Mystery Film

Perplexed Poe
Perplexed Poe
Perplexed Poe Poe is a very complicated author. His literary works are perplexed, disturbing, and even grotesque. His frequent illnesses may have provoked his engrossment in such things. In 1842 Dr. John W. Francis diagnosed Poe with sympathetic heart trouble as well as brain congestion. He also noted Poe\'s inability to withstand stimulants such as drugs and alcohol (Phillips 1508). These factors may have motivated him to write The Tell-Tale-Heart, The Cask of Amontillado, and The Black Cat. Al
The Case an original mystery
The Case an original mystery
The Case an original mystery “Ring . . . Ring” screamed the phone. “Damn who could that be . . . its almost seven a.m. on a Saturday . . . . hold on Allison it will only take a minute . . . Hello?” detective Pat said. “ Hey sorry Sergeant McGurn but we need you to come down to the station as soon as possible . . . there’s more trouble over at Gibbons. Meet me there.” “Hey sugar I have to go down to Gibbons there’s more trouble, do you need a ride someplace?” said the exasperated homicide detecti
The Crow Review
The Crow Review
The Crow Review Scott Speakman English Project April 18, 2000 The Crow Reviewed Throughout the history of movies, movie companies have tried to do it bigger better and more exciting. They bring in bigger stars, better special effects and more convincing stories, which causes the masses to flock to the theatres in eager anticipation of each movie. The audience usually gets what the audience wants—more violence and more action the world over. “The Crow” has elements of different types of movie gen
Airframe By Michael Crichton
Airframe By Michael Crichton
Airframe By Michael Crichton Airframe 56 passengers are injured. Three are dead. People are shocked, terrified, confused. What happened on TPA flight 545? Why did it happen? Could it have been prevented? A very popular late night news show has the power to totally destroy an innocent airplane manufacturer. A race between a high executive working for Norton, and a news reporter from Newsline to outwit one another has begun. [this is where you would insert your own review here if needed. mine was
The Great Houdini
The Great Houdini
The Great Houdini The performer known world wide as Harry Houdini was born on March 24, 1874 in Budapest. Although Houdini often claimed to be born in Appleton, Wisconsin, Houdini actually came to the United States when he was four years old. To this day many connected with the small town of Appleton still claim the untruth that Houdini was born there strictly to attract tourists. Houdini\'s father was Mayer Samuel Weiss. Houdini\'s father was a Rabbi. His mother\'s name was Cecilia Steiner Weis
Evita Peron
Evita Peron
Evita Peron In 1949 the most familiar scene in Argentina was the one played out almost daily at the Ministry of Labor in Buenos Aires. There, under the glare of camera lights, a former radio star and movie actress, now the most powerful woman in South America, would enter her office past a crush of adoring, impoverished women and children. Evita Peron, the wife of President Juan Peron, would sit at her desk and begin one of the great rituals of Peronism, the political movement she and her husban
Evita
Evita
Evita In 1949 the most familiar scene in Argentina was the one played out almost daily at the Ministry of Labor in Buenos Aires. There, under the glare of camera lights, a former radio star and movie actress, now the most powerful woman in South America, would enter her office past a crush of adoring, impoverished women and children. Evita Peron, the wife of President Juan Peron, would sit at her desk and begin one of the great rituals of Peronism, the political movement she and her husband crea
John Fitzgerald Kennedy was the 35th president of
John Fitzgerald Kennedy was the 35th president of
JFK John Fitzgerald Kennedy was the 35th president of the United States of America. He grew up in a family of political leaders and then became one himself. During his lifetime he had many accomplishments, both personal and political; he had a beautiful wife, and a wonderful family, he wrote award winning novels, started the Peace Corps, and he broke the barrier between us and the Soviet Union, among many others which will be discussed later. Nearing the end of his term of president, Kennedy was
GATTICA
GATTICA
GATTICA Film Name: GATTACA Director / Writer: Andrew Niccol Producers: Danny DeVito, Michael Shamberg, and Stacey Sher Co-Producer: Gail Lyon Main Characters: Ethan Hawk as Jerome Morrow / Vincent Uma Thurman as Irein Jude Law as Eugene / Jerome Morrow Summary of Film: The film starts out in the “not-too-distant future”. The setting is a dark almost surreal view of Nineteen-Fifty Retro. In fact, every object in the film has a Fifties look to it, yet every thing was operated with future technolog
Citizen Kane: Charles Foster Kane - Who Was He?
