Essays Tagged: "Al Pacino"

Donnie Brasco

ted to do a mob related movie until now. 'Donnie Brasco' was released last Friday. This movie stars Al Pacino and Johnny Depp. The movie is based on a true story about Joe Pistone and FBI agent who in ... e a.k.a. Donnie Brasco. Donnie meets Lefty, played by Pacino. Lefty is a New York City mob veteran, although he is very tired and wore out from the life he lives. He also has a serious gambling proble ...

(2 pages) 42 0 3.3 Feb/1997

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

CIA: World of Secrets.

In light of the recent negative press surrounding the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) during the war in Iraq, conspiracy theories about the agency abound. To ... nce Agency (CIA) during the war in Iraq, conspiracy theories about the agency abound. To paraphrase Al Pacino's character in The Recruit, failures always make the front page while the successes are ne ... r more than 50 years. They are the secret movers and shakers behind the closed doors of government. Although we would love to believe that they are James Bond types who use high-tech gear to thwart ev ...

(5 pages) 206 3 4.0 Oct/2003

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Military & International Conflicts & Security

SCARFACE - A scarface review which talks about the art in scarface different camera angles, analysis of artistic choices etc...

Professor LehmanHumanities 110October 13, 2003Scarface (1983)The 1983, Brian De Palma, remake of Scarface has its very own unique visual style. He used multiple images and many othe ... he use of multiple images, closely related to split screen cinematography, is characteristic of De Palma's films. In this film he used mirrors and television monitors to give more than one image withi ... y going into a deep stare. He then came out of it and went to sit at a booth. Later, she was shown walking away with the man and Tony went into the same deep stare. He came out of it when the man's ha ...

(2 pages) 103 0 3.3 Oct/2003

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

Write a movie review on Scarface.

ay hello to my little friend!"- Tony Montana, a.k.a. Scarface. "Scarface" was directed by Brian de Palma and starred Al Pacino and Michelle Pfeiffer along with many others. This movie chronicles the l ... come to America. Of the 125,000 Cubans who came to America that year, an estimated 25,000 had criminal backgrounds.Antonio Montana (Al Pacino) was one of those criminals who came to America from Cuba ...

(3 pages) 69 0 3.0 Dec/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Does Blowing the Whistle Violate Company Loyalty?

Does Blowing the Whistle Violate Company Loyalty?Employees have moral obligations to respect the property of the corporation, to abide by employ ... indow.status=''">employment contracts, and to operate within the bounds of the company's procedural rules. However, the duty of loyalty is not absolute. That an employee should be loyal is a prima ... duty must be deserving if the duty is genuine and overriding rater that prima facie. Many of the moral grounds for employee loyalty have been destroyed. Yet there are some minimum requirements of loya ...

(3 pages) 114 1 3.0 Jan/2004

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers > Case Studies

What pleasures does the gangster genre offer its audience? eg: godfather

r' made in about 1970/1 and released in 1972, Based on the best-selling novel by Mario Puzo it's a tale of Mafia life in America during the 1940s and '50s. Vito Corleone (Marlon Brando) is the family ... a life in America during the 1940s and '50s. Vito Corleone (Marlon Brando) is the family patriarch balancing a love of his family with an ambitious criminal instinct. At the wedding of the don's daugh ...

(3 pages) 90 0 3.8 Feb/2004

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Genre Study

Review on Scarface - Anniversary Edition (Widescreen)

m have one in the chest. Tony and Manny turn to leave but Manny says "What about Ernie?" Frank's loyal and ucommunicative sidekick who has been watching the evening's events unfold before his eyes, an ... d, let's say, is now facing an uncertain future. A little overweight, in a suit just a little too small, a worker, loyal, Cuban exile, with beads of sweat on his face, which the camera ponders for abo ...

(1 pages) 24 0 1.0 Apr/2004

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

"Doing the Right Thing" - An Analysis of the movie Insider's influence on our society in response to Sydney Polack's Article "The Way We Are."

e to everyone. In addition to a plethora of newspaper and magazine companies, our movie industry is also zealous about presenting stories with such a theme. Many commendable virtues are presented on t ... ed on television and in movies. While many believe that movies cause the public to establish new morality values, Sydney Pollack claims that movies do not inspire public virtues, but reflect what is a ...

(9 pages) 67 1 3.8 Jan/2005

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

The Godfather Movie review, Directed by Fracus Ford Cappola

The Godfather Movie ReviewUnited States, 1972Cast: Marlon Brando, Al Pacino, James Caan, Robert Duvall, Diane Keaton, Talia Shire, Al Lettieri, Sterling Hayden, John ... aton, Talia Shire, Al Lettieri, Sterling Hayden, John CazaleDirector: Francis Ford CoppolaProducer: Albert S. RuddyBased on a novel by Mario PuzoU.S. Distributor: Paramount PicturesRarely can it be sa ... release of the 1972 epic (which garnered ten Academy Award nominations and was named Best Picture), all "gangster movies" have been judged by the standards of this one (unfair as the comparison may be ...

(3 pages) 73 0 4.3 Mar/2005

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

Al Pacino Is better than Robert Dinero "Argument"

Al Pacino Is Better Than Robert Di Nero These two Actors,producers, and directors have had pr ... These two Actors,producers, and directors have had prestigious careers, butI'd much rather be Al Pacino than Di Nero. Pacino has an extra dimension in his arsenal thatDi Nero lacks, he is also a ... senal thatDi Nero lacks, he is also a writer; He wrote the narraration for "Looking for Richard" He alsostarred in the movie "Scarface" which produced 23 million dollars in gross profit from justbox o ...

