Movies And Tv Papers

  • Neilsen And Uber

    1084 words, 5 pages

    UGBA161 1a. The Nielsen system at the time of the article had many apparent flaws. The first notable flaw was the fact that ratings may have been statistically wrong. The example that The Atlantic Monthly gives is the show Murphy Brown earning a rating of 15 with a standard error of sixth tenths of a ration point in either direction. The article goes on to state that these errors were merely “on paper” and that in the “real world” the degree of error may be even worse. The second big error was tracking actual viewers, especially with “button fatigue”. Many viewers would not click their but

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    Movie Analysis - The Conundrum With Cloning

    733 words, 3 pages

    Imagine if science discovered a way to extend the average life span of humans and to replace any broken organs and to have a pain free child birth. Such an extraordinary breakthrough must come at an extraordinary price that is much more than just money. It turns out that behind the scenes scientists are creating human clones that act, feel and live like normal human beings. The only way that this breakthrough is possible is to take whatever is needed from the clones and use it for the humans, but is this an ethical act? In the movie, The Island, a science fiction-action film directed by Michae

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    Samuel L. Jackson, The Outlier

    1055 words, 5 pages

    Samuel L. Jackson possesses a wide acting range. He can be daring like a desperate cop in The Negotiator trying to prove his innocence. He can be passionate like the father of a violated and murdered daughter in A Time to Kill. He can also be a contemplative Jedi Master in Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones fighting for peace and justice. These key movie roles shed some insight into his personal life. His driven passion and intelligence helped him become the actor he is today. In Outliers: The Story of Success, author Malcolm Gladwell proposes that to be successful in life relies on m

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    The Motel Was Old

    309 words, 2 pages

    Upon entry of the motel, I instantly regretted my decision of trying to pay less. I flip the switch to light up the dark room, but I switched on this dim, rusty lamp that I could have sworn was from the seventies. I walk into the room to do an inspection, and boy were the comments on the motel’s website accurate. I instantly notice the cigarette-smelling, gray walls, and I was glad I didn’t take off my shoes as I walked in because under my brand new Nike shoes was a very sticky, muddy carpet that I feel was not cleaned in a decade. I turn on the fan because of heat-wave outside, but its fastes

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    Hollywood And The Hero Image

    825 words, 4 pages

    Hollywood and the Hero Image The influence of Hollywood and its continuous adjustment of the hero image, from the Humphrey Bogarts to the everyman G.I. Joe’s of World War II. The Hollywood studio system sensitive to public opinion, learned early in its development to supply their audiences with heroes that fit the prevailing social and political climate. America during the post-depression pre-war period, reviving from the hard life of poverty, despair, disillusioned with government, personal success, and lacking pride in their country were hungry for diversion. Hollywood supplied them with

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    Hello? Or Hola? A Theoretical Look At Spanglish

    2628 words, 11 pages

    The theories learned from communications classes can be applied in everyday life. They can especially be applied to films. Films are the outlets of human communication –mimicking life. The film that we will be examining and applying theories to is Spanglish. The film was written and directed by James L. Brooks and was released in December, 2004. The tagline “a comedy with a language all its own,” (IMDb) truly describes the motion picture. Spanglish is about a mother (Flor Moreno) and her daughter (Cristina Moreno) who are forced to leave Mexico for Flor to find work in America. Flor

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    It Happened One Night

    436 words, 2 pages

    It Happened One Night was a “screwball” comedy directed by Frank Capra in 1934. Screwball comedy gets its humor from its characters and its improbable situations. The movie is about a spoiled heiress Ellie Andrews, played by Claudette Colbert. The heiress ran away from her family because of her father who didn’t like the man that she was with. Ellie was running away to New York City when she met Peter Warne, played by Clark Cable. Peter is a reporter who been looking for a story for his dying career when he met Ellie on the bus. He was very eager to find a story that when he found out that

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    Cinematic Techniques In Citizen Kane

    1863 words, 8 pages

    Orson Welles' film Citizen Kane has been consistently ranked as one of the best films ever made. A masterpiece of technique and storytelling, the film helped to change Hollywood film-making and still exerts considerable influence today. However, at the time of its premiere in 1941, it was a commercial failure that spelled disaster for Welles' Hollywood career. Within the maze of its own aesthetic, Citizen Kane develops two interesting themes. The first concerns the debasement of the private personality of the public figure, and the second deals with the crushing weight of materialism. Taken t

