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A Short History Of The Motion Picture Industry : 5 pages in length. To say that much has changed within the motion picture industry over the past century would be a grand understatement. Ever since the advent of the moving picture, crafty developers and creative directors have endeavored to perfect what has come to be one of the most popular and influential mediums of entertainment. The writer examines the progression of films from the late 1800's to current day, focusing upon the roles women, minorities, drugs and censorship have played. Bibliography lists 6 sources. Moviehis.wps

United Artists : The birth of the company is discussed in a 5 page paper. Background information, political climate, reasons for the formation of the studio that was created by Charlie Chaplin, Mary Pickford, Douglas Fairbanks and D.W. Griffith, are all included. Bibliography lists 8 sources. Unitart.wps

Abbot & Costello : An 8 page discussion of Bud Abbot and Lou Costello and their important contributions to American Humor. Bibliography lists 4 sources. Abbot & Costello.wps

Bill Cosby & Carroll O’Connor : The lives of these two American celebrities are compared and contrasted in a 5 page analysis. The obvious similarities involving the early and tragic deaths of their sons leads to a discussion on their family values. Bibliography lists 9 sources. Cosocon.wps

The Life Of Marilyn Monroe (Norma Jean Baker Mortenson):An 18 page paper on the life and times of Marilyn Monroe. It talks about her life in the movies, outside of the movies, and her untimely death. Bibliography lists 9 sources. Marilyn.wps

A Look at "Grace Under Fire" : A detailed 3 page essay that takes a brief glance at a popular situation comedy in relation to the cognitive, superiority and aggressive theories of humor. One cited reference. Grace.wps

Why America Listens To Howard Stern : A 9 page essay analyzing why society listens so closely to the words of obnoxious radio personality : Howard Stern, a man famous for his willingness to always say the "wrong thing." Stern's attitudes on politics, homosexuality, gender, and more, --are analyzed. The writer also looks at some of the psycho-social implications of common performances by Stern and his sidekick, Robin and what it is that makes them seem so believable. Bibliography lists 6 sources. Stern.wps

Walt Disney the Animator : A 5 page paper that looks at the development of Walt Disney as an animator and as a focus in the animation industry. Since his beginnings in animation in 1919, Walt Disney always demonstrated his skills as an animator, developing his skills from animation techniques created by others. But Walt Disney's greatest contribution to the industry was his organizational skills, his eye for detail, and his animation process that he developed for other animators. Bibliography lists 5 sources. Waltdisn.wps

Computer Graphics In The Movies : A 5 page essay on how the modern film industry now uses 3D computer graphics to create special effects instead of more traditional methods. Bibliography lists 4 sources. 3dgrap.wps

Technology & Film-Making : A 3 page research paper focusing on the effects of technology on film making. Specific examples are given of the new system JEDI allowing the integration of cartoon characters and people. Bibliography is included. Musictec.wps

Subtle Sexism & False Portrayal Of Women In Hollywood Films : A 7 page paper on sexism, the "gender war," and the overall treatment of women in film. "Boomerang," "A Stranger Among Us,"and "Man Trouble," are among the many movies used to illustrate the writer's points. Stereotypes and the subtly of sexism are explained as the writer presents some recommended suggestions for change. Bibliography lists 5 sources. Sexismfl.wps

Women in Film : A 15 page paper tracing the role of women on screen. The writer describes the history of the portrayal of women from the 1930’s to present day and concludes with a look at "Waiting to Exhale." Bibliography lists 8 sources.Womeni.wps

Hispanic Women In Film : Hispanic women portrayed in American film are discussed in this 8 page paper. Pointed out is the fact that while women's roles have evolved in the industry the Hispanic female is still stereotyped and little work is available for serious Spanish actresses. The releases of such movies as Selena and Evita are discussed. Bibliography lists 7 sources. Hispwmn.wps

Malle and Godard / Women in French Films : A 10 page paper that provides an overview of two of the films by Malle and Godard and reflects upon the mis-en-scene and the role of women in each. Bibliography lists 2 sources. Frfilm.wps

Female American Film Directors : This 27 page research paper explores the contributions of women directors to American cinema. Specifically discussed are the films of Lois Weber, Dorothy Arzner, Ida Lupino, Elaine May, Joan Micklin Silver, Claudia Weill and Susan Seidelman and their depiction of male and female characters. Bibliography lists 14 sources. Femaldir.wps

The Postmodern Film : This 12 page paper looks at the postmodern film and its essential elements. Also discussed is the difficulty inherent in defining the term "postmodern." Several contemporary movies are analyzed in detail including The Crying Game, Trainspotting and Pulp Fiction. Bibliography cites 12+ sources. Postmod.wps

Third World Film : A 10 page exploration of third world film as a revolutionary vehicle, as well as an aesthetic art form. The writer posits that the importance of the revolutionary themes is what sets third world films apart from the more glamorous films of developed countries. The paper focuses on a brief catalog of filmmakers, and focuses on the style of and two films by Cuban Tomas Gutierrez Alea. Bibliography lists 9 sources. 3worldtw.wps

Film Comedy / From Charlie Chaplin To Woody Allen Analyzed: This 5 page research paper examines the evolution of motion picture comedy by discussing the major works of Charles Chaplin, The Three Stooges, Buster Keaton, the Marx Brothers and Woody Allen. Bibliography lists 9 sources. Comedy.wps

Myths About the U.S. in Vietnam as Revealed in Film / Analyzed : This 5 page research paper examines how films created myths concerning the U.S. involvement in Vietnam. Specifically discussed are films such as Apocalypse Now (1979) and Full Metal Jacket (1987), and the myths they created and exposed for audiences. Bibliography lists 4 sources. Vietmyth.wps

Vietnam / Movies The Changing Face of Protest and Resistance : A 10 page research paper which explores the ideas of protest and resistance in historical reference, in Oliver Stone’s "Platoon" and "Born on the Fourth of July," and in FitzGerald’s "Fire on the Lake." The writer posits that protest led to an ever-changing "face" of resistance that redefines the outcome of the Vietnam War. Bibliography lists 14 sources. Vietprot.wps

The Genre Of War Films / Avoiding The Issue Of Race : In this well-reasoned 5 page essay, the writer argues that war films have traditionally avoided having to portray African-Americans in a realistic manner. Even films about the Civil War "hid" Black people to a large extent -- out of fear that doing otherwise would invoke some controversial discontent. A number of insightful examples from war films are provided to support this thesis. Bibliography lists 4 sources. Warfilms.wps

"The Green Berets" vs. "Casualties of War" / Analyzed : This 6 page research paper examines two different war films made in two different decades, The Green Berets (1968) and Casualties of War (1989). Specifically discussed are how the two films reflect the decades in which each were made, the world at the time, changes in audience tastes, etc. Bibliography lists 5 sources. Warfilm.wps

Avant-Garde’s Visual Arts Roots : An 8 page paper discussing avant-garde film’s grounding in the visual arts rather than in the traditions of narrative cinema. Without question, the process of filmmaking remains the same between the two categories, but each has very different points of focus from which they originate. Casual movie-goers expect to be told a story when they set out to view a film made from the narrative perspective, but the aficionados of avant-garde understand that, while a story may be integrated in the work they are about to view, the primary point of focus is that of visual art analogous to that which can be found in any art gallery featuring work in serial progression. Bibliography lists 11 sources. Avantg.wps

Spike Lee’s Work : A 5 page paper discussing Spike Lee’s filmmaking views and his advertising career. Of his films, even his critics report that Lee is honest and reports in his films only what is there is to see. Demanding and exacting, he has a clear idea of what he wants to see in his films, and he has gained the respected position of managing director. Still, many black people are uncomfortable with what they see on a Spike-Lee-sponsored screen, but Spike Lee continues to lead his own life, making films and designing advertising campaign in his "spare time." Bibliography lists 5 sources. Spike.doc

Spike Lee’s "Do The Right Thing" / Analyzed : This 5 page research paper examines director Spike Lee’s 1989 film, Do The Right Thing. Specifically explored is how the film conveys its ethical message, and evaluates the soundness of the arguments it presents, based on established ethical criteria. Doright.wps

