|Conflict Analysis of “Friday Night Lights”|
4.5p,7s,APA - Conflict Analysis of "Friday Night Lights" - This paper uses the conflict theory to analyze the film, "Friday Night Lights." The goal is to show that athletes are being exploited by their societies to meet goals set by their families, coaches and communities.
|Conflict Analysis of “Hoop Dreams”|
|5.5p,7s,APA - Conflict Analysis of "Hoop Dreams" - This paper analyzes the movie using the conflict theory. The movie demonstrates the conflict perspective that youth sports exploit players based on their economic situation.|
|Small Ball: A Little League Story|
|5p,5s,APA - A Functionalist Analysis of "Small Ball: A Little League Story" - This paper analyzes the movie from the functionalist perspective.|
|Paul Newman's Movie Version of The Glass Menagerie|
|2p,1,MLA - "Newman's Movie Version of The Glass Menagerie Retains the Effectiveness of the Play" |
This paper argues that the movie version of the Tennessee Williams’ play The Glass Menagerie directed by Paul Newman effectively captures the essence of the original play, particularly through the acting of Joanne Woodward (Amanda) which captures the theme of parent-child conflict and the gloominess and hopelessness of the Wingfield family.
|Eight Men Out - Money & Sport Performance|
|4p,4s,APA - "Money is a Poor Performance Enhancement Tool in Sports" |
This paper argues that the movie "Eight Men Out" directed by John Sayles shows that money is not a good performance enhancement technique because it damages the integrity of the sport, and because it reduces the player’s sense of purpose and sportsmanship.
|"Radio" - Psychological Assessment of Radio|
|2.5p - "Radio" - Psychological Assessment of Radio |
This paper argues that the character Radio in the film "Radio" is affected by mental retardation in two major ways: he has a limited concept of danger that can jeopardize his safety, and he lacks social skills for his age.
|Hollywood Shuffle by Robert Townsend|
|3.5p - Hollywood Shuffle (1987) - "A Critical Review of Hollywood Shuffle by Robert Townsend" |
This paper shows that the protagonist, Bobby Taylor, comes to term with the reality that the best roles available for blacks are those that sustain the jive-talking gangsta stereotypes.
|Lost In Translation - The Power of Language|
8.5p - LOST IN TRANSLATION
This paper is a critical analysis of the movie, particularly about the role of language as a tool for group identificaiton and cultural identity. The paper shows that the two main characters are forced on a parth of self-discovery after being separated from the familiar comfort of being among people who speak their language by the mainstream Japanese culture.
|Hamlet the Movie [Michael Almereyda]|
|3.5p - HAMLET the Movie - "The Impact of Modern Cinematographic Action in Hamlet" |
This paper argues that because Michael Almereyda's adaption of Hamlet takes place in a modern, contemporary setting, where dramatic action is carried not just by words, but by sounds, sights and visual effects; I develope a much better understanding of the play and the intensity of Hamlet’s psychological conflicts to a greater degree than in Shakespeare’s version.
|The Challenges of Police Work in "Blue Steel"|
|3p - BLUE STEEL - "The Challenges of Police Work in 'Blue Steal'" |
This paper shows that the movie highlights some important aspects of police work, including the challenges of being a female officer, the personal struggles affecting police officers, the price of inexperience, and the shortcomings of criminal profiling.
|Iconic Char. in Thelma and Louise & Taxi Driver|
|5p - THELMA AND LOUISE & TAXI DRIVER - "The Iconic Characters of "Thelma and Louise" and "Taxi Driver" |
This paper argues that while Thelma and Louise are iconic figures because they stand up against unequal treatment of women in the society, Travis in "Taxi Driver" becomes a heroic figure because in rescuing Iris from prostitution, he stands up against the symbols of moral decay that plagued New York in the 1970s.
|Lesson of The Great Gatsby - Money Can't Buy Love|
|4p - THE GREAT GATSBY - "Money Can't Buy Love: The Tragic Lesson Gatsby Never Learned" |
This paper argues that the movie, The Great Gatsby," based on F. Scott Fitzgerald's novel, shows that Gatsby’s flaw is that he believes that being wealthy makes it possible to rub elbows with the wealthy and to find true love with Daisy.
