Music Used in Spirited Away Brings Emotions to the Audience

Vipavee Limsitthikul
Dr. Brett Farmer
Selected Cultural Studies I – Media Cultures
November 1, 2013

Music Used in Spirited Away Brings Emotions to the Audience
There are many elements in each film; however, music is one of most crucial elements in the film that helps us generate the feeling which makes us feel even more connected to the film as we are watching it (Pacific Cinematheque, 2). There are two types of sound in the music, diegetic and non-diegetic. Diegetic sound is the sound that is actually happening in the film such as dialogue and door slamming while non-diegetic is the opposite (Cohen, 253), (Pacific Cinematheque, 1). This essay will only focus on non-diegetic sound which is music. Spirited Away is one of the films that music is attached to many scenes, especially the music score that is played by only the musical instruments, which plays an important role to make the audience feel that connection towards the film.
In general, music in the opening credits is as an overture that intentionally provides us the theme of the film. During the film playing, the directors also put music in the scenes to suggest the upcoming events in the film both chronologically and non-chronogically as well as the information of the film such as the setting of a scene, progression of the plot, the characteristics of the protagonists and antagonists (Pacific Cinematheque, 1). Apart from the dialogues that the characters use in the film, music can also help the directors indicate the film’s genre by creating certain emotions through it. In other words, music is a significant source of emotion in the film (Cohen, 254). Furthermore, ethnic and cultural context of a film can be expressed by music (Pacific Cinematheque, 2).
All of the songs in Spirited Away are composed by Joe Hisaishi, one of the most renowned Japanese composers. Spirited Away’s music scores indicate the theme of love, loneliness, youth, and acceptance. Hisaishi states that “The Hollywood style of…

Adjusting to Another Culture

Adjusting To Another Culture. It is amazing to visit other cultures either for businesses, tourisms, or visiting a friend, but can you interact with the culture that you are going to? It’s known that it is important to adjust to other cultures even though it is a challenging process. Regardless of what country you are from, peoples will inevitably have an experience where he or she will adjust to other culture. Getting support through this experience will help you to have a more satisfying practice, both academically and personally. Even though I’m from Egypt, but when first time I traveled to it I had some difficulty getting through the Egyptian culture, especially in their accent, food, and their demeanor.The most annoying thing that you must get through when you go to a new culture is the language or the accent. Every culture has its own language where they interconnect each other by it. Some language have different accent, which have same words but in a different pronunciation. When I traveled to Egypt to my hometown for the first time I found people who talk the same language which is Arabic and talk the same accent that I talk which is the Egyptian accent, but in a different pronunciation than I’m used to hear and pronounce. It took me the whole vacation to know that type of accent’s pronunciation. My mother’s family (most of them ) talk’s the Egyptian’s accent so fast that after they finish a sentence I ask them to repeat, but my father’s family ( some of them )talks the Egyptian’s accent so slow that sometimes I ask them to finish faster. That’s why it is difficult for me to learn different accents, so what will happen if I will learn a new language? There are stuff that you must learn it when you go to a new culture, and get used to it such as food. I think that learning something is much easier than getting use to something. If your body is used for having a specific amount of fats, proteins, carbohydrates, vitamins, and minerals; then one…

