L:Freire

L:Freire

Luis Freire is a Rutgers University alumnus. Luis mentors composition on an academic level as a prerequisite to advanced study, career objective, or professional development.

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    John Lennon: Singular Talent Or Group Dynamic

    Was John Lennon a multi-talented individual or did his success arise from a mixture of personal and professional acquaintances, geographical destinations, life experiences, or generational appetite? Examine the events leading to his early struggles as a fledgling art student, to the final years of masterful composing in order to isolate and understand the potent recipe for musical ascendancy.

    • Interesting idea. I lean toward Lennon being a singular talent. He obviously benefited from his band mates in the '60s, but his solo material subsequently is quite wonderful. I think you could make a compelling argument for either side of this issue. – John Wilson 5 months ago
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    • Maybe worth considering: It seems like he had most of his eccentricities and strange musical proclivities ironed out by the Lennon-McCarntey song writing machine and producer GeorgeMartin. – DeanJr 3 months ago
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    The Early Formation Of The Child Performer

    Modern performances rely on young actors amid outlandish worlds of fantasy and fable. It is often conveyed through technological devices such as computer graphics or scale mock-ups. But years ago, child performers had only their voice, their dancing feet, their counterpart, and a reliable stream of antics to deliver entertainment to audiences. In the tradition of Shirley Temple and Little Rascals, show how much or how little technological advancement in screenplay has impacted the burgeoning and maturing actor into a unique form or into a rambunctious version of the original model. By all means, incorporate relevant patterns of the genre by configuring actors such as Mickey Rooney (who started in silent film) into the prose, or the Brooke Shields foray into fashion, modeling, and advertising.

    • Relevant article: https://the-artifice.com/secret-life-of-shirley-temple/ – Misagh 5 months ago
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    • An interesting suggestion for an article! There's a great history of cinema to draw upon indeed, but might I also suggest widening the subject to include a look at young actors/actresses' development outside of Hollywood? – Amyus 5 months ago
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    • A lovely topic with plenty of research to draw from. I'd be especially interested in the writer's take on Shirley Temple. Both my grandmas had some of her movies, so I watched her as a kid. I liked her, but even when I was little I felt her acting was overdone and whiny. I wonder now if that was encouraged because of a lack of technology, or if today's child stars have similar problems. (Personally, I've seen some really good ones and some that can't act to save their little lives). – Stephanie M. 5 months ago
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    The Impact of Effects on Performance

    The early silent films of Charlie Chaplin were masterpieces of entertainment. Yet, there was little to no soundtrack nor color. Even before that, audiences had to rely primarily on imagination in order to bring to life the voice-based scripts of radio. Since those initial attempts at conveying plot, a riveting account of history can be equally transformed by song and choreography, such as in Evita (1996) starring Madonna. For this matter, explore the requirement of prop and effect in adding to the effectiveness or detracting from the quality of film or television.

    • Now this could make for a fascinating article indeed! Might I also suggest including other silent greats such as Buster Keaton, Harold Lloyd and similar? It would be also be worth mentioning the role that the accompanying pianist had in helping to create mood for these early cinematic audiences/viewers. With regard to voice based scripts on radio, I once worked with a chap who gave me a fascinating insight into some of the everyday 'found' objects that were used to add audio effects. I'll never look at a sink plunger in the same way again! The Foley artist is a valued and essential part of film making these days, especially when, in some instances, up to 90% of dialogue and sounds effects are recreated after the shoot has actually finished. Having done ADR (Additional Dialogue Recording) myself I can certainly attest to how tough it can be for the actor to recreate the mood and emotion, sometimes months later, of the original performance. Props can be a boon to any performer, if used well, but they can also be a right pain in the backside if poorly maintained and will detract from a performance. Every actor has his or her horror stories about props that seem to take on a life of their own. Thumbs up from me and good luck to he or she who takes on this subject. – Amyus 5 months ago
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    Michael Douglas: Keeping the Audience Reeling

