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In what way does the film Cinema Paradiso discuss issues of film culture and film spectatorship? Is this film culturally specific (revealing elements specific to Italy) or Universal (addressing themes that we call all relate to regardless of culture)?

In at least 500 words and referencing one primary source (film review, artist interview, reference to promotional materials), one secondary source (journal article) and your textbook discuss the following:

In what way does the film Cinema Paradiso discuss issues of film culture and film spectatorship?  Is this film culturally specific (revealing elements specific to Italy) or Universal (addressing themes that we call all relate to regardless of culture)?

Make sure to support your argument by citing the aforementioned research both in in-text or footnote citations and in a works cited page.  Also remember to give specific examples from the film to illustrate your discussion.  Also, do not forget to complete and save this assignment as a word document or PDF just in case of upload error.

art history

Please read Goldthwaite pp. 29-66 and answer the following questions. Please remember that you are not allowed to consult outside sources and that each response should indicate the page number from the text where you found your answer. You don't need to write in your own words, just find the short answer from the book I uploaded!!!

1. Goldthwaite lists at least four factors that contributed to an accumulation of wealth in fifteenth-century Florence. Name three.

2. Name one factor that contributed to the development of the cloth industry.

3. What contributed to the adoption of the Florentine currency (the florin) as an international standard?

4. Goldthwaite describes several major centers in Europe and the Mediterranean where Florentines established businesses or conducted trade. Name two and describe what kind of business was transacted there.

5. What were the two main textiles produced by the Florentines?

6. On what types of things did the men


This research proposal need to include:
1. The machine of their selection with historical information (name of the machine,
name of the inventor, if known, date of invention, place of invention) and
significance for the design disciplines.
2. An annotated bibliography listing at least three primary and ten secondary
sources for their machine. Wikipedia and blogs do not count as sources. Each
entry must follow Chicago Manual of Style formatting, and be accompanied by
a single sentence description of how the source may be relevant. While it is not
expected that students will have read every source completely by this time,
they are expected to be familiar with the material and to have an idea of its
possible importance.
3. Five images with analytical captions. The images must be chosen with care and their relevance must be explained by the caption. Images may include drawings, photographs, and diagrams, including those produced by the student.


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Reflect on the following:

The Rolodex

The Rubber Band

Organic Sales

Word of Mouth

Write a 300-500 word essay with a clear point of view about any of the topics.

Example: Articulate how these will help your long-term success, or how they have already helped you in high school, college, freelancing, etc.


The Graduate (Nichols, 1967)

General Instructions: For this week's discussion, select a moment from The Graduate that utilizes cinematographic techniques in meaningful ways. Your goal is to explain how cinematographic techniques contribute to the mood/tone/meaning of your chosen moment. Be sure to avoid scenes that are covered, in-depth, in the lecture. Write 200+ words.
The Basics: tell us when the scene takes place in the film, and very briefly (one sentence) state what is happening.
The Techniques: IDENTIFY *all* of the cinematographic properties evident in the scene/moment. Only use technique terms from the book.
The Meanings: Explain what this scene achieves in terms of meaning generation. Identify how some or all of the cinematographic techniques contribute to the meanings generated in your chosen moment/scene.
The Meanings and The Bigger Picture: Explain, to the best of your ability, how the meanings generated in the scene/moment link up with broader themes o

Crime and Punishment

Read:  Wrongful Conviction (Links to an external site below.)  and Facts about the death penalty.  (Links to an external site below.)Check out some of the work done on some of the Innocence Project  (Links to an external site.)cases. Continue reading the course textbook.
2. Watch: Into the Abyss  (Links to an external site.)or  The Thin Blue Line (Links to an external site.)

3. Answer: What are possible reasons for a wrongful conviction? What are the effects on a wrongly convicted person and their family? Do you think the risk of wrongful conviction is an argument against the death penalty and life sentences? Why/why not?



Cross-Cultural Fusion Analysis, World Music Culture

Goal: The purpose of this assignment is to evaluate the cultural appropriation of music.

Course Objective(s): CO-1, CO-2, CO-3, CO-4


Part of the phenomena of world music is the appropriation by Western musicians of non-Western instruments, sounds, structures and styles. There is also the appropriation by non-Western musicians of elements of Western music, including instruments, sounds, structures and styles. These types of recordings are often referred to as "world beat," "ethno pop," or "world pop." This paper will analyze and evaluation the appropriation of music from other cultures.

For this paper, you will choose one of two options.


This option explores the appropriation of traditional music by Western musicians. Choose one recording from the list below. Write a critical review of the recording addressing the following:

Briefly describe the musical and aesthetic concept behind the recording

Music Experience Short Essay

Everyone has experience in music! Every member of this class has participated in a musical activity, either as a performer or listener. This assignment asks you to share your musical experiences and opinions. In a short assignment of at least one hundred words, I would like you to write about the role music has in your life.

When did you discover that you liked certain music while working out? What music do you listen to when you need to calm down after a rough day or get yourself up and in the mood to head out with some friends? Have you ever learned to play an instrument, sung at school or church, or driven your family crazy drumming on everything around you?

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Hi , I need to have this essay done for my scholarship application

the description as follows:

CHARLES A. WILSCAM, JR. STUDENT EXCELLENCE - The Charles A. Wilscam, Jr. Student Excellence fellowship is awarded to graduate or doctoral students majoring in architecture, interior design or community and regional planning. Applicants should be students who exhibit the best of the profession in character, integrity, honesty, dependability and trustworthiness. Students should bring honor to the profession not only by their work, but also by their personal and community life. Eligibility includes a minimum GPA of 3.0. (REQUIREMENT: Submit a one-page vita (10 point minimum font size) demonstrating how your work is community based. Applicants can upload the required documentation using the upload area at the bottom of this form. Each scholarship has its own upload button. Also please include your first and last name as part of the PDF naming convention so reviewers can easily iden

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In this discussion, you will listen to the Song "Hurt" as sung by two musicians Trent Reznor and Johnny Cash and compare the two versions.
1.How are the versions different?
2.How are they the similar?
3.Does your interpretation of the song change based on the version? How and why?
4.What different images come to mind.
5.is there a difference in the 'hurt' Reznor and Cash sing about? How?
6.Which one do you prefer? Why?

fist video: https://youtu.be/vQRmCy6LfjI
second video: https://youtu.be/8AHCfZTRGil