African-American Gangsters In Film / Yesterday vs. Today : 8 pages in length African-American gangster mentality has changed much over the past half century. No longer is it the flamboyant, colorful lifestyle once adopted by shrewd and resourceful businessmen. The black gangster of today is a confused, angry young man who feels completely justified taking out his aggressions on innocent bystanders. The writer compares and contrasts the various differences between these two types of gang members as depicted in the movies Hoodlum and Boyz 'N The Hood. Bibliography included. Gangster.wps

Film Portrayal Of African-Americans : A 6 page essay discussing how African Americans are portrayed in three semi-related films : Gone With the Wind, Glory, and Hollywood Shuffle. Written from an Afrocentric perspective. No Bibliography. Blackfi2.wps

Film Portrayal of African-Americans # 2: A comprehensive, analytical 15 page paper on the evolution of African-American in films. Writer emphasizes the success of many of today’s movies such as those by Spike Lee. Bibliography lists 10 sources. Blackfil.wps

Film Portrayal of African-Americans # 3 : An 8 page paper describing roles that Black Americans have played in films. The writer traces the type of roles Black actors have had in this century and how those roles have changed using several films as examples. It is posited that even while Civil Rights ushered in a new age for minorities and a greatly-improved media role for Blacks, Hollywood has still, for the most part, continued to rely only upon the portrayal of stereotypes. Bibliography lists 11 sources. Afrofilm.wps

Ethnicity & The Movies / A Look at Recreation and Poetry : A 5 page paper that considers the themes of poems by Clifton, Divakaruni and a short story by Johnson as they represent cultural and social ethnicity and consider the role of the cinema in designing different perspectives. Bibliography lists 3 sources. Ethmovie.wps

Woody Allen & The Theme Of Love Short-lived : In this 10 page paper, the writer argues that Woody Allen's films typically revolve around themes of love; particularly those that illustrate how this most hopeful emotion fades with time and is not the ever-lasting blessing that poets claim. Examples from many of his films are given to support this point. Some of the ones discussed include : "Naked In New York," "A Midsummer Night's Sex Comedy," "Love & Death," "Zelig," and "Play It Again, Sam." Bibliography lists 11 sources. Woodyall.wps

Economics Of The Film Industry During Its Early Years : A 14 page research paper discussing economic issues concerning the "rocky" success of the film industry upto and around the 1930's. The production of several early films, the role of background music, the popularizing of 16mm film, and more are described in detail. Bibliography lists 15+ sources. Filmecon.wps

Soviet Film In The 1920s : An 8 page research paper on the political and aesthetic principles involved in filmmaking during this era. The writer presents critical commentary and examples from film. Bibliography lists 5 sources. Sovifilm.wps

Shirley Temple's "Poor Little Rich Girl" : A 5 page paper in which the writer analyzes critical responses to Poor Little Rich Girl, a remake of Pickford's 1919 film. Bibliography lists 3 sources. Stemple.wps

The Life & Works Charlie Chaplin : A 30 page paper on Charlie Chaplin in which the writer reflects his contributions to the film industry, his life, his era, his politics and The Great Dictator, as well as a blurb on today's dealings with his legacy. It is argued that we can all take a lesson from his films. Bibliography lists 12+ sources. Chaplin.wps

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 the early 1970s seriously impacted the final years of Hitchcock's work and a decline in his focus on horror and mystery. Bibliography lists 5 sources. Alfred.wps

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 activities of his neighbors, which he seems to find infinitely more stimulating than his own life. Bibliography lists 5 sources. Rearwind.wps

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 contemporary social attitudes, critical response to the film, and the cinematic career of the film's director, Adrian Lyne. Bibliography lists 8 sources. Horror.wps

Sex & The Mass Media / The Sixties Vs. The Nineties : A 10 page paper on the change in attitudes and policy regarding sex in TV and movies from the beginning of the sixties to the middle of the nineties. It concludes that since television followed movies in becoming more "sexually free," perhaps the "kinder, gentler" love story the movies have focused on of late presages a change for television as well. Bibliography lists six sources. Sexmedia.wps

Beauty & Its Superficial Importance In TV Sitcoms : A 5 page research paper which analyzes how TV sitcoms portray beautiful women. The writer shows that these images are unrealistic and stereotyped relating TV’s portrayal of women with some of the latest research on the human perception of beauty. Bibliography lists 4 sources. Beautytv.wps

The Evolution Of "TV Moms" : A 9 page paper on television mothers and their evolution from domestic housekeeper/child-raisers to professional women. Beginning with the '50s, TV moms are examined and compared to the real-life counterparts. Bibliography lists 8 sources. Tvmoms.wps

Sitcoms Of The 50's & 60's -- Media Portrayal Of The American Family : A 14 page research paper on the history of situational comedies ("sitcoms") and their presentation of the American family during the 1950's and 60's. The writer discusses specific shows, their characters, and the degree of reality presented by them and their on-screen families. Comparisons are made between yesterday and today regarding TV's portrayal of divorce, social problems, etc; Bibliography lists approximately 10 sources. Sitcom60.wps

Situation Comedy Through the Ages : Sitcoms are explored from the fifties through the nineties in this 10 page overview. The programs are exposed as being unrealistic and the question of why some comedies endure while others fade is the main theme of the paper. Highlighted shows include "I Love Lucy", "The Honeymooners", "The Dick Van Dyke Show" and "Seinfeld". Bibliography lists 8 sources. Sitcomed.wps

The Development of Love Relationships Within The TV Sitcom : A 3 page essay on the development of love relationships within the American family as shown on TV sitcoms. Bibliography included. TVfam.wps

Television’s Effects Upon Sexual Behavior : A 7 page research paper exploring the effects of television on sexual behavior. The writer focuses upon the changes in adolescent sexual activity. Specific documented examples of youngsters mimicking acts they had seen on television or in the movies are given. The thesis of the paper is essentially that, "Yes, television does, in fact, impact the degree of sexual activity among adolescents." Bibliography is included. Tvsex.wps

Influence of Film on Adolescent Sex : This 7 page paper discusses the impact of contemporary movies on sexual activity in adolescents. Bibliography lists 11 sources. Teensex.wps

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. Arismovi.wps

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 original version of "Nosferatu" to "Dracula's Dog" are provided. Bibliography lists 5 sources. Vampire2.wps

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 and his offspring will probably continue to exist for as long as there are movies to watch ! This 9 page report analyzes how vampire stories have both changed and remained the same since they first appeared in print and then on "the big screen." A number of films are reviewed. Bibliography lists 6 sources. Vampiref.wps

"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 terminology is employed by the writer. No Bibliography. Italfilm.wps

Film Version / "Wuthering Heights" (1939) Analyzed : This 5 page paper evaluates the 1939 film, Wuthering Heights, specifically in terms of its recurring geographical motif of the Yorkshire moors and the mood-capturing cinematography of Gregg Toland. Bibliography lists 5 sources. Wuthring.wps

Sound a Concerto of Emotion in "Shine" : A 5 page paper that discusses dialogue and sound in relationship to the emotions of the movie and its theme. Bibliography lists 7 sources. Shine.wps

Alice Walker’s "The Color Purple" as Cinema : A 5 page paper analyzing whether -- and how -- the Steven Spielberg adaptation of Alice Walker’s novel changed the story structurally. The paper concludes that Spielberg actually adds meat and depth to a novel that is, by itself, powerful but uncompromisingly spare. No additional sources cited. Colorp.wps

"A Passage to India" / Comparing The Film And Literary Versions : A 4 page research paper looking at critical opinions of both the E.M. Forster novel and the movie. The writer details the themes of the novel and how they were changed for the movie. Bibliography lists 6 sources. Passage.wps

Joseph Conrad’s "The Heart of Darkness" vs. Apocalypse Now : A 4 page paper discussing a comparison between the movie Apocalypse Now and The Heart of Darkness, by Joseph Conrad. Bibliography lists 3 sources. Apocal.wps

Henrik Ibsen's "A Doll's House" / Author’s Version vs. Modern Film Version : In 6 pages, the writer compares Henrik Ibsen's "A Doll's House" with the movie version starring Claire Bloom as Nora. Nora is also compared and contrasted with Oedipus. Bibliography lists 8 sources. Compibs.wps

