Visual Arts & Film Studies Essays and Research Papers

Analyse Documentary Fahrenheit911in TESTIMONY, WITNESSING AND ETHICS
Introduction In the summer of 2004, just before the elections in the USA, filmmaker Michael Moore created and released a documentary film Fahrenheit 9/11. Fahrenheit 9/11 presents his personal view of how terrorist attacks in the US were used by the president George Bush to justify illegal was in Iraq and Afghanistan. This film is a very famous performativity documentary. It received widespread acclaim and its box office sales were the highest for any documentary ever in excess of 200 million…
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Analyzing the movie Avatar
The movie has presented an anti-war concept portraying the soldiers as cruel and brutal people who only aim to chase the company dollar. All soldiers are males except for a female pilot, who rejects the violent actions against the native population of the Na’vi. Many critiques have not mentioned the topic of gender in the movie but it is worth mentioning. Jake Sully is the main character of the movie who is a Marine. Because of his protagonist status, and that of his avatar, he is shown to…
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Discuss the way in which narrative voice and focalization in The Third Man studied on this module are communicated in its film adaptation
Narrative voice and focalization in The Third Man The Third Man, a British film, was directed by Carol Reed using the screenplay written by the renowned novelist Graham Greene, who subsequently came up with a novella of the same name. Released in 1949, the film starred Joseph Cotten, Orson Welles, Alida Valli and Trevor Howard as principal characters. The film was a commercial as well as a critical success in both its release in UK as well as in USA, where an edited version was released. It is…
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Exploring a work of art
The toilet paper is not sensitive compared to other fine art categories like fine art pictures that require much attention when holding (Lecture notes, Design: Judging Design ). Image Styles The image style that is significant to my experience with the object is representational art. Representational art is where an object is clearly recognizable for what it is. The object indicates the relationships of a person to nature. Trees are used in the manufacture of the toilet paper through paper…
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Gender and Surrealism
The feminists have been dismissing such claims as depictions of sexist norms and stereotypes. The Freudian perspective Freud’s critic was not based on gender, but concentrated on the psychoanalytical aspects of surrealism. He insisted that the movement was fully a conscious one, contrary to the opinion that it was unconscious. He insisted that it was very wrong to assume that surrealism was an automation mistake, yet all the works (literature and art) done by them had been propagated and…
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Mosaic Art
The expansion of the Roman Empire took mosaics further afield, although the level of skill and artistry was diluted. When you compare Britain with Italian pieces, there is a clear distinction shown by the British examples being simpler in design and less accomplished in nature. Typically, Roman subjects were scenes celebrating their gods, domestic themes and geometric designs (Bowersock 25). Egyptians were the first to discover fused glass.  They created a flourishing industry and began…
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Oliver Stones 1991 film JFK
Despite his insistence that he was not trying to portray a historically factual documentary regarding the assassination, Stone utilizes several real-life players in depicting his version of events. Key among these is President Kennedy himself. By refusing to recast the president, Stone not only proves his talent as a director working with limited available footage, he provides a sense of reality into the story. When he uses the Zapruder film, Stone is able to inject a somber mood of…
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Theoretical analysis of contemporary design
In view of this, design may contradict the principles of efficiency and utility as well as taste and profit. In regards to architecture, it is from the viewpoint of humanities and sciences that we can position the concepts of aesthetic and social theories; but there is also the legal norm and client relations, which can be positioned in the viewpoint of profession. In the field of architecture, these issues are highly debatable in the present-day world. The theory that supports architecture…
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Unknown
This trend has been noticed on the big screen before in the movies of directors like Robert Altman, John Sales, Spike Lee, Lawrence Kesdan (in his film “Grand Canyon”). Don Cheadle plays Graham, the police detective who becomes involved in the car accident at the beginning of the film. Jennifer Esposito portrays Ria, his girlfriend. Chris Bridges acts as Anthony and Larenz Tate pays Peter, the two black youths who receive inhospitable treatment at the restaurant and carjack the white…
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