Monthly Archives: October 2016

Nike ads aimed towards athletes or typical consumers?

The mood in Nike’s advertisements is lively, adventurous, and bold. This mood encourages the reader to work out and feel great about their body. Nike’s ads are designed for its target audience of athletic young adults in their early 20’s … Continue reading

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Mature Themes in a Teenage Film

Brick (2006) is a film combining the mature themes of the noir genre and the innocence of teenage life.  Although the majority of the characters are attending high school, they are intertwined in a deep mysterious plot of drugs, love, and … Continue reading

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The fault in our stars: thesis statement.

  “The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars / But in ourselves, that we are underling s.” This is the quote that inspired the title of the novel and consequentially of the movie. However, Hazel Grace (Shailene Woodley) … Continue reading

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From Nerd to Stud Through the Power of Sport

The 1985 film Teen Wolf directed by Rod Daniel explores the life of a teenage nerd turned stud. At first, Scott Howard is portrayed as a “loser” in the sense that he is not popular and does not fit in … Continue reading

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This is Just a Perfect Dream

The film, High School Musical (Kenny Ortega, 2006), follows a group of young and energetic teenagers though their high school life and present the story in a musical style. Two protagonist went though obstacles and discovered they can explore their … Continue reading

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Destruction is a Form of Creation

Donnie Darko (Richard Kelly, 2001) is a psychological horror film surrounding the hallucinations, fears, and relationships of the title character, Donnie Darko (Jake Gyllenhaal). The story involves not only Donnie Darko’s personal life but also the concept of time travel, … Continue reading

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You’re Not 16 Until I Say So

The movie Sixteen Candles (1984) by John Hughes epitomizes the lives of white, middle to upper-class, American teenagers in the 1980’s. Hughes also creates multiple perspectives from the typical stereotypes of teens in high school. The movie starts with the main character Samantha (Sam), … Continue reading

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