My Magor Fears

My Major Fears
Bow!! That sound might make you freak out, and lose your brain. That sound is what really make that moment a scary moment. That is for a meager people, but other type of people get scary of accident, ghosts, heights, and other thing. I am the type of person who get scary from other things than Bow!!, but sometimes I get scary from Bow!! Also. I have three primary fears which are fear of God, fear of the judgment day, and fear of being asked about something bad or wrong I had done.
My major fear is the fear of God and the day that I will meet him. Those who believe in God, surely are afraid of him and fears him. Surely we should respect him and behave, because we want to be good people. I know that this type of fear applies in other religions, but noticing that Muslims say “fear of Allah (God)” a lot … not hating, just curious! Every religion have a god, and who believes in his God must fear him or selected deity. Fearing God is not like being scared of him as being scared of simple things, but to be feared him as awesomely respecting him.
My second primary fear is the fear of the judgment day. I fear I might be lonely there. That I would stay as a stranger between the whole of humanity; from the first person to the last that existed on Earth. I’m frightened of my life being replayed in front of the almighty. I fear my deeds would let me down on that ultimate day. They thought of this frightening day stimulates the thoughts of submission to God, to recap whole of my life and its deeds. And this reminds me of my ultimate goal in life; to win the days that counts. And that is my second primary fear.
I really get scary when someone asks me about something I did wrong, so what will happen when God asks me? The fear of God and the fear of judgment day leaves me with another fear. The fear of being asked about my life, my deeds, my sins. The day that I would be trailed. Trailed about my deeds, especially punishment I might receive for…

Turning the Tables in a Positive Situation

Turning The Tables in a positive situation.
First time I heard the idiom “turning the tables in a positive situation” I thought it meant what it said by its words, but it turned out that I’m erroneous; and that is “turning the tables in a positive situation” situation. The English idiom “turning the tables in a positive situation” means to be in a situation where you was in a bad or a positive situation then you use your ability to make it positive, for an example you was a poor guy that you barely get some money to get your food then one day you saw this advertisement “give us a special thing, and take your dream” and then you gave them something you don’t need it, but they found it a variable thing then you get your dream which is to live the life of kings. That is a plain example of “turning the tables in a positive situation”. I had a situation that applies that idiom, but it happened in a football match. It was our school versus another school, and I think that it was a tournament.
One day our Physical Education’s teacher had organized a football match between our school and another school, then he proclaimed it for us. Whenever we have a physical education period we practice for football, but we also have a chance to play other sports such as swimming. We used to stay after school for football training; it was optional to stay, but we wanted and liked to stay after school for football training. We trained so much for a football match that we will have against another school, and I knew this news from our Physical Education’s teacher after he had announced it for us before the match’s time by a month. We trained so much that I was concerned how this match will go. Are we going to win, or lose? Or there will be a thigh? and if there will be a thigh will we have a chance to play a third half or penalties?
This is the day that I had waited for a long time, this is the day that I will rest in the end of it, and a golden colored medal that is hanged on my…

Similarities and Differences in the Way Identity Is Conceptualised by the Psychosoical Theory of Identity and Social Identity Theory

DSE212 Exploring PsychologyDescribe the similarities and differences in the way identity is conceptualised by the psychosocial theory of identity and social identity theory. Identity plays an important role in the life of people whether in a social context or personal.
Identity can be described as a theory about us and the concept of identity has been around since W. James (1890) produced a theory on identity. There has been allot of research into the topic which helps confirm the complexity of identity, stemming from this some theories have been created to try and understand it. This paper will explore two of those theories which help explain some aspects of identity, Psychosocial Theory of Identity and Social Identity Theory (SIT). This will be done by looking at how both theories look at identity, their similarities and differences, and how either of them helps our understanding of identity.
Erikson’s theory stems from personal field research within Native American communities. Also from clinical therapy work within medical centres as well as being influenced by Sigmund Freud. He divided a lifespan into eight stages of psychosocial development (Table 1). Each of its stages being a process where conflicts may arise between personal needs and social needs, internal struggles and challenges where must be negotiated in order to develop. This process can last a lifetime, meaning it changes. He also placed importance on society and how it affects identity, for example through the wars in Europe people thought more about death and different identities where created.
He saw adolescence as an important period for identity development, at this time growth and decision making arise in order for us to develop ego identity; a perception of the self view of the physical and social self. The integration of different views of the self into a core identity the coherent whole that results from this process of integrating perceptions of the…

