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    English/Media Coursework - Saving Private Ryan

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    Also, the use of handheld cameras makes the audience feel as if they are running around the battle field with the characters. Finally, the realistic nature of the film shows the audience what the war was like, and gives them a window into the mind of a soldier. This gives us empathy for them. At the start of the film, the audience is shown the iconic image of the American flag, flapping in the wind with the sun shining through it.

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  2. Haig: Butcher of the Somme

    Economically; economy's ruined, anger at conditions and European map redrawn. In some ways these consequences were opposed by better and brighter things, but not forgotten. Emotional/social included women getting independence and the vote, better medical care and many more jobs available. Militarily, the technology was improved vastly, machine guns and artillery were proven effective and methods were tried and failed, so war plans were rethought. Politically there were not many things that were not bad consequences and Economically, U.S.A became more powerful and businesses grew all over Europe and the U.S.

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  3. Female Discrimination

    This social problem is important to learn about because this affects an enormous amount of women in the United States. It affects an enormous amount of women coming from various and diverse backgrounds. Hopefully, by the end of this presentation, eyes will be opened to the prevalence and differences of female discrimination in the workforce. Discrimination against women in the American workforce is very much alive and well today. Although this fact has changed for the better since the enactment of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Equal Pay Act, and various other prohibitions against employment discrimination based on sex, women continue to experience serious obstacles in regards to equal job opportunity.

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  4. The impression that the British faced the Blitz with courage and unity is a myth

    This was in order to try to ensure their safety from the expected German bombing raids. Despite Government propaganda encouraging evacuation, as it gave children "a chance of greater health and safety", sending children away to strangers was an extremely courageous act as it defied all natural parental instincts that a family should be together in a time of danger. In addition, strangers accepting children into their homes showed that the country was united as people were prepared to help others unknown to them.

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  5. The final voyage

    I haven't washed any of my clothes since my nana died eight months ago. Since then, I have never felt like I had a reason to live in this merciless little world. Sometimes I feel like getting the hunting gun from the attic and making the world one less person for it to torture. After a few minutes I found "wearable" top and jeans. Soon after I left home and went to the bus stop to wait for my bus. I work in a computer maintenance company called THE HIVE. I have been working there for more than seven years and I have never got a promotion or a considerate pay rise.

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  6. Statistics Coursework

    = 74.458 74 Ran# * 204 = 109.615 110 Ran# * 204 = 69.95 70 Ran# * 204 = 115.211 115 Ran# * 204 = 162.98 163 Ran# * 204 = 156.28 156 Ran# * 204 = 90.71 91 Ran# * 204 = 116.013 116 Ran# * 204 = 50.679 51 Ran# * 204 = 133.42 133 Ran# * 204 = 144.257 144 Ran# * 204 = 2.774 3 Ran# * 204 = 62.43 62 Ran# * 204 = 88.512 89 Ran# * 204 = 2.07 2 Ran# * 204 = 74.6455 75 Ran# * 204 = 45.29 45 Ran#

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  7. GCSE Dance Extended Notes

    This is because I waned the audience to relate to the feeling of being confined and ordered around. Also, it mainly focuses on the idea of freedom being in the form of hope inside the personas head, rather than freedom being expressed in movements which would be associated with such an idea. I begin at centre stage on the floor curled up in a ball to symbolise the small space the slave is kept in, then ease myself of the floor in a swift manner, keeping my head in front of the rest of my body.

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  8. The Haunted Resort (English Creative Writing Coursework)

    The hotel was rebuilt to look like the original, with a steep roof and fancy architecture. The room is old-fashioned. Most of the furniture is wooden, like the doors, windows and even the toilet seat. It makes me feel at home, with blankets and pillows scattered around the room. Some old family photographs have even been left out on the desk, including a man with dark, sad-looking eyes and a weird fringe, hugging a laughing blonde, young girl. I quickly turned them over. It almost felt as if they were staring at me. Anyway, have to go to bed now.

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  9. Maximus: A Roman with Augustan Values

    The showing of his left hand is significant because it is the hand where he wears his wedding ring. Since this is the opening scene, it is surmised that Maximus is a loving family man. To Maximus, his family is the most important thing in his life. After hearing his father choice for his successor, Commodus seeks vengeance and orders the execution of Maximus and his family. Maximus narrowly escapes his own execution in order to save his family from their deaths. Unfortunately, Maximus does not make it in time; he discovers his wife and son crucified in the remains of their home.

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  10. The Noir in a Plug to the Gut: The Intellectual Merit of Sin City

    Green-screen digitalization renders the film "cloistered and airless." V. "Cloistered and airless" is not altogether unfitting for broodingly internal noir. A. Artificial CG intensifies the concept of oneiric, enigmatic human psyche. B. Strange unreality of the film forces the viewer to pinpoint the philosophy of film noir. C. Sin City is a perceptive melding of the visual and the cerebral. LiAnn Fong Ms. Baker English HL-2 4 June 2009 The Noir in a Plug to the Gut: The Intellectual Merit of Sin City The blood, sex, and sadism of today's notoriously mindless "slasher" flicks could easily label the blood, sex, and sadism of Sin City under an unoriginally reprehensible category.

