Pleasantville is a movie set in 1990 whereby the major casts who are a brother and a sister are haggling and fighting over a remote. Both of them want to watch a different channel and the outcome of their fight is that the remote breaks. All of a sudden a queer looking maintenance guy shows up and gives them a new remote. On use of the remote the two are transported into Pleasantville which is the brother’s favorite sitcom from the 1950s. The movie shows how the two strive to adapt to their new world and their attempts to return to their modern world. In this movie many social issues are addressed. This includes racism, gender roles, morality and societal norms. The movies seem to bring to light an underlying philosophy that things are not programmed to work in a certain way and not in another way (Calhoun 2007).
John Drake is one of the heroes in the history of the United States of America. In fact, he is among those who made this nation great. His outstanding effort, his bitter struggle and his sound leadership saw him earn the respect of an American hero. He displayed qualities of a charismatic leader, and a caring master who appreciated and valued life in most of its aspects. He earned victory, and most memorable to many is his successful annex of California into America, permanently separating it from Mexico.
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Detailed Analysis of IFRS
The IFRS are accounting standards, rules and principles that were introduced by an independent organization in the United Kingdom, known as the International Accountants Standards Board. The institution puts forward that the standards would better serve public companies worldwide than the local standards in the country due to the aspect of comparability, transparency and economic growth. There are several countries that have adopted the IFRS over the recent years. Read more »
English for Everyone
English has already been an international language for many years, and it has proven that this status wasn’t awarded to it without a reason. Thousands of people learn it as their second language, and many choose it as their main specialty. The main reason of people’s desire to master English is the wealth of opportunities it provides to them. Some of them I will describe in this paper.
For some mysterious reason the name of Alfred Hitchcock is related in the public consciousness to the genre of horror movies, although the closest to horror movies he ever filmed are his iconic psychological thrillers, which are about as similar to horror films as Rembrandt’s paintings to comic books. Vertigo is one of the most picturesque examples of his creative work, becoming the constant source of inspiration and imitation for the decades after it had been shot.
The Walking Dead is a post-apocalyptic television show based on the ongoing series of black-and-white comic books of the same name. One may think that a film about zombie-apocalypse cannot be anything else but low-quality trash, but, surprisingly, The Walking Dead shows that it is not always so.
Several years ago this book and a subsequent film with the same name attracted a lot of attention of society, mostly due to effective advertising campaign. Positioned as a self-help book that would change the life of every person who will read it and believe in what it says, it sold more than 4 million copies, with the DVDs with film selling about 2 million copies.
John Fowles is considered to be one of the modern classics of the British literature, although it always eluded me why – all his texts I managed to read had only one thing in common – by the end they never brought about any feelings except for general boredom and disgust for its protagonists. The Magus is in no way different.
The Firm is written in a usual for John Grisham genre of a legal thriller – that is, the plot is placed in the environment of jurisprudence and is generally based on various legal issues. This novel very quickly became a bestseller, was adapted for screen and, in general, became one of the iconic examples not only of Grisham’s creative work, but of the genre he writes in as well.
The Economic Way of Thinking is the most well-known work of a popular American lecturer in economics, Paul Heyne. It earned considerably high review from critics and was translated into Russian, Bulgarian, Czech, Romanian, Hungarian and a number of other languages, becoming one of the first textbooks of modern economic theory in a number of post-Soviet states. Read more »