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Legally Blonde. Dir. Robert Luketic. MGM Films. 2001.

Legally Blonde. Dir. Robert Luketic. MGM Films. 2001. 150 150 Lucy Sutherland

Robert Luketic’s 2001 film Legally Blonde follows sorority girl Elle Woods’ journey at Harvard Law School, with her chihuahua, Bruiser. Bruiser is used as a demonstrative device of Elle’s hyper-femininity…

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The Deer Hunter. Dir. Michael Cimino. EMI. 1978.

The Deer Hunter. Dir. Michael Cimino. EMI. 1978. 150 150 Ben Cole

Figure 1: Death of the deer from the first hunt. The Deer Hunter (1978). Michael Cimino’s The Deer Hunter explores the impact of the Vietnam War on Americans, depicting protagonist…

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Pocahontas. Dir. Eric Goldberg and Mike Gabriel. The Walt Disney Company. 1995.

Pocahontas. Dir. Eric Goldberg and Mike Gabriel. The Walt Disney Company. 1995. 150 150 Lucy Luscombe

Figure 1 – Percy and Smith are close as are Meeko and Pocahontas, aligning them as cultural counterparts In Pocahontas, the animosity between Meeko, the Native American raccoon and Percy,…

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A Dog’s Journey. Dir. Gail Mancuso. Universal Pictures. 2019.

A Dog’s Journey. Dir. Gail Mancuso. Universal Pictures. 2019. 150 150 Andrea Dauden

They say that dogs are man’s best friend, but what if that best friend who with you from birth stayed longer than a lifetime? Two years after A Dog’s Purpose…

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A Dog’s Purpose. Dir. Lasse Hallström. Universal Pictures. 2017.

A Dog’s Purpose. Dir. Lasse Hallström. Universal Pictures. 2017. 150 150 Andrea Dauden

Figure 1: Bailey’s point of view shot running towards Ethan with the rugby ball. Lasse Hallström’s film A Dog’s Purpose presents the relationship between a dog and its first owner,…

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Mon Oncle . Dir. Jacques Tati. Gaumont (France), Continental Distributing (USA). 1958.

Mon Oncle . Dir. Jacques Tati. Gaumont (France), Continental Distributing (USA). 1958. 150 150 Esme Brett

The release of Mon Oncle (Gaumont, France) in 1958 saw the return of Monsieur Hulot to cinema screens, following the successful Les Vacances de Monsieur Hulot five years previously. The…

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Of Horses and Men (Hross í oss). Dir. Benedikt Erlingsson. Film Europe. 2013.

Of Horses and Men (Hross í oss). Dir. Benedikt Erlingsson. Film Europe. 2013. 150 150 Eloise Malhotra

Benedikt Erlingsson’s directorial debut Of Horses and Men (2013) is best described as a series of interlocking fables, focusing on six sets of neighbours living in an isolated Icelandic valley.…

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Mon Oncle. Dir. Jacques Tati. Gaumont (France), Continental Distributing (USA). 1958.

Mon Oncle. Dir. Jacques Tati. Gaumont (France), Continental Distributing (USA). 1958. 150 150 Esme Brett

Mon Oncle (1958), as many of Jacques Tati’s films, focuses on the character of Monsieur Hulot, a bumbling but lovable man who fights a constant battle against the modern architecture…

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Jurassic Park III. Dir. Joe Johnston. Universal Pictures. 2001.

Jurassic Park III. Dir. Joe Johnston. Universal Pictures. 2001. 150 150 Lucy Hilton

“This is how you make dinosaurs?”       “No. This is how you play God.” [1] Jurassic Park III revolves around the dinosaurs of the island ‘Isla Sorna’; genetically modified and inevitably abandoned…

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Hannah Montana: The Movie. Dir. Peter Chelsom. Walt Disney Pictures. 2009.

Hannah Montana: The Movie. Dir. Peter Chelsom. Walt Disney Pictures. 2009. 150 150 Maryellen Rayner

Hannah Montana: The Movie is about Miley Stewart, a secret pop sensation known as Hannah Montana, getting caught up in the perks of her famous life. Her fed-up father, Robby Ray,…

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