Citizen Kane: Charles Foster Kane - Who Was He?
Citizen Kane: Charles Foster Kane - Who Was He? The story of Citizen Kane drew many people to the theatres since they wanted to find out who this Kane fellow is or was. It is unarguably one of the best films ever produced. Orson Wells portrays Kane as mysterious person but also a sad person. The different accounts are shown throughout the movie through the reporter wanting to find out who or what Rosebud is. Rosebud was Kane\'s last dying words. The first person the reporter Jerry Thompson sees
Film Review: Close Encounters of the Third Kind
Film Review: Close Encounters of the Third Kind
Film Review: Close Encounters of the Third Kind Society & Entertainment Film Review What do you get when you combine aliens, a little bit of mystery, tasteful comedy, good acting, and award-winning direction? A wonderful film from one of the most celebrated directors of our time, Stephen Spielberg. Close Encounters places Richard Dreyfuss and Melinda Barro in roles of regular suburbanites who both believe to have seen a UFO. The plot thickens and the intrigue begins when these two determined p
Movies: A Thematic Analysis of Alfred Hitchcock's
Movies: A Thematic Analysis of Alfred Hitchcock's
Movies: A Thematic Analysis of Alfred Hitchcock\'s Psycho Alfred Hitchcock\'s Psycho has been commended for forming the archetypical basis of all horror films that followed its 1960 release. The mass appeal that Psycho has maintained for over three decades can undoubtedly be attributed to its universality. In Psycho, Hitchcock allows the audience to become a subjective character within the plot to enhance the film\'s psychological effects for an audience that is forced to recognise its own neuro
The beatles and how they changed music
The beatles and how they changed music
The beatles and how they changed music The Beatles Rise to Stardom The Beatles are a legendary band that underwent numerous changes over the years. They rose from a little English band to the most famous rock and roll band in the world. During the 1960’s, the Beatles used war and drugs as dominant themes in their music. They brought a whole new view of reality to the American culture. In the early years, The Beatles struggled with band membership. Ultimately, the band’s final members were John L
Charles Foster Kane - Who Was he
Charles Foster Kane - Who Was he
Charles Foster Kane - Who Was he Charles Foster Kane - Who Was He? The story of Citizen Kane drew many people to the theatres since they wanted to find out who this Kane fellow is or was. It is unarguably one of the best films ever produced. Orson Wells portrays Kane as mysterious person but also a sad person. The different accounts are shown throughout the movie through the reporter wanting to find out who or what Rosebud is. Rosebud was Kane’s last dying words. The first person the reporter Je
Close Encounters of the Third Kind
Close Encounters of the Third Kind
Close Encounters of the Third Kind Society & Entertainment Film Review Close Encounters of the Third Kind What do you get when you combine aliens, a little bit of mystery, tasteful comedy, good acting, and award-winning direction? A wonderful film from one of the most celebrated directors of our time, Stephen Spielberg. Close Encounters places Richard Dreyfuss and Melinda Barro in roles of regular suburbanites who both believe to have seen a UFO. The plot thickens and the intrigue begins when
Spellbound By Alfred Hitchcock
Spellbound By Alfred Hitchcock
Spellbound By Alfred Hitchcock Ingrid Bergman and Gregory Peck star in this mystery/thriller that dabbles in psycho-analysis and the troubles of the mind. Constance Peterson is a renowned psycho-analyst, whose ability to analyze data is unquestionable, but who has no life outside of her work. This all changes the day the new Chief of Staff, Dr. Edwardes (Peck) arrives. It is love at first site, and Constance’s barriers break down in a flash. Critics have noted that Alfred Hitchcock always had tr
The Last Of The Mohicans
The Last Of The Mohicans
The Last Of The Mohicans Bibliography The Last of the Mohicans. Produced by Michael Mann. 1 hour 54 minutes. 1992. Cooper, James Fenimore. The Last of the Mohicans. Albany: State University of New York Press, 1983. The French and Indian War of the eighteenth century had uniquely complex qualities, matched by the gravity of its outcome. The myriad of cultures involved the French, Canadian, American, English, Algonquians, and Iroquois whom make this era fascinating. The multi-ethnic element made i
Thematic Analysis of Psycho
Thematic Analysis of Psycho
Thematic Analysis of Psycho Arts- Movies A Thematic Analysis of Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho has been commended for forming the archetypical basis of all horror films that followed its 1960 release. The mass appeal that Psycho has maintained for over three decades can undoubtedly be attributed to its universality. In Psycho, Hitchcock allows the audience to become a subjective character within the plot to enhance the film’s psychological effects for an audience that is for
Viewer Response - The Graduate
Viewer Response - The Graduate
Viewer Response - The Graduate In The Graduate, the director, Mike Nichols’, emphasizes the mysterious tone of the film with his overuse of lighting, camera angles, and shadows. The uncertainty Benjamin Braddock feels can be seen right from the start as he stands on the moving sidewalk at the airport. He is positioned at the right hand side of the screen moving forward. You can see a large area to the left where the credits appear. I think the director chose this technique for the opening credit
West Side Story
West Side Story
West Side Story In 1961, West Side Story, a filmed version of the hit Broadway musical that was inspired by William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, was released to viewers, who just could not resist the energy and excitement of the movie. Thirty-eight years later, viewers, like myself, still cannot resist it. I had never seen the film, which was directed by Robert Wise and Jerome Robbins, before, but I had always wondered why people loved this multi award-winning movie so much. After viewing the
Did King Arthur Exist
Did King Arthur Exist
Did King Arthur Exist If the name of King Arthur is mentioned, I suppose what comes to mind is not so much one person as a whole array of characters and themes, a montage so to speak. Of course we do think first of the King, the magnificent monarch of a glorified or idealized medieval realm. But we think also of his Queen, of the fair and wayward Guinevere, we think of his enchanter, Merlin, who presided over his birth, who set him on the throne, who established him there in the early and travel
Creative Writing - The Case: An Original Mystery
Creative Writing - The Case: An Original Mystery
Creative Writing - The Case: An Original Mystery “Ring . . . Ring” screamed the phone. “Damn who could that be . . . its almost seven a.m. on a Saturday . . . . hold on Allison it will only take a minute . . . Hello?” detective Pat said. “ Hey sorry Sergeant McGurn but we need you to come down to the station as soon as possible . . . there\'s more trouble over at Gibbons. Meet me there.” “Hey sugar I have to go down to Gibbons there\'s more trouble, do you need a ride someplace?” said the exaspe
Alfred Hitchcock: 50 Years of Movie Magic
Alfred Hitchcock: 50 Years of Movie Magic
Alfred Hitchcock: 50 Years of Movie Magic Alfred Hitchcock is among the few directors to combine a strong reputation for high-art film-making with great audience popularity. Throughout his career he gave his audiences more pleasure than could be asked for. The consistency of quality plot-lines and technical ingenuity earned him the recognition of being one of the greatest filmmakers of all time. His films earned him the reputation of being the master of suspense, and after viewing two of his m
Freud's Oz: Freudian Views in The Wizard of Oz
Freud's Oz: Freudian Views in The Wizard of Oz
Freud\'s Oz: Freudian Views in The Wizard of Oz The film The Wizard of Oz is definitely about the concept of returning home. This is made clear throughout the film. Dorothy\'s entire time in Oz is spent trying to get back home to Kansas. Then when she gets back home she tells Aunt Em that all I kept saying to everybody was ‘I want to go home.\' This fits perfectly with the time, 1939, that The Wizard of Oz was produced. One reason was that due to the depression, many people were forced away fr
Alfred Hitchcock
Alfred Hitchcock
Alfred Hitchcock Alfred Hitchcock: 50 Years of Movie Magic Alfred Hitchcock is among the few directors to combine a strong reputation for high-art film-making with great audience popularity. Throughout his career he gave his audiences more pleasure than could be asked for. The consistency of quality plot-lines and technical ingenuity earned him the recognition of being one of the greatest filmmakers of all time. His films earned him the reputation of being the master of suspense, and after vie
Freud's Oz
Freud's Oz
