Essays Tagged: "backdrop"

"Special Effects"

achieve a certain image or illusion. Cinematographers in the early fifties would use a black cloth backdrop with white paint splattered off of toothpicks to simulate a space scene in the many science ... tion movies made in that era. There is also stories of a common plate being thrown across a 'space' backdrop to emulate a flying saucer in mid-flight.Although the special effects persons of old were s ...

(5 pages) 153 0 4.2 Mar/1997

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies

The Meadow

ages of this special place. Snow covered mountains extend high above the heavens; thus, setting the backdrop to the meadow. Wildflowers speckled the base of the mountain becoming more abundant near th ...

(2 pages) 49 0 4.0 Oct/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Creative Writing

How does the tension between traditional and modern views of the world play itself out in Achebe's and Desai's novels?

ts that move the story and the reader into an unconscious emotional uneasiness. In both novels, the backdrop and the story are engrossed in a struggle between two worlds, the new and the old fighting ...

(4 pages) 44 0 3.0 Jan/1997

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > World Literature

Comparing Oedipus and Othello

ted on a thrust stage, which is a platform surrounded on three sides bythe audience. Except for the backdrop which would have some element of scenery,the stage itself would be bare apart from a few sc ...

(4 pages) 188 1 4.1 Jan/1996

Subjects: Art Essays > Drama

Describe the way in which Tom Stoppard appropriates themes, characters and ideas from Shakespeare's Hamlet in his modern play, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead.

ated them to modern society.Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead represents more than simply a new backdrop and modern language to Hamlet as it shows an entirely different representation of the event ...

(3 pages) 156 0 3.3 May/2002

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

Elizabeth I

o-conservatism, religious zealousness inthe Middle East, or totalitarianism in Nigeria. Against thisbackdrop, a philosophy of moderation, perhaps the most liberal ofliberal virtues, seems very wet and ... e called into action at the Pope's commandwhen the invaders landed. (Morey, 68)Against this ominous backdrop, there occurred plot after plotagainst Elizabeth, beginning with the Ridolfi plot of 1572. ...

(12 pages) 97 0 3.7 Mar/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

An Essay on Korean Film History. Describes different time frames and the differences between the eras of Korean Films.

ions. Korea's first film (The Righteous Revenge), a kinodrama in which actors performed against the backdrop of a projected feature, debuted at Seoul's Dansongsa Theater in 1919. The public reportedly ...

(8 pages) 167 2 4.7 Jul/2002

Subjects: History Term Papers > Asian History

The Great Gatsby: Symbolism in The Valley of Ashes.

are dumped. The alley of ashes, with its brooding eyes of Dr. T. J. Eckleburg,, its grey and dreary backdrop and its contrast to East and West Egg, uses various forms of symbolism. Fitzgerald's use of ...

(4 pages) 69 0 3.7 Dec/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

If Foucault is correct about the multiple sites of resistance, what does this tell us about Hardt and Negri's political diagnosis in Empire?

ical diagnosis, that is, Empire, and how they propose that it be resisted and countered against the backdrop of our starting point: the assumption that Foucault is correct about the multiple points of ... of global political economy in terms of the multilateral and supranational structures, against the backdrop of our primary assumption that Foucault is correct about the multiple points of resistance, ...

(14 pages) 57 0 4.5 May/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology > Psychological Theories & Authors

The Human Spirit In "The Grapes Of Wrath" by John Steinbeck.

oma Dustbowl and the mass flight of displaced farmers to the West, specifically California, was the backdrop of the novel's main characters, the Joads' , plight. John Steinbeck dramatized what he saw- ...

(3 pages) 52 0 3.5 May/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Authors > John Steinbeck

"A Tale of Two Cities" by Charles Dickens.

set in 1775- 1793 in the citiesof Paris and London. The French Revolution serves as the historical backdrop to the story. The reliability and usefulness of A Tale of Two Cities in adding knowledge an ... ation of the National Assembly and the declaration of laws. Dickens used the French Revolution as a backdrop to the story's action and puts concentrates too much on character development, plot twists ...

(6 pages) 179 2 4.0 Aug/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Charles Dickens

Compare the ways in which Frster and Sith present the relationships of Aziz and Fielding and Archie and Samad in "A passage to India"and "White Teeth"

e friendships, which cross boundaries of race, religion, class and culture.The social and political backdrop of Forster's novel is India at the time of the British Raj. "A Passage to India" is a linea ...

(12 pages) 57 0 5.0 Jan/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Data Collection and Descriptive Research for ISO 9000:2000 Compliance Case Study

eeds along with the pressures of mission creep in the face of limited resources. It is against this backdrop that ImageStream started its ISO 9000:2000 certification process. This process relies heavi ...

(3 pages) 445 0 3.7 Jan/2004

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers > Case Studies

Measuring Customer Satisfaction research proposal

eeds along with the pressures of mission creep in the face of limited resources. It is against this backdrop that ImageStream started its ISO 9000:2000 certification process. This process requires not ...

(14 pages) 1578 1 4.7 Feb/2004

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers > Case Studies

How and why has the relationship within the UK between politicians and judges changed over the last 30 years?

reforms taking place. I shall first discuss the doctrine of separation of powers as this forms the backdrop to the theoretical base upon which the relationship between the judiciary and executive is ...

(8 pages) 54 0 4.3 Feb/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Political Science > Political Theory

Madonna and Child with Angels and Saints Anthony of Padua and Nicolas of Tolentino by Matteo Giovanni

The background is painted gold, a feature reminiscent of the Byzantine Era. Inscribed in the golden backdrop are the words "oglorisa domina escla svpe." This means roughly, "glory to the matriarch," o ...

(4 pages) 87 0 4.8 Feb/2004

Subjects: Art Essays

Vivid Imagery Within "Young Goodman Brown"

llful portrayal of the 17th century New England countryside in "Young Goodman Brown" is the perfect backdrop for this devilish tale. Hawthorne is able to create a seamless environment in which the cha ...

(4 pages) 144 2 3.7 Mar/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë - Heathcliff, a protagonist or antagonist?

and analyzed. "Insane" would be the result, unless the character is analyzed properly - against the backdrop of his past, his surroundings, and his loved ones.Considering Heathcliff's past, he has alm ...

(3 pages) 35 1 0.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Despite the African setting, 'The Poisonwood Bible' can be seen as an attack on American Society. Discuss

a missionary from Georgia, and his wife and four children to the Belgian Congo, Kingsolver offers a backdrop that demonstrates the flaws in America's society, especially their religious attitudes and ...

(12 pages) 98 0 4.3 Mar/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Robert Browning's "Porphyria's Lover"

through his words.The poem begins with an apt personification of a stormy night which serves as the backdrop to the speaker's own disquieting thoughts ("The rain set early in tonight, / The sullen win ... Nobody normal would consider the expression of love between a man and a woman to be an appropriate backdrop to murder.As he speaks with the assurance of one totally psychotic, the self deluded lover ...

(4 pages) 5007 91 4.6 Mar/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Poetry