Review and analysis of the film Devdas

According to an article published in Talk film society, the writer spoke about how effective dialogues were and how the DOP gave his heart and soul to the movie of the millennial. Devdas is rich with dialogue scenes, during which the characters go through multiple emotions and their relationships with the others shift multiple times. … Read more

Farley Mowat’s A Whale for the Killing, The People of the Deer, and Never Cry Wolf’s Depiction of the Significance of Naturalism

Farley Mowat’s three novels Never Cry Wolf (1963), The People of the Deer (1952), and A Whale for the Killing all agree on the role of naturalism, the plight of the animal, the commercialization of hunting, ruthlessness of man, and survival of the fittest. Mowat records that “my early years as a naturalist were free … Read more

Video game development

Video games in their 60-year history have changed a lot. The first gaming machine was created in 1940, but the development of video games began in the early seventies with the first home console Odyssey and video game Pong in 1972, which has become one of the famous, first truly successful commercial game of today. … Read more

Mendelsund’s Theories Represented in Palahniuk’s Invisible Monsters Remix

Chuck Palahniuk’s Invisible Monsters Remix reflects multiple theories presented in Peter Mendelsund’s What We See When We Read. Throughout Palahniuk’s episodic novel, the reader is taken, nonlinearly, through the life of protagonist, Shannon McFarland. McFarland, a former fashion model, purposely injures her face in attempt to start a new life for herself. Her friend, Brandy … Read more

How David Cronenberg Develops The Theme Of Technology Dependence In His Movie ‘eXistenZ’

Introduction: The movie eXistenZ can be viewed as an allegory for many different things in society. By using metaphors of the body, the director, David Cronenberg, is clearly making an argument about the world around him; however, his argument must be interpreted cautiously for the meaning has a few layers of ambiguity(as metaphors often do). … Read more

The Authorial voice in Frederick Douglass’s My Bondage and My Freedom

Frederick Douglass’ second autobiography, My Bondage, and My Freedom, significantly revises key portions of his original narrative style and extends the story of his life to include his experiences as a traveling lecturer in the United States as well as England, Ireland, Scotland, and Wales. Douglass also frames his second autobiography differently, replacing the introductory … Read more

Sensory Integration Therapy

Description and definition of chosen intervention Sensory Integration Therapy (SIT) a form of occupation therapy in which the therapist uses special exercises to strengthen three domains – tactile (sense of touch), vestibular (sense of balance) and proprioceptive (sense of where the body and its parts are in space). It is designed to restore effective neurological … Read more

What Induction is According to David Hume

In this paper I shall briefly define what induction is and attempt to explain David Hume’s problem of induction through examining the thre most common problems of induction, which are, the problem of the uniformity of nature, the problem of cause-and-effect reasoning and the problem of reliance upon past experience.Induction as proposed by Bacon is … Read more

Rudyard Kipling’s Description of the Slaves Suffering and the Philippines Colonization as Illustrated in His Poem, White Man’s Burden

Decolonizing the North The White Man’s Burden became popular because of the chaos between the north vs. the south. From the past 500 years of history, everytime that there will be a colonization established between them, people always assume the notion of superiority. Superiority means that people want to civilize the third world country to … Read more

How Black Magic Is Connected To Black People

The connection of Black magic to Blackness has been contingent on the narrative of race. Through a socially excepted concept like race, Black Magic tends to take the unforgotten and erased narrative. A concept that I have talked about extensively before is the idea of racial erasure. For any of these relationships to make sense … Read more

Rosebuds and Sinuous Rills: The Romantic Fragment of Orientalism in Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s “Kubla Khan” and Citizen Kane by Orson Welles

The debate over the fragmentary nature of Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s poem “Kubla Khan” has continued from the time the poem was written in 1797 to the present day. Some critics believe “Kubla Khan” to be a complete work in its totality, while others argue that it is merely an unfinished fragment, a curiosity. The reductionist … Read more

