Hollywood Essays


Sexual Misconduct and the Fall of Hollywood Essay

Opening In this essay about Sexual Misconduct and the Fall of hollywood, we examine how the allegations of sexual impropriety by some of hollywood’s power players has led to a major shake-up in the entertainment industry.  This essay will contain a list of some of the hollywood players accused of sexual harassment or sexual assault, the Continue Reading... Continue Reading...

Role Of the Fda with Prescription Drugs

& Kareen, W. (2012. Target Justin; Madonna "Express Yourself" Diss to Lady Gaga?; Who is the Hottest Mama in hollywood?; SHOWBIZ Viral Video Showdown. Showbiz Tonight (CNN). Lipworth, W. L., Kerridge, I. H., & Day, R. O. (2013). Formulating an Ethics Agenda for Drug Development, Regulation, and Utilization. Therapeutic Innovation & Regulatory Science, 47(1), 46-49. doi:10.1177/2168479012469949 Manap, N. A., Shapiee, R. B., Tehrani, P. M., & Shariff, A. M. (2016). Protecting R&D Inventions through Intellectual Property Rights. Journal of Intellectual Property Rights, 21(2), 110-116. Peffer, S. L., Bocheko, A., Del Valle, R. E., Osmani, A., Peyton, S., & Roman, E.… Continue Reading...

Murder Inc Book Compared to Gangs Today

revelations. Al Capone from Chicago was certainly a media celebrity during the 1920s. However, only after hollywood came up with its idea of the typical gangster, in its 1931-32 classic movies like The Public Enemy (starring Jean Harlow and James Cagney), Scarface (starring Ann Dvorak and Paul Muni), and Little Caesar (starring Glenda Farrell and Edward G. Robinson) did the "gangster" film subgenre develop. Such movies fused fantasy and the real world, as the films were modeled on real mobsters, while real mobsters went to hollywood. "Murder, Inc." may be rightly termed a simultaneous cultural phenomenon and criminological reality… Continue Reading...

Feminist Perspective Of the Sex Industry

the court will enable them to rise out of their environment may be found in the relationship between hollywood starlets whose sex appeal serves as a model for young women who imagine that by mimicking their sexy role models on screen they can use sexuality to either gain equality or dominate their way to a position of control. Sex can be a double-edged sword that slices both ways: it can oppress those who wield and use it for a purpose other than its own natural function, just as much as it can be used to control those who seek… Continue Reading...

Globalisation and Business Cultures and Practices

may favour Bollywood products, while American consumers may be biased towards hollywood products. Essentially, culture tends to be a deeply-rooted characteristic of a given society, making it quite difficult to vanish completely. The U.S., UK, Canada, and Australia ideally demonstrate the occurrence of cultural divergence. These countries are evidently multicultural societies, in large part due to globalisation and immigration (Grewal, 2008). Immigrant communities living in these countries do not necessarily lose their values, beliefs, and traditions in the process of immigration. While there may be convergence, these communities bring with them their unique cultural identity, meaning that there may… Continue Reading...

Main Themes in the Film Yentl

18). FILM: 'YENTL,' A DRAMA WITH DRAMA STREISAND. Retrieved from The New York Times: http://www.nytimes.com/movie/review?res=9B0DE5DF1339F93BA25752C1A965948260 Rigney, M., (2003)."Brandon Goes to hollywood: Boys Don't Cry and the Transgender Body in Film." Film Criticism Whitfield, S., (1999)."Yentl". Jewish Social Studies. 5 (1/2): 170 -- 171. doi:10.2979/jss.1998.5.1-2.154 Continue Reading...

Jonathan Giver Scholarship

a medium to create awareness about, and aid, underrepresented and underprivileged groups of society. Interning with Universal Studios, hollywood, I have been able to acquire important insights into documentary filmmaking and acquired novel skills, including multiple lighting techniques. I have understood the intrinsic challenges linked to relating a tale with no support of any major studio. I have recognized, in my work with the studio, the significance of storyboards for filmmakers and how data is to be appropriately and correctly recorded during location shooting. My work with the editing room was the task I found most enjoyable, as it helped… Continue Reading...