Group Dynamics / As Related To The Film "Apollo 13" : A 6 page overview of group behavior as related to the movie "Apollo 13". Bibliography lists 3 sources. Groupdyn.wps

Blade Runner -- A Possible Society ? : 10 pages in length. An evaluative analysis of technology, society, and freedoms as presented in the film "Blade Runner." The 'right to happiness' is mentioned as a key issue. Bibliography lists 5 sources. Bladerun.wps

Blade Runner & Total Recall : Two very similar comparisons between the movies Blade Runner and Total Recall (some focus on technology and similarities between the two films). One is 2 pages in length and the other is 3 (5pg total). No Bibliography. Bladtota.wps

Citizen Kane / Film Production Analysis : A 9 page discussion of camera, angle, use of time, characterization, and various other key production elements in the film "Citizen Kane." One additional source is cited and listed as a bibliographic reference. Citikane.wps

Citizen Kane / Utilitarianism And Individualism : A 5 page paper that provides an overview of Director Orson Welles' 1941 classic. The writer also considers Welles' characterization of Kane and the way in which this character is developed to embrace both utilitarianism and individualism. No bibliography. Kane.wps

"Titanic" (1997) Analyzed : This 5 page argumentative research paper examines James Cameron's 1997 epic, Titanic. Specifically discussed are what made the latest retelling of the 1912 disaster such a huge hit, while the earlier films, though respectable in their own right, seem to have fallen short in comparison. Bibliography lists 3 sources. Titanicm.wps

"The Trial" / The Movie : A 5 page study of Orson Welles’ film based on Kafka’s famous novel. Special attention is given to the relationship between sexuality, impotence, and power. No bibliography. Trialmo.wps

The Role Of Music in Mrs. Doubtfire : A 5 page analysis of the function of Howard Shore’s musical score in this 1993 film. The paper concludes that the music serves to tie the important moments of the film’s narrative structure and emotional impact together in a subconscious way, and thus enhances our appreciation for the film’s message. No sources except film. Doubtfir.wps

'Jaws' & 'Star Wars' / Contextual Approach to Media Criticism : This 8 page research paper offers a historical analysis of how the phenomenal box-office success of blockbuster films Jaws and Star Wars forever changed the film-making industry. Specifically discussed are the impact upon popular culture, economics, technological innovations, influence exerted by directors Steven Spielberg and George Lucas, merchandising, and mass appeal. Bibliography lists 10 sources. Starjaws.wps

Arthur Miller’s "Death of A Salesman" Hoffman as Loman In The Film Version : A 5 page paper comparing the televised version of Arthur Miller’s play, starring Dustin Hoffman, with the original work. No additional sources cited. Deathsale.wps

"Natural Born Killers" in The Theme of "Bonnie & Clyde" : A detailed, 4 page reaction to the film "Natural Born Killers" -- The writer discusses the movie's positive qualities as well as its frequently-cited problems re : negativity and violence. Natural Born Killers is discussed in a societal context and also with relevance to some of Oliver Stone's other films. Bibliography lists 3 supporting sources. Mediacr2.wps

Deviance in Mississippi Burning : A 5 page paper on the Alan Parker film in which the writer examines three kinds of deviance shown in the movie: the townspeople’s deviance from the norms of acceptable American society; Inspector Ward’s deviance from the norms of the townspeople; and Inspector Anderson’s deviance from the normal methodology of the FBI. Bibliography lists three sources in addition to the movie. Mississ.wps

Gender, Race & Class Differences / Films and Television : This 10 page research paper examines how gender, race and class differences has been addressed in films and television in terms of images, narratives and plots. Specifically discussed are the books Film Theory Goes to the Movies by Collins et al., Watching Race by Herman Gray and Visible Fictions by John Ellis as well as the films Thelma and Louise and She’s Gotta Have It. Bibliography lists 5 sources. Theory.rtf

"The Birdcage" As A Study in Gender Issues : A 25 page research paper on the movie the Birdcage and its view of homosexual males and their gender roles in cinema and real life. The writer details the basic plot, each of the characters, and how they mesh with real life issues. Bibliography lists 15 sources. Birdcage.wps

Transvestites In "Psycho" & "Silence Of The Lambs" : A 12 page paper in which the writer attempts to validate a thesis concerning social controversy over the use of transvestites in popular film. For the most part, the concern here is that the media raised very little objection decades ago when Norman Bates dressed as his dead mother but yet in the supposedly more "open-minded" 1990's, the film "Silence of The Lambs" fell under marked criticism simply because of how it portrayed transvestites. Bibliography lists 5 sources. Psychosi.wps

Horror Films Psycho & Scream Analyzed : This 8 page research paper examines the changes in the horror film genre from Psycho (1960) to Scream (1996). Specifically explored is the frame composition employed by Alfred Hitchcock for Psycho compared to and contrasted with Wes Craven’s approach to Scream. Bibliography lists 6 sources. Psyscrem.wps

Film, Criticism & Genre / "Scream" : This 9 page paper begins with an explanation on different types of media criticism, most notably the auteurist, journalist and scholarly formats. More than half of the paper focuses on the movie Scream, and analyzes it in terms of its conformity to the horror film genre. Elements of the film are discussed. This paper is a useful tool for anyone interested in obtaining a historical overview of criticism as well as a substantial analysis on a modern film. Bibliography lists 8 sources. Scream.wps

Films Of The Cold War Era : A 15 page essay on "how" the filmmakers of Atomic Café, The Russia House, Dr. Strangelove, North By Northwest, Failsafe, The Manchurian Candidate and other films presented their views on the Cold War. The writer contends that through cinematic device, some of the first films spoke out against the Cold War, and leadership or technology in particular, while others were effective propaganda in support of the US Cold War ideals. Additional attention is given to The Manchurian Candidate in regards to threats to the American family. Bibliography lists 7 sources. Cldwrflm.wps

The Best Years of Our Lives : A 4 page research paper on this award-winning film from the 1940s concerning the difficulties of adjustment to civilian life faced by returning World War II veterans. The writer demonstrates how this was one of the first films to offer a realistic depiction of the way in which war impacts the lives of the soldiers. Most notable is the way in which the character of a disabled veteran is handled. Bibliography lists 3 sources. WWIImov.wps.

"The Thin Blue Line" vs. "Brother’s Keeper" / Filmmakers’ Techniques : This 7 page essay examines the documentary filmmakers' techniques and approach to their subjects in the films "The Thin Blue Line" (1988), "Brother's Keeper" (1992) and "Let's Get Lost" (1989). Bibliography lists 3 sources. Bluebro.wps

Saturday Night Fever / Film Exemplifying "The Working Class": This 5 page essay examines this film starring John Travolta sociologically, as it demonstrates the realities of the working class. Analysis includes the significance of Bobby's suicide as well as Tony's internal struggles that have much to do with his class status. No bibliography. Satfev.wps

The Wizard of Oz / Theme of Good vs. Evil : A 5 page paper in which the writer discusses the comparison of good and evil in the film version of "The Wizard of Oz", and posits that good conquers evil. Bibliography lists 3 sources. Wizoz.wps

The Use of Camera in "Her Man" : 8 pages in length. A screen analysis of the film "Her Man" (1930). Various examples of conscious camera technique are defined using proper cinematic terminology and exemplified with actual examples from the movie. Release information and credits are provided in Appendix. No Bibliography. Hermanca.wps

NonNarrative & Abstract Film / Kenneth Anger’s Hollywood Babylon : A 5 page examination of the nonnarrative abstract style of filmmaker Kenneth Anger. No bibliography. Abstfilm.wps

Ingmar Bergman & Strindberg / Dreams : A 5 page paper looking at the use of dream imagery in the works of August Strindberg and Ingmar Bergman. The paper particularly looks at Strindberg’s "A Dream Play" and Bergman’s "Wild Strawberries", and traces both writers’ use of the elusive logic of dream. Bibliography lists 1 source. Strind.wps

Igmar Bergman's "Persona" & Existentialism : Approximately 17 pages detailing the presence and role played by existentialism in Igmar Bergman's "Persona." Included background discussion of Bergman's life & other works as well. Bibliography lists 7 sources. Existper.wps

