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  1. Themes in the movie "All Quiet on the Western Front" directed by Delbert Mannis

    In this scene Paul?s voice is heard describing what they were told to do. Paul describes the affairs of war, ?for months now we have fought the French over a hundred yards of earth. They attack our trench, we attack their trench, and then to keep the score even they will attack our trench once again.? By this comment it seems like the actions in war is like a game. This theme is also conveyed through the scene where Paul volunteers to patrol the area to discover the enemy position. Paul witnessed sudden bombardment and had jumped into a shell hole where he sought shelter.

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  2. Throughout the movie Pleasantville it becomes clear to us that one of the key ideas is change.

    One instance is when Margaret and Bud are having a conversation at lovers lane and she asks bud what it is like outside of Pleasantville and he tells her ?? It?s different? and she is intrigued asking him how and when he tells her ?it?s scarier, louder and a lot more dangerous? she says it ?sounds wonderful?. This shows the audience that she is eager to find out more about what she doesn?t know, that she accepts change and is curious about it.

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  3. The depiction of blondes in two Hollywood movies.

    Different representations on blondes were communicated through the use of various techniques within the texts such as colour symbolism, body language and quotations. Gentlemen Prefer Blondes is written by Anita Loos in 1929 and was directed by Howard Hawks in 1953. The novel was written during the time of ?Roaring Twenties? where there was an enormous transformation in women?s fashion, lifestyle and behaviour. Marilyn Monroe played the role of Lorelie Lee, who was depicted as ditzy, seductive, savvy, and superficial blonde.

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  4. The Quiet American- Film and Novel

    This meant that there were extra scenes added into the film that were actually not part of the novel itself, though this being said they filled in gaps and made certain aspects of the film much more obvious and easy for the audience to understand. Films are of course made in accordance to what type of audience they are aiming for, and Noyce decided naturally to aim for a more main stream audience. In order to meet the demands of the main stream audiences he had to adapt the story to third person, so as to be able to give

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  5. The Narrative of Bend it like Beckham

    wants to be a professional footballer. Unfortunately, her parents have more traditional ideas about her future. Juliette (Jules) also wants to be a professional footballer. She plays for a women?s football team, the Hounslow Harriers. Jess? parents, Mr and Mrs Bhamra, immigrated to Britain before their children were born. They want their daughters to be proper Indian girls. They don?t like Jess playing football. Jules? father Alan supports his daughter?s football career. He practices with her and goes to watch her matches. Her mother, Paula, doesn?t like it. She wants her daughter to be more feminine.

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  6. Film analysis - KPAX is the main character Prot or Robert Porter

    On the 27th of July something rather mysterious happens. After reading this essay, you will thoroughly understand why Prot is an alien from the planet KPAX and that he is on Earth in a human body. Prot is an alien from KPAX, because he can communicate with dogs. When Prot visits Dr. Powell?s home, he joyfully plays with their dog, Chaster. He is able to talk in the ?dog language?, and tells the kids, what Chaster doesn?t like. In the movie he begins barking at the dog and than he says, ?she says she doesn?t like it, when you hide her favorite tennis shoe? (KPAX).

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  7. Film Review of "Freedom Writers"

    Undisturbed by the stiffness of the students, Gruwell gradually and confidently begins to teach them. She starts by making them see how similar they are and how each other?s story is almost the same. She does this by mainly using unconventional and ?disliked by staff? approaches. At one point, she brings a lot of journal books and asks her students to write whatever they want in it for e.g.

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