Hollywood and the Red Menace the Hollywood Ten

pay me."). The blacklisting of writers classified as "Communists" was purely a business move on the part of the hollywood industry -- just as the creation of the Hays Code following the scandalous trial of Fatty Arbuckle and other incidents was a move by the same industry to essentially ward off any unwelcome or hostile takeovers by foreign bodies (i.e., the federal government). In policing itself and throwing a few individuals under the bus, hollywood could ensure that the movies would keep getting made and the money would keep rolling in. Ideologies, principles and noble ideals were not the… Continue Reading...

Noir Film Double Indemnity and the Femme Fatale

up dead. As Boozer points out, "the sexual seductress of hollywood cinema has a long and varied international lineage" (20) -- meaning the type played by Stanwyck was not of strictly American genealogy. The femme fatale is, in fact, as old as the story of Adam and Eve and has its roots essentially in that same place -- the righteous and good Adam turning away from the law as a result Eve's charms. This same thematic device runs through Double Indemnity as Neff succumbs to Stanwyck's sexual charisma and allows himself to serve as her dupe. When he later takes… Continue Reading...

Muslims As an Ethnicity in the United States

a broad range of Americans both before and after 9/11. Indeed, celebrated hollywood director Oliver Stone's son converted to Islam following 9/11 in what amounted to a socio-political statement on how Muslims, Jews and Christians should be able to get along better. The assassination of American citizen Anwar al-Awlaki indicated that the U.S. government had less tolerance for Muslim Americans than Stone had hoped to inspire. Following 9/11, American Muslims Muslim Americans responded to the backlash against Muslims by "invoking historical precedents" and framing their legitimate right to exist within the American culture "in terms of civil rights," using… Continue Reading...

Gun Fu and Hong Kong Cinema

problems. Stephen Chow's Kung Fu Hustle, for example, is an homage to hollywood, with references to Kubrick's Shining, to the noir films of the 20th century, to The Three Stooges and so on. Jackie Chan's films drew inspiration from Buster Keaton, and Woo likewise drew inspiration from Western cinema -- from filmmakers like Hitchcock and Scorsese (Pierce). All of these filmmakers likewise had an impact on the West -- Woo especially, whose Better Tomorrow and its introduction of gun fu into the action genre inspired Western filmmakers from Robert Rodriguez to Oliver Stone to Quentin Tarantino to the Wachowskis… Continue Reading...

Mainstream Media and Science

media portrayals and their effects on the public understanding of science. In  hollywood Chemistry: When Science Met Entertainment (pp. 241-249). American Chemical Society. Wired. (2012). The Best Fictional Scientists From TV and Movies. Retrieved 7 October 2017 from: https://www.wired.com/2012/01/best-fictional-scientists/ Continue Reading...

Serial Killers and the Media

profile their psychology. Although this is not nearly as easy as it has been portrayed in hollywood films, given the motiveless nature of the crime, it can be extremely useful (Winerman 2004). Profiling is not a replacement for effective investigation but it can enhance it. Serial killers will likely continue to attract the public’s attention in the future. But media coverage must err on the side of being responsible and informative, versus focusing on sensational details that could potentially inspire copycat actions. The media must also be mindful of any ongoing investigation and while it is not a tool… Continue Reading...

California\'s Congressional Senators

in crop production. Further, California houses several world-famous national parks and cultural institutions such as Disneyland, hollywood, Angel Island, Alcatraz, Golden Gate Bridge and Yosemite National Park. Its biggest cities include Los Angeles, San Jose and San Diego. The state’s main industries are: agriculture, tourism, biotechnology, manufacturing, and aerospace-defense. According to 2014 figures, 39 percent of California is populated by Latinos, making them the state’s largest single ethnic/racial population. The rest of the ethnic/racial composition of the state is as follows: 38.8 percent non-Hispanic Whites, 13 percent Pacific Islanders or Asian Americans, 5.8 percent non-Hispanic Blacks, and not even… Continue Reading...

Hacksaw Ridge by Mel Gibson

fact that Gibson has earned himself considerable controversy in hollywood and among the general public, the film was received well, and without any of this baggage. The combat scenes were depicted using a lot of slow motion, sounds that came and went, and the speeds of the action were altered at times during the sequences. These techniques are in some ways akin to things from Asian action movies, but that was never really the impression given. It was clear that the way the war scenes were depicted was to highlight for the audience to brutality and cruelty of war.… Continue Reading...