Existentialism In Pulp Fiction : A 12 page paper that considers the existential notions of Sartre, Camus and Nietzsche as they apply to the Quentin Tarantino and Roger Avary screen play "Pulp Fiction." Bibliography lists 6 sources. Pulpfict.wps

Existentialism In Film Analyzed : This 10 page research paper examines the way in which the popular twentieth-century philosophy, existentialism, and its preoccupation with the human condition was explored in world cinema. Specifically discussed are Akira Kurosawa's 1952 film, Ikiru, and Ingmar Bergman's 1957 film, Wild Strawberries. Bibliography lists 6 sources. Exisfilm.wps

Forrest Gump / An American Mythological Hero : An 8 page paper exploring Forrest Gump the character in the popular movie of the same name as a popular American mythological hero. Various aspects of the Forrest Gump story are compared to the qualities of what we typically perceive as the qualities of a hero. Bibliography list three sources in addition to the movie. Gump.wps

Forrest Gump / As "Watched" By A Blind Person : A 6 page paper that provides a review of the movie "Forrest Gump" from a non-sighted perspective. The writer considers some of the positive and negative impacts of the film for individuals who are visually impaired. Forgump.wps

The J.F.K. Assassination / Fact vs. Film Fantasy : 8 pages in length. An excellent resource for those studying forensics or criminal investigations. This paper analyzes the reliability of facts presented in Oliver Stone's movie JFK with respect to actual Warren Commission and House Select Committee reports. It is argued that the most logical assassin was indeed Lee Harvey Oswald and that Stone's movie is good for little more than imaginative historical fantasy. Bibliography lists 3 sources. Jfk.wps

Malcolm X / Biographical Books vs. Biographical Movie : A 10 page paper comparing The Autobiography of Malcolm X, as told to Alex Haley with the Spike Lee movie "Malcolm X," released in 1992 and based on Haley’s account of Malcolm X’s life and political activities. Malcolm X underwent a great change in his thinking during the last year of his life, the year in which Haley’s book was published (1965), but most of his political activity was public—and highly militant—long before he discovered the broader implications of the Islam to which he was so committed. As described in this paper, the movie is true to the book overall, but relies more on the negatives of racism than it does on tracing Malcolm X’s evolution. Bibliography lists 7 sources. X.wps

George Eliot‘s "Silas Marner"vs. Film Version : A 6 page essay comparing Steven Martin’s film adaptation of Silas Marner, ‘‘A Simple Twist of Fate,’’ with the original classic novel by George Eliot. Bibliography lists 5 sources. Twisfate.wps

Turning Novels Into Movies / Problems Involved : A 27 page paper looking at six novels and the movies that were made from them, analyzing how successfully each filmmaker translated the story from print to film and the problems they seem to have encountered in doing so. The books and movies covered are The Color Purple; The Book of Daniel (Daniel in the film version); The Last Tycoon; The Day of the Locust; Sophie’s Choice; and An American Tragedy (A Place in the Sun). Bibliography lists three sources. Prinfilm.wps

The "Annes" Become Films / "Anne of Green Gables" & "Anne of Avonlea" :
A 10 page paper on the way these two books became films of the same name. The paper focuses on the reasons it is so difficult to make the transition from a verbal to a visual medium, and analyzes how Sullivan met the challenge. Bibliography lists 1 source. Avonlea.wps

Movie Ratings / How Effective Are They ? : A 5 page paper exploring the need for movie ratings and explaining the various problems and attributes of existing and proposed systems. Emphasizes the important role of the parents controlling the viewing patterns of their child. Bibliography lists four sources. Movierat.wps NC 17

Biography Of George Lucas : A 5 page paper that presents Lucas' youth and how several events led him to become the film icon he is. Lucas' contributions include: the reintroduction of mythology to filmmaking, advancements in technology in the film industry, and proving to the industry the importance of producing a film with the very best and most appropriate resources available. As Lucas' shattered dreams led him beyond, the paper concludes with a personal quote from a fatherless person who has found hope in a realistic dream about Lucas as his father. Bibliography lists 5 sources. Glucas.wps

Old Film vs. New / "Angels With Dirty Faces" vs. "Clockers" : This 5 page research paper compares and contrasts the 1938 film, Angels With Dirty Faces with the 1995 film, Clockers. Bibliography lists 3 sources. Angclock.wps

Andrew Horton’s "Inside Soviet Film Satire" : This 5 page report gives a brief overview of Andrew Horton’s anthology "Inside Soviet Film Satire." No additional sources cited. Horton.wps

New Latin American Cinema Analyzed : This 6 page research paper examines the trend in new Latin American cinema of moving away from the epic and toward the crucible film form by first defining the terms epic and crucible, and then comparing and contrasting the new Latin American cinema of the 1950s and 1960s and the that of the Nineties. Also considered are the differences between Latin American films and the mainstream films being produced in North America and Europe. Bibliography lists 7 sources. Newlatin.wps

Luis Bunueal & Pedro Almodovar : Three essays- each 3 pages in length. Discussed are the films of Luis Bunueal and Pedro Almodovar. Themes of surrealism, the "Stockholm Syndrome," and social deviance are explored through emphasis on specific works by each of these contemporary film greats. Bibliography lists 4 supporting sources. Bunueal.wps

Pedro Almodovar & Gender Blurring : A 5 page analysis of 'gender blurring' in several of the works of Spanish filmmaker Pedro Almodovar. Two sources drawn upon and listed in bibliography. Almodov1.wps

The "Poem Of The Cid" Vs. Anthony Mann's Cinematic Achievement "El Cid": A 3 page paper that compares the epic "Poem of the Cid" with Mann's 1961 epic film, "El Cid." The author basis the comparison between these two on consideration of the definition and characteristics of epics and uses both cinematic and literary considerations of both. The nature of epics to exaggerate the truth or the history for the benefit of the story is a major point within this paper. No other sources cited. Elcid.wps

The Return of Martin Guerre and the Sixteenth Century: A 5 page essay on the movie of the same name and what it shows about life in the period . The writer details the place of women, social mobility, changing rights, and facets of everyday life. No bibliography. Guerre.wps

Television and Cinema / Two Forms of Mass Communication : 4 pages in length. These important two types of communication tools are explored by the writer and compared in terms of modes of reception and language used to reach their specific intended audiences. No Bibliography. Cinetele.wps

12 Angry Men
: 3 page discussion of the classic 50's film "12 Angry Men"; an examination of the American system of trial by jury and the role that stereotypes and prejudices can ultimately play in the system. Bibliography lists 3 sources. 12Angrym.wps

'Amadeus'/ The Movie : A 6 page discussion of the film "Amadeus" -- highlighting based upon research-- which facts the writer found to be inconsistent regarding Mozart's life and Salieri. Bibliography lists 3 sources. Also can be categorized under 'Music.' Amadeus.wps

Film Review / Amadeus : A 4 page essay reviewing and analyzing the film Amadeus. In this version of Mozart's biography, the story is told through a series of flashbacks as perceived by Mozart's chief antagonist, Salieri. Salieri's hatred and bitterness, which he harbors even after Mozart's death lead to the destruction of both men. No additional sources cited. Amad.wps

"Less Than Zero" vs. "In Country" : A 4 page comparison between the 1980's era film "Less than Zero" and Bobbie Ann Mason's book "In Country." The focus of the thesis/discussion is upon how characters in both stories were affected by "wars" that ripped the socioeconomic status of their respective surroundings apart. While characters in each story were "victims of circumstances," the writer finds great difference in Less Than Zero's youths-- as they conceivably might have had more control over their situations. Several other key similarities and differences are cited. No Bibliography. Lesszero.wps

Elia Kazan's "A Streetcar Named Desire" : A 4 page analysis of Kazan's movie (based on Tennessee Williams’ play) which discusses the probability, plausibility, and consistency of their actions in regards to the individual characteristics assigned to them. The paper also provides references to how the actors hired helped establish the characters' roles. No additional sources cited. Streetca.wps

Women Warriors in Hong Kong Films : An 8 page research paper on the women warrior genre in Hong Kong films. The writer details the history of the genre, its main features, and describes several examples. Bibliography lists 6 sources. Hongfilm.wps