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    The Handmaid's Tail

    938 words, 4 pages

    Have you ever stopped to think, “How would my life change if someone was in total control of it?” How do you think it would change? Do you think it would be difficult living this way? Would people adapt to the environment? What do you think would happen if nobody was in control of their own lives, if we at the mercy of someone else. What if our lives were a prison to our society? In the “The Handmaids Tale” this is what happens. People are forced out of their daily lives and brought into new ones. Of-fred, the main protagonist, is trapped in Gilead as a handmaid. She is considered a ‘tw

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    What Aspects Of Your Chosen Horror Film Make It Horrific? - An American Werewolf In London

    811 words, 4 pages

    What Aspects Of Your Chosen Horror Film Make It Horrific? In the following essay I will focus on the horror genre as well as horror aspects from the film, "An American Werewolf In London," (D. John Landis 1981). Whilst "An American Werewolf..." isn't one of the most horrific films made, and is at heart a black comedy, it still includes a lot of codes and conventions of the horror genre which makes it not only a horrific film, but one of the most memorable werewolf films in movie history. Using special effects and filled with bloody gore, "An American Werewolf" still looks as horrif

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    1919 words, 8 pages

    Netflix is the largest online DVD rental service in the country. The company provides a monthly flat rate service for the rental of DVD movies, and most recently, video games. They founded the company in 1998, and have grown and maintained the largest portion of market share ever since. By the end of the third quarter of 2007, the company boasted a collection of over 90,000 titles, and had almost 7 million subscribers. On average, Netflix ships over 1.6 million discs a day, and has over 55 million in circulation. Netflix has continued to grow, and has watched as other companies enter the mar

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    An Epic Masterpiece

    1437 words, 6 pages

    An Epic Masterpiece Gladiator is set about 2000 years ago in the Roman Empire. The director, Ridley Scott, gives the audience the feeling that they are actually in the city of Rome 2000 years ago watching the gladiators battle each other to death with many different beautiful types of scenery and sets, such as the battle scene in the very beginning of the film, which is a beautiful forest covered in snow with trees lined on the outside of the Roman base, and Caesar’s palace, which is very big with tall rooms and many different pillars and marble floors. The most notable set in the film is

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    1280 words, 6 pages

    When a book is made into a movie, many things are left out. The movie may depict characters in a completely different way than the novel. Another thing that may be changed during production is theme. A movie version of a novel might not include a big theme of a novel or the movie may have a completely different theme than the novel. In most movies, scenes are deleted or completely made up in order to make the movie more entertaining and to get the story told quickly. Like any movie based on a book, there are some differences in the movie Blow. Examples of differences are some characters

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    Gender, Class, And Race Stereotypes In American Television

    1430 words, 6 pages

    Gender, Class, and Race Stereotypes in American Television A Content Analysis Gender, class, and race stereotypes abound in contemporary society, much like they have done throughout human history. With the advent of television, however, stereotypical assumptions have become so pervasive, and so diffused, that some call for a serious and purposeful scrutiny of television's contents. On the following pages, various content analyses of television programs will be addressed, followed by discussions on the greater implications race, class, and gender stereotypes have on society. The researc

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    994 words, 4 pages

    mart unveils new Martha Stewart line - Martha Stewart Everyday Baby - Brief Article TROY, MICH. -- Martha Stewart Everyday is adding onto its brand with a new line called Martha Stewart Everyday baby. The line debuted at Kmart stores on Oct. 31 and consists of infant bedding and gift sets with price points ranging from $3.99 to $39.99. Tags: K Mart, Martha Stewart Research articles 1999-11-08 How To Optimize The Brand-Customer Relationship Across Multiple Contact Points The Martha Stewart brand, synonymous with the notion of raising the quality of living in and around the

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    Sonny's Blues

    238 words, 1 page

    Journal 5 Othello Othello is a cool but nasty deceiving story. The way Iago plays everyone and how they listen and are so gullible is unbelievable. But this kind of stuff happens today, to everyone in different ways. Desdemona is just like any woman and is in live with her husband. Iago goes about the way he plots everything so sneakily. He doesn’t think twice about whether or not he is doing wrong. He just says and people do. That’s what I like about him. I envy that he can think of things so complexly and it all work out the way he wants. In the end though it all unravels, it all comes ap