Freud\'s Oz Freud’s Oz The film The Wizard of Oz is definitely about the concept of returning home. This is made clear throughout the film. Dorothy’s entire time in Oz is spent trying to get back home to Kansas. Then when she gets back home she tells Aunt Em that all I kept saying to everybody was ‘I want to go home.’ This fits perfectly with the time, 1939, that The Wizard of Oz was produced. One reason was that due to the depression, many people were forced away from their homes and into cit
Hitchcock vs Poe
Hitchcock vs Poe
Hitchcock vs Poe A comparison of Alfred Hitchcock and Edgar Allan Poe Fear, terror and suspense are the most vivid emotions created by Poe’s stories and by Hitchcock’s films. Several themes are common to both: the madness that exists in the world, the paranoia caused by isolation which guides people’s actions, the conflict between appearance and reality along with the double aspect of the human nature, and the power of the dead over the living. Not only the themes are similar in both men’s work
Jurassic Park- The film or the novel
Jurassic Park- The film or the novel
Jurassic Park- The film or the novel Jurassic Park The Novel vs.The Film The novel or film Jurassic Park. Which is better? Both versions of the story are exceptionally well written, but there are major differences. The first and most significant difference is the two different themes used in the novel and the film. The novel uses a special sort of technological, mystery theme. However, the film uses the adventure theme that so many recent films these days do. Another major difference is the role
Jim Morrison
Jim Morrison
Jim Morrison Pd. 5 He is often referred to as the electric poet for his tantalizing words and mesmerizing music, and was called the Lizard King for his deep obsession for all creatures of nature. His name is James Douglas Morrison. Jim Morrison is one of the most influential artists in history. His life brought inspiration to many young people’s lives, and his death continues to weave us into the mysteries that he left behind for us to break through. One certain mystery happened the night his so
THE LIFE OF MY FAVOURITE RAPPER TU PAC SHAKUR
THE LIFE OF MY FAVOURITE RAPPER TU PAC SHAKUR
THE LIFE OF MY FAVOURITE RAPPER TU PAC SHAKUR Tupac Amaru Shakur 1971 - 1996 DOB: June 16, 1971 - Brooklyn, NY DOD: September 13, 1996 - Las Vegas, NV Height: 5\'10 Weight: 168 Mother: Afeni Shakur Father: William Garland Step Father: Jeral Wayne Williams AKA Mutula Shakur Half Sister: Sekyiwa Shakur Half Brother: Maurice Harding (Mopreme of Thug Life) Godfather: Elmer Geronimo Pratt Music Groups: One Nation Emcees, Two From The Crew, Strictly Dope, Digital Underground, Thug Life, Outlaw Immorta
“On the basis of the evidence before the Warren Co
“On the basis of the evidence before the Warren Co
“On the basis of the evidence before the Warren Commission, it concludes that Oswald acted alone” Use all sources to say whether or not you agree with this view. According to the Warren Commission “Oswald acted alone”. It says the shots which killed President Kennedy, were “fired from the sixth floor window” of the book depository building. If Oswald did shoot Kennedy out of the sixth floor window of this building, he would have had to shoot through an oak tree in full bloom- surely this would h
Why is John F Kennedy such a famous and controvers
Why is John F Kennedy such a famous and controvers
Why is John F Kennedy such a famous and controversial figure today? The assassination of John F Kennedy is one of the most controversial events in modern times, one could even compare his death with Diana Princess of Wales and her sudden death in a car crash which has had much speculation over recent years with new information coming out all the time in the media. The continued interest in J.F.K, leading to him still being one of the most famous and influential Presidents of America ever, is mos
Kennedy: A Legacy, A Murder, and a Conspiracy
Kennedy: A Legacy, A Murder, and a Conspiracy
Kennedy: A Legacy, A Murder, and a Conspiracy Period 4 4-19-03 John F. Kennedy- the first in a legacy of fate-filled, extraordinary family of politicians who ran this country in times of turmoil since the 1960’s. However, the Warren Commission, the popular name given to the investigation of his death, proved nothing in their conclusion of how and who had shot him. His murder, which has forever remained a mystery throughout the last half century, was a brutal and public death. What were the motiv
Lamb To The Slaughter & The Speckled Band
