Morrissey vs. Sullivan: Fight, Then Feud

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On October 12, 1853, 23 year-old John Morrissey would meet 40 year-old “Yankee” Sullivan for the American and possibly World Heavyweight Prizefighting Championship.  Sullivan had been considered the champion since Tom Hyer, who had beaten Sullivan previously, retired instead of fighting Sullivan in a rematch.  Sullivan claimed the title and was backed by Hyer, who had made peace with Sullivan.

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An Analysis of Film Technique in Laura (1944)

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Director Otto Preminger uses all six cinematic tools (connotation and denotation, codes, syntax, mis-en-scene, montage, and sound) to paint his portrait of the title character in the film Laura(1944).  He uses these techniques to particular effect in the scene between Mark McPherson, portrayed by Dana Andrews, and Laura Hunt, portrayed by Gene Tierney, in her apartment, when he first discovers

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