By watching this documentary, I depicted the following views. First, Jews, as new immigrants wanted to be fully integrated and assimilated and they did through their own movies by presenting to American people their own perception of American values and virtues. They portrayed American culture by creating dreams whilst they wanted to assimilate, integrate, and acceptance into the American mainstreams culture. Second, while it appeared that Jews immigrants had a particular sense of what a movie-goer liked to watch, they created their own movie productions to please the American popular culture.
At first the businessman was motivated by commercial opportunities. Contemporary Heroes and Heroines stated “Schindler arrived in Krakow, eager to find a way to profit from the conflict in one way or another”(2). The man bought out a Jewish-owned enamelware factory later named “Emalia”. He unconsciously set himself up to easily save lives by locating himself right next to the Krakow ghetto, where hundreds of Jews were looking for work. According to The Holocaust Memorial Museum , out of the 1700 workers working at Emalia, around 1000 of them were Jews from the ghettos.
Charlie Chaplin’s City Lights Who is the audience that the film is created for? Is the audience small or large? City Lights , a seemingly simple yet expertly crafted silent film written by Charlie Chaplin and released in 1931 is a comedic but bittersweet love story interwoven with portrayals of social class and humanity. I do believe that this movie was meant to be far reaching and intended for a large and worldly audience, given that the strength of this film is its relatability.
Introduction American History X is typical of the social drama genre of cinema, a filmic genre that moves and inspires people to change policy, practice and individual behavior. It is "a dramatic, sensitive but authentic treatment of social issues which powerfully connects the audience to the real emotions and real people that lie behind our assumptions, stereotypes and prejudices." (Welcome To Social Film Drama) The film is mainly concerned with the history of racism in America. American History X focuses on the evolving racial and socio-cultural attitudes of two brothers, Derek and Danny, who belong to a middle-class American family.
From the new TV show Agent Carter and the newest superhero movie Black Panther to the soon to be released movie Love, Simon, Hollywood has made great advancements in their diversity; bringing in all different races and beliefs into their movies letting every culture have their share of representation. Both in front and behind the camera Hollywood had struggled with the constant remarks journalist have made about the lack of diversity in films. Many people were angry for not having equal opportunities on TV. However, they have made great efforts to put forward equal amounts of movies with female and African-American leads as white male leads. But they did not stop with race and gender, they have also begun making movies starring gays and lesbians.
Both characters along with other minor characters represent the people that would do anything, as long as the money is good. Both of them agreed to becoming the characters Mantan and Sleep’n’Eat for a Blackface minstrel show, because of how handsomely rich they would become, even when they knew it would increase the support of stereotyping. The two characters later split apart, because of Womack’s belief that they should not misrepresent their race like this for money, while Manray continued to believe that getting paid should be all that matters. The final two characters that I believe represents the community is Sloan
Two films, although created years apart yet have a lot in common, including their content of it’s narrative techniques. Both films, even though black and white with strokes of genius of cinema offer a vast stretch for study. I will be looking at Sir Orson Welles “Citizen Kane” (1941) and Akira Kurosawa’s “Rashomon” (1950). We see in Citizen Kane he values for the American life. The three abstract themes that constantly follow through Citizen Kane are Wealth, Power and Love.
This is the cause of Miller’s near-mystic reputation as a Director of such action films: a positive, intuitive sense of where and when to amend from the expressive detail to the broader view, and vice versa. Those intuitions were also there in the first “Mad Max,” and they are reviving here as well. They link Miller not that much to the edgy oppressors of the recent blockbuster, resembling Michael Bay, as to creators of Hollywood musicals, and to the initial choreographers of the pursuit, in the silent days when portraits lived by motion only. In “Mad Max: Fury Road,” the Polecats—fighters who sweep from one automobile to another on the end of lengthy stakes—are the progenies of Buster Keaton, who, in “Three Ages,” slipped from a rooftop through three canopies and grabbed at a drainpipe, which swayed him out into the emptiness and back via an open
Josef Kavalier and Samuel Louis Klayman are, like the real-life creators that inspired them - Stanley Martin Lieber (Stan Lee), Robert Kahn (Bob Kane) or Jacob Kurzberg (Jack Kirby) - of Jewish descent. Like their real-life counterparts they too ‘americanized’ their names (to Joe Kavalier and Sam(my) Clay respectively) in order to blend in and adept to a society ripe with racial prejudice. Their Jewish identity, however, is not as easily concealed. In fact, their Jewish roots not only shape their lives but also give inspiration and life to their biggest creation: The Escapist (see appendix A2, A3, A4). Superheroes in general and The Escapist in particular can be said to be highly influenced by the Jewish faith and culture many of their creators
It represented the eyes of god and how it could fix the broken dreams that everyone wanted to be fixed and how the eyes see everything you did even when you hide things. The green light at the end of Daisy and Tom’s boat dock which was just to warn boats but to Gatsby that was representing his love for Daisy and hoping to be together one day before he went to war. The American dream through the book was dark but also happy with the the eyes of the doctor and the green light of love playing a big role. The way the American dream was portrayed in the book seems horrible, going down hill in every chapter.
When the Jews came to America they refer to themselves as ' 'greenhorns ' ' which meant they were foreigners in their dressing language, and thinking. One immigrant said ' 'I was unhappy because I did not know anything and I was frightened... When they used to call names like ' 'greenhorns ' ', I felt that I would rather die than hear it again ' ' ( 280). The conceptions of how their race and ethnicity influenced their treatment were that Jews tried to assimilate and become more American by dressing fashionably, learning English and to having proper mannerisms.
It talks about the Beatles tour to Hamburg, Germany and the impact that the touring had on their careers as musicians. It gave the reader insight on the conditions they had to live in, such as living in a movie theater with not bathroom while touring. It gave the reader a good understanding that at first the Beatles were a band that no one would have ever thought would be so successful. It will talk about how the Beatles really lacked a drummer for
This this performance-actor analogy, she states that seeing race as a performance relieves us of some guilt, as we would fit into the “agents” of the analogy as we cannot chose which role (race) we are given. She provides an example of a journalist acting out of character; a black man whistling classical music (which is a “white person thing”). Acting in this manner nullifies the “mugger” assumption of his race and instead pacifies the race-judging assumptions of the general population. The article is very brief, but ends with that some races have more “damage control” to do than other races; meaning some races have to act whiter in order to fit into society and seem more “safe” or
Racial issues were still high at the time with the Civil Rights occurring just a few years before his first church. Increasing the popularity of his church, he was the progressive church. But people told him to leave Indiana because the population is still mostly racist. So he tells his members that they must move to California, as he saw it as a progressive state. But he chose a certain city in Northern California because in a magazine he read that the city is one of the places where people would survive if a nuclear attack happened to the United States.
Film, media and Hollywood have shaped over the years how society views as the norm. They have dictated the way certain races or minority groups are portrayed. If it weren’t for people speaking out about injustices there would have never been a change in the film and media industry. Over decades African Americans have been oppressed and misrepresented in film. It has not only been African American’s but also women.