Hollywood Essays


Hollywood College Admissions Cheating Scheme Essay

  Abstract The hollywood Cheating Scandal exposed what life is like on the other side of the tracks—the side where wealth and fame are used to buy a way into top-tier schools for trust fund kids.  The college admissions cheating scheme involved some big names across a range of industries:  actors, actresses, fashion moguls, Wall Continue Reading... Continue Reading...

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

(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. (2015). Whistle Where… Continue Reading...

Murder Inc Book Compared to Gangs Today

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 (Whalen, 2014). Bringing Crime under… Continue Reading...

Feminist Perspective Of the Sex Industry

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 its pleasures and are willing to submit… Continue Reading...

Globalisation and Business Cultures and Practices

consumers 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… Continue Reading...

Main Themes in the Film Yentl

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

as 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… 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

Islam has appealed to 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… Continue Reading...

Gun Fu and Hong Kong Cinema

with easy solutions to complex and dramatic 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… Continue Reading...

Mainstream Media and Science

Dudo, A. (2013). Entertainment 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

to more effectively 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… Continue Reading...

California's Congressional Senators

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 1 percent Native Americans (Lopez, 2014).… Continue Reading...

Hacksaw Ridge by Mel Gibson

upbringing and life experiences at home. Despite the 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… Continue Reading...

Sexual Misconduct and the Fall Of Hollywood Essay

Works Cited XI.  Closing 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 allegations against them, and at least partial lists of their known accusers.  The essay will also delve into an examination of the casting couch phenomenon.  Although these sexual misconduct allegations may have come as a surprise to much of middle America, there… Continue Reading...

American Television Sitcoms Representation Of Asian Women

an “other.” Levin, Sam. “We're the geeks, the prostitutes: Asian American actors on hollywood's barriers.” The Guardian. Web 10 Apr 2018. https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/apr/11/asian-american-actors-whitewashing- hollywood This article offers numerous anecdotes of the struggles of Asian Americans in hollywood and the difficulty of finding roles and scripts that do not contain generic Asian characters or characters that are stereotyped, such as that of the girlish, giggling Japanese schoolgirl. Said, Edward. Orientalism. New York, NY: Vintage, 1979. The seminal literary critical text that examines the ways in which colonial powers objectified the so-called East as feminine, subtle, irrational, and thus deserving of being colonized… Continue Reading...

Why College Athletes Should Be Paid

in from their services: it would be much like the way a hollywood actor agrees to take a cut of a film’s revenue in lieu of an upfront salary for doing the job; he only gets paid if the film is successful IV. How to Take Action a. NFL players showed that when you take action, you get results b. No need to kneel during the Anthem—instead, viewers can simply tune out and apply the Civil Disobedience methods of Martin Luther King, Jr., to make their point. c. Refuse to watch anymore college sports until college athletes are paid.… Continue Reading...

Catcher in the Rye Essay

character. D.B. He is Holden’s older brother who is a talented writer. However, he has decided to write for hollywood as a screenwriter, a move that Holden detests, connecting it with prostitution. D.B. visits Holden in the institutionalized care that he is in, and is apparently going to drive him home in his new jaguar when Holden is released. Jane Gallagher Jane is a phantom that exists throughout the novel. She’s a girl that used to be Holden’s neighbor a few summers ago. She’s clearly someone who matters a tremendous amount to him, as he has nothing bad to say about… Continue Reading...

The Portrayal Of Asian American Women

exist as a sexual object for the consumption of white males. Considering hollywood is run by white males, it makes sense that great actresses like Lucy Liu have had to deal with these blatant misrepresentations of Asian women and especially, Asian American women. Lucy’s character on Ally McBeal became a symbol of desire that could not be really connected to, but instead ogled and objectified. Theme 2 The second theme is the use of women as objectified symbols to represent Asia in general. The ‘demon woman’ or ‘dragon lady’ has been mentioned multiple times for good reason. It is… Continue Reading...

Fantasy Genre Film Wizard Of Oz

A. (2015). The well and fantasy. Tuwhera. http://hdl.handle.net/10292/9885 Kellner, D. (2016). Social apocalypse in contemporary hollywood film. Matrizes 10(1): DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.11606/issn.1982-8160.v10i1p13-28. “Movie Genres.” Stephan, M. (2016). Do you believe in magic? Coolabah 18(2016): http://revistes.ub.edu/index.php/coolabah/article/view/15652 Continue Reading...

Mel Gibson

actor specializing in action series franchises like Mad Max and Lethal Weapon, he became well established in hollywood as both actor and director. In fact, Gibson worked hard to break out of the action film genre typecasting by starting his own production company called Icon. Icon produced dramas such as Immortal Beloved (1994) and Anna Karenina (1997). Gibson himself starred in Icon dramas like Hamlet (1990), directed by Fraco Zeffirelli. However, Gibson continued also to star in “poorly received” films throughout the 1990s (“Mel Gibson”). It was not until he directed and acted in Braveheart in 1995 that Gibson… Continue Reading...

