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The Life of Walt Disney

13 Mar

2nd. article in our 5 week series on Disney

Walt Elias Disney was born on the 5th of December 1901 in Chicago. He moved to Marceline, Missouri and lived on a farm where he developed a passion for drawing. In 1911 he became friends with Walter Pfeiffer who introduced him to the theatre world. He was inspired to start taking art classes in Kansas City.

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The Golden Age of Animation

11 Mar

The golden age of animation spanned from the late 1920’s to the early 1960’s, when sound was added to cartoons. Walt Disney had a strong hold on this area but he was not the only one.  Several other major studios also decided they wanted a slice of the pie. Some failed and others gave Disney a run for their money! In this article we’ll looked at the major companies, their creation’s first appearance on film and their attempts to knock Disney off his throne!

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Argo and Django Unchained: Oscar Nominees With Historical Inaccuracies

18 Feb

With the Oscars fast approach we decided to look at two films in the Best Picture category to see how historically accurate they are. While many of the films in this category have historical inaccuracies they are minor compared to our chosen films.

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UK Guns and Knives & the Roles They Play in the Media

1 Feb

2nd article in our 5 week series on “Guns & Violence in the Media”

In our last article we saw that the media does influence people (along with other factors). In the UK it’s the same of course but the problem is slightly different than the USA. Although there are stricter gun control laws, guns can still be obtained on the black market. However there is a bigger problem and that is knife crime.

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Negative Whispers on Zero Dark Thirty

14 Jan

This last week the controversies surrounding Kathryn Bigelow’s Zero Dark Thirty seemed to have become louder and louder with each nomination announcement it received. Although this may feel like a recent thing, the film has had negative whispers surrounding it since before the camera started to roll.

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