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    Jennifer Lopez

    795 words, 4 pages

    Jennifer Lopez’s Musical Influence on Society Written By: Samantha Yurchak Mr. Smith 7th Hour English 9A December 4, 2008 Samantha Yurchak Mr. S. Smith English 9A 7th hour 4 December, 2008 Jennifer Lopez’s Influence on Teenage Girls Jennifer Lopez, also known as JLo, influenced many teenage girls during the 1990‘s into the 2000‘s. She has been one of the big trend setters and a very well known actress and singer. In the previous decade many famous mommies were forming a new trend known as the baby bump. Instead of wearing maternity clothes they would sim

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    1066 words, 5 pages

    In the late 1990s, there was an explosion of dotcom in the market. These dotcoms offered websites of wide variety of services and products. In 1997,, Inc. was founded by Reed Hastings and Marc Randolph. Netflix was an internet-based unlimited rental subscription service for DVDs. The DVD became an evolutionary multimedia player, with the capabilities of storing entire feature-length film, as well as additional information such as subtitles in various languages, making of films and information about the actors, directors and producers. With its high quality and additional features,

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    382 words, 2 pages

    Diane Kosowicz Nessler 4/5/06 Pd. 1 Dreams Dreams are an essential and important part of life. Most people want to make money; others may be looking for love. Whether someone is big or small, they all have dreams. The poem “A Gift to a Dream” by Cindy M. and the book Of Mice and Men, J. Steinbeck show that dreams are very important to someone’s lifestyle. Dreams give us a reason to continue on when life gets tough. “A Gift to a Dream”, by Cindy M. is a poem about dreams giving hope and faith. The poem reads, “hold on to your dreams, they are a doorway.” This means that

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    Social Comparison

    1544 words, 7 pages

    Social Comparison and Temporal Life Satisfaction In his theory of social comparison, Festinger (1954) identified the idea that human beings have the drive to look at others in order to evaluate their own opinions and abilities. Social comparison is categorized into two forms, namely downward and upward. Downward comparison occurs when an individual compares to others who are deemed as socially worse off, while upward social comparison acts in the opposite direction. Over the years, there have been various studies on the directional effects of both upward and downward comparison o

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    Market Research On Potential Of Dth Technology

    13968 words, 56 pages

    PREFACE India, with its booming economy, plus 8 digit growth, is witnessing a surge in the income levels. This has led to increased demand for entertainment and luxury and people now want to enhance their television viewing experience. Their increased desire for superior video and audio quality has also been reflected in our research findings. All this will sound music to the ears of all the DTH service providers planning to increase their market share many fold. The potential of DTH in Indian market is seemingly substantial. This has motivated us to undertake a market research project to

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    406 words, 2 pages

    Slumdog Millionaire Slumdog Millionaire tells the story of a young boy from the slums, named Jamal, who finds himself a contestant on the highly popular Indian version of Who wants to be a millionaire. He ends up winning the grand prize, but is accused of cheating. The movie guides us through Jamal’s life experiences, which serves to explain how he knows the all the answers to the questions on the show. Some parts of this movie were confusing, especially the beginning. The opening, which consisted of flashbacks caused me confusion because they did not explain the scene long enough

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    Rab A Product Of Mass Culture

    1427 words, 6 pages

    RAB NE BANA DI JODI (A match made by God) Runtime: 164min 4secs Tagline: There is an extraordinary love story in every ordinary Jodi. Language: Hindi Written & Directed by: Aditya Chopra Dialogues by: Jaideep Sahni Hindi cinema has been a major point of reference for popular Indian culture. It has been an effective instrument for shaping and expressing popular Indian sentiment. Movies by Yash Raj studios, especially, have been the most widely distributed and well-received. Concepts of love, marriage, family, and a shallow look into a more meaningful existence, are those most frequent

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    10 Stupid Questions

    343 words, 2 pages

    10 most stupid questions people usually ask in obvious situations and the best answer to those.   1. At the movies: When you meet acquaintances/friends... Stupid Question:- Hey, what are you doing here? Answer:- Dont u know, I sell tickets in black over here.. 2. In the bus: A heavy lady wearing pointed high-heeled shoes steps on your feet... Stupid Question:- Sorry, did that hurt? Answer:- No, not at all, I'm on local anesthesia.....why don't you try again. 3. At a funeral: One of the teary-eyed people ask... Stupid Question:- Why, why him, of all people. A

