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Lajja- a Cultural Analysis

Title: LAJJA- A CULTURAL ANALYSIS “Galti uski hi hogi…who ladki jo hai” . How many of us are familiar with this statement? How many of us have experienced something like this? The answer is a lot, a lot which cannot be counted. If its rape, it is the girl’s fault as she must have allowed…

The Truman Show Film

In class we have been studying The Truman Show. A film where one man lives under the hands of the media. His whole life has been one lie; everything he stood for was fraud. The Truman show is self-reflexive. This means the content of the film is reflecting the media itself. The Truman Show is…

A Clockwork Orange

‘A Clockwork Orange’ written and directed by Stanley Kubrick, is a 1971 adaption of the 1962 novel ‘A Clockwork Orange’, written by Anthony Burgess. The film portrays modification of the protagonist, Alex’s behavior, through the method of operative conditioning. Kurbrick uses violence and sexual images throughout the movie, but distances the viewer to emphasize for…

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How can we account for the lack of box office success of Eternal Sunshine of the spotless mind

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind had excellent reviews both before the release of the film and after. The Internet Movie Database which is the most comprehensive information site on almost every film ranks it as the 32 best films ever released with a score of 8. 6 out of 10. Other good examples are…

Music 108 Unit 2

The beginning of the Middle Ages is marked by what event? The fall of the Roman Empire The early Christian church had very little power in Europe during the Middle Ages and the Renaissance. False. The Church had a lot of power Which of the following goals are attributed to Charlemagne? Encouragement of education Centralized…

What Is Eating Gilbert Grape Review (for a Special Ed Class)

Summary Written by Peter Hedges, What’s Eating Gilbert Grape is the story of the Grape family, which consists of Gilbert, Amy, Arnie, Ellen, and Bonnie. The movie is narrated by Gilbert Grape. Arnie is one of the main characters in the movie. Arnie is a 17-year-old male who shows signs of having Mental Retardation and…

Music Appreciation ch. 35-41

Which of the following choral genres was NOT developed during the Baroque? part song A musical setting of the Mass for the Dead is called: a Requiem Oratorios primarily drew their stories from: the Bible Mozart’s Requiem was: his last work, incomplete at his death Who completed Mozart’s Requiem? Süssmayr The Dies irae text from…

Music Appreciation (Test 3)

What did Liszt create? Symphonic (tone) poem. Symphonice (tone) poem 1 movement orchestral work, flexible form. Program music Instrumental music associated with story, poem, idea, scene. Understanding the music enhanced through reading program or viewing associated work. Nationalism Music with a national identity. Exoticism Intentionally imply foreign culture. Characteristics of Romantic Music Individuality of style,…

Music Appreciation Test

What music element has the most direct appeal to the audience? The melody Define ‘melody’ a succession of single tones or pitches perceived as a unit Define ‘range’ the distance between the highest and lowest tones of a melody What is the distance between two pitches called? an interval Define ‘conjunct’ a melody that moves…

Satire in Le Misanthrope

The use of satire in The Misanthrope Satire is primarily a literary genre or form, although in practice it can also be found in the graphic and performing arts, such as plays. In satire; vices, follies, abuses, and shortcomings are held up to ridicule, with the intent of shaming individuals and society itself. Moliere, an…

Baroque Era Test

During the seventeenth century, women who desired a public voice through music often joined a: convent Which of the following was a reason that a woman would join a convent during the seventeenth century? a. to avoid an unwanted marriage b. to seek asylum after being widowed c. to have an outlet for musical talent…

CHAP13

TRUE/FALSE. The text setting in Alleluia, O virga mediatrix is mostly syllabic ANSWER: FALSE The text Alleluia, O virga mediatrix is from which portion of the Mass? a) the Ordinary b) the Proper B. THE PROPER The texts of the Mass service that are specific to a particular feast day are called the Ordinary false…

CH. 16 intro. to music

Monteverdi’s The Coronation of Poppea is based on a Greek myth. False The earliest operas took their plots from: Greek mythology. It was through the musical innovations of the __________ that opera was born. Florentine Camerata Lully was the leading composer of opera in France. True Recitative that is just accompanied by continuo instruments is…

Music Final

Of the following, who is a noted woman composer of the Romantic era Amy Cheney Beach Of the following, which was NOT a major theme of Romantic writers idealized heroes of Greece and Rome The favorite subjects for the Romantic poets were love, longing, and nature Of the following, which is NOT a title for…

Chapter 44

The “white tone” singing style in the vocal part of George Crumb’s Ancient Voices of Children is a style in which the singer: Sings without vibrato How many movements make up the Quartet for the End of Time? Eight The phrases that mention death in Crumb’s Caballito Negro are represented musically by: A descending music…