(1 pages) 26 0 0.0 Mar/2005

Subjects: Art Essays

Scarface: The American Dream Gone Bad

"What goes up must always come down. When it comes down in Scarface, the crash is as terrifying as it is vivid and arre ... ifying as it is vivid and arresting." Such are the feelings of New York Times' Vincent Camby that I also share about the classic film, which is not easily forgotten. Scarface, written and produced by ... hich is not easily forgotten. Scarface, written and produced by Brian DePalma and Oliver Stone, has always been dubbed as being controversial and non-traditional, since its release in 1983. The film s ...

(3 pages) 55 0 3.0 Mar/2005

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies

Film and Television Representations of Gay Men and Lesbians

Queerness might be the most pervasive sexual dynamic at work in mass culture and reception. As homosexuality was introduced into our culture, ... ty was oppressed from the start. Early film and television attempted to create well-rounded homosexual characters, with considerable attention given to the way in which their stereotypes shaped the pu ... ns in the media today have overcome much adversity that was presented in years previous. As homosexuality continues to filter into our society, film and television portrayals of it have transformed fr ...

(7 pages) 69 0 3.8 Feb/2006

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies

"The Godfather" and American Film History, development of film

ch was released in 1972, was the first of a three part series. The movie was about the life of an Italian mob "family". It was set in New York in the 1940s after the war had ended. This movie is consi ... nted the "gangster" film. The movie won many awards for its great actors and director. The film was also the highest grossing film of its time and contributed to the recovery of the American film indu ...

(3 pages) 58 0 3.0 Apr/2006

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

Al Pacino

Actor, producer, director. Born Alfredo James Pacino, on April 25, 1940, in New York City. Pacino▓s father left the family whe ... ch (described as a technique by which an actor seeks to gain complete identification with the personality he or she is portraying), which would later influence his portrayal of some of cinema▓s ... uering the stage, Pacino tried his hand at the screen, making his film debut in 1969▓s Me, Natalie. Shortly after, he landed his first lead role (as a heroin addict) in Panic in Needle Park (197 ...

(5 pages) 20 0 3.0 Oct/2001

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

Movie Analysis: Scent Of A Woman

"HoooHaaa!" A few days ago, I chose to view and analyze the popular movie Scent of a Woman. I had never seen the movie before but had only heard good ... fore but had only heard good things about it. I can now say good things about this movie from personal experience. This film was extraordinary. The movie Scent of a Woman is about Oscar winning actor ... retired Lieutenant Colonel Frank Slade, an embittered Army veteran who is now blind, not to mention alcoholic, angry and foul-mouthed. Of course, he's also witty and bright to say the least.Slade is l ...

(4 pages) 19 0 0.0 Feb/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Juvenile Gangs

venile gangs in our country we must educate ourselves on the dynamics these groups live by.The typical age span for people to join gangs today is twelve to twenty five years of age, but some members a ... acceptance and through a gang they get exactly that. Youth who come from poor, broken families are also susceptible to join gangs. Most of these juveniles are simply looking for acceptance because th ...

(5 pages) 138 1 4.8 Dec/2007

Subjects: Law & Government Essays

Absentee Landlord

s and in today's view it appears not only to free the guilty and imprison the innocent. Moreover it also over-compensates the bank account of the lawyers on a fairly large scale. The practice of law w ... and honorable career; however it was not until recently that it started receiving major criticisms. Al Pacino (as Arthur Kirkland) in his final speech (Appendix A) in the movie And Justice for All poi ...

(11 pages) 0 0 0.0 Mar/2013

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Law

Movie Review

rlon Brando), the head of a New York Crime Family, oversees his daughters wedding. His son Michael (Al Pacino) has just returned from the war but has no intention of joining his fathers business. Thro ... good of the family. The Godfather (Vito Corleone) lives his life in an old fashion way with strict values, but times are changing and others families have no intention to abide by his ways. A rival wa ...

(4 pages) 47 0 0.0 Jun/2014

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies

Comparison of King Richard III and Looking for Richard

Connection between texts shapes your understanding of context and valuesExaminations of Shakespeare's play 'King Richard III' and Pacino's docu-drama 'Looking for Rich ... d their respective audience. The fifteenth century and twentieth century contexts demonstrates the values of each text and enables understanding of how the film enriches the ideas presented in the pla ... ortrays a hateful, corrupted Richard exploring divine justice and the notion of appearance versus reality in the context of the Elizabethan era. With a time difference of four centuries 'Looking for R ...

(4 pages) 2 0 0.0 Jul/2014

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare

Comparative study of texts and contexts (King Richard III and Looking for Richard)

Context influences the representation of values in a text and can shape the meaning to become more relevant. This is shown through the texts ' ... . This is shown through the texts 'Richard III' by William Shakespeare and 'Looking for Richard' by Al Pacino. The different values held in society in the times these texts were created have a strong ... ominent in the time Shakespeare wrote the play, while the modern day re-interpretation of the original focuses on a psychological viewpoint and free will to appeal to the modern day audience. Divine o ...

(4 pages) 1 0 0.0 Aug/2014

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare