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Film adaptations of books should be rated as individual works and not as adaptations.

DrStrangeLuv
TallIndianKid

==CONTENTION== I hold that films adapted from literary works, such as the "Harry Potter" series and "The DaVinci Code", should be reviewed as individual works and not as how closely the adaptation followed the original work. In layman's terms, a movie should not be solely judged as good or bad if it does not closely follow the work it is suppose to represent. Examples of a "bad" adaptation include, but are not limited to, changing the plot, adding or deleting characters, names, or terms us...

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Resolved: The American Dream still exists.

TallIndianKid
adealornodeal

Resolved: The American Dream still exists. Let's start out with the definition of the American Dream. As defined by the Merriam-Webster dictionary, a dream is "a strongly desired goal or purpose". Also it is the "American" dream. Thus, the definition of the American Dream is a person's ability to strive after a strongly desired goal. Continuing the definition, the person has the best chance to reach his or her goals because he is in, or under the influence of, America. Contention 1: Women...

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Resolved: Alcohol should be prohibited in the United States.

adealornodeal
TallIndianKid

Contention 1: No legittimate need exists for the consumption for alcohol. Much like how hard drugs such as crack or cocaine are illegal because of the harms they impose on the user, alcohol should also be prohibited. No medical use exists for the consumption of alcohol; the only thing alcohol can do is impair one's ability to make logical decisions. Contention 2: Alcohol related deaths. Mothers Against Drunk Driving has prevented thousands of DUI-related deaths from occurring. Making i...

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