"Family Game" (Kanoku Geemu) / Post War Japanese Society : In 4 pages the author discusses the movie "Family Game" (Kanoku Geemu) and the post war Japanese society. No additional sources cited. Postjap.wps

"Carlito’s Way" and Miller’s Social Crime Theories : A 5 page paper that discusses Walter B. Miller's social theories on delinquent groups in relationship to Brian DePlama's film entitled "Carlito’s Way." The specific points of Miller's theory discussed include: trouble, toughness, smartness, excitement, fate, autonomy and belonging. No Bibliography. Carlito.wps

James Dickey’s "Deliverance" / Use Of Nature : A 6 page essay on the book and movie versions discussing how nature works to illustrate Dickey’s ideas as to the concept of evil and as a liberating agent for four middle-age suburban men on camping trip in the wilderness. Bibliography lists 7 sources. Deliveran.wps

Michael Ritchie’s 1972 Film, "The Candidate" / Analyzed : This 10 page research paper examines how the docudrama, The Candidate (1972), is an unflinching reflection of the ‘game’ of politics in America. Bibliography lists 5 sources. Ritchie.wps

John Guare’s "Six Degrees of Separation" / Conflict & Class Struggle : A 5 page paper that discusses the inherent conflict and class struggle in John Guare's play. The characters of Paul, Flan and Ouisa all are products of their class determinations and their social interactions are basic to their personal development. The interactions between the couple, Flan and Ouisa, who are upper class art collectors, creates and interesting contrast to Paul, a self-declared "student" who lies his way into the homes of New York's elite. Sixdegre.wps

John Guare’s "Six Degrees of Separation" / Paralysis Of The Imagination : A 5 page paper that discusses the issue of paralysis of the imagination through Paul's theory of The Catcher in the Rye. This paper also takes a comparative look between Paul and Holden Caufield because of the reference within the play in regards to imagination created a necessary the perception of necessary similarities between these two characters. Sixdeg.wps

John Singleton’s "Higher Learning" / A Call to Leadership : A 5 page paper covering the characters' roles in shaping a call to leadership for black men. By outlining the way the characters are portrayed, the paper speaks to the divisive issues behind Singleton's call to leadership, and how each character fares in the war. Bibliography lists 3 sources. Highlern.wps

Film Analysis / When Harry Met Sally : The relationship between the main characters Harry and Sally, played by Billy Crystal and Meg Ryan, is explored in this 4 page essay. Harrysal.wps

"When Harry Met Sally" -- Social Penetration Theory : The theory is discussed as exemplified by the lead characters in the movie When Harry Met Sally. The stages of development that Harry and Sally go through in their relationship are illustrated in this 7 page paper. Bibliography lists 3 sources. Socpen.wps

Gender Roles In Schlesinger’s "An Eye for an Eye" : A 5 page paper discussing the gender roles demonstrated in the 1995 John Schlesinger movie "Eye for an Eye" starring Sally Field, Ed Harris, and Keifer Sutherland. No bibliography. Eye4eye.wps

Post-Modernism In "Natural Born Killers" : This 7 page paper explores how director Oliver Stone and screenwriter Quentin Tarantino used post-modernism in the 1994 film, "Natural Born Killers." Bibliography lists 4+ sources. Natkill.wps

Film vs. Literature -- As You Like It vs. A Modern Romantic Comedy : A 4 page paper comparing the heroines of Shakespeare’s "As You Like It" and the 1996 movie "While You Were Sleeping." The writer is particularly concerned with characterization, theme, and plot structure-- looking for similarities and difference between the Romantic comedies of today and yesterday. No additional sources cited. Likeit2.wps

Romeo & Juliet Films / 1968 vs. 1996 : A 6 page comparison of Franco Zeffirelli’s 1968 film production of Romeo and Juliet with the 1996 version directed and produced by Baz Luhrmann. It concludes that Luhrmann’s version, despite its faithful Shakespearean dialogue, is so far removed from Shakespeare’s own world-view that it can hardly be called an interpretation of the play at all. No additional sources cited. Romeo.wps

Shakespeare for the 90s? Oliver Parker's Othello : A 6 page review of the latest movie version of Othello, starring Laurence Fishburne as Othello and Kenneth Branagh as Othello. The paper notes that Parker cut and altered much of Shakespeare's dialogue and changed the very slant of the film in a quest for "relevance"; it questions whether Shakespeare would not have been better presented in a manner more faithful to the playwright's vision. Bibliography lists 8 sources. Shake90.wps

Howard Hawk & His Contribution to Cinema : A 10 page paper which examines American film director Howard Hawks' contribution to cinema by focusing on his most famous 'screwball' comedies, "Twentieth Century" (1934), "Bringing up Baby" (1938), "His Girl Friday" (1940) and "Ball of Fire" (1941). Hhawks.wps

Production Analysis / His Girl Friday : A 5 page paper that provides an overview of His Girl Friday, produced by Howard Hawks during the first half of the 20th century. The writer demonstrates the way in which the characters addressed the main conflicts and their goals through out the film. No bibliography. Hisgirl.wps

The China Syndrome vs. Dr. Strangelove / Fear & Burlesque : A 6 page analysis of these two films, directed by James Bridges and Stanley Kubrick respectively. The paper looks at the very different ways fear of technology is handled in these two movies, and concludes that while both movies show that technology in the hands of inept or unprincipled people can lead to disaster, Dr. Strangelove is able to express that fear through satire because the American people were losing the immediacy of their fear of being bombed. The China Syndrome expresses that fear directly because its topic is as close as today’s news. No bibliography. Syndrome.wps

David Lynch's Film Version of "Twin Peaks" / Analyzed : This 5 page research paper examines how David Lynch's big-screen 'prequel' to the cult 1990-91 television series, Twin Peaks -- Fire Walk With Me (1992) combines film and television genres and how the traditions are disrupted. Specifically discussed are how Lynch portrays the dual world of the American dream and American disillusionment. Bibliography lists 5 sources. Twinpeak.wps

Charlotte Bronte’s "Jane Eyre" -- On Film : A 5 page review of the filmed version of Charlotte Bronte’s novel, directed by Julian Aymes. The paper observes that although Alexander Baron did an extremely faithful adaptation of Bronte’s dialogue, the delivery of Timothy Dalton as Rochester and Zelah Clarke as Jane leaves a bit to be desired. Bibliography lists one source. Eyre5.wps

"Edward Scissorhands" & The Handicapped : A 5 page paper discussing the attention paid to the issue of prejudices and attitudes on relationship to disabilities and handicaps. Edward Scissorhands was different from others therefore making him strange and considerably disabled in the eyes of the people he came in contact with. There was sympathy, pity, indifference, attraction, repulsion, understanding, fear, and prejudice that surrounding Edward in the neighborhood he found himself in. The emotions of the people around him, and his emotions as well, are very commonly attached to any disabled person in the real world. Edward.wps

David Lynch’s "Eraserhead" : This 6 page research paper examines director David Lynch’s first full-length feature film, Eraserhead. Specifically discussed is the concept of experimental films, and the characteristics of Eraserhead which make it representative of the genre. Bibliography lists 6 sources. Erashead.wps

"Crossroads" - Analyzed : This 4 page research paper examines the 1986 film, Crossroads. Specifically discussed are the film’s opening and closing scenes, asks and answers five questions pertaining to the film, and considers a particularly thought-provoking aspect of the film. Crosroad.wps

Chinese Film -- "Farewell My Concubine" Analyzed : This 4 page research paper examines the 1993 Chinese film, Farewell My Concubine. Specifically discussed are the film’s opening and closing scenes, asks and helps answer five questions pertaining to the film, and considers a particularly thought-provoking aspect of the film. Farewell.wps

"Mambo Kings" - Analyzed : This 4 page research paper examines the 1992 musical film, Mambo Kings. Specifically discussed are The Mambo Kings’ opening and closing scenes, asks and answers five questions pertaining to the film, and considers a particularly thought-provoking aspect of the film. Mambo.wps

"Selena" - Analyzed : This 4 page research paper examines the 1997 biographical film covering the short life and career of Tejano singer Selena Quintanilla Perez. Specifically discussed are Selena’s opening and closing scenes, asks and answers five questions pertaining to the film, and considers a particularly thought-provoking aspect of the film. Selena.wps