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  11. Economics Notes

    Reasons for protection Protection: Any type of government action that has the effect of giving domestic producers an artificial advantage over foreign competitors. Main protectionist measures: * Tariffs * Import Quotas * Subsidies Why countries impose protectionist barriers to trade? To assist infant industries: * New industries face many difficulties & risks in their early years * Infant industries may need protection in the short run to enable them to expand their scale & reduce their costs of production so they can compete in the world market * Protection should be temporary or there is no real incentive for the

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  12. Citizenship By completing my activity I achieved my aim of raising as much money as possible for the Asian earthquake appeal. Overall I raised 83.40

    This leaves it down to me to convince people that my cause is particularly worthy of their donations even if they wouldn't normally donate. My research has taught me a lot about a few things. I learnt a lot about the Asian earthquake itself from the British Red Cross website, such as death figures, injury figures, which charities are involved and what kind of aid is needed. I also found out a lot about the culture of Islam, and the period of Ramadan.

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  13. Freedom Writers

    As I peered down, I could vaguely make out a large canoe shaped vessel floating in the water and a chain of flickering lights moving across towards the sleepy village down below. Screams began breaking out and I felt an anxious stab in my heart as I realised that the newcomers were definitely not friendly. I could hear explosive, cracking noises as the attackers jeered at the unsuspecting tribe members and the village was set alight. Men shouted, women cried and babies wailed as the flames grew ever larger and more intense until the entire village was burnt to the ground by an all-consuming inferno.

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  14. Chinese American Racism

    Because the Chinese were so industrious and successful in the West, Americans began considering them rivals, even threats, which led to a struggle for Chinese Americans to advance economically in the face of racism and discrimination. In the middle of the nineteenth century, many Chinese men and women departed from their country. The day of departure for America was often filled with sorrowful farewells, and the welcoming to America was also far from euphoric. (Hoobler 23) From the beginning, Chinamen and Chinawomen were looked upon as curiosities by the state of California but at that time there were no immigration restrictions.

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  15. The use of Music in the movies

    Wh?t th? ?v?r?g? m?vi?g??r d??? n?t u?u?lly r??liz? i? th?t ? gr??t d??l ?f tim? ?nd th?ught g??? int? writing th? ?c?r? f?r ? film ?nd ch???ing th? b?ckgr?und mu?ic f?r ? ?c?n?. N?n? ?f th? mu?ic i? ?rbitr?ry; th?m?? ?nd ?ub th?m?? h?v? b??n cr??t?d with ?p?cific id??? in mind ?nd h?v? b??n put in pl?c? ?nly t? ?dd t? th? ?t?ry ?nd th? ch?r?ct?r?. It i? ?l?? imp?rt?nt t? ?ckn?wl?dg? th?t th? ?v?luti?n int? th? typ? ?f film ?c?ring th?t w? ?r? ?ccu?t?m?d t? t?d?y w?? n?t ? quick ?r ???y tr?n?iti?n. It h?? t?k?n ?lm??t ?

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  16. Electronics Project - Object Lift Alarm

    The motion sensor would be hard to set up and configure, and you would have to make sure it was only triggered when the object moved, nothing else. The two-tone siren would be more difficult and expensive to set up, as it would no doubt involve something like a pulse generator connected to a loudspeaker. The flashing light would also be more expensive, as it would require an astable, and a high voltage power supply to power the high-wattage filament lamp.

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  17. War of the Worlds Review

    Upon seeing that the Martians are unable to climb out of the crater pit, a small group of human moves towards the crater and are incinerated by a ray of heat that is not visible to the naked eye. After witnessing that, the narrator takes his wife to stay with their relatives for safety sake, until all the Martians have been killed. There is a thunderstorm as he returns and on road, he sees tall tripod-like machines that are equipped with the ray that incinerate humans.

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    Reminder call holding lets you know that the caller is still waiting on the . telephone to speak to the correct person i. Transfer: This allows you to put the incoming call to another internal extension. ii. Redirect: This reroutes a transferred call, so if the 1st person whom the caller wants to talk to is not available, then the call can be redirected to someone else whom may be able to help the caller. iii. Speed dialling: This speeds up dialling by allowing you set up a shorten programmed dialing sequence for numbers you call regularly.

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  19. Psycho and Gladiator

    Plus to set a film in the past, it needs to be accurate so it's believable. Ridley Scott had the upper hand in creating realism in his film, he had had better technology and although he had restrictions he had more freedom from censorship than Hitchcock. Hitchcock faced many restrictions due to Marian's lack of clothing and the fact he didn't have the equipment Scott used, yet produced an iconic film that has influenced many other films since. The two films were aimed at completely different audiences. Psycho was aimed a wide audience as it was the first film of its kind.

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  20. Investigate what affects the used price of a car.

