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Lord of the Flies: Changes and the Reasons Behind Them The screenwriters of the 1990 movie version of Golding's novel Lord of the Flies clearly had a different sort of project in mind than just remaking the original 1961film. They made many changes from the original, and each change they made added to the effect of the movie. Each change they made was obviously carefully thought out and planned for a specific reason. The first and most obvious change they made involved the boys in the m

Communication Principles in ?Schindler?s List? There are too many people who claim that the Holocaust never happened, that the stories we hear are the clever fabrications of the media. Speilberg created for us a fabulous movie to dispute this theory. Too many of us remember all too well the effect it had on those close to us. Too many of us had family members who barely escaped the atrocities that were to occur. Too many of us lost family members to the dreams of a genius and a madman. T

Not often today does a movie survive at the box office without computer generated landscapes or dozens of special effects. Recently, a movie broke that barrier and set a few records of its own. Good Will Hunting not only survived, it prospered at the box office this season. Doing so well at the box office against such stiff competition as Titanic, As Good as it Gets, and other blockbusters is also notable. It was nominated for a remarkable twelve academy awards, including Best Picture of the

Anytime a film is watched its viewers criticize it. Whether they are positive or negative comments depend on the writer's opinion. Timothy Corrigan mentions six approaches to writing about film, in his book titled A short Guide to writing about film. In this essay I will discuss how the movie Halloween, directed by John Carpenter in 1978, can be related to five out of the six approaches by Timothy Corrigan. When a writer uses an approach that organizes and investigates films according to t

An Analysis of the Opening Sequence from Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho Just like a building, a film needs a strong foundation to build on in order to be successful. This foundation is found in the starting moments of the film. In Psycho, Alfred Hitchcock successfully uses the first sequence to set a foundation on which he builds an interesting plot in order to keep us, the viewers, involved in the movie. Hitchcock immediately suggesting a "psycho" theme as the credits begin. A musical co

Pop Art The pop art movement began in London during the 1950's and then quickly spread throughout nearly all of the industrialized world. Although the artists did have some overlapping styles, pop art focuses more on the subject and less on style, which was left up to each individual artist. The main themes that is evident in all pop art revolves around modern social values. The style in which these values were portrayed varied depending on the culture and artist. Critic Barbara Ro

Braveheart The story of William Wallace was one that could bring a tear to even the most cold-hearted man and women on earth. His story not only showed the struggle of how Scotland got it's freedom but also about how he struggled in his personal life with the many foolish and unnecessary rules that the king put on his people, which soon led to the death of his wife. William Wallace's life started just like any other boy that lived in Scotland. But it would soon change. The people of Scotland w

"A plethora of people have written about Woody Allen", John Lahr said "and they either like him or dislike him. But no one has yet managed, I think, to interpret him." Woody Allen has been revered as one of the brilliant artists of the twentieth century and at the same time called a pervert. His works have been called jokes but also masterpieces. Many critics have tried to explain why Allen writes the things he writes but not one has had success. The drive and brilliance of Allen has not b

Demystifying The A-Team Formula: an Examination of Character Personalities and Old Genres "In 1972, a crack commando unit was sent to prison by a military court for a crime they didn't commit. These men promptly escaped from a maximum security stockade to the Los Angeles underground. Today, still wanted by the government, they survive as sol diers of fortune. If you have a problem, if no one else can help, and if you can

A Sociological Critique of Spike Lee's "Jungle Fever" Liana R. Prieto (April 1998) Spike Lee's Jungle Fever is not a unique cultural production, but a reflection of splintered aspects of real life. It depicts relationships between African-Americans and Italian-Americans centering on one interracial relationship. The film is as much a critique of urban life in New York City as an examination of interracial relationships. It presents a bleak picture of city life full of stereotypes where

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