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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    Netflix

    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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    Blow

    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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    Testing

    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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