Lamb To The Slaughter & The Speckled Band
Lamb To The Slaughter The Speckled Band St. Patrick\'s Comprehensive I am going to compare the following two short stories; Lamb To the Slaughter by Roald Dahl and The Speckled Band by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. I will investigate these stories separately before comparing them. The Speckled Band, written by the infamous Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, and involves his two most famous creations: Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson (Watson is a Doctor of the medical sense) it is story of murder, although this is n
PHONE BOOTH SYPNOSIS
PHONE BOOTH SYPNOSIS
PHONE BOOTH SYPNOSIS Red-hot superstar Colin Farrell ( Daredevil, The Recruit ) toplines the thriller PHONE BOOTH, from director Joel Schumacher. A phone call can change your life, but for one man it can also end it. Set entirely within and around the confines of a New York City phone booth, PHONE BOOTH follows Stu Shepard (Colin Farrell), a low-rent media consultant who is trapped after being told by a caller - a serial killer with a sniper rifle - that he\'ll be shot dead if he hangs up. What
SCHINDLER'S LIST
SCHINDLER'S LIST
SCHINDLER\'S LIST Date of publication: 12/15/1993 For cast, rating and other information, (click here) By Roger Ebert Oskar Schindler would have been an easier man to understand if he\'d been a conventional hero, fighting for his beliefs. The fact that he was flawed - a drinker, a gambler, a womanizer, driven by greed and a lust for high living - makes his life an enigma. Here is a man who saw his chance at the beginning of World War II and moved to Nazi-occupied Poland to open a factory and emp
‘Amadeus’
‘Amadeus’
‘Amadeus’ Music 32 1.) A musical shift began to unfold around 1720, as the musical world found Baroque to be too rigid and intellectual, and the late Baroque practice of applying a unifying theme, to be too restricting. It was at this point, that Europe diverged into a number of slightly varied directions, or trends in music. The three defining styles formed in different areas were, notably, France, Germany, and Italy. France\'s focus was on the style galant, which is a French term that means, a
The History of Special Effects
The History of Special Effects
The History of Special Effects The Motion Picture Industry has been a part of American society since the early part of the 20th century. And through the ages filmmakers have always tried to do their best to “wow” their audiences, and make them wonder how it’s done. Who could forget the towering ape holding Fay Wray in “King Kong”, or Stanley Kubrick’s impressive space station in “2001: A Space Odyssey”? Both of these movies were real giants of their times, and left audiences wondering “How did t
The Matrix
The Matrix
The Matrix In the movie The Matrix we may see many similarities between the society that is the Matrix and that of our own society. Though this movie is an extreme exaggeration of our situation it nonetheless lets us see how we endure these same problems of being “plugged in” every day and how we are fighting those who seem to have control over our lives. However, the question still remains, are we getting anywhere? And if so, is it safe for all of us to unplug at once? Could we handle it? In Th
Human Cloning is Wrong
Human Cloning is Wrong
Human Cloning is Wrong I bet many of you have seen Star Wars, Jurassic Park, Multiplicity, or many of the other movies that describe cloning. Most of what you see in these movies is false. What you don\'t know if that cloning could be dangerous, to the clone and to our society as a whole. It\'s unethical to have a human clone. What about identity? Humans are guaranteed the right to their own personality. What would happen if we overrode those rights by giving them someone else\'s genetic identit
The Guns of Dallas
The Guns of Dallas
The Guns of Dallas by L. Fletcher Prouty Date: Fri, 27 Mar 1992 15:59:39 GMT The reason for the assassination was to control the power of the presidency. -------------------------------------- The following appeared in the October, 1975 issue of Gallery, a porno magazine which billed Fletcher Prouty as the National Affairs Editor. Some people feel there is no credible way to justify associating oneself with such exploitative and demeaning media. Fletcher Prouty has told me that since the Bal
Harry Houdini
Harry Houdini
