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Darkest Hour (Movie Review), Joshua Matthews 2018 Dordt College

Darkest Hour (Movie Review), Joshua Matthews

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"The Winston Churchill we get in 'Darkest Hour' is a flawed human being, one who doesn’t command as much respect as revered historical figures are supposed to."

Posting about the movie Darkest Hour from In All Things - an online journal for critical reflection on faith, culture, art, and every ordinary-yet-graced square inch of God’s creation.

https://inallthings.org/darkest-hour-review/


The Big Problems With Being Small, Joshua Matthews 2018 Dordt College

The Big Problems With Being Small, Joshua Matthews

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“'Downsizing' poses basic but necessary philosophical questions that all humans ought to deal with."

Posting about the movie Downsizing from In All Things - an online journal for critical reflection on faith, culture, art, and every ordinary-yet-graced square inch of God’s creation.

https://inallthings.org/the-big-problems-with-being-small/


Review: A River Of Stars By Vanessa Hua, Olivia Lee 2018 San Jose State University

Review: A River Of Stars By Vanessa Hua, Olivia Lee

Asian American Literature: Discourses & Pedagogies

A review of Vanessa Hua's 2018 novel, A River of Stars.


Costume Evolution During The Development Of Romantic Relationships And Its Impact On The Positions Of Power In The Star Wars Prequel And Original Trilogies, Mary King, Jessica L. Ridgway 2018 Florida State University

Costume Evolution During The Development Of Romantic Relationships And Its Impact On The Positions Of Power In The Star Wars Prequel And Original Trilogies, Mary King, Jessica L. Ridgway

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

This study explored the costume evolution of the Star Wars film characters Padme Amidala and Leia Organa as romantic relationships were introduced and progressed and how this impacted their positions of power. Guided by objectification theory, each film was watched twice and detail notes were taken for each scene that featured Padme or Leia, and focused on the skin visibility, costume detail, and hairstyles within the context of the scene. The results indicated that both characters were objectified through costume. Before romantic relationships were introduced, both women were acknowledged for their positions of power which were emphasized by their costumes ...


Laminated Paint, Travis R. Austin 2018 Virginia Commonwealth University

Laminated Paint, Travis R. Austin

Theses and Dissertations

Though we may not perceive it, we are surrounded by material-in-flux. Inert materials degrade and the events that comprise our natural and social environments causally thread into a duration that unifies us in our incomprehension. Sounds reveal ever-present vibrations of the landscape: expressions of the flexuous ground on which we stand.


Good Game, Greyory Blake 2018 Virginia Commonwealth University

Good Game, Greyory Blake

Theses and Dissertations

This thesis and its corresponding art installation, Lessons from Ziggy, attempts to deconstruct the variables prevalent within several complex systems, analyze their transformations, and propose a methodology for reasserting the soap box within the display pedestal. In this text, there are several key and specific examples of the transformation of various signifiers (i.e. media-bred fear’s transformation into a political tactic of surveillance, contemporary freneticism’s transformation into complacency, and community’s transformation into nationalism as a state weapon). In this essay, all of these concepts are contextualized within the exponential growth of new technologies. That is to say ...


An American Myth In The (Re)Making: The Timeless Fantasy Appeal Of 'The King And I', Lina Purtscher 2018 Scripps College

An American Myth In The (Re)Making: The Timeless Fantasy Appeal Of 'The King And I', Lina Purtscher

Scripps Senior Theses

It is now well-known that The King and I has little claim to truth. Recent research has exposed the inaccuracy of the “biographical” works on which the musical is based: Anna Leonowens invented many things about her personal background and experiences. Much of her life, then, is a contrived fantasy. Yet her life of fantasy has been resurrected in countless adaptations, including the 1951 Rodgers and Hammerstein musical and its 2015 revival production, that ceaselessly draw audiences. The fascination of American audiences with Anna’s tale lies their belief in the timeless American ideals that her fantasy employs: those of ...


Work/Death, Of Each In Their Own, Micah H. Weber 2018 Virginia Commonwealth University

Work/Death, Of Each In Their Own, Micah H. Weber

Theses and Dissertations

Writings in support of my visual thesis, including some background, and bibliographic information: Oregon/Death/Animation/Vocation and the artist as an agent of potential.


Rebooting Masculinity After 9/11: Male Heroism On Film From Bush To Trump, Owen R. Horton 2018 University of Kentucky

Rebooting Masculinity After 9/11: Male Heroism On Film From Bush To Trump, Owen R. Horton

Theses and Dissertations--English

Conceptions of masculinity on film shifted after the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks from representations of male heroism as invulnerable, powerful, and safe to representations of male heroism as resilient, vengeful, and vulnerable. At the same time, the antagonists of these films shifted towards representations as shadowy, unknowable, and disembodied. These changing representations, I argue, are windows into the anxieties Americans faced in the aftermath of the attacks. The continuing presentation of power as linked to violence, however, illustrates the ways in which conceptions of masculinity have stayed the same.


