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Breathe Life Into Shakespeare

Here is my attempt to deliver the famous To Be or Not To Be soliloquy.   Print this page. Author Bobby

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Othello Close Reading

Here you will find two passages from Othello by William Shakespeare and analysis of each paragraph.   Desdemona 1.3.208-218   My noble father, I do perceive here a divided duty:                           metaphor To you I am bound for life and education;        upbringing My life and education both […]

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Graphic Violence In Film

Mass shootings and violence in today’s world is continuing to grow. Many people and groups have been trying to pinpoint blame onto this. Some blame the gun, others blame the media. People who blame the media would say that graphic violence desensitizes you to violence and makes you aggressive and violent. To a certain extent, that is correct. Studies will […]

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Is graphic violence in film detrimental to society?

I just want some discussion here. I want to find common consensus of the issue. Please explain your stance above and give supporting data. Print this page. Author Bobby

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Does film influence society or does society influence film?

You know the does art imitate life or life imitate art age-old debate? That is taken in an entirely new form here. However, rather than a one or the other argument, like the previous question, the question I pose is: does film influence society or vice-versa? Here, the two are intertwined together, like a river connecting two reservoirs. So the […]

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How did movies start?

When you watch a film, can you notice how produced and funded a film can be? It can have an exquisite production design, high budget special effects, A grade actors, and real locations. But it wasn’t always like that. Believe it or not, the films you see nowadays, had a much more unsophisticated and humble development of what you see […]

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Are movies art?

Most people that walk into a movie theater want to be entertained. They go in to sit back and relax and sit at a screen to take their mind off things. As it should be. There is nothing wrong with watching the movie The Avengers and expecting the movie to give you social commentary. But what if a film can […]

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Why Obesity is the worst problem in America today

“Beauty on the outside doesn’t reflect how I am on the inside.” Is there truth in this? Yes. But nowadays this statement is used as an excuse not to be healthy, rather than trying to be meaningful in any way. “40 percent of American adults and nearly 20 percent of adolescents are obese — the highest rates ever recorded for the U.S.” […]

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Why is police brutality such an issue?

Police brutality is one of the most polarizing issues in the nation today. I hesitate to even write these words because I know I will be criticized for my point-of-view. But it’s an issue that needs to be talked about. First off, there are so many reported cases of police brutality and corruption that it would not be possible to list […]

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What’s the proper way to review a movie?

Has anyone asked you about movie? Perhaps on whether or not if it was good? You respond with, “it was good” or “it was ok”, unable to classify on how it was on a good or bad scale. Notice how some reviewers give a score on a scale of 0-10 or 0-100 to classify how good it was. Some may […]

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Is Modern Music Terrible?

Yes. Absolutely. Coming from a completely scientific and logical mindset, and compared to the past 70 years of music, the quality of music has severely declined. This link will show you aspects in songs that have changed (for the worse) since the 50’s, but I’ll summarize: “After peaking in the 1960’s, timbral variety has been in steady decline to the […]

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How do I define beauty?

Chosen Question: How do I define beauty? What I know: Beauty can be subjective to everyone. But I think it’s important to to be objective in how you define beauty. Once you understand how a person is beautiful, you can show your love to that person that will make them happy. Things people point to describe how a person is […]

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