Swordfish Analysis

Swordfish Analysis

Swordfish: Not the Typical Action Packed Thriller

In the article ?Creating the Myth,? the author Linda Seger tells us what makes a good movie a great movie. Seger points out the hero myth that is portrayed in most movies in one way or another. The hero myth depicts what everyone wants or would like to think is part of his/her daily lives. Whether each of us lives our lives as hero?s do it does not matter, we like to think that we in one way or at one time live the life of a hero. Seger tells us that all great films have a hero myth behind them that usually starts with the hero living a normal life much like the whole of society. The movie Swordfish depicts the hero myth very well, though it doesn?t go about this in the most conventional way that is usually done with movies. Swordfish is a high intensity action film with both patriotic and patriarchal heroes at its center point.
The movie begins with Gabriel talking about the crappiness of Hollywood?s filmmaking. We only realize what?s going on when he is done talking and gets up to leave.

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Agricultural Revolution

Agricultural Revolution

The Agricultural And Industrial Revolution The agricultural and industrial revolutions greatly changed daily life in Europe. The agricultural revolution created a widespread social misery of its own when small fields were converted into large farms. The industrial revolution brought people to work in the factories to manufacture goods in increased numbers. With these two factors, the lives of Europeans in the eighteenth century were changed forever. The agricultural revolution enabled farmers to produce high yields on their lands. These farmers or landlords needed larger fields to plant their crops so the smaller plots of land that were subdivided were connected. Horse-hoeing, adapted by Jethro Tull, came about when farmers realized that it was more efficient than scattering seeds over the ground surface. Lord Townshends idea of crop rotation became the standard for many English estates. His crop rotation involved planting an entire field of turnips, barley, clover, and wheat in a four year cycle. This increased fertility in the soil. With these advancements, more crops could be grown by fewer farmers. The small farmers, or yeomen, could no longer afford to farm. The common lands, now a part of these large plots of land, could not be accessed by the

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The Treaty Of Versailles

The Treaty Of Versailles

One June 28th a membr of the revolutionry group, the Black Hand, assassinated the archduke of Austria, Francis Ferdinand, a month later Austria declared war on Serbia. Kaiser William II of Germany Gave his strong support to Austria and Russia supported Serbia. Europe then plunged into the war to end all wars, the battles raged all over Europe from 1914 to 1918. Countries from all over the world were involed including the United States. When the germany people no longer had food to eat they revolted and Germany called for an armistice. On the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month of 1918 the fighting stoped and peace talks were on the way. The allies had many losses from the war and they deicded to take it out on Germany. The president of the United States, Woodrow Wilson, presented the allies with the fourteen points which placed the blame for the war on no one, but this didnt please the allies. Fraca had lost many young men and most of it?s land was destroyed. And Britain had many widows to pay off as well. So

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Spy Games Movie Review

Spy Games Movie Review

Tony Scott proves himself as a director in his newest film Spy Game (2001). Although he built his reputation working with top-producers Don Simpson and Jerry Bruckheimer in Top Gun (1986), Beverly Hills Cop II (1987), and Crimson Tide (1995), his directing talent has been long overlooked due to his more popular older brother, Ridley Scott, until now.
Spy Game gives us an in depth view of the world of espionage. On Agent Nathan Muir?s (Robert Redford) last day in the CIA (of course), he gets news that his old protege and friend Tom Bishop (Brad Pitt) has been captured by the Chinese government on a mission and is scheduled to be executed within the next twenty-four hours. The CIA refuses to risk saving Bishop, so Muir decides to take the task upon himself. In the process of uncovering more information about Bishop?s whereabouts, Muir unravels his and Bishop?s past together, and puts himself at odds with top CIA officials, who are trying to keep him in the dark.
Despite the fact that the story takes place mostly in the present, Muir narrates, in a series of flashbacks, how he recruited and trained Bishop

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Appeasement Now and Before

Appeasement Now and Before

Appeasement

Initially reports suggested the North Koreans fired a Daepondong I ballistic missile over Japan into the Pacific. Later State Department bulletins indicated it was merely an attempt to launch a satellite. Any way you look at it, many disturbing questions about American policy toward North Korea and stability on the Korean peninsula are raised.

