Alan Parker Swings...and Misses:
The Life of David Gale
It is impossible to define capital punishment as the perfect solution. As with other major controversies (such as abortion and assisted suicide) placing value on human life and validating when and by whom it is appropriate to extinguish...
, director Alan Parker with Dirty Hands Productions released The Life of David Gale, written by former philosophy professor Charles Randolph. The script was originally made to star co-producer Nicolas Cage before prior commitments. The Life of David Gale stars Kevin Spacey as Dr. David Gale, Laura...
The Life of David Gale Film Review
In The Life of David Gale, an opponent of the death penalty, David Gale, played by Kevin Spacey, is on death row, with only a few days before his execution. He has summoned Elizabeth "Bitsey" Bloom, played by Kate Winslet, a journalist who...
against capital punishment is that someone can wrongfully be charged for a crime they did not commit and then wrongfully have their life taken away. In the film, The Life of David Gale, the director, Alan Parker, tells of the story of a man who is sentenced to capital punishment for a crime, which he...
By Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
The Life of David Gale
Directed by Alan Parker
Universal Studios Home Video 02/03 DVD/VHS Feature Film
R - violent images, nudity, language, sexuality
Bitsey Bloom (Kate Winslet) is an ace reporter for a New York-based magazine who is known...
Rebecca J. Athey
Checkpoint: Fiber Research
“The Life Sciences Research Office of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology defines fiber as the endogenous components of plant materials in the diet which are resistant to digestion by enzymes produced by humans...
. Detroit: Gale, 2002. Literature Resource Center. Gale. Blinn College. 4 Mar. 2008 .
Levin, David. “Shadows of Doubt: Specter Evidence in Hawthorne’s ‘Young Goodman Brown’.” American Literature. 34.3 (Nov. 1962) 334-352. Rpt. in Short Story Criticism. Ed. Anna J. Sheets. Vol. 29. Detroit: Gale Research...
other people around the country. African Americans largely influenced music. David Levering Lewis discusses that, “The very centrality of music in black life, as well as of black musical stereotypes in white minds, caused popular musical forms to impinge inescapably on Renaissance high culture” (Harlem...
serial killers are afraid of being caught, and they take precautions in order to continue killing (Nichols, David S). Serial killers tend to murder strangers rather than people they know. Their victims normally have something in common such as age, race, educational background, gender, occupation...
Marano, Hara Estroff (2006) (Self-Reinvention in Seconds) Getting out from Under How to Stop
Procrastination-Now. Psychology Today
Glenn, David. “A Million Tomorrows.” The Chronicle of Higher Education 49.02
(Sept 6, 2002): NA General OneFile. Gale. Apollo Library. 16 Mar. 2009
(Gale Document Number A14720222)
she asserts, “You want my life to be bearable to me” because she realizes that “if [her] life is bearable, [it justifies for him that] maybe what they’re doing is all right after all” (187). The Commander confirms this theory, saying “I do. I would prefer it” (187), underscoring the manipulative...
until he attempts to think on his/her own self derived thoughts.
David Gale, on the other hand, after finding himself in a harsh predicament turns to an internal quest as Emerson's. A University of Texas professor of philosophy and capital punishment abolitionist, David Gale, finds himself on Death...
in academic discipline with emphasize on peer reviewed scholarly journals.
• A brief description of Gale Virtual Reference Library:
Gale Virtual Reference Library is full text subject encyclopedias and other electronic reference book articles. The electronic versions are referred to as e...
doesn’t possess the characteristics of hero. He wants everyone to like him, and sometimes he lies to possess these qualities. If he was a true hero his life wouldn’t have to be a lie.
Hermanson, Casie E. "Overview of The Great Gatsby." EXPLORING Novels. Detroit: Gale, 2003. Student Resources In...
Title: Critical Essay on "Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, An American Slave, Written by Himself"
Author(s): Doreen Piano
Source: Nonfiction Classics for Students: Presenting Analysis, Context, and Criticism on Nonfiction Works. Ed. David M. Galens, Jennifer Smith, and Elizabeth...
