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Alfred Hitchcock, Director
A 6 page paper that reviews the works of Hitchcock in relationship to his personal perspectives, and considers the impacts on the later years of his work. The writersuggests that many pressures, including the transformation of the movie industry in...
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Alfred Hitchcock's "Rear Window"/ Analyzed
This 5 page research paper examines Alfred Hitchcock's classic 1954 film, "Rear Window," and its depiction of voyeurism. Specifically examined are the actions of the main character, L.B. Jeffries, and the motivations behind his obsession with the...
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Alfred Hitchcock's 'Rear Window' / Castration & Voyeurism
A 10 page paper which examines how the Alfred Hitchcock film, Rear Window (1954) demonstrates castration and voyeurism in the chief protagonist, L.B. Jeffries, as he lives through his neighbors lives by watching them out his window. Specifically...
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The Birds / Nature's Retribution
A 5 page paper discussing the movie 'The Birds,' by Alfred Hitchcock. This movie, like most of Hitchcock's presents many disturbing images that seem to be aimed at some deviant behavior on the part of the characters. In 'The Birds' this deviant...
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Brian DePalma / 'Auteur' Director
A 5 page paper which explores the auteristic techniques employed by director Brian DePalma that have become his trademark. Three DePalma films are examined -- Casualties of War, Scarface and The Untouchables. Bibliography lists 5 sources.
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Social Attitudes &The Horror Film Genre -- 'Fatal Attraction' Analyzed
This 5 page paper examines the changes reflected in the horror/suspense film genre with an examination of the 1987 film, 'Fatal Attraction.' Specifically discussed are horror-genre elements 'Fatal Attraction' possesses, its reflection of...
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Leadership Styles Compared & Contrasted With 'Dead Poets Society' (1989)
A 12 page paper which compares and contrasts the leadership styles exhibited by English teacher John Keating and Welton Academy headmaster Gale Nolan in the 1989 film, Dead Poets Society. Bibliography lists 6 sources.
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Soto's 'Looking for Work'/ TV Families & Real Life
A 3 page paper analyzing the influence of television on Gary Soto's childhood image of himself and his family in this evocative essay. The paper concludes that while television broadened the boy's horizons, it also made him feel inadequate about the...
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The Depiction Of Women In Prime Time Television Situations Comedies: Conflicting Stereotypes, Views And Messages
Since the 1960s, women have been portrayed on television in a number of different ways, from brash and empowered heroines of shows like 'The Avengers' to demure and careful familial serial depiction. More than any other decade since the advent of...
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'My Own Private Idaho' / Formal & Stylistic Characteristics
A 6 page paper analyzing Gus Van Sant's use of mise-en-scene and editing cinematic techniques in his 1991 film, My Own Private Idaho, to convey of narrative and thematic expression. This critical analysis is then compared with how film scholars...
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Aristotelian Considerations In Cinema
A 5 page paper that compares the play formulae laid out by Aristotle with the film versions of 'Much Ado About Nothing,' 'Sweeney Todd' and 'Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf' ? Bibliography lists 7 sources.
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The Evolution Of Dracula In The Cinema
This 9 page research paper examines the story of Dracula and its evolution in modern film. The writer traces the best-known vampire's roles in various movies-- comparing the positive and negative qualities of each one. Many such examples from the...
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The Evolution Of Vampire Films
Even with their occasional lunacy, silliness, and off-beat plots, Vampire movies have an undeniable appeal in the contemporary world theater. Be it the eroticism of the free-spirited vampire, or the predictability of his clever seduction, Dracula...
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The Bicycle Thief / Analysis of a Classic Italian Film
5 pages in length. An in-depth evaluation of production technique and use of camera in Vittorio De Sica's 'The Bicycle Thief.' The overall effectiveness of various elements (location, movement, etc;) is examined and a good amount of cinematic...
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Cool Hand Luke vs One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
This 5 page paper compares and contrasts the films One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest and Cool Hand Luke. Underlying themes in common include a questioning of authority. No additional sources cited.
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