    I organised the data of Mercedes and fords from my spreadsheet into two different tables, putting them in groups of prices: Mercedes Used Price Tally Frequency Angle �0 -� 5,000 IIII I 6 57� �5,001- �10,000 IIII 5 48� �10,001- �15,000 IIII IIII IIII 14 133� �15,001- �20,000 IIII II 7 66� �20,001- �25,000 II 2 19� �25,001- �30,000 III 3 28� �30,001- �35,000 I 1 9� Total 38 360� Fords Used Price Tally Frequency Angle �0 - �5,000 IIII IIII IIII IIII IIII II 27 216� �5,001 - �10,000 IIII IIII III 13 104� �10,001- �15,000 IIII 5 40�

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  21. Child development observation 1

    I can then ask Lily to choose a book to read, and ask her about the pictures in the book 6) Then I will get photos of her family and ask Lily who the people are in the pictures For this I will need a ball, Lily's Fifi car, toy bricks, paper and pencils/crayons, Lily's favourite book, My Day and some photos of her family. REFERENCE to DEVELOPMENTAL 'NORMS' Gross motor skills * Pushes and pulls large wheeled toys * Can kick a large ball that is not moving Fine motor skills * Holds a pencil firmly and can form

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  22. Should cannabis be used as a medical drug?

    It was used for medical, religious and recreational purposes in countries like China and India. In the 1800s cannabis was sold by medical practitioners, and it was even used by Queen Victoria for a relief from menstrual pains. A while later painkillers like aspirin were used instead. In 1928, the drug was made illegal in the UK, as it was claimed to be a dangerous threat to society. Http://www.en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cannabis_(drug) Therapeutic uses These are some medical benefits of cannabis: * Can suppress nausea * Can relieve pain * Can provide relief from motion sickness Can prevent excessive sweating A study in Italy showed that cannabis can seriously prevent the growth of cancer cells in animals.

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  23. Another Sikh Wedding

    Grandparents, Aunts and Uncles may also be present if they wish. If the couple and families decide to proceed with the marriage then it is usual to have a formal betrothal (engagement) ceremony, this will take place at the boys residence. The relations of the girl go, taking with them a kirpan for the boy and one rupee, which, is handed over to him in the presence of the Guru Granth Sahib. The parents of the girl take to the girl a present, of a red and a gold ornament. Perhaps under western influence, it has now become almost customary to give a ring.

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  24. Sikh Weddings

    Tom Sizemore (Sergeant Horvath), Edward Burns (Private Reiben), Barry Pepper (Private Jackson), Jeremy Davis (Private Upham) and Matt Damon (Private Ryan). Contributing to the height of realism Spielberg took an almost documentarian approach to filming. He refused to do any storyboarding prior to shooting, and using hand held cameras much of the time. " I wanted to hit the sets much like a newsreel cameraman following the solders into war". Throughout the film Spielberg demonstrated the magnificent use of the hand held cameras, maybe the most remembered of these is the first battle scene, that we see when the American troops land on Omaha Beach.

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  25. child development coursework visit 2

    If Harris feels happy enough to do some writing I will then observe him. As the other 2 activities this activity will also involve looking at different concepts such as colour, shape and size. Planning and Organisation As in my previous visit I will make contact with Harris's parents and arrange a suitable time to do my visit. I know that Harris has his own Lego set which I will use for my visit, however I will inspect that it is safe to play with for example make sure there are no sharp edges or points.

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The General Certificate of Secondary Education (GCSE) is a qualification which students sit at the age of 16. Most students are entered for 8-10 subjects at GCSE although there are some schools where individual entries number 12 or 13 subjects. University admissions tutors and employers are more likely to be impressed by the more moderate range of good grades which show application and commitment.

There is quite a lot of work in each GCSE so it's always advisable to plan for that and make sure you can cope with the workload. In the vast majority ofschools GCSE Maths, English Language and Science are compulsory and the other subjects you will be entered for will be options that you choose from a range offered by the school (in some establishments a language is also compulsory and in others, Religious Studies too). All in all it's worth taking a lot of time in Yr 9 identifying those which you have to take, and then finding out as much as you can about the others before choosing your options.


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  • Compare the representation of class and status for 3 music videos

    "Conclusion These Three videos are all good to compare because the situations are similar in the way that everybody is portrayed to be either high or low in class and status through camera angles, lighting ect. But they all have different story lines. Nelly is trying to get her husband out of her mind, JK is in rehab and the people in the Wiley video are getting through a day in the office. They all compare well in how different status and classes can be used in different situations. Jamiroquoi is high in status while Nelly is high in status but lower than the other people in the video and although Wiley isn't actually in his video, his puppets do a pretty good job of showing that he is high in status."

  • Compare the ways in which the two film openings present their characters and themes, and set up the basis for the story of the whole film.

    "I think that the opening of the more modern version appeals to me more, as I find it very interesting to see the clashing of setting and language working so effectively. The repetition of the prologue was also very good, as it made the opening much more memorable than Zeffirelli's version, something which is key for a good film."

  • Analyse and comment on the effectiveness of the media devices used to present war in sections of Braveheart and Saving Private Ryan.

    "In conclusion I would like to state that both films used their techniques effectively with the wanted effect imposed on the audience. Also, that the use of the camera shots was cleverly organised as they clearly let the audience know what was going on in every one of the scenes in both films. Also, the realism made the films seem more appealing as it made it seem as though it was the complete truth."

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