This popular acoustic jazz band in the Django Reinhardt style grew out of a duo playing relationship between two widely different but somehow similar guitarists. Neil Anderson had begun his professional music career as a member of the garage band the Wailers, often pointed out as an early version of what would later be thought of as a punk band. Dudley Hill didn't really like rock as a teenager, being an oddball type who was more drawn to old-time music and wound up playing with legendary Texas fiddler Benny Thomasson in the '70s. By the time the two guitarists got together in the late '80s, both were on musical journeys that would lead to the formation of an acoustic swing band, to be known as Pearl Django. At first, the two guitarists stuck to a duo act centering around blues and jazz, but with the addition of bassist David Firman, an ensemble was born. In 1995, Vancouver luthier and guitarist Michael Dunn set up a gig for the new band a few hours North in Vancouver, Canada. One of Dunn's students named Shelley Park showed up to check out the gig. At that point, she was a member of a group whose name suggests a fusion of gypsy jazz and Sun Ra, Michael's Hot Club of Mars. Park jumped off the spaceship and joined Pearl Django, the move leading to one of those sweet combinations of players that makes certain combos really sounds good to the ears. The group recorded its first album, Le Jazz Hot, in the same year, and a follow-up the next year, in which violinist Michael Gray…
In my opinion, I'd describe my reaction to Django Unchained as an intense movie with a lot of great moments, some funny, and some satisfying in the way that a good action movie is satisfying: sudden, climactic, and cathartic.
Ultimately, Django Unchained is a very precise and a clever movie that is entirely consistent with its playfulness. When we watch the movie, of course…
THE RESPONSE OF
THE UNITED STATES
TO PEARL HARBOR
Teylor Parks, Eldred Eady, Christoph McFadden,
Pearl Harbor: Facts and Events
1899: Pearl Harbor becomes a US naval
February 1933: U.S. Navy stages a mock
attack on Pearl Harbor. Pearl Harbor fails
1 September 1939: World War I begins.
May 1940: Pearl Harbor is now the main
base of the US fleet.
7 December 1941: The Empire of Japan
launches a sneak attack on Pearl Harbor.
Nearly 3,000 Americans perish.
Joseph Conrad and the film Django Unchained (Directed and written by Quentin Tarantino).
Django Unchained initially represents itself as the sole story of Django and his “unchaining”, or his break from bondage. This can be interpreted in both a literal and figurative way.
Django’s journey begins when he meets and is released by bounty hunter, Dr King Shultz, whilst being marched to his new owner’s estate. With a brutal history with his former owners, it can be seen that Django had become quiet, reserved…
As it is true where you don’t know how great something is until it is gone, or until you’ve experienced it, materialistic objects have great potential to do help or harm other people. Yet, it isn’t the actual object that carries this potential; it is the value that people give it that makes it so great.
The pearl in John Steinbeck’s The Pearl was a life changing object to Kino…
Scarlet Letter Pearl’s Ambivalence in the Novel
The ambivalence concerning Pearl's description is mainly revolved around how Pearl is seen as a demon by the people around her-sometimes even by Hester- even though Pearl is actually a symbol that represents how she is the purest character in the entire novel. Pearl was first described as being, "worthy to have been brought forth in Eden"(Hawthorne 59). Then later her eyes are negatively described her eyes as being an," unsearchable abyss"(Hawthorne…
Pearl staring at her mother’s grave now, knowing that she hasn’t even spoken to her in many years and knowing the only reason she has come back to this place that beheld such awful memories for her is because she had gotten wind of her mother’s demise. Pearl had come to make sure that her mother would be properly buried next to Dimmesdale but was disappointed to see that the people of this town couldn’t even let her mother and father rest peacefully next to each other in death without separating…
The Pearl Book Report
This book is titled The Pearl and was written by John Steinbeck and has 118 pages. The Pearl is a Parable Non-Fiction story meaning that it teaches a lesson, but did not actually happen. It was published by The Viking Press, Inc. in 1945 and was written in 1944 and 1945. The Pearl is about a man named Kino who finds a pearl and he thinks it will bring him good fortune but in the end the pearl brings him many troubles, more then he would have had without it. This book…
The film I will be analysing is Django unchained, its about a former dentist that buys a slave called Django and trains him into being a bounty hunter. Instead of doing that he is escorted into the path of Django's wife which is under the ruthless plantation owner.
In the film Django unchained, slavery was existent and was set in the western. This is portrayed through the setting, props and the costumes used…
This Essay will discuss the use of symbols in the novel The Pearl by John Steinbeck. In this novel there are many themes explored. These include the destructiveness of greed, how love can give someone great courage and strength, knowledge is power, but a power which can be abused, and how a dream is good until it starts to destroy the things of value in a person’s life.
The destructiveness of greed is shown when the doctor comes to Kino's house and heals Coyotito after Kino has found…