Gale Document Number: GALE|A305644363
My brother David died recently in the care of the NHS. His death was not their fault: no one can do anything about bone cancer except...
on machinery, which will ultimately cause the fall of our civilization.
Cox, David(2007) "The Benefits of Technology are Diminishing." Opposing Viewpoints: Technology and Society. Opposing Viewpoints Resource Center. Gale. Apollo Library. Retrieved July 2, 2008 from
holds “illimitable dominion over all” (POEp.152). WORKS CITED Brent, Liz. “The Masque of the Red Death, Edgar Allan Poe, 1842.” Short Stories for Students. 2000. 241-245. Gale Virtual Reference Library.6 Feb 2008. Dudley, David R. “Dead or Alive: The Booby-Trapped Narrator or Poe’s ‘Masque of...
the mind and develop throughout life. A great way to boosts self esteem is to learn how to give back by being unselfish and greedy and develop close friends, which is easier when being part of a team. I am a dancer and have. Developed close and lifelong friendships that share the same passions...
literature. These two authors apply a unique perspective of how nature can apply to everyday life. The aspects of interacting with nature and human emotions analyzed and examined in the works of Jack London and Henry David Thoreau.
Nature can be a dreaded enemy and can drain life out of humans and...
Power and oppression in the play M. Butterfly
M. Butterfly is a play by David Henry Hwang about the real life experience of a diplomat who has been in an affair with a Chinese singer who is pretending to be a woman. The French diplomat realizes the reality in the year 1986 as he is being...
The Life of David Gale
“Murder and capital punishment are not opposites that cancel one another, but similars that breed their kind” (George Bernard Shaw).
There are civilizations and niches of hunters all over the world that believe if you drink the blood of the steer you kill you...
Viewpoints Resource Center. Gale. Angelina College. 9 Nov. 2009
The thesis in this viewpoint is simply "Intelligent design" consists of two claims about the
history of life: first, that some processes in nature are "irreducibly complex" and could not
have originated through small changes over...
family with enough money to support themselves. His parents were devoted Catholics and he was a priest. “He saved Franciszek Gajowniczek at Auschwitz. Franciszek managed to survive both Auschwitz and another camp until the end of the war. He then devoted his life about Kolbe and made a shrine to...
The Life of David Gale Paper:
The Life of David Gale makes many arguments against the death penalty throughout the movie showing how far the characters in the movie will go to promote this cause they hold near and dear to their hearts. David Gale plays a Professor in the philosophy department...
non-Chinese society and become self-sufficient.
David Kelly is an instructor of creative writing and literature at Oakton
Community College in Illinois. He has written the Critical Essay on “Rules of the Game,”
in Short Stories for Students. Kelly says, “Games are always a reflection of life...
College-Main. 9 Apr. 2008 .
O'Malley, William J. "The eye and I; Do the questions science poses diminish the God of faith?." America. 197. 19 (Dec 10, 2007): 9(4). Opposing Viewpoints Resource Center. Gale. Copiah-Lincoln Community College-Main. 9 Apr. 2008 .
God created humans.(Flash)(Americans...
still make friends, get jobs, and do as much for themselves as is genetically possible.
David Newton and Donna Olendorf. "Down Syndrome." Sick!. Ed. Online. Detroit: U*X*L,
2007. Science Resource Center. Gale. 07 April 2008
Lee Lerner and Brenda Wilmoth Lerner. "Amniocentesis...
will probably always be a controversial
topic in which everyone will not agree upon. In the midst of the controversy, two groups have emerged. These groups are
referred to as pro-life and pro-choice. According to Gale Opposing Viewpoints in Context, pro-life supporters claim that life...
. That was the life of the protagonists in both Uglies and The Hunger Games. Both trilogies take place in a very futuristic world. The Hunger Games is based in a dystopian society, while Uglies is based in a utopian society, or so the government has them believeing. Even though both trilogies are based...