing national governments and given greater access to other non-state political and economic actors. (Steger, 2004)
Every human order in the past has lived off a shared image of the world view that served to plant the feet of its members tightly in time and space. Yet none actually ever dreamt of linking together the oceans and continents and the people who lived in them. Each of these individual world views only emerged after military defeats suffered in modern Europe. These world views included global acquisition of territory, resources and subjects in the name of empires and the will to unite the world through fascism and Marxism. They indeed left permanent marks on the lives of people, institutions and systems but they failed to…… [Read More]
It is a terrible message, but if my agent did not warn me of these concerns I will likely be only an aspiring actor for a long, long time. it, however, does not mean that I have to enjoy it.
My agent always ends our meetings by asking me "what's next?" On our casual get-togethers, where we discuss more enjoyable topics, I always like this question. It is the only time during our meetings that I get to be in control. I regain some of the power I have lost through his body positioning, awkward shoulder touching, use of declarative verbs, and emotional manipulation. I take the wheel with both hands. I stand, while he sits in his chair, and tell him that I want this more than anything and I am willing to work very hard to achieve my dream. I have been taking more and more classes, teaching…… [Read More]
The script eliminates one of Ophelia's major monologues, when she details to Polonius how Hamlet came to her, after seeing the ghost, when she first fears he is mad. Instead, the movie script shows this seen as action, in the real time of the play. Yet the silent reactions of Ophelia speak volumes, even though Hamlet is the most active character in the room.
hat do you feel was the peak point, dramatically, of the play? hy?
In contrast to Carter's believable restraint during the 'mad scene' Gibson's most emotionally truthful scene is the apocalyptically emotional 'closet scene' with Glenn Close as Gertrude. Hamlet's anger at his mother's perceived betrayal is conveyed through intense physicality. This is Hamlet's most irrationally violent scene in the play, on paper, and the explosive anger that is consistently shown in Gibson's performance seems most appropriate in this scene.
Evaluate how well the costume designer…… [Read More]
comedians obbin Williams Jim Carrey. I love actors favorite comedic actors. obin Williams Jim Carey a slapstick stand routines.
Comparing and Contrasting Jim Carrey and obin Williams
Brief intro into comedy history and it's transformation
What comedy means
Compare both characters
apid fire verbal and physical comedy
Stand-up comedy when first started career
Contrast both characters
Williams has had longer career than Carrey
Types of comedy when first began career
Carrey more physical
Williams more "silly" and "off the wall"
Success rates with other genre besides comedy
Williams has had more "serious" roles than Carrey
Williams has a higher success rate than Carrey in other venues besides cinema iii. Williams more awards than Carrey
Williams in more roles outside of comedy
a. Summary of paper
b. How the two comedians have made…… [Read More]
("Friends official website," 2009)
In conclusion, we see that the show Friends was never really meant to show reality at all, but simply an illusion of what we might expect New York City to be like for all of its residents. It was aired during a time of resurgence in the United States, not just for the country, but also for the city of New York itself. Crime had been cleaned up, streets became friendlier, and the city revived itself during the 1990s, creating a backdrop of American success for the six stars of the show to thrive in. Not all of America shared this story, as much of the rest of the country has been in a slow decline in influence and wealth over the past several decades. Detroit, Atlanta, or even Los Angeles could never have truly filled the role that New York City had in making Friends…… [Read More]
"Robert Frost the famous poet received four Pulitzer prizes for poetry." "There is small difference between a dramatist and a poet." "Shake spear is known more for his work as a dramatist, not as a poet"
Intention and Intensional definitions
Absurd is used to describe something irrational or illogical. Absurd is something which does not make sense, something which borders insanity.
Buffoon is a stupid person or a fool. A person who does things in an amusing way, e.g a clown.
Cemetery is a place where dead people are buried. A cemetery is a modern graveyard.
Dictator is a ruler who has complete power over a nation, mostly acquired through force. A person who behaves in an autocratic way in regards to other people.
Egotism is being obsessed with one's sense of importance making someone to think and act only in regards to one's importance. Egotism is to be utterly…… [Read More]
Policy Networks a Prevalent Feature Democratic Governanc
The issue I have selected related to policy networks pertains to utilizing marijuana for medicinal purposes in the state of Florida. At present, the usage of marijuana within this state is illegal -- regardless of the purpose. There are staunch advocates against legalizing marijuana or any other illegal substance which may be used as a recreational drug within this state. The most eminent form of opposition more than likely comes from current Florida governor ick Scott, which not surprising considering that networks frequently involve "local and national governments" (Thatcher, 1998, p. 389). However, the issue of medical marijuana has recently come to the attention of state legislators and government officials due to a form of marijuana known as "Charlotte's web," which is exceedingly low in THC (the active ingredient in the substance that produces euphoric "highs") yet high in cannibidiol, which is known…… [Read More]
Ray also believed that Hollywood presented a world that was completely foreign and at odds with the reality of life in India. hy, then, had so many previous Indian filmmakers attempted to copy the Hollywood style? The result could only be failure. It was for this reason that Ray decided to turn his back on the Hollywood aesthetic altogether - and the result was Pather Panchali. Rather than the stylistic gloss that Hollywood coats its product with, Ray allowed a significant degree of "dirt" in to his film as a way of arguing with the dominant aesthetic.
In doing so, Ray purposefully chose a "rambling" novel to adapt for his first film. "The script," he later explained, "had to retain some of the rambling quality of the novel because that in itself contained a clue to the feel of authenticity: life in a poor Bengali village does ramble" (Ray 33).…… [Read More]
The chairman effectively uses Howard's schtick against him, cleverly manipulating the setting of their conversation (which the film augments with its particular editing choices) to the point that Howard actually believes him to be a god. As the chairman represents the same amoral, capitalistic generation replacing Howard's generation's sense of moral superiority, Howard's complete acceptance of the chairman's speech is a powerful testament of the tendency of younger generations to replace their forebears, and frequently in a violent, vindictive fashion.
It is no wonder, then, that Max is so disgusted with what he sees being done to Howard. Max decides to leave his wife because as he watches Howard turned into a kind of soulless, puppet version of what he once was, he realizes that the moralizing ideology represented by his generation no longer held any meaning. However, he is able to delude himself by the end of the film,…… [Read More]
Sydney Poitier -- Oscar-winning actor of celebrated films such as Cry, the eloved Country (1952), Lilies of the Field (1963), and to Sir, With Love (1966) - was born in Florida of ahamian parents. He studied to be an actor at the American Negro Theater in New York in the 1940's. After his graduation a few years later he began working in the film industry and starred in many celebrated films such as Cry, the eloved Country and The lackboard Jungle in 1955. He received an academy award for his role in The Defiant Ones, which was produced in the same year.
Sydney Poitier is renowned for his portrayal of characters that personify depth and sensitivity. His portrayal of these characters was instrumental in combating and counteracting racial stereotypes of black people and in particular black actors in the 1950 and 1960's. His roles in which he was cast also…… [Read More]