Superman and Man of Steel films

The posters or each of the Superman and Man of Steel films, will be compared respectively, to which extent they have evolved in terms of filmic technology and other contrasts. The first Superman movie to be released was Superman the Movie, the poster for the film was subtle and did not include any advanced filmic … Read more

Worst toddlers and tiaras

“A dolla makes me holla Honey Boo Boo”. Most millennials have probably heard of this phrase more recently in their lives, with the rapid increase in popularity of reality television shows in recent years. This phrase is a direct quote from a ,rather infamous, child beauty pageant star, Alana “Honey Boo Boo” Thompson. Alana Thompson … Read more

Assessment of Statements Supporting the Construction of a Protective Mechanism around the Golden Gate Bridge as a Means of Suicide Prevention

The Golden Gate Bridge, one of northern California’s main attractions, is said to see about 110,000 people a day. The 8,981 ft. suspension bridge was originally named after the “Golden Gate” strait, which is the body of water that sits below the bridge. What the majority of the bridge’s visitors have no idea about is … Read more

the Harney vs. Sony Pictures Television Inc. Court Case: The Trial Verdict and the Case of Abuse of the Copyright Law

Harney v. Sony Pictures Television Inc., 41 Med.L.Rptr. 113. Facts: In April, 2007, photographer Donald Harney took a picture of what appeared to be a father and daughter out at an event. Almost a full year later, in 2008, the couple in question became involved in a kidnapping case, and the daughter was abducted by … Read more

"Lucy" by Luc Besson: Film Review

“Lucy” is a 2014 English-language French science fiction thriller film written and directed by Luc Besson and produced by his wife Virginie Besson-Silla for his company EuropaCorp. Shot in Taipei, Paris, and New York City, the movie features Scarlett Johansson, Morgan Freeman, Choi Min-sik, and Amr Waked. Johansson, the protagonist of the film, portrays a … Read more

The Boys in the Boat and The Bridge Over River Kwai: Comparing the Portrayal of the Theme of Pride

The theme of pride is central to many popular literature pieces. Pride can be considered as the elevated opinion of one’s self and/or actions. While a sense of pride can be a positive motivating force to achieve great accomplishments, it also can be an all consuming force which leads to ill outcomes. Two stories which … Read more

House of Flying Daggers

Women’s roles in film are changing significantly as a way to reflect society’s changing attitude towards them. This is beautifully illustrated in the film House of Flying Daggers, where the director, Zhang Yimou, portrays the changing roles of women, in this Chinese Wuxi martial-arts action-adventure movie, with a strong female lead protagonist, Mei, who is … Read more

Naseeruddin Shah Biography

The Epitome of Candidness Whenever we think of the finest veteran actors of India, one of the first names that pops into our minds in Naseeruddin Shah. He is a prominent figure in Indian Parallel Cinema, where his awespiring performances have made him a fan favorite. While the actor has, on several occassions, stated his … Read more

The Personification of Oil and Religion: Daniel Versus Eli in ‘There Will Be Blood’

?The central conflict in There Will Be Blood (2007) is found in the relationship between the two main characters, Daniel Plainview (Daniel Day-Lewis) and Eli Sunday (Paul Dano). Daniel’s plain-speaking oilman customs and Eli’s archaic spiritual beliefs represent the overall struggle between oil and religion. Paul Thomas Anderson depicts oil as the factor that draws … Read more

The Conflict Between Financial Status and Love

In the novel Sense and Sensibility, Jane Austen employs various thematic elements in order to educate the reader on the nature of higher British society in the 19th century. One of the most impactful motifs in the book is the notion that class drives one’s decisions and becomes somewhat of a higher power that dictates … Read more

Organizational Planning: Strategic Planning Versus Operational Planning

Organizational goals without planning are meaningless. Planning is essential for organizations to reach their short-term and long-term goals. A goal is created to define an organization’s vision (CSU-Global, n.d.). In the article Strategic Management: Formulation and Implementation Barnat (n.d.) describes a plan as, “a written document that specifics the courses of action the organization will … Read more