Facilitating Learning and Assessment in Practice

Within the essay I intend to explore the concepts of learning and assessment in my work place. Gray (2000) states that good mentors influence realistic expectations of the menti to show genuine interest in learning. Upon completion of my studies in Diploma in Nursing, I joined one of the well established private hospital which is located in centre of town in Kuala Lumpur.I was assigned to the High Dependency Unit (HDU) as registered nurse one. There are six beds in the unit whereby patients who are critically ill without ventilator support nursed there. It is an advantage of being a multidisciplinary unit nurse where I able to gain more knowledge and sharpen my clinical skills.
Mentoring and supervisions plays an important role with my job description. As mentoring refers to the concept and practice that facilitates learning in an organization. By teaching a menti through simulation basic skills of basic nursing procedures helps me as a mentor to improve and evaluates my clinical skills and understanding of the job tasks. According to Allen (2002), Process that able to explore the abilities of a newcomer with the concept of mentoring. In HDU,mentoring incorporates support,guidance,socialization,education and career progression, empowerment ,well-being which creates a supportive environment in which nurses shows consistent interest in work. Van Eps et al.(2006) states that mentoring able to evaluate students and improve the value of practice to develop competency level. I have choose Staff Nurse Jas (This is a pseudonym),as my menti.Jas completed her studies in Diploma in Nursing and joined HDU with no working experience. ( See appendix 1 ) .Jas has been in HDU for three months. As a fresh graduate she was unable to cope with the challenging work tasks. Massarweh(1999) states that, equates the clinical settings are important as it impacts the teaching and learning process where both mentor and…

One Day in September: 1972 Olympics

Yesenia Jimenez 4/16/13
Professor Palmer HST 201One Day in September: 1972 Olympics Black September was a terror organization formed by the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) to use terror tactics to keep the resistance alive. Black September’s goal was to remove the Jews from Israel—still recognized as Palestine because it was their (Palestinians) land before it was given away. Black September’s kidnapping and murdering of the Israeli Olympic team was a threat to not only Israel, but to their allies and probably the whole world. This was to show that the Arabs have the power to control and manipulate people and/or nations to get what they want.
Having the Olympic games in Munich, Germany seemed wonderful because the city appeared to be safe and a paradise—which was the perfect strategy for the terrorists since the games were watched worldwide. Throughout the time when Black September held the Israelis as hostages to murdering them, the news in Munich made it seem as a show for entertainment than for a broadcast of this tragedy that expresses concern. This was a sign that Germany was in the scheme from the beginning. Germany’s police and government service were just trying to look like heroes when trying to help Israelis when they were taken as hostage. The reason for this would be because they wanted the world’s forgiveness for the Nazis’ destruction in the Second World War. For example, the German police’s plan to rescue the hostages was to have a plane ready for the terrorists. This plane would have five officers/agents disguised as the flight crew and five snipers to shoot down the terrorists before boarding the plane. They were supposed to have a truck to load the hostages for safety. However, minutes before the terrorists’ helicopters arrived, the police disguised as flight crew left.
Israel refused to negotiate with the terrorists in order to save the Israeli Olympic team. The threats Black September were giving Israel was…


Scientists have been trying to create synthetic life, life created in lab, for many years. The first breakthrough in this process happened about thirty years ago when genetic engineers began to genetically modify organisms (Savulescu). These engineers physically move genes across species in order to improve an organism or to cause an organism to function differently. Even though this process sounds as if it happens only in fantasy games, genetically modified organisms are common. For example, genetically modified crops are used every day in the world’s food supply and genetically modified bacteria have been used in medicine, chemical manufacturing, and bio warfare (Pickrell). Slowly, genetic engineering has become a powerful tool in many different fields. Recently, genetic engineering’s potential power increased when Craig Venter, a famous geneticist and entrepreneurs, recreated a living organism out of synthetic chemicals. His success proved to genetic engineers that functioning genomes can be made purely of synthetic chemicals. This power would allow genetic engineers to build new artificial genomes instead of having to modify naturally existing genomes. Genetic engineers now have the chance to broaden their fields’ applications. However, genetic engineering is unpredictable and dangerous, and broadening the application of genetic engineering only furthers the risks. Genetically engineered organisms pose lethal and economic risks to human society.
The availability of genomic information and genetic engineering technology creates a lethal threat to humanity because terrorists can use both the information and technology to recreate deadly pathogens, such as the poliovirus. The naturally occurring poliovirus killed and paralyzed millions of people for many years. In 1988, a worldwide vaccination campaign against the virus nearly exterminated it from the environment, and this solved the poliovirus epidemic. However, in 2002, well intentioned scientists decided to…

