Analysis of the film, "The Amistad" In the movie “The Amistad”, the Africans rise up and begin a mutiny against their captors on the high seas and are brought to trial in a New England court. The court must decide if the Africans are actually born as slaves or if they were illegally brought from Africa. If the Africans were born as slaves then they would be guilty of murder, but if their being brought here from Africa is illegal, they had the right to defend themselves. This was...
Isabella d’Este: A portrait of a female patron in Renaissance Italy Introduction Art defined the renaissance and the renaissance defined art. It was the product of a society, a response to both social and political circumstances and a mirror to its values as well. Although it would be impossible to derive Isabella d’Este’s exact taste, it is safe to say the rarity of an object was a driving force in a commissioned piece or a sought after item. A particular need for these...
[i:5f8267538c]Examine the impact of the Nazi regime upon architecture and art in Germany[/i:5f8267538c] In the 1920's Germany was a centre for modern art and forward thinking architecture. Art styles and schools such as cubism and Dada developed in Germany, and schools of excellent architecture such as the Bauhaus school developed in this liberal and free thinking period. However this all changed in1933 due to the rise to power of the Nazis. This essay will examine the effect that the Nazi...
The Skeleton Key Movie Review There used to be a big stigma against name actors appearing in horror pictures -- especially the lower-budget kind that tends to get released in the dog days of August. Stars would only appear in them on the way down, when they couldn't get anything else.But these days horror is the only genre that regularly works at the box office, actors actually compete to be in them and -- as Bruce Willis and Nicole Kidman proved in "The Sixth Sense" and "The Others,"...
A battle of pride; a fight for vengeance; an impossible mission for Jack Carter… This gritty, gruesome gangster movie is superbly set in the grimy, glum city of Newcastle. “Get Carter” is the epitome of the 1970s British gangster movie. It is a true classic, a superb debut by director Mike Hodges, and a gripping performance by Michael Caine. The setting is perfect – a dismal, dreary, working class city. The horizon is always grey, the general outlook is bleak. This reflects the...
Avril Lavigne Whibley was born September 27, 1984. Avril Lavigne is a Canadian pop punk/modern rock singer, songwriter, fashion designer, and actress. In 2006, Canadian Business Magazine ranked her the seventh most powerful Canadian in Hollywood. Avril Lavigne's music contains element of modern rockpop punkpop rock, power pop and alternative rock. Her debut album, Let Go, was released in 2002. Nearly 17 million copies were sold worldwide, and it was certified six times platinum in the United...
Crossing Racial Lines in Contemporary Music Music today is not segregated against by most people. Not only is it not segregated, it is joining. One example of that is the relationship between black rappers and white rockers. The distinct line of rock and rap is now turning into a blur. The first point that rap and rock is not segregated against is that whites buy more rap music than blacks. That shows that whites do not discriminate against blacks in music. The second point that rap and...
History of William Christopher Handy William Christopher Handy was born on November 16, 1873, in Florence, Alabama. He grew up in a log cabin that his grandfather had built on what is now called College Street. As a young child, he displayed a keen interest in music and his intuitive ear could catalog the musical notes of songbirds, the whistles from nearby river boats, and even the rhythms of the Tennessee River. However, musical talent, especially the playing of musical instruments, was...
This paper examines the influences on Shakur in his early life and how those influences shaped his lyrics. I Introduction Gangsta rap icon Tupac Shakur was shot dead in Las Vegas in 1996, but his standing and influence in the world of music is possibly greater now than it was during his lifetime. Part of this cult status is due to his untimely death, but most of it is due to his impact on the industry, and the ways in which his lyrics moved the members of his audience. What makes a...
Analysis of Twyla Thorpe's Dance "Young Man and Death" Young Man and Death is a dance that is very expressive. It is full of exaggerated movements, which have symbolic interpretations. It is quite simple to interpret. If one didn’t know the title of the dance the content could easily be identified. A male dancer performs a dance of desperation, jubilee and death. This dance is full of insight, exhibits perfection and is inexhaustible. The content of the dance is a male/female...