Chapter 48

The gamelan is a traditional orchestra from Japan. false The “white tone” singing style in the vocal part of George Crumb’s Ancient Voices of Children is a style in which the singer: sings without vibrato In composing, Crumb uses techniques and instruments from various world musics. true The harmony in Crumb’s Caballito Negro is primarily:…

Consider the way genre conventions are used in the opening sequence of Blade Runner

Blade Runner was made in 1982 and was directed by Ridley Scott. Made a long time after the classic Noir film making period of the forties and fifties, this neo noir sci-fi thriller was a bricolage of genres and highly original. Described as ‘visually overwhelming’, this movie has become a cult classic, and there are…

music ap

The relative highness or lowness of a sound is called pitch Dynamics in music refers to how loud or soft A symphonic band consists mainly of brass, woodwind, and percussion instruments Symphonic bands differ from symphonic orchestras in that they do not contain a string section The saxophone is a single reed woodwind instrument Which…

Evolving The Gangster Genre

The word Genre is used in film to describe and categorize the different types of films that have certain elements that make them the same as the other films that would fit into that genre. The audience of the films should be able to recognise what the genre is through the way the characters act…

To what extent does the Dogme 95 'movement' challenge the conventional aesthetics of film narrative

The earlier part of the 20th Century was, according to Widding (1998), the Golden Age of Danish Cinema. It was to be a short lived success and from then on Danish Cinema remained a marginal film country and saw a slow transition into modern film. In the later part of the 20th Century, during the…

A Package for Mrs. Jewls

Squashing crush or squeeze (something) with force so that it becomes flat, soft, or out of shape Collapse to fall down Wobble move sideways or in an unsteady way Frown a facial expression of dislike or displeasure Fragile easily broken or damaged. Disturbing to upset or agitate; troubling; worrying Interrupt stop the continuous progress of…

ch. 27 intro. to music

Schumann wrote his song cycle A Poet’s Love during his “year of song,” in which he wrote hundreds of Lieder and also married Clara Schumann. True The form of Schubert’s Lied Elfking is through-composed. True The song form that combines features of strophic and through-composed forms is called modified strophic. True ____________ is NOT an…

Music Appreciation Test 1

In the chorus Hallelujah! From Messiah, monophony is used to convey the idea that… There is one God The number11 in Dido’s Lament refers to… Betrayal A shift from one level of volume to another in Baroque music is called… Terrace Dynamics the earliest opera took their plots from… mythology or history Which of the…

Middle eastern music final question examples

The Egyptians and the Arab audiences in general felt connected to Kulthum because they heard their own stories in her songs and she represented and supported the Arab world through her performances One learns that her old fashioned ways included a preference to be interviewed without the means of recording t/f true Kulthum insisted that…

Music Appreciation Final Pt. 1

A musical sound is represented by a symbol called a(n): note Measures mark off groupings of beats, each with a fixed number that coincides with the meter. True A repeated rhythmic pattern in which an accented beat is followed by two unaccented beats is in: triple meter The metrical pattern in which a strong beat…

Is it more useful to analyse Scarface (1932), Scarface (1983) and Goodfellas (1990) as genre films

The Gangster film has always struggled to maintain a precarious balance; to portray the Gangster as a charismatic and crowd-pleasing character, at the expense of his eventual demise for the social good. The Gangster, as Robert Warshow puts it, is a quintessential ‘tragic hero’, a character whose very nature and deeds ultimately condemn them to…

Krapp's Last Tape and the Futility of Human Existence

Question: Absurdist drama is often said to be a critique of the human existence, that the situation is often meaningless and absurd. Samuel Beckett’s Krapp’s Last Tape is a typical absurdist drama. How does Beckett, through the use of language, setting and the character Krapp, highlight the futility of the human existence in this particular…

Born Into Brothels

Zana Briski and Ross Kauffman’s “Born into Brothels” is a lengthy documentary that shows lives of seven children growing up in the squalid red light district of Sonagchi, Calcutta. Briski and Kauffman focus on the everyday lives of these children which include: drug addiction, abuse and beatings, rage and apathy that perpetuate their misery. “Born…

Celebrity Endorsement

SYNOPSIS It is a known fact that the best endorsements achieve an eclectic balance between the product (brand) and the celebrity. Giving a brand a ‘face’ is more than just a marketing strategy to increase sales or gain market share, it is a decision that can change the future of the brand forever. Choice of…

Elvis Presley

What can you learn from Source A about Elvis Presley’s impact on popular music in the USA in 1955? (6) Source A is an article from a magazine called ‘Billboard’, a US magazine on 3rd March 1956. It is a positive article for Elvis Presley as it promotes his success that he has achieved. The…

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