Research Papers on Film & Television

Click on any of the term papers to read a brief synopsis of the research paper. The essay synopsis includes the number of pages and sources cited in the paper.

  • Reality TV and Lessons for Society

    This paper discusses what reality TV shows like Big Brother and Survivor can teach society in five pages. Four sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • British Soap Opera Coronation Street and Transsexuality

    In three pages this paper examines the British soap's transsexual character inclusion and what this reflects regarding changing social perceptions. Five sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Sexuality and Differing Gender Perceptions

    In five pages the differences that exist regarding gender perceptions regarding sexuality as portrayed within the media are examined. Seven sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Technology and Culture: The Electronic Media and Our Children

    A 5 page overview of how the electronic media impacts our children. This paper focuses on the relationship between violent media content and violent electronic games and our children’s propensity to be violent. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Mexican Film/Maria Candelaria

    A 7 page research paper/essay that discusses Emilio Fernandez’s Maria Candelaria (1943) and how this film relates to the task of addressing the legacy of colonialism within the context of Mexican history. Mexico, as Andrea Noble points out, is fundamentally a “mestizo entity,” that is, it is the product of “the colonial encounter between Indians, Spaniards (and Africans)” (Noble 81). As such, the Mexican culture struggles to understand its fundamental nature and to express the cultural dichotomies held within this paradigm. One of the ways in which this task has been expressed is through cinema. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Chameleon Street Film and Black Aesthetic Theory

    In five pages black aesthetic theory is examined within the context of Wendell B. Harris Jr.'s Chameleon Street. Four sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Parody and Copyright Infringement

    Parodies are examined in ten pages in terms of the issue of copyright infringement. Eight sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Fight Club/Dissociative Identity Disorder

    A 3 page essay/research paper that analyzes the 1999 film "Fight Club" in terms of what it tells the audience about Dissociative Identity Disorder. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Historical Accuracy of Elizabeth: The Golden Age

    This film review pertains to "Elizabeth: The Golden Age," which premiered in 2007 and portrays events from the reign of Elizabeth I. The review focuses on relating the historical accuracy this film. Three pages in length, one source is cited.

  • Emma by Jane Austen and the Film Clueless

    In five pages cultural expectations and social norms in the novel Emma by Jane Austen and the film Clueless are compared. Five sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Grapes of Wrath (1940), A Sociological Film Review

    This paper consists of a film review of John Ford's 1940 film, "The Grapes of Wrath," which encompasses a sociological analysis of the film Five pages in length, one source is cited.

  • Moulin Rouge (2001) and Setting a Cinematic Mood

    This paper examines how the elements of cinema -- such as atmosphere; clothing; music; and historical, social, and geographical setting -- were used to set the mood by director Baz Luhrmann to set the particular mood for his twenty-first century musical. The bibliography cites 2 sources.

  • Female Characters, Gender Roles, and Humor in the Sex and the City TV Series

    This HBO cable series is critiqued in 5 pages with gender roles, humor, and female characterizations analyzed.

  • Ellen DeGeneres and the Star Image Analysis of Richard Dyer

    In six pages this report analyzes the star factor generated by Ellen DeGeneres in according to the theories of Richard Dyer. Three sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Past and Present War Propaganda and the Media

    In seventeen pages this paper contrasts and compares the media portrayal of early wars such as the Second World War, Korean War, and the Vietnam War with the current Iraq War coverage in a consideration of wartime propaganda. Eight sources are cited in the bibliography. =

  • Three films about Jesus

    This eight pager research paper/essay describes three films that feature the life of Christ: Pier Paolo Pasolini's "The Gospel According to St. Mathew"; the film adaptation of "Jesus Christ Superstar"; and Mel Gibson's "The Passion of the Christ." The writer argues the Pasolini's film is the most orthodox presentation. The works cited page lists five sources.

  • The Passion of the Christ and the Shared Suffering Between Jesus and the Film Audience

    Mel Gibson's film is compared with earlier films on the life and death of Jesus Christ and discusses how he utilized the Stations of the Cross to tell his story and the importance of the shared experience of suffering between Christ and the viewer in a paper consisting of 10 pages. The bibliography cites 8 sources.

