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The Others-Movie Review

Nurul Hazwani Bt Hatta M12L THE OTHERS Movie Review The Others is one of the psychological horror movies that impress me with its good story plot and suspense elements. It was written, directed and scored by Spanish director Alejandro Amenabar, starring Nicole Kidman and Christopher Eccleston. It is inspired partly by the 1898 novella The…

The Walt Disney Company Case Study

BUSMRH 4490 Strategic Management Case 2 The Walt Disney Company: The Entertainment King Kaitlyn Kisiday Alex Maicks Chelsea Parker Jonathan Russ Ryan Terek 1. ) Why has Disney been successful for so long? Disney has sustained prolonged success for a variety of reasons. One source of success was the way Walt and Roy Disney decided…

Movie Yasmin Essay

‘Yasmin is remarkable as a film for its cinematic economy: not a scene, shot or speech is wasted. ’ Explore some elements of the film in relation to this statement. The movie Yasmin, released in 2004 and written by the highly acclaimed writer of The Full Monty, Simon Beaufoy, is an impressive drama about what…

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People All over the World Prefer to Watch Foreign Films Much More Than the Locally Produced Ones. Why Is the Case? Should the Government Give Financial Support to the Local Film Industry?

Foreign films such as the Hollywood blockbusters have been prevailing globally and enjoy a wide range of fans, which poses a tremendous threat to the local film industry. A comprehensive analysis concerning the reasons of this phenomenon and whether the government should provide financial aid to support the local film industry will be discussed in…

Pixar and Walt Disney Merger

NEW YORK – Mickey Mouse and Nemo are now corporate cousins. Walt Disney has announced that it is buying Pixar, the animated studio led by Apple head Steve Jobs, in a deal worth $7. 4 billion. Speculation about a deal being imminent raged on Wall Street for the past few weeks. Disney has released all…

The Lady from Shanghai - Film Noir

In classical Greek mythology, the sirens were creatures, which would sing so beautifully that sailors would wreck their ships and drown. Another creature in classical Greek mythology was Circe, a beautiful witch who would destroy the men who came to her island by turning them into animals. How does Orson Welles update these classical Greek…

12 Angry Men: Synopsis

A Synopsis of 12 Angry Men One of the top one hundred movies of all time according to the American Film Institute (number 87 to be exact), and also listed as one of his “Great Movies” by Rogert Ebert, 12 Angry Men is considered a household classic today and the definition of a quality movie….

Netflix Case Solution

Anthony Morand Master in Business Management 1 – How is the online movie rental business changing? Map the industry’s value chain from end to end. Since the creation of Netflix in 1997, the online movie rental business has been changing constantly forcing companies to adapt their strategy. At the earliest activity of Netflix, Blockbuster dominated…

Shawshank Redemption

The Shawshank Redemption is an uplifting drama about the need for people to break their emotional shackles before they can become truly free. The movie revolves around the two characters Andrew Dufresne and Red. Andy Dufresne, is sent to Shawshank Prison for the murder of his wife and secret lover. He is very isolated and…

Film Analysis of Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

In Michael Gondry’s Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004), the connections between people and memories become the focal point of a very unique romance. Through the use of new technology, the possibility of erasing memories makes painful relationships disappear like they never happened. The tale of Joel and Clementine allows the audience to rethink…

Pascal Laugier's Martyrs: Film Review

Just, let yourself go. Give in. In Martyrs, Pascal Laugier integrates science and thriller to make the audience grimis in terror through taboo experimentation and scattered scenes until the final conclusion at the end of the film. Laugier opens the film with a young girl screaming as she runs through an abandoned street, beaten and…

Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption

The story of Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption starts in 1947 when Andy Dufresne arrives at Shawshank prison. Unlikely the other convicts Andy is not a hardened criminal. He is a soft-spoken banker convicted of killing his wife and her lover. Andy claims he is innocent. Soon after he arrives at the prison “The Sisters”,…

Love and Basketball

Watching movies is a great way to learn and study different interpersonal relationships. A lot of them are just like real life situations that happen every day between people. One of my favorite movies is Love and Basketball. I chose to talk about this movie because in my opinion it really focuses on the relationship…

Aladdin/the Little Mermaid Compare/Contrast

Thao Xiong English 130-02 Dr. Lynn Houston 11/14/10 Aladdin/The Little Mermaid. In all of the movies that we had watched in class, Aladdin and The Little Mermaid has the best relationship between comparing and contrasting. In both of the movies, there is one daughter in each movie who rebelled to find their true love. In…

Strategic Analysis for Imax

Term of Refrences: We have refered to the book that was assigned to us in this semster which is Management (10th edition) by Stephen Robbins, Mary Coulter and Nehrika Vohra. We also consulted Strategic Management: An Integrated Approch (8th edition) by Charles Hill and Gareth Jones. Another two books that helped us to analyse this…

