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Tree of Life and Melancholia:Opposing Perspective on Life
What Tree of Life by Terrence Malick and Melancholia by Lars Von Trier have in common is that they are two films that are poetic in their imagery and dialogue. With nuanced characters, each film seeks to explore the human experience and provide its own answer to question of life’s ultimate meaning. Analyze each film in depth. Discuss differences and similarities between the characters of each film, and how each affirms the films central themes. Also examine the differences and the possible similarities in the messages of both films.
The Rarity of Female Celibacy in Television and Film
There has been an enduring presence of celibate male heroes in our media. Although these heroes are admittedly scarce, female protagonists that aren’t romantically or sexually inclined, are even less common. Discuss the reasons for this absence. Give examples of TV shows and films that feature a female protagonist who has no love interest.
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