Workplace Issues Mediation and Negotiation

of the #timesup and #metoo movements. While these movements have been most visible in hollywood, they definitely impact women in every industry and workplace scenario. More and more women are refusing to be silent when it comes to dealing with sexual harassment and related toxic behaviors in the workplace—and they shouldn’t have to be. This paper will examine an instance of employee conflict that occurred not within the entertainment world, but within an adjacent industry—the lifestyle and sports apparel industry, concerning one of the giants in the field—Nike. The problems at Nike involved inappropriate behavior in the workplace, sexual… Continue Reading...

Cultural Identity Essay

Abstract This paper discusses all the facets and considerations inherent to a cultural identity essay. Namely, the paper describes the importance of cultural identity, the definition of cultural identity, and examples of cultural identity—both theoretical and literal examples in the world today. This paper seeks to show how one’s cultural identity is so much more than just a melee of one’s race, environment and heritage. Cultural identity is made up of so many factors and influences, both positive and negative, and both direct and covert. This paper sheds light on how one’s cultural identity manifests and how the cultural identity… Continue Reading...

Clint Eastwood

Clint Eastwood’s career spans more than six decades, and is one of hollywood’s few luminaries that is equally as renowned for his acting as his directing. Born in 1930 in San Francisco, Eastwood’s formative years were spent during the Great Depression, during which his family moved around in search of work. Eastwood has one younger sister (“Biography: Clint Eastwood” 1). Eastwood worked a series of odd jobs, mainly manual labor, until he was drafted into the army in 1950. During his time in the Army, Eastwood proudly recalls how he managed to skillfully avoid… Continue Reading...

Black Swan

Black Swan: A Study in hollywood Psychology The film Black Swan was noteworthy in the way it explored the dark side of ballet, including eating disorders, psychological manipulation, and how the pressures of achieving perfection can wreak havoc with the developing psyche of a young woman. The central protagonist Nina is a rising star in a prestigious city ballet company. She is given the task of dancing the lead role of Swan Lake. This is one of the most technically and emotionally demanding of all… Continue Reading...

Media Portrayals Of Nurses Positive or Negative

letter-writing campaigns and reaching out to journalists. Likewise, nurses should become more proactive with serving as consultants to writers in hollywood (Talesnik, 2015). Nurses can direct their social activism to local organizations, speaking at schools to show children a different face of the nursing profession than they might have otherwise. Alternatively, nurses may choose to become more involved in national or even global awareness campaigns using social media and blogging, or public speaking engagements. Cohen (2007) also recommends that nurses take stock of how they comport themselves in public and how they represent their profession. Refusing to tolerate demeaning language… Continue Reading...

Film the Help Review

any depth. All things considered, it’s good that a film like The Help exists, as it suggests that hollywood is finally coming to grips with the idea that the stories and experiences of non-white people are important. However, hollywood still needs to come to the realization that black people do not exist solely to help white people achieve their goals, with their ambitions as secondary to the main plot of the film. The film attempts to tackle subject matter involving one of the ugliest period of human history in one of the most dangerous places in America: Jackson, Mississippi during… Continue Reading...

The Glass Ceiling Effect

because society is very much still ordered by what men do. For instance, the Access hollywood of Donald Trump’s candid remarks about women and groping them and trying to sleep with them were made by Trump knowing full well he had a microphone on. He was engaging in locker room talk in a braggadocios manner because he knew he was the most powerful person in the room. Yet, when he was in the presence of his female costar and the cameras were on him, he was on his best behavior, knowing that when you are in the spotlight you… Continue Reading...

Capras Negro Soldier

Soldier (1944) was a wartime propaganda film produced by the U.S. Army in alliance with famed hollywood director Frank Capra for the purpose of targeting African Americans and getting them to join Army and fight against the liberty-hating Germans. The film provided a positive example African American heroism as told through the preaching of the film’s narrator, Moss—an African American minister, who speaks eloquently in his church before his congregation of the need for the African American community to stand up for American values against those who oppose them. The film shows sequences of African American heroism to reinforce… Continue Reading...

Hollywood College Admissions Cheating Scheme Essay

Abstract The hollywood Cheating Scandal exposed what life is like on the other side of the tracks—the side where wealth and fame are used to buy a way into top-tier schools for trust fund kids.  The college admissions cheating scheme involved some big names across a range of industries:  actors, actresses, fashion moguls, Wall Street guys, real estate giants, doctors and many others were all implicated in the scheme along with Ivy League teachers, coaches, and test takers.  This article will discuss what happened, why, and what it means for… Continue Reading...