    The actor Michael Douglas graduated from University of California at Santa Barbara with a degree in Drama. The real work began after an impressive portfolio of film and television roles: The Streets of San Francisco, The China Syndrome, Romancing the Stone, Fatal Attraction, Basic Instinct, Black Rain, The American President, Wall Street, and The War of the Roses. He has played: detective, banker, lawyer, reporter; in both an acting capacity and as director. As if that wasn’t enough to qualify on your own merits, he is the son of famed Hollywood thespian, Kirk Douglas. But, success has no limits and Michael Douglas is proof that the territory of theater is his dominion. It is no surprise then that the University of St. Andrews in Scotland bestowed upon him an honorary Doctor of Letters degree in 2006. With a vibrant history of contribution to the arts, one must wonder–what was the allure that kept audiences flocking to the theaters and Hollywood studios beckoning with scripts? One avenue to explore could be the pressure the character has to deal with in front of the camera; crime, career, colleagues, addiction, moderation, or marriage. Who holds the key to a great performance: the scriptwriter, the actor, the circumstance, or the foil? In what way does Douglas figure against seasoned counterparts, gender-ethnic based peers, or immediate audience? Is it a matter of how willing and able the actor is to crossing boundaries (cultural, professional, geographical, personal, ideological) for the sake of the film industry, even if merely for the art? Consider this common thread of crossing material and metaphysical boundaries in the analysis.

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    Reincarnation and Cloning: Old and New Forms of Existence

    Is eternity encoded in the human DNA and, if so, is cloning overkill or counter-intuitive? In ancient Celtic lore, a warrior sword was cast away onto a body of water upon his untimely or unjust death, to symbolize his promotion to the next level of consciousness. If the human soul is in fact transient, is it more conducive to comprehend its boundaries, its depths, or its mechanism and, as such, infuse life with a honed purpose and a more enlightened experience? Is the 1997 Heaven’s Gate incident an emerging (and legitimate) human alternative?

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      The Constant Quest For Immortality

      In 1818, the theme of immortality was considered by novelist Mary Shelley. Today, science has nurtured the desire to prolong life, with Cryonics. In between, the film industry thrives on the possibility of advanced human existence. From the earliest civilizations, the theme of longevity has been pursued and immortalized in monumental structures, lore, and ritual. A variety of human achievements can be traced from these contributions to reveal a long-standing preoccupation with thwarting the inevitable termination of life.

      • I just was rereading Frankenstein! It is an amazing piece of writing and the themes of the story translate incredibly well to discussion about modern science and technology as they related to life and death. I would love to see some dive deep into this topic, it would make for an exciting and fascinating article. – SeanGadus 11 months ago
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      • Already written, just waiting for more audience reaction, and for the Pending Review to open the gate, so to speak. Be on the look out, it won't disappoint, lots of food for though. – lofreire 11 months ago
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      • This is one of the broadest topics I've come across. So fascinating, because you could apply it to a whole hosts of works - but where would it end? (no pun intended!) – Luke Stephenson 10 months ago
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      L:Freire

      This topic was expressed with clarity and intrigue. It reminded me of another Scandinavian art form, the folktale. Plain and simply adept at stimulating the imagination, either through songs, tales, or any craft.

      A 1841 Norwegian folktale by Jørgen Moe and Peter Christen Asbjørnsen.
      (Note: shoon is a shoe, bairns are children)

      ‘Then they built themselves houses,
      And stitched themselves shoon,
      And had so many bairns
      They reached up to the moon.’

      Celebrating Finnish folk songs: Finland's centennial anniversary
      L:Freire

      Very captivating photographs. A well-written and highly engaging rendition of the heart-wrenching tale. The ideas and the phrasing make this story ever more provocative.

      Phantom of the Opera and the Problem of "Shipping"
      L:Freire

      I cannot dispute the factors, as outlined within the article, that go into making the great writer or the quintessential draft. I have been writing for many years, and feel that the precise moment coupled with the right frame of mind, are the vital elements for creativity, lest the theme overwhelmingly lends itself to productivity. My $0.02.

      Are Creative Writers Taught or Talented?
      L:Freire

      I tend to remain partial to the antiquated form of reading. But, your article does an excellent job of tipping the scale for both camps with organized evidence and clear and focused expression. Not an easy thing to do in any dual themed composition, but you make it seem effortless and applicable to any topic. Look forward to your future texts.

      Online vs Print: The Digital Age of Books
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      Which issues stood out, which issues were not explored? Contact: lofreire@alumni.rutgers.edu

      The Applied Author: From Concept To Completion
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      What did you find most useful about the article, what did you find least improtant? Contact: lofreire@alumni.rutgers.edu

      The Applied Author: From Concept To Completion
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      What part of the article impressed you the most, what will be the most useful tip for your purposes? Contact: lofreire@alumni.rutgers.edu

      The Applied Author: From Concept To Completion
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      What insight did you gain from the article, what would you like to see more of in the next segment? Contact: lofreire@alumni.rutgers.edu

      The Applied Author: From Concept To Completion