A Synopsis of the Movie 12 Monkeys

The film 12 Monkeys failed greatly to live up to the hype one would think follows it. With a slew of highly touted actors and actress, one would think of it as a possible blockbuster hit. It falls short of the potential that seemed to swirl around it. Bruce Willis plays James Cole, a convicted…

The Motorcycle Diaries Review

Life. What is it? What does it mean? Does it define our very existence? Is it the minds most dwelled upon subject? Is it not the question that every human being regardless of race, color, ethnicity or gender attempts to figure out? It is what Ernesto Guevara (Gael Garcia Bernal) and Alberto Granado (Rodrigo De…

“Why We Crave Horror Movies” by Stephen King

In the essay “Why We Crave Horror Movies”, Stephen King provided reasons why people want to watch horror movies. He said that some people go to horror movies to re-establish some sense of normality; some people watch them because they like to have fun and some just simply to prove to others that they can…

A Vampire’s Kiss

“If you could live forever, what do you live for? ” This is the tagline of the latest and box-office vampire movie, Twilight. Revolving around the life of an awkward 17-yr old girl, Twilight is a film about the new life and the inconceivable love Bella Swan found. Pressed to live with her father in…

Soylent Green

While the subject matter and the world of the story present in Soylent Green is thoroughly fantastic, the themes of the film are far from removed from reality. To a great degree, that is the irony of great science fiction: even if a setting is incredibly far more removed from reality, the film can still…

Surrealism and Real in Spellbound and Un Chien Andalou

As Richardson’s rightly suggests, ‘if a film could be viewed as surrealist under certain conditions, this does not make this or that film a ‘surrealist’ one. In fact, there is no such thing as ‘surrealist’ film. There are only films made by surrealists, or films, which have an affinity or correspondence with surrealism’ (Richardson, 6)….

The Motion Picture Production

Film noir’s transformation can be partly explained by changes in how Hollywood’s strict Production Code was enforced. Instituted by politician Will Hays in 1930, imposed rigid guidelines for motion pictures and demanded that they provide morally clean, uplifting, generally sanitized fare for the viewing public. The code’s three chief principles were: 1. No picture shall…

Moulin Rouge

Taking risks are essential for one to live life to the fullest. Indeed, taking risks may be dangerous and impacts one’s life negatively, but this allows individuals to encounter experiences that may be beneficial as it is a positive way to learn new skills and to test one’s limits and the limits of others. This…

The Story of Yingying features

The Story of Yingying features two characters who approach their relationship from different moral perspectives. The two live in an ancient Chinese world in which complexities attend their individual stations in different ways that conspire to keep them apart. Zhang is a scholar who has little money but who holds the promise of becoming distinguished…

Yellow Earth

According to the New York State Writers Institute Yellow Earth has swiped away viewers of almost every nationality. The burst of Yellow Earth in the Chinese culture surpassed any film before made by any Japanese arena. It meant future hope for cinematographers like Zhang Yimou and Chen Kaige which have enthralled cinemagoers with works like…

Freakonomics: Book vs. Movie

Freakonomics: Book vs. Movie “She’s a super freak, super freak, she’s super freaky yowl.” Rick James wasn’t the only person to portray a message about “freaky” matters. Authors Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubernin coined together to write a book called Freakonomics. Freakonomics is the study of economics based upon the principle of incentives….

Cult Films

Eccentric, offbeat, weird, ‘unique’ and catering to esoteric tastes of a particularly small group and number of individuals, cult movies or cult films are the exact opposite of the blockbuster, hollywood and hollywood-type mainstream feature films being screened in major movie houses today. Cult movies usually acquire a ‘cult following,’ groups of individuals whose particular…

Cast Away Movie

In the film Cast Away, I was interested in Chucks transition between his communication process from before he was stranded on the island and his communication skills when he got back. Being stranded on an island for four years, having no one but a volleyball to talk to would of course have some effects on…

Cinematic Techniques Used in Citizen Kane

In film class this past week, we learned that there are many cinematic techniques used in films that contribute to the way a film is portrayed by an audience. We had the pleasure of watching a film directed by Orson Wells In 1941 called “Citizen Kane”. I am glad that this particular film was the…

American Beauty & Desperate Housewives

‘Suburban Dreams and Nightmares’ examine the way the suburbs have been portrayed since the 1950’s, I have chosen to explore the Welcome to Suburbia’ scene in ‘American Beauty (from: 00:40-2:35, into the film) and the opening scene of the pilot of ‘Desperate Housewives’ (from: into the episode). I have chosen these two scenes because they…

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