  • JFK, a Critical Overview

    Few movies have sparked more controversy than JFK, Oliver Stone's 1991 descent into conspiracy theory. This paper offers a critical overview of the film, in terms of its historical accuracy and whether such a film can actually make history while reporting it. Also discusses the responsibility of a filmmaker when dealing with historical truth. This paper has twenty-three pages and fifteen sources are listed in the bibliography.

  • JFK Assassination as Explained by Filmmaker Oliver Stone

    In seven pages this paper discusses the failure of director Oliver Stone to explain the assassination of John F. Kennedy in his flawed JFK film with evidence supporting and opposing the lone gunman theory examined. Five sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Sut Jhally and Justin Lewis' Enlightened Racism -- The Cosby Show, Audiences, and the Myth of the American Dream

    A report on this text is presented in five pages and what is meant by 'enlightened racism' is also discussed. There are no other sources cited.

  • Distance Education and Telecommunications Technologies

    In five pages this paper examines the impact of telecommunications upon distance education within the context of the article 'Application of Telecommunications Technologies in Distance Learning' by Ahmed S. Khan. There is 1 source cited in the bibliography.

  • Hitchcock's The Birds, Use of Sound

    This essay pertains to Hitchcock's "The Birds" and the strategies that Hitchcock used in the film that relate to the use of sound. His style is compared to that of Jean-Luc Godard. Four pages in length, four sources are cited.

  • Blood Diamond - Paying for Death with Luxury

    The writer briefly considers the film “Blood Diamond” and the lessons it teaches about the horror of war, and of social responsibility. There are three sources listed in the bibliography of this three page paper.

  • Mary Tyler Moore Show & Feminist Theory

    A 6 page research paper/essay that analyzes the Mary Tyler Moore Show, which premiered in 1970, and was one of the "most literate, realistic, and enduring situation comedies" of that decade (Fuller). The leading character on the series, Mary Richards (Mary Tyler Moore), was an idealized single career woman. The writer discusses and analyzes this show in relation to feminist critical theory and concludes that this show's protagonist was, indeed, very feminist and offers still a positive portrayal of professional women. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Shark Slayer

    The writer discusses Will Smith’s character, Oscar, in the film Shark Tale.

  • A Modern Fairy Tale, Edward Scissorhands

    This essay presents the argument that "Edward Scissorhands," directed by Tim Burton, is a modern, gothic-tinged version of the fairy tale "Beauty and the Beast." Eight pages in length, five sources are cited.

  • Director Kenneth Branagh's Hamlet (1996)

    This paper pertains to Kenneth Branagh's adaptation of "Hamlet." The writer describes the overall film and the cinematic devices employed, but primarily focuses on the way in which Branagh presents the character of Hamlet. Four pages in length, four sources are cited.

  • I, Robot and Race/Slavery

    A 3 page paper which argues that robots, such as pictured in I, Robot the film, should not be treated as slaves and property. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Cult Status of the Film Rosemary's Baby

    In six pages this paper discusses cult film characteristics and then applies them to director Roman Polanski's Rosemary's Baby. Three sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Gender Identity Patient Disorder Diagnosis, Treatment, and the Film Boys Don’t Cry

    In eight pages this paper addresses a particular psychiatric patient presenting the problem of gender identity disorder similar to the character of Brandon Teena in the 1999 film Boys Don’t Cry within the context of historical, diagnostic, prognostic, and treatment issues as well as developmental theories with a brief literature review also included. Four sources are listed in the bibliography.

  • The Devil Wears Prada: The Glass Ceiling

    This 4 page paper uses the movie “The Devil Wears Prada” as a “springboard” to consider the fact that Miranda Priestly, though successful, is still constrained by men’s rules of what the success should be. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • The Future Of Television Advertising

    This 17 page paper looks at a future of advertising on television. A large number of influences are changing the way television is being used for marketing purposes. Changes include technological advances and the increased number competing media channels. By looking at the way television advertising is used today and emerging patterns the paper discusses the ways television advertising is likely to emerge in the 21st century. The bibliography cites 25 sources.

  • Sports Psychology in “Rocky”

    This 4 page paper summarizes the movie “Rocky” and the sports psychology that it shows. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • The Modern Vampire

    This 5 page paper discusses the evolution of the vampire from the cruel bloodsuckers of legend to the suave, even romantic, anti-heroes of today. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Bamboozled by Spike Lee

    This research paper/essay presents an analysis and summation of the 200 film "Bamboozled," which was directed and written by Spike Lee. The writer also draws upon Marion Riggs' "Ethnic Notions," a documentary, as a means for explaining the stereotypes that Lee references. Five pages in length, four sources are cited.