"Thousand Pieces of Gold" - Analyzed : This 4 page research paper examines the 1991 film of nineteenth century Asian prejudice in America, Thousand Pieces of Gold. Specifically discussed are the film’s opening and closing scenes, asks and answers five questions pertaining to the film, and considers a particularly thought-provoking aspect of the film. Thousand.wps

"Dances With Wolves" - Analyzed : This 4 page research paper examines the 1990 Civil War Western epic, Dances With Wolves. Specifically discussed are the film’s opening and closing scenes, asks and answers five questions pertaining to the film, and considers a particularly thought-provoking aspect of the film. Wolves.wps

"Bound For Glory" - Analyzed : This 4 page research paper examines Bound For Glory, the 1976 autobiographical film based on the life and music of folk singer Woody Guthrie. Specifically discussed are the film’s opening and closing scenes, asks and answers five questions pertaining to the film, and considers a particularly thought-provoking aspect of the film. Glory.wps

Film Analysis / "Babette's Feast" : A 5 page paper that considers the elements of religious affectation, lifestyle changes and "the meal" within the film, focusing on the impacts that these have on the community as well as Babette's character. (Film takes place in 19th century Denmark and deals heavily with the socio-political climate of the era). Babette.wps

Film Analysis / Ben-Hur (1959) : This film is discussed in a 5 page paper which focuses on historical/biblical accuracy in terms of storyline, set, costuming and props. A chronologic overview of the events is also provided. Bibliography lists 4 sources. BenHur.wps

Film Analysis / "Dead Man Walking" -- Portrayal Of The Criminal Justice System : The portrayal of the criminal justice system in the film Dead Man Walking is discussed in this 6 page paper. Bibliography lists 3 sources. Deadwalk.wps

Film Analysis / The Godfather : Francis Ford Coppola makes a human and value statement in this commercial film success. The film is analyzed from a sociological perspective in this 11 page paper. Bibliography lists 9 sources. Godfathe.wps

Film Analysis / "Homicide" : A 6 page analytical discussion of the film "Homicide" in which writer and director David Mamet explores the emotional struggle of a detective who, in addition to fighting crime, must confront the reality of his own "Jewishness." Several examples of Mamet's use of symbolism are presented as well. Bibliography lists 2 supporting sources. Homicide.wps

Film Analysis / "Ulee’s Gold" : A 5 page analysis of the movie Ulee's Gold (directed by Victor Nunez). The writer concentrates on the plot of the film and the symbolism which it contains. Ugold.wps

Film Analysis / "The Four Seasons" (1981) : The dynamics present in the relationships inherent between three couples is discussed in this 3 page paper. Complex issues are addressed as the couples approach mid-life. No bibliography. 4seasons.wps

Film Analysis / "The African Queen" (1951) : Humphrey Bogart and Katharine Hepburn play two lovers who survive many life and death situations. The evolution of their unlikely relationship is explored in this 3 page paper. No bibliography. Afroq.wps

Film Review / ‘‘Diary Of Anne Frank" : A 3 page review of the movie in which the writer provides a brief plot summary and examines the question of whether or not the movie accurately represents the history of the time period it depicts. Diaryofa.wps

Film Review / ‘‘The Last Emperor" : A 3 page review of the movie. Provides a brief plot summary and examines the question of whether or not the movie accurately represents the history of the time period it depicts. Laste.wps

Film Review / "Mi Familia" & The Struggle for Achievement and Success in America : A short, 3 page discussion of the contemporary film "Mi Familia" as it relates to issues concerning culture, immigration, crime, etc; Some parallels are drawn between Mi Familia and the classic organized crime film : "The Godfather." No Bibliography. Mafamili.wps

Film Review / "Murder in the First" : 4 pages in length. A thoughtful analysis of the film "Murder in the First." The writer describes the film in the context of being a commentary on the ails of our corrections system and the people who work in it. Torturous solitary confinement and other unfair punishments are examined. No Bibliography. Murdfirs.wps

Film Review / "Philadelphia" : A 4 page reaction to the 1990's-era film "Philadelphia" starring Tom Hanks. The movie dealt with an AIDS-victim's socio-legal struggles in suing the law firm for which he worked under the assumption that they wrongly fired him just because of his fatal and socially-unaccepted disease. The writer reacts to the performance of various characters, examples of stereotyping, points being made, and the overall emotional effectiveness of the film. No Bibliography. Philmovi.wps

Film Review / ‘‘Seven Years in Tibet" : A 3 page review of the movie in which the writer provides a brief plot summary and examines the question of whether or not the movie accurately represents the history of the time period it depicts. 7years.wps

Film Review / Wall Street - Ethical Issues Presented : A 7 page paper that describes the moral and ethical dilemmas presented to Bud Fox in the movie "Wall Street." One of the major themes in the movie is the issue of being a moral individual in an amoral organization, and Bud's character and the character of Gekko provide the essence of his discussion. Wallstre.wps

Film Analysis / Eight Men Out : This 1988 film is discussed in a 5 page paper that suggests an underlying message. Actual facts about the 1919 White Sox scandal, on which the movie is based, is also included. Bibliography lists 2 sources. Eight.doc

Film Review / "Sankosa" -- What It Means To Today's African-American : Written from an Afro-centric perspective, this 4 page essay discusses the film "Sankosa" and its emotional impact on the modern-day Black-American attempting to reconcile feelings about slavery. No Bibliography. Sankosa.wps

Film Review / "Sankosa" -- The Importance Of Remembering : A 4 page essay on the importance of a film like "Sankosa" -- to ensure that African-Americans never forget their roots. Slavery is described as a problem that could conceivably re-occur if history fails to adequately re-tell its horrific tales. In the writer's opinion, Sankosa is most likely a chillingly real account-- worthy of anyone's attention. Sankosa2.wps

Film Review / Sayle's "Lone Star" : A 4 page analytical overview of John Sayles' film entitled "Lone Star"-- a film that deals excellently with issues concerning socio-economic class & race in a changing America. A number of insightful points are made. Please send us e-mail for more information. Lonestar.wps

Film Review / Silkwood : In this 4 page report, the writer finds that Silkwood -- the biographical account of a plutonium plant worker who died mysteriously in an auto crash as she was about to expose nuclear safety violations-- shies away from taking a definitive stand on who precisely was responsible for the institutional negligence at the plant and ultimately, for Karen Silkwood's death. The writer also feels that the film is clearly slanted toward the positions of labor and the environmental-protection movement yet never tells us who was guilty. No Bibliography. Silkwood.wps

Film Review / Synthetic Pleasures : A 3 page analysis of Ira Lee's "Synthetic Pleasures" -- a rather strange film containing oddly-linked items ranging from drive-up weddings in Las Vegas, to the wide world of sex on the Internet. The writer attempts to ascertain some underlying, ethical message in this film and ultimately concludes by criticizing Lee's lack of organization and inability to stay focused on any one particular point. No Bibliography. Synthple.wps

Basic Film Review / Gandhi : A 3 page review & overview of the 1982/83 movie "Gandhi." No Bibliography. Keywords : film, India, history..Gandhfil.wps

Shakespeare’s "Hamlet" Film Vs. Film : This 8 page paper analyzes two cinematic versions of William Shakepeare's masterpiece, "Hamlet," the 1948 film starring and directed by Laurence Olivier and the 1990 Franco Zeffirelli version which starred Mel Gibson, offering comparisons and contrasts of both films. Hamfilm.wps

Basic Film Review / Hamlet / The Film : A 2 page essay on this movie starring Mel Gibson. The writer gives a personal response and feeling for the film. Hamlet4.wps

Basic Film Review / Chaplin's "Modern Times" : A 2 page review of the film "Modern Times" starring Charlie Chaplin. The writer discusses the movie in the context of it being one that takes a stand against many issues (while satirizing the industrial system) and reflects the tensions of America during the latter years of the Great Depression. No Bibliography. Modernti.wps

Basic Film Review / Robin Hood / Prince of Thieves : A 2 page essay on this movie starring Kevon Costner. The writer gives a personal response and feeling for the film. Hood.wps

Basic Film Review / "My Life" : A 2 page reaction to the film "My Life" starring Michael Keaton -- in which a successful young man struggles with cancer and has to deal with the fact that he is inevitably going to die -- possibly before his soon-to-be-born child arrives. The writer examines the main character's emotional pain, sense of hope, etc; No Bibliography. Mylife.wps

Basic Film Review / "Grapes of Wrath" : A 1- page review of the movie GRAPES OF WRATH. The writer examines the value of this classic and its courageous political statement. Grapefil.wps *TOTAL PRICE FOR THIS PAPER ONLY $ 9.95 !

