Zahra Arshad

Zahra Arshad

So hey guys , I'm 22. I'm happy to say that I finished uni with a 2:2 in 2019.My interests are reading, writing, films and blogging. I would say i'm a big fan of Harr

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how are fairy tales ingrained in our culture today.

There has been many fairytales that have been written throughout the decades. One particular fairytale (little red riding hood) has taught us certain lessons and meanings about society. Explore how these meanings and teachings have changed within the 20th century.

  • Another thing to keep in mind is that "Cinderella" can mean any of a wide range of things. Over the centuries there have been many, many versions of Cinderella-type stories, in many different cultures. For instance, in Scotland there's the fairy tale of Rashin-Coatie, and certain Native American tribes have the tale of the Rough-Faced Girl (or something similar). So, there isn't really a single "traditional" version of Cinderella. – Debs 1 year ago
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Explore the emotional responses within the film American History X

American History X can be considered to be shocking on many levels, as visually and psychologically it deals with issues and themes that cover a variety of emotional responses to shock such as –
Visceral – shock created through disturbing imagery (gore, body trauma)
Sexual – sexually disturbing actions that are seen as taboo (rape, rawness)
Ideological – messages and ideas that are not socially accepted and go against mainstream values
Emotional – Shock that is unexpected and evokes a powerful emotional response

Explore one of these themes that explores an emotional response

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    Explore the emotional response within the film The Green Mile

    Emotional response refers to the way that the film spectator is manipulated by the micro and macro features of film; this process of manipulation is often designed to draw an emotional response from the spectator. There are many factors that influence the way in which we respond to popular film, viewing context, emotional tolerance and powerful film making techniques all influence our emotional response to popular film.

    Look at the themes of CHARACTER ALIGNMENT AND EMOTIONAL RESPONSE, COGNITIVE THEORY AND AUDIENCE MANIPLUATION, ALTERNATIVE VIEWING CONTEXT that are used within the film.

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      How does Doctor Who approach the concept of time travel?

      Doctor who features a time lord who can travel in time to anywhere he wants before it even happens.

      • As a Whovian, I'd love to read an article on how "Doctor Who" approaches time travel. It's almost mythologized in the show how the Doctor deals with the laws of time and time-travel and how it affects him and his companions. – angelacarmela96 1 week ago
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      10 Disney Characters that deserve their own spin off

      There are many characters within film where we think to ourselves I wonder what would happen if they were the lead. I think this everytime I watch a classic Disney film. Many of the characters backgrounds / life within the films are left out, so we don’t know much about them.

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        Explore the emotional responses within the film Whiplash

        Emotional response refers to the way that the film spectator is manipulated by the micro and macro features of film; this process of manipulation is often designed to draw an emotional response from the spectator. There are many factors that influence the way in which we respond to popular film, viewing context, emotional tolerance and powerful film making techniques all influence our emotional response to popular film.

        • Look specifically at the themes within Whiplash such as:Abuse and Character Alignment,Genre and EmotionAuteur Style and Emotion – Zahra Arshad 22 hours ago
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        Compare the theme Of Laddette culture within British horror films

        Look closely at the film of The descent and compare to other British horror films to see whether ladder culture is present or whether they portray another theme of British culture. Compare the films of your choice and see whether they have similar themes or whether they portray something different.

        • You could do a stand-alone analysis of Eden Lake and offer unique insights in this way. Just a thought. – J.D. Jankowski 3 months ago
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        • This is very broad and because there may be a large number of British horror films to choose. Plus, I think it would be very helpful if you make your aim clear - why compare these films? what do you want the audiences to know? – XiaoYang 3 months ago
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        Compare the themes of British cinema and Latin American Cinema

        Analyse different themes within British cinema and Latin American cinema to see whether they portray similar themes . If they don’t have similar themes then compare the films on what makes them so different and whether the themes are in keeping with the time they were released.

        • Based on several years of Latin American film study during college and just as much leisure viewing of British film production, I venture to say that both exhibit an 'Old World' atmosphere that overlap and that cater to certain personal inclinations. To be fair, you can replace the British portion of this topic with any other European country and still argue consistently with equal efficacy. It is a viable topic that would prove fascinating for a discerning audience, given the right author. Only suggestion is to amplify by exploring and examining social, political, or economic themes rather than just general themes as posed. – L:Freire 1 year ago
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        • An interesting topic suggestion, but one that would benefit from a little more definition. Perhaps examining specific genres explored in the films from different countries in Latin America in comparison to those from Britain. It's also worth considering that cinema from the Northern parts of Britain can be, and is often, radically different in the way it deals with similar themes and/or issues that are also explored in the South. As an example, look back to the 60' and 70's 'kitchen sink' dramas from the North of England that dealt with issues such as long-term unemployment, owing to the closure of ship yards and traditional industries. There is a distinct North-South divide in Britain. Is there such a divide amongst Latin American countries, and if so, then how is this portrayed in cinema from those countries? – Amyus 1 year ago
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        Zahra Arshad

        I loved once upon a time, sorry I have nothing bad to say about the program I thought it was great. I’m a huge lover of fairytales and the show was just really good

        Once Upon A Time: A Work of Creative Genius or a Tangled Mess?
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        I don’t think you can really talk about time travel without talking about Doctor who or back to the future

        Is Time Traveling an Effective Means of Storytelling?
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        I loved the good place. You could have brought in about dystopian, reality vs non reality. The new series could have been good to talk about reality vs non reality as one of the new residents thinks she’s dreaming or something? Also could have brought in about dystopian and utopian themes and explored them.

        The Good Place: Philosophically Sound?
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        This was good, Captain Hook could have been interesting to write about.

        Disability and Narrative: an Analysis of On-screen Characters
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        Also Dunkirk was a great film and so was war horse

        The 10 Greatest War Films of All Time (So Far)
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        I think my favourite orphans are Annie, Oliver, and Harry Potter is probably the most known orphan around the world. I love ya, fairytales so this was great.

        The Modern Orphan Figure
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        I forgot about Esmeralda or Megara 🙂

        Best and Worst Disney Role Models for Girls and Young Women