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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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Come and See. Dir. Elem Klimov. Belarusfilm.1985.

Come and See. Dir. Elem Klimov. Belarusfilm.1985. 150 150 Eve Pullen

Life                    Elem Klimov’s 1985 pernicious masterpiece Come and See leaves viewers in a state of abject horror. The film depicts the atrocities commited by the Nazi regime in Byelorussia during…

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Waltz with Bashir. Dir. Ari Folman, Sony Pictures Classics. 2008.

Waltz with Bashir. Dir. Ari Folman, Sony Pictures Classics. 2008. 150 150 Lisa Leak

Anonymous soldier: What to do? What to do? Why don’t you tell us what to do? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eX9HdTr0OEY Ari Folman: Shoot. Anonymous soldier: On who? Ari Folman: How should I know…

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The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King. Dir. Peter Jackson. New Line Cinema. 2003.

The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King. Dir. Peter Jackson. New Line Cinema. 2003. 150 150 Miles Charleton

In this scene, we see a last gasp attack from the human riders against a far larger force of evil orcs. The horses the men ride reflect the heroic values…

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D-War : Dragon Wars. Dir. Hyung-rae Shim. Freestyle Releasing, Showbox. 2007.

D-War : Dragon Wars. Dir. Hyung-rae Shim. Freestyle Releasing, Showbox. 2007. 150 150 Yelin Jang

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MAwm-dRRv6M&feature=emb_logo The movie, D-War : Dragon Wars, begins with introducing the Korean legend of the ascension of Imoogi, a gigantic pre-dragon stage serpent. Every 500 years, one good Imoogi was rewarded…

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They Shall Not Grow Old. Dir. Peter Jackson. Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.. 2018.

They Shall Not Grow Old. Dir. Peter Jackson. Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.. 2018. 150 150 Emily Cuthbert

Not often is a film’s purpose so clearly stated in its title, yet Peter Jackson’s They Shall Not Grow Old1(TSNGO) is a documentary with meticulous dedication to preserving the stories of those…

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Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes. Dir. Rupert Wyatt. 20th Century Fox . 2011.

Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes. Dir. Rupert Wyatt. 20th Century Fox . 2011. 150 150 Amy Clarke

The scene which I believe most questions anthropocentric notions of human superiority in ‘Rise of the Planet of the Apes’ is the moment when Caesar verbally expresses his frustrations, in…

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Mulan. Dir. Tony Bancroft and Barry Cook. Buena Vista Pictures. 1998.

Mulan. Dir. Tony Bancroft and Barry Cook. Buena Vista Pictures. 1998. 150 150 Lucy-Katy Moores

Disney’s Mulan (1998) takes on a Chinese folktale of a woman who takes the place of her father in the fight against the Huns who have recently invaded China. The…

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Pom Poko. Dir. Isao Takahata. Studio Ghibli. 1994.

Pom Poko. Dir. Isao Takahata. Studio Ghibli. 1994. 150 150 Christopher Dobelmann

Pom Poko. Dir. Isao Takahata. Studio Ghibli. 1994 Pom Poko (Heisei Tanuki Gassen Ponpoko) is written and directed by Isao Takahata, a co-founder of Studio Ghibli which animated and published…

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