Basic Film Review / "Stagecoach" : A 1-page essay reviewing the movie STAGECOACH. The writer examines the film's value as both a classic western and a social commentary. Stagecoa.wps*TOTAL PRICE FOR THIS PAPER ONLY $9.95!

Basic Film Review / Charlie Chaplin's "The Gold Rush" : A one-page paper that reviews the movie THE GOLD RUSH. The writer examines what is considered one of Chaplin's greatest films of all time. Goldrush.wps *TOTAL PRICE FOR THIS PAPER ONLY $9.95 !

Sci-Fi Film Review / "Invasion Of The Body Snatchers" : A 3 page essay in which the writer attempts to show the effects of this film in terms of emotional impact and the ability of the film to express the aura of horror. Also explored are the impact of plot development, the use of directorial techniques, camera shots, and character development, etc;. No Bibliography. Invasion.wps

Sci-Fi Film Review /"Terminator" : A 3 page essay in which the writer attempts to show the effect of this films in terms of emotional impact and the ability of the film to express the aura of horror. Also explored are the impact of plot development, the use of directorial techniques, camera shots, character development, etc; No Bibliography. Terminator.wps

Sci-Fi / Terminator vs. Terminator 2 -- "Judgement Day" : A 5 page paper that demonstrates the way in which director James Cameron attempts to transition into the necessary changes between these two movies. This paper demonstrates the specific differences and similarities between these two films. No bibliography. Terms.wps

Sci-Fi Film Review / "Return Of The Jedi" : 3 pages in length. In this short film review, the writer attempts to show the effect of this films in terms of character development, the theme of good vs. evil, and an ability to express the aura of excitement & adventure. Also explored are the impact of plot development, the use of directorial techniques, etc; No Bibliography. Jedi.wps

Sci-Fi Film Review / "Night Of The Living Dead" : A 3 page essay in which the writer attempts to show the effect of this films in terms of emotional impact and the ability of the film to express the aura of horror. Also explored are the impact of plot development, the use of directorial techniques, camera shots, character development, etc; No Bibliography. Livingde.wps

Sci-Fi Film Review / "Tremors" : In this 3 page essay, the writer attempts to show the effect of this films in terms of emotional impact and the ability of the film to express the aura of horror. Also explored are the impact of plot development, the use of directorial techniques, camera shots, character development, etc; Tremors.wps

Sci-Fi Film Review / "The Haunting" : 3 pages in which the writer attempts to show the effect of this films in terms of emotional impact and the ability of the film to express the aura of horror. Also explored are the impact of plot development, the use of directorial techniques, camera shots, character development, etc; Haunting.wps

Political Messages in Film : One by one, this document breifly examines political messages in a number of popular films : The Killing Fields, Missing, Apocalypse Now, The Deer Hunter, JFK, The Manchurian Candidate, Dr. Strangelove, Fail-Safe, Philadelphia, Mississippi Burning, Andre’s Mother, Fatal Attraction, Fried Green Tomatoes, All The President’s Men, The Candidate, The Last Hurrah, & The Grape Of Wrath. Customers may purchase the entire document as 25 pages, or request films individually as 2 pages. No bibliography. Poliflm.wps

Movies & Our Perception Of Drug Use : 5 pages in length. Drugs are a large, if not highly unwelcome, part of society. Nowhere is that more evident than in movies, where entire plots are often woven around the character's substance abuse. Whether its marijuana, cocaine, heroin or crack, movies today portray a distinctly glamorized interpretation of what it is like to be hooked on drugs. The writer discusses how drugs are routinely depicted as cool, in style and the thing to do. Bibliography lists 4 sources. Movidrug.wps

Script Writing For Screenplay / Children’s Stories : A 50 page scriptwriting paper on how to adapt the "Clever Calvin" series of children’s books to screen. The writer discusses scriptwriting concepts, plot structure, three-act play structure, and scene components. All of these are discussed in light of "Where Did the Dinosaurs Go?" by C. Vance Cast. Also includes an example of these components applied to the adaptation. Script.wps

Video Script For A Slide Show : Sold as 5 pages. This document contains a standard video script for a business presentation / slide show -- advertising a fictitious car with a special V-14 engine. Graphics, sound effects, etc.-- are all taken into account and written into the script. Vdscript.wps

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What Is Drama ? : A 6 page paper that describes drama in terms of the literary genre and its application. Drama is based on the conflict that develops between characters and the presenation of the literature surrounding this action in a format that can be performed on stage. Drama is unique among literary genres because of its premise in performance and the major structural considerations that result from this premise. Bibliography lists several sources. Drama.wps

Theatrical Design Overview : 9 pages in length. Experiencing the theatre is much more than going to watch an actor on a stage; everything about that stage -- from the lighting to the sets to the scenery -- plays an enormous role in the overall appeal of the production. Without theatre design, there would exist no theatre, which is why there is so much emphasis placed upon the necessity of spectacularly talented individuals to bring a stage to life. The writer discusses the various stages of a production, as well as briefly describes the beginnings of theatre design. Bibliography lists 7 sources. TheatreD.wps

Rousseau and Plato / On The Theater : A 5 page research paper on the effect of Plato on Rousseau's ideas about the morality and social worth of the theater. The writer details Plato's theories and Rousseau's ideas. No bibliography. Rousseau.wps

The Ideal and the Material Realism of Appia : A 5 page research paper on Appia's ideas of opera and theater as works of art. The writer details his early ideas about staging Wagner and the ideal nature of the art, and his later ideas that it was the bodies of the actors which created the art. No bibliography. Appia1.wps

J.W. von Goethe / Works and Contributions To German Theater : A research paper of 6 pages, highlighting some of Goethe’s contributions to the German theatre. His scientific investigations are given some discussion, and his literary talents that included drama, poetry, novel fiction and autobiography are mentioned. The paper, though, focuses on his drama and the setting of his eighteenth-century times. Bibliography lists 6 sources. Goethe.wps

Life, Works, & Contributions of Actor John Philip Kemble : A 9 page research paper on the eighteenth-century British actor and theater manager. John Philip Kemble was well-known in his day for his portrayal of the major Shakespearean tragic heroes — Hamlet, Macbeth, King Lear — but his major contribution to the theater was undoubtedly his recognition that set design is an integral part of the theatrical experience. Bibliography lists 4 sources. Kemble.wps

Sanford Meisner : A 6 page paper that discusses the contributions of Sanford Meisner, acting teacher. The writer analyzes acting techniques, students of the teacher, and the legacy he left behind. Bibliography lists 9 sources. Meisner.wps

Stephen Sondheim : Composer and lyricist Stephen Sondheim is profiled in this 6 page paper. His influence on American musical theater is integrated into a history of theater itself. Bibliography lists 4 sources. Sondheim.wps

Art & The Mind / Performing Arts As A Representation Of Cultural Views : A 15 page paper that provides an overview of a number of significant performance artists and links their perspectives to social and cultural vantage points. This paper argues that performance art is commonly linked to specific cultural and social issues. Bibliography lists 14 sources. Parts.wps

Progression Of The American Theatre / Pre-War 1930 To The Post-War 1950s : A 10 page paper that compares and contrasts the styles and major developments in the American theatre from 1930 to the 1950s, with a focus on the scenery, costumes and actors of each era. Bibliography lists 12+ sources. Amthe.wps

Actor / Singer Paul Robeson’s Political Mistreatment In The United States : Paul Robeson was a remarkably talented singer & actor who faced adversity in the form of racial prejudice and intolerance; he was labeled subversive due to his outspokenness about racial injustice and his defense of some communistic principles. In this insightful 8 page research paper, the writer argues on behalf of Robeson and in defense of his activities. FREE outline included. Bibliography lists 7 sources. Paulrobe.wps

