Movies Essays

A Guide in Analyzing Movies

Watching movies is one of the best ways to relax, enjoy, and learn. Some people watch movies for recreational purposes, while others do this to learn new ideas or things. However, as a movie progresses into its climax, one would notice that he or she is getting involved in the movie by thinking how the conflict will be resolved. After watching the movie, a reaction or feedback is drawn as one tries to communicate or narrate the story to someone…

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Movies and Television Shows Should Include Better Role Models for their Audiences

I’m sure it has happened plenty of times. When you finish watching a movie and afterwards feel so inspired. This is often when the movie hero was presented as someone we would like to be or has a personality that we admire. Sometimes it can be other characters that are shown to be “cool”, attractive, and popular that also inspires us to mimic their personality traits. Movies can also prompt us to try certain activities. Of course this can be…

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Benefits of Viewing Movies at Home

Throughout generations, watching movies has been one of the most popular forms of entertainment. Motion pictures were originally developed as a carnival novelty and have developed to one of the most important tools of communication and entertainment. Most films before 1930 were silent. During the 1940’s, there was a desire for wartime propaganda in the film industry with realistic war dramas. The 1960’s brought an increasing awareness of foreign language cinema in America. During the 1970’s, audiences saw a dramatic…

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Advantages and Disadvantages of Conformity

The New Zealand Oxford dictionary defines conformity as accordance with established practise and agreement suitability. Conformity comes with many advantages and disadvantages. Conformity exists so people don’t feel left out. It also comes with many dangers such as losing your logic and forgetting whether what you’re doing is good or bad. An advantage of conformity is feeling that you’re not alone. You feel accepted and a part of a group where will nobody will judge you. An example of this…

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American Revolution

“I’m going to make a name for myself. If I fail, you will never hear of me again” Edward James Muggeridge. True to his words he succeeded in making a name for himself and he created the first movie or “motion picture”. Movies are a rollercoaster ride that transcends people into a whole different world fresh out of somebody’s imagination as seen through the genres of horror, drama, and science fiction. The movie business allows people to break through the…

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Humor in War Movies

There is more than one way to get a point across in the movies. Movies based on actual events, movies made using actual facts but not always about true events, documentary films and those films that use humor or satire to get their point across. I think the three films that I chose fall into the last category. The first film (released in 1953) is Stalag 17, a film about American prisoners of war being held in a German prison…

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Economics of the Movie Business

Most of the movies that are eventually released are cofinanced. This is a term that is used within the movie industry to describe those films for which there are more than one firm that share both the cost of production as well as the revenues. Nearly one-third of all the movies that are released are cofinanced. Various studies have shown that the main reason for cofinancing is to manage and share risk. Most of the major studios are in the…

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Sunshine in the Dark_ Florida in the Movies

Name; Subject: Professor: Date: Sunshine in the Dark: Florida in the Movies The film “Sunshine in the Dark: Florida in the Movies” directed by John Sayles will allow viewers to take a glimpse on the life of people in Florida. The location stands out as one of the fascinating state in the United States. The film is more of informing the viewers about the life style of people in Florida. This film is a must watch for everyone who shows…

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In the Mood for Love

The quote by the author Drucker is a prime example of how non-verbal communication is most of the time more important than the actual answer itself. Body language is an essential element of everyday interaction amongst people. Based on simple hand gestures or a flicker of a smile, one can instantly change the syntax or structural meaning of a sentence. This change could turn a negative sentence into a positive outcome. Throughout the history of cinema body language is a…

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Compare and Contrast 2 Movies with Plato’s Allegory

Humans depend on their five senses to confirm the authenticity of the reality that surrounds them, but how would they react when their comfort zone they call “the truth” is wrong? In Plato’s Allegory of the Cave, Plato answers that question with a series of symbols. The same symbolic meanings can be found in the 1999 film of The Matrix (directed by Andy and Larry Wachowski) where the protagonist — Thomas A. Anderson — is a man living two lives….

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According to Greta Movie Review

Many movies explore the difficulties of growing up, but few are as powerful and as moving as According to Greta. In the movie directed by Nancy Bardawil, “According to Greta”, shows the characters are all evolving with the many challenges that arise within the movie, most notable is Hillary Duff who plays Greta. Who transcends her childhood stardom and portrays a vulnerable, slightly-caustic teen who is multi-layered and believable, who throughout the movie realizes that the troubles in life all…

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The Halo and Devil Effect

In this world people are judged more often then people are hired for jobs. Most of us all go by the first impression of a person. This can either be good or bad. In the movies Legally Blonde and The Blind Side the Halo and Devil effect is shown and is a very significant issue in both films. These movies also tie in with articles on how beauty is the judging factor into getting jobs and that they show a…

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