|The Historical Context of the Great Debaters|
|3p,1s,MLA - The GREAT DEBATERS - "The Historical Context of The Great Debaters" |
The goal of this paper is to show that the events in The Great Debaters are largely based on factual developments occurring in America at the time.
|Mr. Holland's Opus|
|4.25p - MR. HOLLAND'S OPUS |
This paper argues that argues that the protagonist in "Mr. Holland's Opus" discovers in the end that even a deaf child has the capacity and potential to learn music and that his greatest symphony is embodied in the lives he touched by transforming his thinking about music and learning itself.
|A Psychological Analysis of "K-PAX"|
|3.5p - K-PAX - "Reaction to the Movie 'K-PAX'" |
This paper is a psychological analysis of Robert Porter, the protogonist in "K-PAX" whose life turns upside-down after the murders of his wife and daughter.
|American History X|
2.5p - AMERICAN HISTORY X - "'American History X' is an Excellent Drama with Superb Acting"
This paper argues that the actors in "American History X" did a superb job in conveying the main point of the movie, that peace and happiness can reign only if we have a good understanding of who we are and if we are willing to be accepting of others, instead of walking around filled with resentment and rage.
|Coaching Style in Varsity Blues|
4p,5s,APA - VARSITY BLUES - "Analysis of Coaching Style in 'Varsity Blues'"
The goal of this essay is to analyze some of the psychological/performance enhancement techniques used by the coach in "Varsity Blues" and to evaluate the effectiveness of the techniques. I will also propose some strategies that the coach should have used to motivate the athletes.
|Glory as a Glorious, Timeless Classic|
|6p - GLORY - "'Glory' as a Glorious, Timeless Classic" |
This paper argues that the story of Robert Gould Shaw and each man of the 54th (in "GLORY") is one of courage, triumph and glory, but it is also our story because in their moments of struggle and conquest, we see our own hopes and dreams.
|Antwone Fisher - Long Term Effect of Child Abuse|
|2p - ANTWONE FISHER - "The Long Term Effect of Child Abuse" |
This paper argues that Antwone Fisher (2002) is a bold and powerful movie that attempts to address the dangers of child abuse and how such abuse can shape the identity and character trait of the individual.
|The Passion of the Christ|
|2.25p - THE PASSION OF THE CHRIST - "My Ambivalent Feeling Toward 'The Passion of the Christ'" |
This paper argues that "The Passion of the Christ" documents the moments leading up to Jesus’ excruciating death on the Cross, including his betrayal, arrest and trial, and in so doing, the film allows the viewer to experience the bitter sacrifice that Jesus had to make for the salvation of the world.
|Roman Polanski's The Pianist|
6p - THE PIANIST - "Genre Analysis II: The Use of a Genre-based Approach and the Handling of Ideological Contradictions in Polanski's 'The Pianist'"
This paper argues that while this "The Pianist" appropriately follows some of the rigors of genre consistency in order to have historical authenticity, its true power lies in Polanski’s ability to raise and successfully address several ideological contradictions one might associate with a movie of this sort.
|Triumph of the Will - Hitler as Germany's Motivato|
|2.25p - TRIUMPH OF THE WILL - "The Motivating Influences of Hitler, According to the Movie 'Triumph of the Will'" |
This paper argues that this provocative film accomplished the goal of showing Hitler as a rallying force of the public's interestes and goals in unifying against outside forces and influences. In so doing, it portrays Hitler as the symbol of German's social, political, and economic rebirth.
|A Beautiful Mind - Nash's Interpersonal Communicat|
|5p - A BEAUTIFUL MIND - "Assessing Nash's Interpersonal Communication Skills in 'A Beautiful Mind'" |
This paper explores the impact of Nash's schizophrenic-induced hallucinations in order to examine the impact of our self-concept and how we relate to others.