1998 - USA
Director - Chris Eyre
About the film...
Winner of the Audience Award and the Filmmaker's Trophy at the 1998
Sundance Film Festival, and the official selection for opening night of the
1998 New Director/New Films, SMOKE SIGNALS is one of the most unique
films of the...
Compare & Contrast of Smoke Signals and This is what it means to Say Phoenix, Arizona
The stories of Smoke Signals and “This is What it Means to Say Phoenix, Arizona” are built around the same narrative with a few dissimilarities here and there. Smoke Signals is the film version based from the short...
Smoke Signals: A Metaphor for Telling
It has been countless years since I have watched a movie about Native Americans, and even longer since I have witnessed a decent one. Most films on the subject of the Native American people are often set in the past and are habitually on the subject of brave...
Comparison and Contrast Essay
Smoke Signals and “This is What It Means to Say Phoenix”
Smoke Signals is the story of two Native Americans, named Thomas and Victor, who grew up together and go off on an adventure to find who they really are. Thomas is young and lives with his grandmother, because...
By looking at The Signal-Man by Charles Dickens and The Man with the Twisted Lip by Arthur Conan Doyle, compare and contrast the ways in which the authors use language to create suspense.
Both authors, Charles Dickens and Arthur Conan Doyle manage to hold their readers’ attention while reading these...
Word Count: 1128
Smoke Signals and the Oral Tradition
While watching the movie Smoke Signals, it can be readily observed that the story is driven not only through the adventures of the two main protagonists; Thomas Builds-the-Fire and Victor Joseph, but also through the words and histories spoken...
1.The movie “Smoke Signals” by Eyre, I saw the similarities that linked Ilene Joseph’s pain and stress to my pain and stress in life. Although our experiences might be different, but we both felt the sharp part of the stress that our lives were involved. I had moments in my life that for being loaded...
audiences, their notoriety and prestige, and also the differences in the personal life of a stage actor and/or screen actor.
To begin the process of contrast, the audience is a great place to start. In film, movies are universal. A movies audience can be almost anyone. You can find a family in their basement...
companies or their affiliates. Indeed, even in the midst of the smoking control movement's current media "blitz" and policy success, there are danger signals:
• Too often, tobacco industry spokespeople succeed in framing the smoking issue as "zealous anti-smokers versus unoffending smokers" an issue...
For most of my life, the word “Native American” had immediately made me think of feathers, powwows, and a society uncorrupted by civilization. However, in watching the movie Smoke Signals, a movie that depicts the modern Native American culture, I learned many other things. For...
Smoke Signals is basically about a guy named Victor and his relationship with his father or lack there of. It also brings in a lot about Native American reservations and traditions, especially the oral tradition. The custom of story telling is important in Native American tradition and...
decision on what to select that much more difficult. I finally make my selections and move on to the fruit and vegetable section. This area is a large contrast to the deli area. All the produce seems small and overpriced, yet I force myself to select a head of semi wilted lettuce, a few odorless tomatoes...
The movie Smoke Signals by Sherman Alexie is a modernized film that reflects the culture, attitudes, and persona of contemporary Indians. This film exposes the reality of life on a reservation, which many may mistake for nightly fire dances and feather hats. Through universal life scenarios and explanation...
The “Rechartering of the Feminine Space” inspects the results of a father’s lack on an individual’s development. Abandonment at a young age hints to internal refusal and conceded worth, concluding in a rotation of “a lack of self assertion”. Subsequently Victor’s scar has...
demonstrating savagery. Ralph believes that civilization is the only way to keep everyone safe. “Can’t they see? Can’t they understand? Without the smoke signal we’ll die here?” –pg.153 Ralph and the fire are linked together because the fire symbolizes civilization while it lasts. Jack believes they should...
binary form, thus conversion to binary is necessary for transmission. This is the analog-to-digital (A/D) conversion, meaning converting a non-binary signal into binary form. A coding system called Pulse Code Modulation (PCM) is used for analog-to-digital conversion. Filtering, sampling, quantizing, and...
outrageous story about ‘the cold and desolate planet’ that people will believe because they do not know otherwise.
Right from the start Wells contrasts and mocks the British attitude by saying, “Human affairs were being watched keenly and closely by intelligences greater than man’s and yet as mortal...
island. This brilliant idea helps Ralph divide the work needed to be done on the island amongst the group of boys; exploring the island, making a signal fire and hunting for food. This creates a sense of civilization on the island. With Piggy’s coherent thinking, survival can become a lot easier,...
Smoke Signals ( Smoke Signals, DVD. 1998) is a movie that depicts Native Americans on the Coeur’d Alene Indian Reservation in Idaho during the late 20th century. Smoke Signals illustrates contemporary Native American culture. The movie is gives insight into the characters struggles to preserve oral...
“Smoke Signals”, is a movie written by Sherman Alexei and directed by Chris Eyre. The film deals with many social issues in modern Native American cultures. c>2 The story began at the Coeur d’Alene Reservation in Idaho, in which the character’s struggle to preserve oral tradition...
20 January 2013
My aunt Sharon was of my favorite relatives. We were close to say the least. As the tears ran down my face, at her funeral, I started to see the signals. They were signals of the effects that long term smoking can have on ones’ body...
Analysis on "The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven" and "Smoke Signals"
Sherman Alexie based on some short stories included in his book, "The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven," wrote the screenplay for the movie "Smoke Signals." Both the movie and the book portray problems that Indians...
other seems to be more about a friendship that was ruined for pointless reasoning. The stories are very similar but have many differences.
“Smoke Signals” by Sherman Alexie is a movie about two Indian boys who basically grew up together. Thomas is a young man who lives with his grandmother because...
In the film, Smoke Signal , written by Sherman Alexie and in his short story, “Because My Father Always Said He Was the Only Indian Who Saw Jimi Hendrix Play ’The Star-Spangled Banner’ at Woodstock", write a 250-300 word response on the topic of central themes shared between these two stories.
8 September 2010
Smoke Signals Character Analysis #1
Sherman Alexie created a character named Victor who is portrayed in Alexie’s work this is what it means to Say Phoenix, Arizona. Alexie’s short story was also developed into a film by Chris Eyre named Smoke Signals. Victor is the main character...
Comparisons and Contrast between Alcohol and Marijuana
The Effects on the Brain
Michael Smith, Jr.
Morehouse College, Department of Psychology
This paper was prepared for Psychology 102G, section 01, taught by Professor Chris Markham.
5 May 2013
The Smoke Signals
Smoke Signals is a film that was directed by Chris Eyre back in 1998.It was based on a collection of twenty two short stories by Sherman Alexie in his book, Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven.The book was published back in 1993.
The film features...
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What if violence and obsession were much more common than usual and the government was corrupt, what would you do? Could you do anything? Imagine that was your life every single day. That...
work: To The Unknown British Soldier
Date of work: 1922-7
What drew me to these paintings was the idea that the original painting was in direct contrast to the revised version. The second version was revised to give off a more noble sentiment. The loss of a fallen countryman symbolizing a grandeur...
Smoke Signals: The Importance of Oral Tradition in Native Culture
Smoke signals are one of the oldest forms of long-distance communication. The Native American tribes of North America have long used smoke signals to signal danger, transmit news, and gather people to a common area. In this way, it...