Antonin Artaud : An 8 page discussion of Artaud’s contributions, both pro and con to the world of art, film and literature. The paper reviews his influence on a number of past and present artists from his manifesto "The Theatre of Cruelty" and the accompanying legacy of a life on drugs and how these two are inexplicably linked either in terms of art or reality in the theater of violence and death. Bibliography lists 10 sources. Artaud.doc

Two Russian Theater Greats Compared : This 14 page paper examines the lives and work of legendary theatrical directors and producers Konstantin Stanislavsky and Vsevolod Meyerhold and offers a contrast of their directorial styles. Bibliography included. Stanislav.wps

The Success of Mercy Otis Warren : A 5 page paper on Mercy Otis Warren (1728-1814) -- one of the first American playwrights. The writer describes how Warren's works reflected the sociopolitical climate of her day and also how, as a woman, she defied social convention by taking part in this sort of endeavor. Bibliography lists 3 sources. Mercyot2.wps

Realism in the American Theater : A 9 page look at two American plays: Tennessee Williams Suddenly Last Summer and Eugene O’Neill’s Desire Under Elms examples of Realism in Drama. Bibliography lists 2 sources. Realam.wps

Twelfth Night, As Directed by Kenneth Branagh : A 5 page paper that considers the important love relationships that develop between the characters of Shakespeare's Twelfth Night, directed by Kenneth Branagh, and the comedic conflict that occurs as a result. Also considered is the role of Feste, and his importance in directing the concept of love. Shake2.wps

Three Plays, Three Directors : A 9 page paper that discusses three plays of William Shakespeare, "Twelfth Night" directed by Kenneth Branagh, "Othello" directed by Oliver Parker, and "Richard III" directed by Richard Loncraine. This paper focuses on the dramatic presentations of the theme of love in these three plays. Shake3.wps

"The Miracle Worker" / A Production Review : A 3 page review of story, acting, scenery, etc; in a college production of "The Miracle Worker" -- a play based on the life & struggles of Helen Keller and her teacher Ann Sullivan. No Bibliography. Mirclwkr.wps

Performing Arts Review / "Death of a Salesman" : A 4 page paper that provides an overview of the South Coast Repertory Theatre's rendition of Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman, and considers the simplicity of setting and the development of Willy's character as two fundamental and functional aspects of this performance. Salesman.wps

Performing Arts Review / "Phantom of the Opera" : A 4 page paper that provides an overview of the production of "The Phantom of the Opera" performed at the Pantages Theatre in Hollywood during the 1997 season. This paper provides an overview of the basic structural elements of the performance and poses a few minor suggestions for improvements in staging. Phantom.wps

Performing Arts Review / "Hamlet" : A 4 page paper that provides an overview of the performance of Hamlet and considers the elements of plot development, staging, and character development as they serve to support the progression of the action as a whole. Hamlet10.wps

Original Play : A 16 page original play set in the nineteenth century. Entitled "Ashes to Ashes." Excellent review material either for those studying playwrighting or late nineteenth - early twentieth century life. Ashes2as.wps

Original Play # 2 : 6 pages in length. Based on a true news story, this play's action involves three young college women pressuring a friend who happens to be a virgin into engaging in sexual activity with a man while the four of them get drunk on the final night of a summer vacation in Jamaica. The conversation is presented melodramatically but by the end, the girl losing her virginity and tragically contracts H.I.V. at the same time with a vicious note from the man informing her of such. Information regarding setting and cast of characters is included. Play1.wps

Original Play # 3 : 6 pages in length. A short play in which the main character is presented with a moral dilemma as to whether or not he should make an illegal drug delivery for someone he knows and respects. The character's girlfriend plays a significant role in helping him to decide. Cast of Characters is included. Play2.wps

Play Review (Actors) : A 2 page evaluative essay that discusses acting ability (i.e., voice, eye control etc.;) in the off-Broadway play "Joseph & The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat." No Bib. Actplay.wps

Ritualistic Tradition in Early Greek Theater : 8 pages in length. An interesting look at ceremonies, rituals, and traditions in early Greek theater. Religious practices, symbolic meanings, and more are described in great detail. The role of Dionysus is explained throughout and the setting, plot, structure, characters, Chorus, etc; of "Oedipus the King" are used together as examples of how this work by Sophocles was particularly representative of the era. An EXCELLENT reference for anyone studying early theater and/or drama. Bibliography lists 7 sources. Oedipus.wps

The Performing Arts : A 5 page paper on the performing arts and the impacting role that they play in our everyday lives. Performing arts are regarded as the motivation which brings still art to life. They imitate life as well as art. The writer also argues that we have in many ways, become a visually-illiterate society-- unable to appreciate these arts for what they truly are. Bibliography lists 8 sources. Perfarts.wps

"The Theater is Life" : 3 pages in length. A creatively-written essay on how art imitates life and how life, in turn, imitates art. The writer analyzes the elements of a typical play : director, script, stage, etc;-- and makes thoughtful analogies comparing them each to some aspect of life itself (i.e., consciousness, thinking, leadership, etc;). An excellent reference for drama majors ! No Bibliography. Lifeplay.wps

What Future For Theater In America?! : A 5 page paper discussing what the future holds for theater in America. The paper also looks at what the center, geographically, will be for American theater. Bibliography lists eight sources. Amtheat.wps

Twelfth Night, As Directed by Kenneth Branagh : A 5 page paper that considers the important love relationships that develop between the characters of Shakespeare's Twelfth Night, directed by Kenneth Branagh, and the comedic conflict that occurs as a result. Also considered is the role of Feste, and his importance in directing the concept of love. Shake2.wps

The Tempest and The Magic of the Theater : In this 6 page paper, the writer examines various renditions of Shakespeare’s play on stage and in the theater-- focusing upon the original story itself-- and some of the "magic" that a good production must bring to life. Bibliography lists 7 sources. Tempes.wps

The Tempest and Racism in its Staging : A 6 page research paper in which the writer examines Shakespeare’s play, looking at the various instances of racism that inherently exist in its casting. A number of good examples are given and some mention is made of other productions of The Tempest -- and how modern directors have attempted to "go around" this element of racism. Bibliography cites 7 sources. Tempes2.wps

Twelfth Night -- Live, On Stage ! : 2 page recounting of a college theatrical performance of Shakespeare's "Twelfth Night." Discussed are the actors' abitlies, stage direction, and of course,-- how this particular production may have differed from the original. No Bibliography. Twelfth.wps

*Most plays published as popular world literature-- can be found in the "LITERATURE" section of this catalog!

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Ansel Adams : 6 pages exploring the life and analyzing the works of early twentieth century photographer Ansel Adams. Bibliography contains five sources. Anseladm.wps

Eadweard Muybridge / Life & Contributions to Photography : A 5 page examination of the life and work of Eadweard Muybridge, a noted photographer of the late 1800's. Bibliography lists 4 sources. Muybridg.wps

Photography & Impressionism : An 8 page essay on the influence that photography had on Impressionism and art in the 19th Century. The writer argues that these include viewpoint, realistic public scenes in light of cubist methods, and the use of light. Bibliography lists 8 sources. 19photo.wps

On Site With Civil-War Era Photographer Mathew Brady : A 9 page creative paper told from the position of a hypothetical (and completely imaginary) assistant to the famous Civil War era photographer. It covers Brady’s early forays with the daguerreotype as well as his advances with wet-plate photography, and documents the beginnings of photojournalism. Bibliography lists 6 sources. Brady.wps

The Job of a Photographer : 4 pages in length. A well-written, creative essay in which the writer details his love for photography-- both as a hobby and as a future profession. Analogies are drawn between photographers and fine artists-- No Bibliography. Photohok.wps

Photography & Law Enforcement : A 5 page paper that considers the use of photography to enhance law enforcement capabilities. This paper demonstrates the use of photography in crime resolution, for evidence in criminal cases, and to support the actions of law enforcement agents. Bibliography lists 5 sources. Policeph.wps

Underwater Video & Lightening : A 5 page paper that provides an accurate account of the impacts of water depth on color, images, and light waver consumption/scattering in underwater video processes. This also outlines some of the current technologies being used for underwater video recording. Bibliography lists 4 sources. Watvid.wps

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