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PatrickBreen left for US to live the life of his chosen religion which was catholic. Lansford Hastings saw US as a still undeveloped country which could be made very useful and profitable. Conversely, amajority of the people went to the US as an obvious destiny which was referred to as manifest destiny(The Donner Party). This destiny was a belief that American pilgrims were destined to develop the whole continent thus saw it as their justifiable land. This plus the idea of riches that awaited them with the discovery of gold them fuelled the desire to travel to California. George Donner and Jacob Donner were brothers who were already successful before they left for California. In fact the Donners are the mastermind of this journey and their opulence is portrayed in the type of wagons they hires for the family. They have three wagons each for their families.George Donner was motivated to travel by the gold discovery and free land in California.
2.Who was Alexis De Tocqueville? What was his reason for coming to America? Was De Tocqueville’s opening commentary in the film about the American people accurate at that time? Explain in some detail. Is De Tocqueville’s critique still relevant in American society today?
Alexis De Tocqueville was a sociologist and political theorist of French origins. His reason for coming to America was to study the prisons of America. The study which led him to write his most acclaimed work ‘democracy in America’. Alexis opening commentary in the film was ‘American’s chase prosperity with great intensity until death eventually halts them in their tracks’(The Tragic Story of the Donner Party). Alexis opening commentary in the film was very accurate at the time this is because the Donner party scrambled to get to California in order to get more free lands, riches and other wealth they had heard of before. Some people even were already successful like the Donner family but their greed led them to travel and most of
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The Donner Party Disaster is one which raises several questions and issues because of the surrounding circumstances and mistakes which happened on the journey. While there were several which may have been responsible for the damage, it should also be noted that there were several unknown circumstances which arose and which many couldn’t respond to.
James Stewart attempts to commit suicide on the eve of Christmas and Henry appears as his guardian angel. This paper will critically analyze what the makers of the film were trying to teach the audience about life and whether they were able to achieve it, it will discuss my favorite character, and why I favor the character and what is notable about this characters performance.
Griffith, revolves around two families and their experiences during the era of the Civil War. The Stonemans from the North support the Union while the Camerons from the South support the Confederacy. The film presents major issues such as slavery of African Americans, participation of men in their respective regiments, the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln, and the establishment of leftist group Ku Klux Klan organized by Ben Cameron after knowing that the South has been in distress.
The film is about the journey (and misfortunes) of a famous Chaplin character Tramp, from accidentally knowing and befriending a millionaire to falling in love with a blind girl who he saw was selling flowers in a street corner. The comical personality of Tramp is shown in the film during his misadventures, which also featured Chaplin’s usual displays of slapsticks, pantomime, coordinated bodily movements, among other amusing acts.
The film emphasizes on the importance of forging one’s culture to transcend the tyranny of popular culture in an attempt to portray what generally the media insinuates on depression, violence, death and hatred. From the film, anticipatory grief is evident in the analysis of the non- correspondence of Albom and his teacher, who was dying from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.
Just as any other film, Punishment Park employs several film production features and elements to earn effectiveness of communicate. Unlike any other film gene, pseudo-documentary strives to provide reflections of actual events (Nelmes 22). The film does this by depicting the immense hostility of the government agency against the counterculture.
Coalhouse roams from post to post to get justice, but all in vain. On the other hand, the police force and the lawyers are more than ready to help white people like Harry Thaw and the father. The dialogues right after the baby is found abandoned in the yard, shows the extent to which the negative idea about the colored people is engraved into the white's mind.
"Genre movies have comprised the bulk of film practice, the iceberg of film history beneath the visible tip that in the past has commonly been understood as film art." (Grant 2003. P. xv). Their exceptional significance may be realized from the fact that they are important in establishing the popular culture of cinema as a cultural and economic institution.
All-natural, superbly diegetic sound.
In the early part of the film clip, in the part where they are supposedly having small talk over cigarettes, there is this lonely background sound of violins harmoniously rhyming with cellos but only for about ten seconds, making the perfect melody in sync with the mood of the scene, which is quite sad, as Uncle Jean and her niece Carmen hadn't seen each other for quite some time.
With choreographed and jaw-dropping skills, the film portrays the conflicting interest of a girl and a train. The film is set in a pacing, jeopardy, and stunts that are managed to split-second perfection.
The General is a 1926 film
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