Harry Houdini Houdini-Real name Enrich Weiss Enrich Weiss on march 24, 1874. In Budapest Crossed Atlantic to see his mom Cecilia HIs immagrant father was named Mayer Samuel Weiss. Samuel made $750 a year as a Rabbai in Appleton, Wisconsin Houdini had four brothers still in Hungary: Nathan,Herman, William and Ehrich HOudini fist performance was as a trapeze performer. Ran away from home at 12 yrs old/ Joined up with his father in new York Got a job as a Neck tie cutter Then it happened he saw his
Meg Ryan
Meg Ryan
Meg Ryan Meg Ryan, a famous actress, was born November 19th, 1961 in Fairfield, Connecticut. Her birth name is, Margaret Mary Emily Anne Hyra. Meg\'s parents, Harry Hyra and Susan Jordan, raised Meg and three other children, Andrew, Dana, and Anne, in Connecticut. Meg Ryan graduated from Bethel High School in Connecticut, and graduated 11th in her class. She went to New York University and graduated with a major in journalism. She is a blond hair, blue eye, 5\' 8, prom queen. In 1987, while fil
THe Watergate Complex
THe Watergate Complex
THe Watergate Complex The Watergate Complex is a series of modern buildings with balconies that looks like filed down Shark\'s Teeth (Gold, 1). Located on the Potomac River in Washington, D.C. it contains many hotel rooms and offices. What happened in the complex on June 17, 1972 early in the morning became a very historical event for our nation that no one will ever forget. The Watergate Scandal and constitutional crisis that began on June 17, 1972 with the arrest of five burglars who broke
Film Noir
Film Noir
Film Noir Generally speaking there are certain constants one can expect form a noir film. Typically a noir film has a plot which depicts the dark and inhumane side of human nature with cynicism, and with emphasis on the brutal, unhealthy, shadowy, dark and sadistic sides of the human experience. In a film like Chinatown (1974), a modern-day film noirthriller, the criteria of the dark side of society is fulfilled by Jake\'s investigation of the deceiving world of high crime. Through hard-boiled c
Literature
Literature
Literature IMAGERY The term imagery has various applications. Generally, imagery includes all kinds of sense perception (not just visual pictures). In a more limited application, the term describes visible objects only. But the term is perhaps most commonly used to describe figurative language, which is as a theme in literature. An example is animal imagery in Othello When Iago tortures Othello with animal images of his wife\'s supposed infidelity, were they as prime as goats, as hot as monkeys
A Separate Peace
A Separate Peace
A Separate Peace A SEPARATE PEACE: CHAPTER 1 Have you ever in your life gone through an experience so intense, so joyful, so painful, or just so important at the time, that you could only understand much later what truly happened? Isn\'t it a fact that when we\'re in the middle of an experience, we are often unable to think clearly about it because we\'re too busy feeling the moment\'s thrill or sadness to stop and come to sensible conclusions? Our high school years are just such a time: of quic
Ayn Rand
Ayn Rand
Ayn Rand Khoji Ybarra Manahan Growing up in communist Russia, Ayn Rand confronted, first-hand, the wake of despotism and injustice. Because Russia expurgated literature at all state universities, Rand was acquainted with very little American literature. Yet, the American books she read taught her a lesson she would never neglect: that America was the ideological civilization in her eyes. Hearing tales of capitalism and optimism, Rand left Russia for America, determined never to return again. Ran
The Beatles
The Beatles
The Beatles English rock music group formed in the late 195Os and disbanded in 1970. The members were John Lennon (1940-80) guitar and harmonica. PaulMcCartney (1942- ?), guitar and piano; George Harrison (1943?)guitar and sitar; and Ringo Starr (Richard Starkey) (1940-), drums. All were born in Liverpool, England. Influenced by such American performers as Chuck Berry, Little Richard, and Elvis Presley, The Beatles dominated rock music in the 1 960s, eventually disbanding when they felt their po
Norma Jean Mortensen Baker
Norma Jean Mortensen Baker
Norma Jean Mortensen Baker Norma Jean Mortensen Baker was born to her mother Gladys Mortensen on June 1st, 1926 at 9:30 am in Los Angeles, California. Gladys was divorced from her husband, C. Stanley Gifford and separated from her husband Ed Mortensen. Ed Mortensen was who Gladys put on Norma Jean’s birth certificate as her father but it is still in question if he was her father of if it was her first husband Jack Baker who was her father. Gladys had two other kids from another marriage. She had