  • White Man's Burden, A Film Analysis

    This analysis of Desmond Nakono's 1995 film "White Man's Burden" argues that the characterization of Louis Pinnock, as an oppressed minority member, draws heavily on the stereotype of the "Brute Negro," as defined in Marion Riggs' documentary "Ethnic Notions." Five pages in length, four sources are cited.

  • Interview with the Vampire by Anne Rice and Homoeroticism

    In five pages this paper examines the homoeroticism and scenes of sexual innuendo that manifest themselves throughout the film adapation of Anne Rice's bestselling novel. Three sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Eyes in Film

    A 4 page essay that discusses eyes and vision in three films, Being John Malkovich (1999, directed by Spike Jonze), Vertigo (1958, directed by Alfred Hitchcock), and Rear Window (1954, also directed by Hitchcock). In these films, the camera position is frequently crucial, as vision, that is, what the character sees, is an integral part of the film's premise. Therefore, the camera angle is expertly used so that it enhances this thematic perspective. Additionally, in all three films, there is an emphasis on eyes, close-ups of eyes that naturally lead to an association with the audience between eyes, vision and the camera as a means of seeing what the character sees. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Braxton Family Values, "A Diva's Dilemma"

    This essay pertains to a reality show, Braxton Family Values, that focuses on the family of Toni Braxton. The action in the episode "A Diva's Dilemma" is summarized and the writer describes and discusses the interaction between the sisters. Four pages in length, two sources are cited.

  • The Devil Wears Prada: Why Fashion Is Important

    This 4 page paper uses the movie “The Devil Wears Prada” as a “springboard” to consider the impact of fashion on young women, and why fashion is important. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • The Mass Media and the African American CultureAfrican American Culture in the Media: Ebonics and Advertising

    4 pages and 5 sources. This paper considers the concept of ebonics and its application in mass media advertising. This paper relates the way in which the mass media, including television advertising, produces advertisements in respose to the African American culture.

  • Atom Egoyan's Film Felicia's Journey Adapted from the Novel by William Trevor

    In five pages the film version of this novel is considered in terms of the changes and how the filmmaker elects to depict Trevor's messages within the content of his adaptation. Six sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • The 1988 Movie 'Zan Boko'

    This paper consists of 3 pages and focuses on writer and director Gaston Kabore's efforts to assess the lives and development of a traditional African people were profoundly affected by the intrusion of modern societey. There are 2 bibliographic sources cited.

  • Girl, Interrupted And Borderline Personality

    This 6 page paper discusses the entitle movie and focuses on whether the writer believes the main character, Susanna, really did have borderline personality disorder. The writer recalls the era, the 1960s and what was happening in terms of Susanna's actions. The DSM criteria for Borderline Personality Disorder today are outlined and the writer suggests the one or two criteria the patient met. The essay continues with this type of discussion. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Analysis of "The Burning Bed"

    This 5 page paper discusses the 1984 TV movie "The Burning Bed" with regard to the social responsibilities, values and ideas of the characters. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • The Bicycle Thief and its Reflexive Mode

    In seven pages the process of cinema is examined in an examination of Bill Nichols' producton modes of reflexive, interactive, observational, and expository and applies a reflexive mode interpretation of the film The Bicycle Thief. Four sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Federal Communications Commission's Cable Television Rules for Program Access

    In ten pages this paper assesses the FCC's extension clause pertaining to Congress's Cable Consumer Protection and Competition Act of 1992 and how this impacts the cable industry and consumers. Eight sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • The Brief Life of Actress and Singer Aaliyah

    In two and a half pages the life and contributions of the late Aaliyah Houghton are explored. There is one bibliographic source listed.

  • Film Festivals and their History

    This research paper pertains to the history and development of film festivals and focuses on the specific histories of the festivals at specific histories of several major international film festivals are described. These events are the festivals at Cannes, Berlin, Toronto, Sundance, Edinburgh and Lacarno. Fourteen pages in length, which includes a three page annotated bibliography, eight sources are cited.

