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Class Heroes: A Class Apart

By: Stephen Henning

... she tried to gauge what it was that Mrs Randerson aspired to. “You know how the Americans are with their children. They are like you – their childr... ... is to them. My friend who works for Fox keeps saying,” – Jasmin put on her best American accent – “‘Jazz, what the hell are you Brits playing at? W... ...ease stop,” said Sam, trying not to cry. James had made her watch several horror films with him, and each time it had given her nightmares. Now it f... ... and Soames left the room looking, thought Sam with amusement, like some kind of comedy double act. “Right,” said Dr Okocha when they had departed. ... ...at could happen to harm her if she approached Emma, 98 but a million horror films were conjured up in her head which told her to wait for Harde... ... Also, we need to get some white coats or something.” “What?” “Don’t you watch films? Put on a white coat in a hospital and you can go anywhere, d...

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The Silver Lining: Moral Deliberations in Modern Cinema

By: Sam Vaknin, Ph. D.

...gy of Environmentalism XI. The Invention of Lying: Fact and Truth XII. Hostel: The American Hostel XIII. Inceptions and Its Errors XIV. Aliens „R ... ... cultivates a False Self of a jazz giant in the making and the author of the Great American Novel but he is neither and he bitterly knows it. Even ... ...most heart rending smile when embarrassed or endangered. He is a caricature of the American dream: ambitious, driven, winsome, well versed in the m... ...and are available to anyone with a computer. The last decade witnessed a spate of films, all concerned with the confusion between life and the imi... ...enious "Capitan Fracasse", "Capricorn One", "Sliver", "Wag the Dog" and many lesser films have all tried to tackle this (un)fortunate state of thing... ...or concocted) of the studio stars were brutally exploited and incorporated in their films. Jean Harlow, Barbara Stanwyck, James Cagney all were for... ...t ambivalence, its surrealistic moral landscape and deteriorates into another banal comedy of situations. Return Dreamcatcher - The Myth of Destr... ...marries the girl of his dreams (who scorned him before). But, this clever piece of comedy is philosophically muddled. The denizens of this dystopia...

Moral deliberations and philosophical dimensions in thirteen modern films.

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And Gulliver Returns Book V : My Visit to Singaling

By: Lemuel Gulliver XVI

...st its role as the scientific and intellectual leader of the world. As an American I am greatly saddened, but as a citizen of the world and of the co... ...ed that the major medical researching country had had its tires shot out. American researchers and other medical leaders streamed into southeast Asia... ...ligent Barak Obama was not enough to keep all of the intelligentsia. The American depression had sapped its economy of the necessary funds for rese... ...ying to fill 200 television channels with 24/7 programs, open several new films a week, and sell as many recordings as you can-- you have to rely on ... ...me. “We wonder why your film producers insist on producing violent films when the research indicates that violence is not necessarily more po... ...eate excitement through car crashes and shooting or fighting than through comedy or lessons in ethics. Look at the most popular TV show ever. „Mash.... ...ually showed its absurdity, in a backdrop of humor. „The Cosby Show‟ used comedy to make positive points in ethics and child psychology. „All in the... ...ight be learned, we want to foster ethical behavior so we have no violent films. “We agree with your psychologist Bandura that much of childr...

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The Power in You

By: Wally Amos

...f and move on. When I started in the cookie business the emphasis was on comedy. I intended to make people laugh. To make myself laugh. In order to... ... THE POWER IN YOU 120 there were twenty, three million native,bom, adult Americans who could neither read nor write. These millions were called "fu... ...e was involved in. He also made it a point of taking me to screenings of films, plays, and other activities. Howard's nourishment went a long way i... ...dia's independence. It was faith that helped Martin Luther King, Jr. open American so' ciety to people of all races, creed, and color. It was faith...

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The Ulysseans

By: Antonio Mercurio

...egata in 41 film” {Life as a work of art and life as a gift explained in 41 films}. 14 Human beings, with their sharpness and their intelligence, ... ...ate in 41 film”, {Life as a work of art and life as a gift explained in 41 films} Sophia University of Rome, 1995, and here slightly modified. 60 ... ...lopment of my reflections on the anthropic principle created by a group of American scientists. Anyone who would like to know more about the anthro... ...gata in 41 film” {Life as a Work of Art and Life as a Gift Explained in 41 Films}. I will be describing Cosmo-Art in Chapter XI of this book: “The ... ...the Iliad and the Odyssey, written in poetic form by Homer, and the Divine Comedy by Dante Alighieri. We no longer know who created the single myths...

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The Path of Splitness

By: Indrek Pringi

...ticles: a living organic cell. This is why galaxies exist as faint, cellular films of energy on the outer perimeters of huge, empty inter-galactic ... ...h. Science supports this unspoken assumption. It portrays animals in Nature films as savage-violent killing-murdering things… acting in insane fren... ...aten alive. Therefore they prey on the deep human fear of dying to sell their films by focusing upon violent gruesome aberrations. The one-side... ...ew lions? When there were millions of grazing animals? Why didn’t the North American natives colonize the land where millions of bison lived? It ... ...hapter Three: Summary of Hominid-Human development 205 The earliest North American cultures invented bone-tools and flint tools by themselves. B... ...plitting with crude stones as the first form of stone technology. After North American humans began splitting Mammoth-bones: did they start evolving... ...000 years to Rome… It comes from Ancient Roman Culture. Where the height of comedy and entertainment was one Roman fool… beating another Roman foo... ...h emotionally by poisoning the meaning of what is said. Turning tragedy into comedy, and comedy into tragedy. False humor is an emotional lie. The... ...r own lives or their own problems. Because if they did… if they did not go to comedy houses or watch sitcoms… they might actually stand up and do so...

