Category Archives: Film and Music

Essay Review of Top Hat by Mark Sandrich and Go into Your Dance by Archie mayo

Top Hat by Mark Sandrich and Go into Your Dance by Archie mayo are some of the greatest Hollywood musicals produced in 1935. The attires worn by the characters in both movies as well as the classical music played reflect the period in which the movies were released. The Top Hat film contains some wonderful […]

Gina Prince-Blythewood’s “The Secret Life of Bees” Film Review

Gina Prince-Blythewood’s “The Secret Life of Bees” is a film based on a novel by Sue Monk Kidd. A little white girl, Lily, escapes from his father T. Ray’s oppressive rules and seeks her dead mother’s past. Soon, she arrives at the Boatwright sisters’ pink house in Tiburon. The Boatwright sisters, August, May, and June, […]

How does a film genre affect the way it will be interpreted by audiences and critics?

Genres must no longer be considered solely as impersonal agents of narrative organization, but as discursive acts, an active part of the industry’s direct address to its audience, a rhetorical ploy destined to enforce a single pre-determined reading or at least to increase the probability that certain other interpretations will remain unexplored (Altman, 2005). With […]

History of German Music

In the music field Germany boasts of some of the world’s most renowned producers, composers and performers. Germany is the third largest music market in the world and the largest in Europe. The earliest roots of the music culture in Germany are within monastic chants and religious music.  The 12th century saw the mystic abbess […]

Jamaica and Caribbean Dance Review Case Study

Jamaica Jamaica is an island country of the Greater Antilles, situated in the northwestern Caribbean Sea, around 90 miles south of Cuba and 119 miles west of the island of Hispaniola, where Haiti and the Dominican Republic are found. As an island, Jamaica shares no borders; however, adjacent nations include the Dominican Republic, Cuba, Haiti, […]