  • George Washington: Heroic, Flawed, and Human

    In ten pages this paper examines how American General and first President of the United States George Washington is depicted in various ways as heroic, human, and flawed in Jeff Shaara’s The Glorious Cause, and in the films Benedict Arnold: A Question of Honor, The Conquerors: General Howe, Conqueror of New York, The Crossing, and D.W. Griffith’s America. Three sources are listed in the bibliography.

  • Review of the Film Version of Stephen King's The Green Mile

    In five pages this paper presents a film review of The Green Mile based upon the novel by Stephen King.

  • "The Basketball Diaries" - Reaction

    4 pages in length. Director Scott Kalvert's interpretation of Jim Carroll's book entitled The Basketball Diaries illustrates how drugs are all too often employed as a pinch hitter when life gets too hard to handle. Leonardo DiCaprio's performance of a promising Catholic school basketball player who - through a chain of temptation and bad choices - finds his life spiraling down at a pace faster than he can contemplate; heroin becomes the only thing that allows him to cope - or at least he believes this to be true in his distorted thought process, a pseudo-reality embraced by myriad adolescents caught in the grips of teen angst. At the core of this film is the obligatory lesson that drugs are not the panacea for what ails. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Ethics of Consequentialism, The Perspective in Harry Potter

    This essay explains how a scene in "Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets" (2002, directed by Christ Columbus) exemplifies the principles consequentialism. Four pages in length, three sources are cited.

  • Schizophrenia as Portrayed in A Beautiful Mind

    John Nash is tortured by paranoid schizophrenia. Despite that fact he has phenomenal mathematical abilities. This seven page paper recalls specific scenes from the film that serve to pull the viewer into Nash's tortured mind and discusses those scenes in reference to the epidemiology of schizophrenia. Six sources.

  • Film Portrayal of Schizophrenia

    Schizophrenia has often been portrayed in films, sometimes accurately and sometimes, not. It was the core of a very popular film in 2010, the Black Swan. The film depicts the main character’s descent into madness but what kind of madness was it? This paper uses examples from the film to demonstrate psychotic breaks and offers opinions that the character did not really portray schizophrenia. There are five sources listed in the bibliography of this six page paper.

  • Mental Health Insights from One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest and A Beautiful Mind

    This 3 page essay explores mental illness as it is portrayed in these popular films. The author contends that these films illustrate the tremendous diversity that exists within the classification of mental illness. 3 sources are listed.

  • 3D Computer Graphics and Film Special Effects

    This research paper consisting of seven pages presents the argument that producing special effects through the uses of 3D animation and computer generated graphics represent a considerable improvement in a foreward progression of the film industry. Six sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • The Manchurian Candidate Conspiracy

    The Manchurian Candidate in film and book form is a masterful examination of the conspiracy and conspiracy theory in America. This paper explores the John Frankenheimer movie and Richard Condon book, relating both to McCarthyism and comparing and contrasting the two in terms of politics and psychology. Includes a bio of Condon.This paper has five pages and four sources are listed in the bibliography.

  • Cinematic Portrayal of Aliens

    In three pages the ways in which aliens are portrayed in Aliens and ET are contrasted and compared. Five sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Cinematic Depiction of Aliens

    In eleven pages this paper examines how aliens have been depicted in cinema in a contrast and comparison of 1956's Invasion of the Body Snatchers and 1996's Independence Day. Ten sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Vera Drake

    A 4 page sociological review of the film Vera Drake. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Once Were Warriors Cinematic Marxist Analysis

    In four pages the 1995 movie Once Were Warriors is subjected to a sociological analysis from a Marxist perspective. There are no other sources listed.

  • Soundtrack, Raging Bull

    This essay offers description, summation and analysis of several scenes from Martin Scorsese's "Raging Bull" and the director's use of sound. Seven pages in length, five sources are cited.

  • Timing and Disguise in 'The Odyssey' Stories

    In six pages this paper examines the importance of timing and discusses in stories related to 'The Odyssey' including Homer's epic and the films O Brother, Where Art Thou? by director Joel Coen and 'The Odyssey' directed by Andrei Konchalovsky. Three other sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • James Cameron's Film Titanic and the Existentialist Philosophy of Jean Paul Sartre

    This paper applies existentialism to an analysis of the character Jack in the Titanic film by director James Cameron in 5 pages. Two sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • The Titanic

    A 4 page discussion and examination of the film Titanic and a discussion of its possibility as a play. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • The Motion Picture Business and Its Impact on the Inventor Thomas Edison

    Edison was more than an inventor. This paper explores the role the motion picture industry and the industry giant Eastman played during a brief period of his life. A discussion of MPCC is included as well. This paper has ten pages and seven sources listed in the bibliography.

  • Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy and Marilyn Monroe

    In fifteen pages this hypothetical case study considers the use of REBT with troubled actress Marilyn Monroe in the year before her death in an overview that includes a biography of the star, DSM IV and Global Assessment of Functioning criteria and score. Eleven sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • All About Eve and the Introduction by Marilyn Monroe.

    A 6 page discussion of filminist film theory. The author suggests that not just this film but Monroe herself is a part of this theory. 5 sources are listed.

  • Math in Cinema

    A 12 page research paper that examines the topic of how math has been addressed in recent films. The writer examines Jurassic Park, A Beautiful Mind, Good Will Hunting and Stand and Deliver and argues that these disparate portraits of mathematicians have in common similar presentations of math within a cinematic context, which portrays math as something that is rather mysterious and beyond the grasp of mere mortals. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • Popular Culture, Cinematic Violence, and Media Literacy

    This paper examines the behavioral and desensitization effects of film violence and how media literacy can demand responsibility in consumption and greater accountability in 5 pages. The bibliography cites 6 sources.

  • An Analysis of Media Violence and its Impact on Children and Teens

    A 6 page discussion of the relationship that exists between increased media violence and child aggression. This paper approaches the problem from the analytical framework that media violence is directly related to child aggression. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Classic Animation/Disney's Little Mermaid

    An 8 page research paper that analyzes and discusses Walt Disney's 1989 animated feature The Little Mermaid. The writer first offers a scene by scene analysis of the beginning of the film, then discusses cinematic elements such as style, characterization and themes. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Comparing and Contrasting Dumbo (1941) with The Little Mermaid (1989)

    This 6 page paper examines these two animated films in the context of four questions posed by a student. Various issues are explored including the times in which they were made. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Independence Day/Film Review

    A 5 page film review of Independence Day (1996, directed by Roland Emmerich), which is a film made in the tradition of the grade B science fiction thriller, which is an exemplary film genre that never deserved the derogatory term "grade B" when one considers the pathos, drama, and ability of these adventures to draw in the audience and offer them a glimpse of another reality. In the 1950s and early 60s, Americans watched visions of flying saucers flicker across movie screens in darkened theaters and contemplated the vulnerable position of humanity in a tremendously huge and unknown universe. If known scientific facts did not quite jab with the film's action, no one cared because this was not the point. The point was to become emotionally caught up in the defense of the Earth, which is a cathartic and highly enjoyable experience, and this is what Independence Day offers. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Combat Films and Full Metal Jacket by Director Stanley Kubrick

    In five pages this paper examines the combat film genre in an analysis of how it is represented by Full Metal Jacket. Six sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Cinematic Depiction of Microbiology, Contagion

    This research paper cites reviews in order to report on the scientific accuracy of the film and the manner in which it depicts microbiology. Five pages in length, five sources are cited.

  • Negative Impacts of Television's Violence and Bad Language on Children

    In eight pages the negative effects of television violence and foul language on children are examined. Fifteen sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • TV, New Media, and Audience Engagement

    In six pages this paper discusses the extent of audience engagement with new media and television. Five sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Comparing 'A Clockwork Orange' by Anthony Burgess with Stanley Kubrick's Film A Clockwork Orange

    Protagonist Alex de Large and how is behavior is depicted in the novel and film versions of A Clockwork Orange is the focus of this comparative analysis consisting of four pages. Two sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Comparing "The Shining" and "A Clockwork Orange" - The Diversity of Kubrick's Style

    In a paper of three pages, the writer looks at the diversity of Kubrick's style in two films: "The Shining" and "A Clockwork Orange". Elements such as the use of camera, style of narrative adaptation, and the use of pacing are examined. Paper uses two sources.

  • Persuasion in Print and Film

    Modern movie adaptations of classic novels are often hard to compare to the originals. This report discusses the film version of Persuasion, the last novel by Jane Austen, and contrasts it to its original prototype. Especially deals with conversation.This paper has five pages and five sources are listed in the bibliography.