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Hypotheses on Ulysses

By: Antonio Mercurio

...egata in 41 film” {Life as a Work of Art and Life as a Gift Explored in 41 Films}, Published by the Sophia University of Rome, (S.U.R.) Rome, 1995).... ...dge but not after truth. For this reason, Dante Alighieri, in his “Divine Comedy”, condemns Ulysses to the inferno, after having him die at sea dur... ...is. When, in October of 1994, a bullet killed the little seven-year-old American Nicholas Green while he was traveling with his family in Italy, ... ...iegata in 41 film”{Life as a Work of Art and Life as a Gift explained in 41 films} , Published by Sophia University of Rome, (S.U.R.) Rome, 1995). W... ... time or from any time after them. This is what Dante did in his “Divine Comedy”, where with absolute liberty he mixed historical fact with imagin... ... first to assert this, and not long ago, Harold Bloom, one of the greatest American literary critics, said this in his most recently published book ... ...gata in 41 film”, {Life as a Work of Art and Life as a Gift Explored in 41 Films} , (Published by the Sophia University of Rome (S.U.R.), Rome, 1995)...

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Cyclopedia of Economics

By: Sam Vaknin

...gs: http://philosophos.tripod.com The Silver Lining – Ethical Dilemmas in Modern Films http://samvak.tripod.com/film.html Download free anthol... ...de and supersede one's moral obligations towards non- affiliated humans. Thus, an American's moral obligation to safeguard the lives of American f... ...igation to save the lives of innocent civilians, however numerous, if they are not Americans. The larger the number of positive self-definitions I ... ...ical Islamists are now advocating the mass slaughter of Westerners, particularly of Americans and Israelis, regardless of age, gender, and alleged c... ...ved the inedible parts as trophies. These lurid deeds inspired a slew of books and films, most notably The Silence of the Lambs with Hannibal (Lect... ...estructible entity. The artifacts of popular culture - thrillers, action and sci-fi films, video games, computer viruses - assume that all organisms... ...t ambivalence, its surrealistic moral landscape and deteriorates into another banal comedy of situations. Internet, Metaphors of Four metaphors c...

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Cyclopedia of Philosophy

By: Sam Vaknin

...gs: http://philosophos.tripod.com The Silver Lining – Ethical Dilemmas in Modern Films http://samvak.tripod.com/film.html Download free anthol... ...de and supersede one's moral obligations towards non- affiliated humans. Thus, an American's moral obligation to safeguard the lives of American f... ...igation to save the lives of innocent civilians, however numerous, if they are not Americans. The larger the number of positive self-definitions I ... ...ical Islamists are now advocating the mass slaughter of Westerners, particularly of Americans and Israelis, regardless of age, gender, and alleged c... ...ved the inedible parts as trophies. These lurid deeds inspired a slew of books and films, most notably The Silence of the Lambs with Hannibal (Lect... ...estructible entity. The artifacts of popular culture - thrillers, action and sci-fi films, video games, computer viruses - assume that all organisms... ...t ambivalence, its surrealistic moral landscape and deteriorates into another banal comedy of situations. Internet, Metaphors of Four metaphors c...

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The Public Domain : Enclosing the Commons of the Mind

By: James Boyle

...s? Even the ones they claim to have been dictated by gods or aliens? Even if American copyright law requires “an author,” presumably a human one? 9 Ca... ...r the films of the Second World War, or footage on the daily lives of African-Americans during segregation, or the music of the Great Depression, or th... ...hey were successful. 36 As Yochai Benkler puts it, Alice Randall, an African American woman, was ordered by a government official not to publish her cr... ...x the law in this area. When the case of Bridgeport Music, Inc. v. Dimension Films came up, they thought they had what they wanted. The band NWA had u... ...d. To appropriate a phrase from Carol Rose, open source teaches us about the comedy of the commons, a way of arranging markets and production that we,... ... at http:// www.law.duke.edu/cspd/pdf/cspdproposal.pdf, and Access to Orphan Films: Submission to the Copyright Office—March 2005, available at http://... ...e Action (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1990), and Carol Rose, “The Comedy of the Commons: Custom, Com- merce, and Inherently Public Property... ...k: New York University Press, 2001). 22. Bridgeport Music, Inc. v. Dimension Films, 410 F .3d 792, 804n16 (6th Cir. 2005). 23. Walter Benjamin, “The W... ...ia Law Library Music Plagiarism Project. See Copyright Infringement Project. comedy of the commons. See commons, comedy of the. U.S. Commerce Departme...

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And Gulliver Returns Book VI : Our Psychological Motivations

By: Lemuel Gulliver XVI

...c system in the brain often takes priority over the logical section of the brain. This has an effect on our buying habits, our preferences for films ... ...‘t be surprised when young Germans tortured and killed for Hitler, when young Chinese and Cambodians killed for Mao or Pol Pot, or even young Americ... ... in the vitamin D producing sun, could add the A and D to their skim milk. They don‘t, but are finally thinking about it—sixty years after the Americ... ... sarcasm make everybody, but the object of the sarcasm, laugh—because they are all better than the goat of the joke. Power, power, power—from comedy... ...ental side, wartime British Prime Minister, historian and author Winston Churchill had a father who wrote of him ‗I have an idiot for a son.‘ Americ... ... And in spite of the strength with which they are held, both are rooted in non-provable assumptions!‖ -- ―And violence sure sells in films,... ...ke other harassing behavior, is one of the common behaviors of people with inferiority feelings.‖ —―You have to admit that violence in films,... ...r society. And we keep out of our media the Hollywood emphasis on violence for entertainment. Our media writers must be clever enough to write comedy...

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