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The Red and the Black Analysis

The Red and the Black Analysis

Julien Sorel grows up in Verrieres – a small fictional town in early 19th-century France. He is a lower-class young adult with a gifted intellect and a love for literature. Through a series of misunderstandings and anxieties, the mayor of the town, M. de Renal, hires Julien to tutor his children. As Julien begins to …

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Cleo from 5 to 7 Analysis

Cleo from 5 to 7 Analysis

Introduction: The experience of death anxiety in art is usually explored through deep philosophical pondering, a bleak atmosphere, and at times even religious or atheistic themes. They move through the character’s mind, giving the audience a sense of despair and hopelessness, forcing us to cope with our own mortality. But in Agnes Varda’s Cleo from …

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Assassin's Creed 1 Review

Assassin’s Creed 1 Review

Introduction: During the time of the Crusades, an Assassin’s Brotherhood seeks to ensure peace. This is the original Assassin’s Creed (2007), one of the pioneers of modern stealth-based action video games. It was released to mostly good or average reviews, with special acclaim to the game’s parkour-style movements and the multi-perspective style of storytelling. While …

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The 400 Blows analysis

The 400 Blows Analysis and Review

Francois Truffaut’s The 400 Blows (Les Quatre Cents Coups) was released in 1959 and is one of the earliest films in the French New Wave. This movement was defined by a variety of new stylistic choices such as a focus on character rather than plot, long shots, more true-to-life storytelling, and unique editing styles. The …

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Carne gaspar noe

Carne Gaspar Noe Explained

The short film Carne (1991) was Gaspar Noe’s prequel to his first feature-length film seven years later, I Stand Alone (Seul Contre Tous). Noe is known for his provocation using anything from sexual violence to heavy drug use to gore. This film, even though it is very early in his filmography, is no different. Therefore, …

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