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    1947 words, 8 pages

    Bravery Odysseus was a virtuous and heroic leader. He and many other characters showed many acts of bravery. The bravery that Odysseus possessed was extraordinary and could have changed the story line completely if he didn’t use it as often then the story may have developed different. Odysseus’ bravery was tested in many adventures that he endured throughout the novel. This will be proven in many ways throughout the essay. Some examples of people that also showed bravery are Penelope, the herders, Tele, the suitors and even Ody’s crew. But the

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    3978 words, 16 pages

    "MANILA," directed by prize-winning directors Adolfo Alix Jr. and Raya Martin, will open the 2009 Cinemalaya Independent Film Festival and Competition on July 17, 7:30 p.m. at the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo (Main Theater). This will be the film’s Philippine premiere after its successful screenings in the 62nd Festival de Cannes and the 31st Moscow International Film Festival. Actor Piolo Pascual co-produced and stars in this film that pays tribute to great Filipino directors Lino Brocka and Ishmael Bernal. Manila boasts of a powerful cast—a mix

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    Review For Manila

    598 words, 3 pages

    “Manila” is an independent film directed by prize-winning directors Raya Martin and one of Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila’s (PLM) pride, Adolf Alix Jr. The film received a lot of praises and recognition from the moviegoers as well as from the film critics. This “indie” film was first exhibited at the recent Cannes International Film Festival and then the 31st Moscow International Film Festival and has received eight other invitations from other international film festivals either for competition or exhibition. As for its homecoming, the Philippine premiere “Manila” opened the 2009 C

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    300 Movie

    325 words, 2 pages

    Sami Masri Dr. Knapp HUM 160-003 2/23/10 Assignment 2 In the beginning of this scene there are several effects that are used to magnetically drawthe viewer into the scenario. The sound effects to this scene are defining because there is practically no sound here except for a very tinny, eerie and foreboding wind sound. This shows the importance of Leonides’s decision and how much is at stake upon it. The fate of Sparta rests upon this decision. It is the most dramatic moment in the movie and the one with the most tension. Will the freedom and individuality of the Greeks be left

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    910 words, 4 pages

    3 October 2009 Out of the Ordinary To think of something or a person who has influenced me is a very difficult task. It took me some time to think of something until I came to this object. Most people would focus on the typical aspect of writing an influential paper on being a human. The interesting thing is, is that this object has been the television. Well, not just television, but the reality and fictional shows on television. If you can believe it, my goals that I have for my future have been based on some shows I have seen on television. When growing up, I always knew I wa

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    Secretes And Lies

    359 words, 2 pages

    ?Alesia White Extra Credit Prof. Franklin [email protected] 4 November 2009 Secrets and Lies The movie starts with us witnessing a Funeral. There is a young woman, Hortence Cumberbatch, played by Marianne Jean-Baptiste at the funeral that the camera focuses on, she is crying. The funeral is for the young woman’s adoptive mother. The death of her adoptive mother and her father a few years earlier made Hortence want to find her biological mother, so she decided to go through the ordeal to start the search. Hortence is a successful black woman. On the other side of the social c

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    Book Review

    1039 words, 5 pages

    Prince Caspian, the Return to Narnia Prince Caspian, The Return to Narnia is a children novel by C.S Lewis. In this novel, Peter, Susan, Edmund and Lucy Pevensie went back to Narnia in order to help the purported prince to claim his power and restore the land to its former magic. Upon the siblings return to Narnia, they find themselves in the ruin of their old castle, Cair Paravel. Over a millennium has passed on Narnia between the time they last went home at the end of “The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe”, and their return. This happened during their last visit, which is when they

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    "The Outsiders" Short Review

    254 words, 2 pages

    The Outsiders The Outsiders is a story about a group of young greasers living in a small rural town during the 1960’s. Ponyboy and his friend Johnny are the two main characters from this group of greasers and find themselves in a bind after Johnny kills one of the members of a rival click while trying to protect his friend Ponyboy. Eventually Johnny decides that he wants to come clean and turn himself in however, he never gets the opportunity because he is fatally injured after trying to save children from a church that was accidentally set on fire by Johnny and Ponyboy. After much grief and

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