The Movie "Coffee and Cigarettes" Analytical Essay by Top Papers

The Movie "Coffee and Cigarettes"
An analysis of the use of political framing in the movie "Coffee and Cigarettes".
# 138834 | 1,250 words | 4 sources | APA | 2008 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2008 in Film (Analysis, Criticism, Etc.)

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This paper, entitled "Coffee and Cigarettes", tries to explain the use of political framing of issues as shown in this very quirky and off-beat movie. The paper asserts that the sheer quirkiness of the movie makes this an exceptionally strange assignment, because the movie is not at all political in any conventional sense of the word. The essay tries to deal with the framing as an ethereal event.

From the Paper:

""Coffee and Cigarettes" is a strange movie, a series of eleven vignettes, loosely built around the rituals of people meeting to share coffee, cigarettes, and conversations about various topics. Filmed in black and white, in various diners and coffee locales in which a black-and-white check motive is something of a uniting theme, it brings together various characters, including celebrities more or less playing themselves, to show the rituals of coffee, cigarettes, and conversation. Some of the conversations are disingenuous, so that arguably the movie tells about the half-truths and lies people tell one another to deal with modern life."

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