Tales As Old As Time: The Origins Of Selected Fairy Tales And Their Legacies In Popular Culture, Ann Louise Jackson 2018 University of Mississippi. Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College

Tales As Old As Time: The Origins Of Selected Fairy Tales And Their Legacies In Popular Culture, Ann Louise Jackson

Honors Theses

This thesis seeks to analyze a selection of fairy tales and their film adaptations. The research centers on the origins of these selected stories and their cinematic derivatives, with particular focus given to authorial and cultural influences as well as audience perceptions of these works. The evolution of character through these fairy tales is an area of interest in this thesis, with an emphasis on agency and the depiction of the heroines through the stories and their adaptations. Including two well-known fairy tales and one that is more obscure, this thesis aims to understand how each variation is conceived and ...


Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (Movie Review), Joshua Matthews 2017 Dordt College

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (Movie Review), Joshua Matthews

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"'Three Billboards' is in no way a crime movie. It is instead a profound movie with a deep insight into the human heart."

Posting about ­­­­­­­­one of the 2018 Golden Globes Best Motion Picture Drama nominees from In All Things - an online journal for critical reflection on faith, culture, art, and every ordinary-yet-graced square inch of God’s creation.

https://inallthings.org/three-billboards-review/


American Made (Movie Review), Joshua Matthews 2017 Dordt College

American Made (Movie Review), Joshua Matthews

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"Seal is the subject of the new quasi-biopic 'American Made,' a man whose story by itself ought to destroy all sanctity and high-mindedness about America’s War on Drugs."

Posting about ­­­­­­­­the movie American Made from In All Things - an online journal for critical reflection on faith, culture, art, and every ordinary-yet-graced square inch of God’s creation.

https://inallthings.org/american-made/


Review: Swimming In Hong Kong, Stephanie Chan 2017 Foothill College

Review: Swimming In Hong Kong, Stephanie Chan

Asian American Literature: Discourses & Pedagogies

A review of Swimming in Hong Kong (2016), a short story collection by Stephanie Han.


Introduction To Volume Eight: Wins And Losses, Noelle Brada-Williams 2017 San Jose State University

Introduction To Volume Eight: Wins And Losses, Noelle Brada-Williams

Asian American Literature: Discourses & Pedagogies

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Blade Runner 2049 (Movie Review), Joshua Matthews 2017 Dordt College

Blade Runner 2049 (Movie Review), Joshua Matthews

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"'Blade Runner 2049' tries to ask the question of whether androids, like humans, are souls."

Posting about ­­­­­­­­the movie Blade Runner 2049 from In All Things - an online journal for critical reflection on faith, culture, art, and every ordinary-yet-graced square inch of God’s creation.

https://inallthings.org/blade-runner-2049/


Fixing Ground Zero: Race And Religion In Francis Lawrence’S I Am Legend, Michael E. Heyes 2017 University of South Florida

Fixing Ground Zero: Race And Religion In Francis Lawrence’S I Am Legend, Michael E. Heyes

Journal of Religion & Film

Francis Lawrence’s I Am Legend is a complex intertext of Matheson’s novel of the same name and its two previous film adaptations. While the film attempts to depict racism as monstrous, the frequent invocation of 9/11 imagery and Christian symbolism throughout the film recodes the vampiric dark-seekers as radical Islamic terrorists. This serves to further enshrine an us/Christians vs. them/Muslim dichotomy present in post-9/11 America, a dichotomy that the film presents as “curable” through the spread of Christianity and the fall of Islam.


Impressive Failures: Mavericks Of Film Authorship And The Impossibility Of Success In Hollywood, Tom S. Davies 2017 The Graduate Center, City University of New York

Impressive Failures: Mavericks Of Film Authorship And The Impossibility Of Success In Hollywood, Tom S. Davies

All Dissertations, Theses, and Capstone Projects

This dissertation directly challenges the critical and commercial primacy of success attached to Hollywood films and their filmmakers, especially when one argues for or against their quality and/or importance within cinematic history. Through a process of shifting and multiplying perspectives within a broader narrative that is critical of what separates success and failure, certain films and filmmakers that were judged as failures or disappointments under impossible prerequisites of creating a successful film––commercially, aesthetically, or both–– are, instead, reconsidered as constructive counterpoints to the expectations of the Hollywood economic field of production as well as to the inevitable disappointment ...


Logan Lucky (Movie Review), Joshua Matthews 2017 Dordt College

Logan Lucky (Movie Review), Joshua Matthews

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"If it’s watched closely, 'Logan Lucky' offers a complete artistic experience. It is a movie that both exists in and transcends its genre."

Posting about ­­­­­­­­the movie Logan Lucky from In All Things - an online journal for critical reflection on faith, culture, art, and every ordinary-yet-graced square inch of God’s creation.

https://inallthings.org/logan-lucky/


The Dark Tower (Movie Review), Joshua Matthews 2017 Dordt College

The Dark Tower (Movie Review), Joshua Matthews

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"The Dark Tower destroys, through its reductive vision, creative possibilities for good fantasy storytelling."

Posting about ­­­­­­­­the movie The Dark Tower from In All Things - an online journal for critical reflection on faith, culture, art, and every ordinary-yet-graced square inch of God’s creation.

http://inallthings.org/the-dark-tower/


Noir Westerns After World War Ii, Kenneth Estes Hall, Chritian Krug 2017 East Tennessee State University

Noir Westerns After World War Ii, Kenneth Estes Hall, Chritian Krug

Kenneth Estes Hall

Excerpt: Towards the end of Ethan and Joel Coen's Academy-Award winning No Country for Old Men (2007), Carla Jean Moss's life depends on the toss of a coin. Heads or tails will decide whether she lives or dies.


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