  • Cultural Understanding and the Reflections of Photography

    In eight pages this paper examines how cultural research can benefit from studying still and documentary photography.

  • "Heart of Darkness" and "Apocalypse Now"

    This 3 page paper discusses the way in which developed nations tell themselves lies in order to justify exploiting the developing world, drawing on examples from the film "Apocalypse Now" and the novella on which it is based, "Heart of Darkness." Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Analysis of Raqing Bull

    An 8 page research paper that analyzes the film Raging Bull (directed by Martin Scorsese for United Artists), in which actor Robert De Niro gives a stellar performance as Jake La Motta, a middleweight prizefighter (Raging Bull, 1995). Ostensibly, the film is about Jake's boxing career, but a closer examination of this film reveals that the heart of the film focuses on how Jake handles his relationship to his wife, Vickie (Cathy Moriarty) and his brother Joey (Joe Pesci), as well as to the "degradation and defeat" that eventually "spiritually redeem him" (Raging Bull, 1995). In this analysis, the film's character structure, themes, cinematography, sound, image and symbolism and editing style, while also demonstrating how these various aspects of the film combine seamlessly to create an exemplary cinematic experience. Bibliography lists 12 sources.

  • A Review of the Film, Synthetic Pleasures

    This paper analyzes Ira Lee's film, Synthetic Pleasures. The author criticizes Lee's lack of any clear, organizational plot or thematic elements throughout the film. This three page paper has no bibliography.

  • Comparing the Real Story of Pocahontas to the Disney Cartoon Interpretation

    In six pages this report examines how the story of Pocahontas or Matoaka was altered for entertainment purposes in the Disney animated retelling of her story. Four sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Native American Culture and the Disney Movie Pocahontas

    This historical inaccuracies about Native American history and how they are relected in Disney's Pocahontas are examined in 6 pages. There are 5 sources cited in the bibliography.

  • Do Not Speak the Speech, I Pray You

    The writer discusses some of the differences between Franco Zefirelli’s Hamlet with Mel Gibson in the title role and Shakespeare’s play. The film deletes over half the text. There are two sources listed in the bibliography of this seven page paper.

  • Birth of a Nation/Cinematic History

    A 3 page research paper that discusses The Birth of a Nation (1915, directed by D.W. Griffith for Epoch; screenplay by D.W. Griffith, Frank E. Woods and Thomas Dixon), which is a landmark film in cinematic history as it was the first important feature-length film, which had a tremendous impact on the nascent industry, as it changed the demographic makeup of film audiences (The Birth of a Nation, 1995). Up to this time, films were generally considered to be a working-class entertainment, but Birth of a Nation opened cinema to a much wider audience, one that had previously preferred only the legitimate theatre (The Birth of a Nation, 1995). Nevertheless, considering Birth of a Nation is also problematic due to this film’s overt racism. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Liu on Privacy Issues in Film

    This 3 page paper uses Catherine Liu’s article on the genealogy of privacy to discuss how privacy issues are depicted in film, specifically The Truman Show. Bibliography lists 1 source.

  • Film Noir Aspects of Roger Rabbit and Mildred Pierce

    This paper examines the similarities of film noir elements seen in the films, Who Framed Roger Rabbit, and Mildred Pierce. This eight page paper has two sources listed in the bibliography.

  • 'Real' TV Reality Shows?

    In six pages this paper discusses how television reality shows may not be as real as viewers are led to believe. Eight sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Reality Shows

    This research paper describes and discusses a variety of issues pertaining to reality shows, with a particular focus on American Idol. Four pages in length, five sources are cited.