Cervical Cancer

Background of study
Cervical cancer is cancer that starts in the cervix.The cervix is the lower part of the uterus and it also called as uterine cervix. The body of the uterus (the upper part) is where a fetus grows.The cervix connects the body of the uterus to the vagina (birth canal). The part of the cervix closest to the body of the uterus is called the endocervix. The part next to the vagina is the exocervix (or ectocervix). The 2 main types of cells covering the cervix are squamous cells (on the exocervix) and glandular cells (on the endocervix). The place these 2 cell types meet is called the transformation zone. Most cervical cancers start in the transformation zone. ).Human papillomaviruses(HPV) are indentified as the major etiology factor in the cervical cancer (American Cancer Society, 2013).
Cervical cancer is a second most common cancer worldwide affecting 1 million women globally in 2005. Not only is it the second most common cancer in women, but also it is the second leading cause of cancer deaths, accounting for over 250,000 deaths in 2005 (Behtash & Mehrdad 2006; WHO 2007).There are 80 % of the 250,000 cervical cancer deaths in 2005 occurred (WHO, 2007).
In September 2008, the human papillomavirus (HPV) immunisation programme was introduced in the UK for schoolgirls aged between 12 and 18 years of age. The vaccine shows high efficacy in preventing infection against HPV types 16 and 18 responsible for 70% of cervical cancer. However, to be most effective, the vaccine needs to be administered before exposure to the viruses and therefore, ideally,before young people become sexually active. (Bray et al., 2005; Peto, Gilham, Fletcher, et al, 2004).Problem Statement
Nowadays the number of cervical cancer patients in the Malaysia increase among females. It is because of the women all around the global doesn’t know the ways to prevent of the cervical cancer. According to Preventive Medicine Journal, they mention that in The Asia-Pacific…

Tom Sawyer

The Maturation of Tom Sawyer   Tom Sawyer, a mischievous, brave, and daring boy that goes through adventures in love, murder, and treasure. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain is about a boy maturing from a whimsical troublemaker into a caring young man. In the “conclusion” Mark Twain writes, “It being strictly a history of a boy, it must stop here; the story could not go much farther without becoming a history of a man” Tom is now maturing throughout a span of adventures in love, treasure, and everyday life that make him more of an adult, then a boy.       Tom’s acts in love are childish and immature. At first, Tom’s love for Becky Thatcher is just a crush. He tells Becky about his “marriage” to Amy and it starts a fight. After that, they both play a game of “hard to get”. After this, Tom is too proud to apologize. Also, Tom makes good decisions. First, when Becky accidentally rips Mr. Dobbins’ book a, Tom takes the blame, and this ends their feud. Another mature event takes place in McDougal’s cave. When Tom and Becky are in the cave, they become lost. Then Tom takes responsibility for himself and Becky’s life. These events are part of becoming a young man.       At the beginning of the treasure hunt, it was fun, now it takes maturity. One mature act is when Tom and Huck stay close with Injun Joe to catch him. Also Huck is maturing when he decides that he must go for help because he over heard Injun Joe’s plans for Window Douglas.  On the immature side, when Tom and Huck realize that Injun Joe, the murderer, has the treasure, they aren’t mature enough to get adult help. They feel that they’re strong enough to handle it. The treasure hunt is a controversial adventure that Tom endures.         Tom can now start to show his maturity everywhere, including at home. In the beginning, Tom is running from Aunt Polly’s punishments, hurries through chores, and plays hooky from school. When he convinces kids to do his job of…