State Department spokesmen said firing a missile over Japan and into the Pacific did not violate a 1994 agreement freezing North Koreas nuclear weapons program, since this was ostensibly a satellite launch. However the failed satellite launch was tracked for 4000 miles into the Pacific Ocean, a range that could make Alaska and Hawaii vulnerable to a North Korean attack.

Although it is not easy to determine motives, the launching of this missile may be designed for Iraq, Iran and Pakistan as much as South Korea. As the leading supplier of nuclear technology to rogue states, North Korea depends on these sales for the only hard currency to be found in this largely impoverished nation.

The launch also raises the ante in the “international game of chicken.” North Korea delivered a message: If the nuclear plants promised by the U.S. are not built soon and if gifts of oil

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Why Patriots Supported The Revolution

Why Patriots Supported The Revolution

When looking at the Revolutionary history of the United States in the 1700?s, it is clear that the patriots supported the war as a means of establishing authority and obtaining social balance. In order to better understand this point, one must examine the social history of the patriots, societal tensions at the time, as well as specific catalysts that led to the Revolution.
British founders applied their native social customs to establish an orderly society in the new colonies. By the eighteenth century, the British social ranking system was seen as the only proper means of relegating authority and assets in a manner that would maintain social homeostasis. The leadership elite comprised the upper crust, or top tier of the ranking system, of Colonial society, which was made up primarily of landowners, tobacco planters, lawyers, and descendants of proper British lineage. By design, their ranking system was an adaptation of the British social pattern, which the elite considered to be a model social precedent. This system would however show its flaws when the upper tier would be divided between England?s entrenched aristocracy and the colonial elite.
Over time, the physical and social distance between the Colonies and their mother

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Swingers

Swingers

COCKTAILS FIRST, QUESTIONS LATER
There are probably print ads of movie reviews, portraying Swingers as a film about a bunch of suave, good-looking guys making the moves on “beautiful babies” (AKA women) in the night life of a what seems to be a fantasy land. However, male bonding may be the worst overrated of movie emotions. For instance, classic scenes like at the end of “Casablanca,” which my grandfather would always make me watch with him, where Humphrey Bogart puts his arm around Claude Rains, made society accept the fact of guys hanging out with guys. The Miramax movie Swingers grabs its audience with a diverse cast of main characters, creative humor, and clever dialogue.
First of all, the movie “Swingers” attracts its audience with a diverse cast of main characters. Jon Favreau and Vince Vaughn are standouts in the cast. Favreau is appropriately “fumbling and pitiful” (Seiler) as Mike, and Vaughn seems “positively shark like”(Seiler) as the swinger with all the right moves. Mike, who is played by Jon Favreau, plays the role of an under employed standup comic who set out to Los Angeles to pursue his comedy career, pining for the girlfriend he left back

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1960s Economy

1960s Economy

To trace the business cycle of the 1960s you must first realize that the 60s were a time of change for everyone. There was the idea of war and peace, sex, drugs, and rock and roll as the saying goes. When you look at the economic history in this decade you realize that these things not only affected people socially, but also economically.
At the beginning of the decade the United States was in a recession. This was the time of the Kennedy years in the beginning of the sixties. As 1961 approached the economy began to improve. (Galbraith, 173) The unemployment level at this time was 5.5% which was good. (Galbraith, 169) Wages and prices did of course interact with each other to cause inflation during this time period, but it was not a serious problem. (Galbraith, 171) The Gross National Product (GNP) in 1960 was 1665.3 with a growth of 3.9 up from 3.5 in 1947. The Consumer Price Index (CPI) also told about the economy. The CPI was 29.6 in 1960 which was a growth of 3.3 up from 2.2 growth in 1947. (Spulber, 6) As you can

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