  • Reality TV/Why We Watch

    A 5 page research paper that discusses the appeal of reality TV. Three dating shows are profiled, ElimiDATE, Next and Flavor of Love. The writer argues these shows are, first of all, gossip carried to a new level, but also a means for viewers to make social comparisons that assess the courtship norms of society. Also, the writer argues that the norm portrayed by such programming is not working as the rules for dating in contemporary society are both muddled and too intense. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Reality Television is Detrimental To Young Women and American Culture

    This 3 page paper gives an explanation of how reality television is bad for American culture. This paper includes how hows depict African Americans and women in stereotypical and negative ways. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Australia's Reality Television

    In ten pages this research paper discusses Australia TV and the popularity of reality based programming. Eleven sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Deciphering TV Programming

    This 10 page paper discusses the TV show “Samantha Who?,” its lead-in and the show the follows it, and its competition to find answers to why networks put programs where they do. It also discusses ways to increase the show’s audience. Bibliography lists 6 sources

  • Fantasy and Science Fiction Mythology Uses

    In five pages the genre differences between fantasy and science fiction are discussed and how mythology is featured in the movies Forbidden Planet and Zardoz is also considered. Two sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Predicting the Future Through Science Fiction

    In six pages this paper discusses how humankind's future has been predicted by science fiction with future predictions featured in films such as AI and The Matrix also considered. Five sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • 'Dark City Tech Noir Science Fiction' of Alex Proyas' Dark City and Ridley Scott's Blade Runner

    In five pages the film noir and science fiction characteristics of these films are examined. Five sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • An Analysis of the Film 'Selena'

    The biographical film of Tejano singing sensation Selena Quintanilla Perez is considered in a research paper consisting of 4 pages, focusing on five questions and answers, thought-provoking elements, and opening and closing scenes.

  • Women and the Impact of the Media

    In eight pages this paper discusses how women's self esteem is influenced and shaped by media images in films, TV, commercials, print ads, and music videos. Seven sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Film Techniques, Citizen Kane (1941)

    This essay offers a description of film techniques used in "Citizen Kane," directed by and starring Orson Welles. Three pages in length, one source is cited.

  • Shakespeare Films

    3 pages that compares two Shakespeare films. There are 2 sources.

  • Father: Smoke Signals

    A 3 page paper which examines the father in the film “Smoke Signals” and then a real father. No sources cited.

  • Director James Cameron's 1998 Film Titanic

    In three pages this paper discusses this blockbuster movie about the sinking of the Titanic in terms of plot outline and analyzes it from philosophical and historical perspectives. There are no other sources listed.

  • Review of the 1999 Film The Sixth Sense

    In five pages this paper critically reviews M. Night Shyamalan's 1999 film The Sixth Sense.

  • The Comedy Team of Bud Abbott and Lou Costello

    In this paper consisting of eight pages this comedy duo's contributions to American humor is explored. There are four bibliographic sources cited.

  • UK's Regulation of the TV Industry Present and Future

    In five pages the regulation of the UK television industry currently and the future changes that will result from the consolidation into The Office of Communication of the Broadcasting Standards Commission, the Advertising Standards Authority, and the Independent Television Commission are discussed. Nine sources are listed in the bibliography.

  • Depiction of Events by Television News Broadcasts

    In eight pages this paper argues that events are not always accurately portrayed in television news broadcasts. Nine sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Soundless Television

    The writer viewed two television programs, a comedy and a drama, with the sound off, and compared the two.

  • Television Articles

    A 3 page paper which examines articles regarding television programs and then discusses violence in television. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Television Violence and Its Detrimental Effects on Children

    In five pages the negative impact of violence featured in many television programs on children is discussed along with efforts to stem or reverse altogether this increasingly violent trend considered. Four sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Negative Impact Television Programs Have Upon Children's Behavior

    5 pages in length. Children are curious, impressionable creatures who learn by watching and imitating. The extent to which children are products of their environment is both grand and far-reaching; that certain exposure creates negative behavior patterns just as much as others support positive ones speaks to the detrimental impact some television programs have upon children's behavior. Whether the lure of consumerism or cultivation of violent, antisocial tendencies, children are highly vulnerable targets of what they see on the television screen, a psychological reality known as stimulus-response that subconsciously encourages them to react to what they see. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Television Depictions of Gender and Ethnicity in the Workplace

    A 3 page considerations of some of the differences that exist between depictions of women and men and ethnicities in American society. Using the popular television shows “Monk” and “CSI” as frames of reference, this paper asserts that while equality might have almost been achieved in the real workplace, there are still inconsistencies in the way women and ethnicities are regarded and portrayed in American society. Bibliography lists 1 source.

  • Italian Americans Defined by Network Television Shows

    In eleven pages this paper examines how the contemporary Italian American is defined by such network TV series as The Untouchables, Friends, and The Sopranos. Five sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Sociological Articles on Television Viewing

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