Essays Tagged: "Soap opera"

Lorenzo's Oil Movie Review

triumphs and tragedies of this search.The film is unique in that it avoids becoming a tear-jerking soap opera. Instead of focusing solely on a family being torn apart by guilt and pain of the disease ...

(2 pages) 64 0 3.8 Sep/1996

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Film Review and Analysis

Impeachment or witch hunt

Imagine Sex, Lies, Politics, Grand Juries, and Conspiracies. No this is not a script of the soap opera "Day of out Lives". It is a typical day in the 7th year of President William Jefferson Cl ...

(2 pages) 168 2 4.7 Mar/2002

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History > North American Presidents

Mom vs. Mom: Work or Stay Home. Researched with Full reference sheet.

ke material sacrifices."(Lowery) Various working class mothers indicate that stay-at-home moms are "soap opera watching couch potatoes with no ambition." (Walker). These mentalities have resulted in t ...

(11 pages) 418 0 4.8 Dec/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues

General Study on Greek Mythology

k stories of the relationships between the gods, goddesses, and human beings are like a fascinating soap opera. What with secret affairs between Zeus and numerous mortals, the bitter jealousy of Juno ...

(3 pages) 81 0 3.5 Mar/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies > Mythology

Human Reproductive Cloning Vs. Therapeutic Cloning

wo or maybe even three of me! I could work full time, go to school full time, and watch my favorite soap opera every day. Wouldn't it be great? I bet my room would even stay clean. Having a clone of m ...

(6 pages) 192 0 4.6 Apr/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology > Human Biology

Pride and Prejudice and Modern Romances

ide and Prejudice was written in 1813, it has quite a few things in common with modern romances and soap operas. The best explanation for this is the fact that passionate love, hatred and intrigue hav ... urrounding the story happens to take place is very similar to the circumstances of any 21st century soap opera. The story of one or more families of the upper-middle class living in the country isolat ...

(2 pages) 40 0 4.6 Apr/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays

The Man From Snowy River Movie Review

lso where Jim meets his first love, the beautiful and fiery Jessica Harrison (Sigrid Thornton).In a soap opera-style twist, Kirk Douglas (in a dual role) plays twin brothers Harrison and Spur, two men ...

(2 pages) 33 0 4.3 May/2004

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies

With reference to the soap operas you have studied, discuss the representations of two social groups, which are offered to audiences.

Soap opera is a form of serial television, they are on going stories which run from one episode to t ... rest by posing questions or setting up conflicts which will not be resolved until the next episode. Soap opera works as a more open text than many other forms of television, this therefore means that ... forms of television, this therefore means that there is a more complicated hierarchy of discourses.Soap opera is meant to be watched by a mainly female audience but the number of men in the audience ...

(4 pages) 33 1 5.0 Jun/2004

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies

Reality Tv courtroom

proceeding, and go to fantasyland again. In fact, in Reality TV, a multitude of premises, that the soap opera crowd has no problem with, must now be given the time and focus that one could otherwise ...

(4 pages) 29 0 3.8 Sep/2004

Subjects: Law & Government Essays

Wrestling changes by bret lane. a look into the television world and changes taking place

nt". They lost all the great wrestlers and replaced them with terrible actors. It has turned into a soap opera played by bad actors and lousy camera men. There is hardly any wrestling in the show, and ...

(1 pages) 33 1 3.0 Dec/2004

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies

Compare and contrast the representation of charities in two different television adverts

. In this essay I will compare how they represent their charities. Both adverts were shown during a soap opera before the watershed period so they attract different audiences.The National society of p ...

(5 pages) 30 0 4.0 Feb/2005

Subjects: Art Essays

Vincent McMahon as an entrepreneur.

d different characters that serve as the wrestlers. Professional wrestling is often thought of as a soap opera for men; for people do get very into the storylines that go along with the action and tha ...

(2 pages) 39 0 3.0 Sep/2005

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers

"The Sopranos" as a Soap Opera

he pilot episode of "The Sopranos" begins a story that explains this reasoning, and is considered a soap opera often adored by men for many reasons. "The Sopranos" is defined as a male soap opera beca ... ns. "The Sopranos" is defined as a male soap opera because it holds all the elements of the woman's soap opera, yet contains the masculine identities that pertain to men.The first episode of "The Sopr ...

(6 pages) 41 1 5.0 Feb/2006

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies

TV Soap Opera

e found in viewing the continuous serial on TV? The continuous serial is more commonly known as the soap opera, and is peculiar in that each episode cannot be watched and understood on its own; the vi ... er must watch the episodes before and after to understand what is happening. According to Brown the soap opera has 8 typical characteristics.Television is becoming an increasingly important part of so ...

(8 pages) 36 1 4.0 Sep/2006

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies

"Of Mice and Men" Movie Review

their new employer and co-workers.For the rest of the movie, the actors have small encounters with soap opera-like drama, such as the old man, Candy, getting his dog shot and Curley getting his hand ...

(2 pages) 7 0 0.0 Apr/2007

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Film Review and Analysis

Media Portrayal Of The 'family'

ber of the family using the medium of television.The Bold and the Beautiful is an American day time soap opera that evolves mainly around one family, the Forresters. The main members of this family ar ... ter family are quite strong, though they can be extremely strange and complicated at times. Being a soap drama, many of the issues brought into the story line can be quite dramatic and sometimes irrel ...

(3 pages) 16 0 0.0 Mar/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers


ny aspects of the cultural milieu of the 1940's. Although the movie was viewed by many as one giant soap opera, in relation to the love affairs of Sergeant Warden and Private Prewitt, the love affairs ...

(7 pages) 365 0 0.0 Apr/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

It Is Often Assumed That Soap Opera Appeals Primarily To Women. What Are The Grounds Of This Claim? Is It Convincing?

It is often assumed that soap opera appeals primarily to women." What are the grounds for this claim? Is it convincing? This ... ." What are the grounds for this claim? Is it convincing? This essay aims to discover the appeal of soap opera for women, explored through looking at the text itself and various writings surrounding t ... these positions and meanings are actually recognised and accepted by women. The appeal (if any) of soap opera to men will also be assessed, and hopefully used as a forum to highlight any changes in t ...

(14 pages) 1430 0 0.0 Jul/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Media Coursework: Comparison Between "The Simpsons", "Futurama" and "Family guy"

e them to the theme. They also expect happy music rather than sad or depressing, which would suit a soap opera for example. Therefore the key conventions of a cartoon comedy are bright happy scenes of ...

(7 pages) 28 0 5.0 Oct/2007

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Film Review and Analysis


g function and many rely on sensationalism and shock value to draw in audiences. The ever prominent Soap-Opera genre also relies on these attributes to draw in audiences and in the same way as much Re ... t, this type of television is among the least superficial and format-bound programming. Unlike with soap-opera and reality TV, the most popular comedy is often that which is the most different to what ...

(8 pages) 158 0 0.0 Jan/2008

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Communication Studies