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When writing for children, it is quite common (regardless of authorship or medium) to minimize the role of parents in the story. Many non-Disney or pre-Disney children's stories find a good way of reducing or removing the role of parents. Here are some prominent examples from non-Disney stories: The Chronicles of Naria - despite having children from many ...


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Here is an article based on a Malcolm Gladwell argument that suggests that the loss of a parent in real life makes one more likely to have either great success or great failure. I think there could be a truth here that the Disney movies are consciously or unconsciously tapping into. The article and its comments may offer some good insights: Successful ...


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It's already been pointed out that not all Disney films include the death of a parent, but there are indeed a few that does and the reason for that, I believe, is because of the targeted audience. Children. For most children, parents are thought of as gods. Not in the sense that they are always respected and obeyed (unfortunately), but in the sense that ...


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Its not just the animated movies; Disney corporation also made a lot of live action films that have this pattern: A family is damaged. A child has an adventure as a result. During the adventure the child becomes more like an adult, taking responsibility for themselves and others, and ultimately becomes a hero. The family is restored, or a new family is ...


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I am answering subjectively here, but I think it really comes down to evoking even more sympathy for the main characters. Not only do they often have to battle difficult circumstances (i.e. being an outcast or something similar), but they also have to deal with being alone in the world. All of this creates genuine sympathy for the protagonists. This Daily ...


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Bruce was alive. Why on earth would Alfred dream him with Selina Kyle, who had met Alfred for a few moments before breaking into Bruce' safe. You folks are BatFans, use your brains, you don't need superpowers.


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I've just answered this question where I gave my own take on events, so I'll repeat some parts of it here as hopefully it can provide some form of an answer. Paraphrasing from the previous answer: Andrew Laeddis fought during the war and returned home as a war hero to his wife, Dolores, and his kids. However, his wife Dolores was mentally unbalanced. ...


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To be perfectly frank, you're asking an extremely difficult and arguably unanswerable question. There's an old legal saying I remember from my Law degree. "Justice depends on what the judge has had for breakfast". Different days can bring different results and in a trial like this, the military officers are free to come to whatever conclusion they want ...


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No, this doesn't surprise me at all. What is conduct unbecoming? The court saying they did not behave as a Marine should behave. They should have known what was being asked of them was not in accordance with the Uniform Code of Military Justice (or UCMJ). They should have known the order was unlawful, and therefor not obeyed it. They should have taken it ...


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I had the same question but then I thought: "Does it really matter why Woody killed Rodney?" It is a senseless killing and that's the point. In the first scene of the movie Woody is established as someone easily resolving to extreme violence if something rubs hm the wrong way - and this whole thing with Dafoe and Rodney clearly bothered him. Russell on the ...


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In this appearance on The Daily Show (written up here) Kevin Spacey describes how in preparation for his role of Frank Underwood in the Netflix series, Spacey said he followed both House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) and House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.), who even invited the Hollywood star to a whip meeting... “It feels like you’re watching ...


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The Spaghetti Western, or Euro-Western, carries the legacy of NeoRealism in its very fabric, yet is a conscious step away from the Historical cynicism and introversion that had entrenched itself within Italian Cinema. Cinecitta, as the Italian Film Mecca or "Hollywood on the Tiber" was naturally the primary studio for most Italian Neorealism (after being ...


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I believe you're referring to S04E13: Alone, though Daryl and Glenn encounter Bob Stookey at the beginning of the episode, not the end. This was a flashback to when they first met Bob who had been surviving alone for a while. As this recap explains The episode began with a flashback montage of Bob on his own walking through the woods and looking ...


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There are no right answers to this question. The director has refused to comment on the issue, simply saying it is open to interpretation. Therefore, in this very long answer I've tried to address a whole range of topics to hopefully give some indication as to my subjective interpretation of events. If you want a summary: We have no way of knowing who the ...


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I'm going to offer an alternative, completely opinionated answer to this question. Like @Napoleon Wilson I'll focus on the life lessons you brought up. However, I'm not going to focus solely on House, but also the context in which he said them and the show revealed them. Brace yourself - a long and completely subjective post is ahead. Everyone lies. At ...


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Well, this entirely depends on your individual view on life. With a viewpoint as cynical as Dr. House's there is probably much truth in those statements, yet with a different approach you can probably turn all those lessons into the opposite. So above all, they are accurate to House's individual view of his life based on his past experiences and his ...


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Okay, I just watched the entire film and took notes. I have not read any of the book written by Gary K. Wolf, so I cannot comment in that area. There are a few interpretations that could be made regarding a link between alcoholism and Eddie Valiant in the movie. The toons are all a figment of Eddie's imagination This theory postulates that everytime ...



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