“The Border Patrol State” was written in 1994 by Leslie Marmon Silko. At this time she was living in Tucson, AZ, one of the Border States. Silko writes from a Laguna Pueblo Native American background, mostly writing about the Native American people. She was born right on the outside of the reservation so she was influenced both by her Indian culture and the culture of Albuquerque. This article was published in Yellow Woman and a Beauty of the Spirit: Essays on Native American Life Today, a collection of short stories and articles that talk about her life as a Native American and the racism she has faced.
One of the film’s on this course was ‘Six Degrees of Separation’ an adaption of the Pulitzer- Prize nominated play by John Guare. Two theories that we studied that applied to this film are; Post- Modernism and Structuralism and the concepts; pastiche and collage, genre and intertextuality. I will be analysing the movie while applying these two theoretical concepts and discussing the advantages and disadvantages of each in the conclusion. Six degrees of separation is the theory that everyone and everything is connected by six or fewer steps from any other person in the world. Frigyes Kerinthy originally came up with the theory but it became popularized by Guare in ‘Six Degrees of Separation.’ The character Ouisa Kittredge is seen speaking about this theory to her daughter in the movie, “I read somewhere that everybody on this planet is separated by only six other people.
Instead of using popular beliefs and myths to make assumptions on what Chica must have been like based on her race and family background. She uses old official documents to learn what her lifestyle consisted of, who her family was, and what social class she associated with. The book addresses the negative image history has written for the famous Chica Da Silva. Contrary to popular belief she was not this hideous, promiscuous, and uneducated woman. Furtado uses historical documents such as baptismal records, law suites, and petitions to piece together Chica’s life and prove these myths to be incorrect.
In the article “Ancestry in a drop of Blood” by Karen Kaplan points out factors that relate to individuals with Indian descents. Marilyn Vann, who is an engineer from Oklahoma city was rejected by tribal officials who arguably claimed that Vann is black, not Indian. On the other hand, Marilyn Vann indicates that she has credible evidence from her birth certificates, tribal enrollment cards, land deeds, affidavits, yellowing photographs that document her family 's life within the tribe. After being rejected by tribe officials, Vann turned to DNA testing, which is a technology that is agitating Indian tribes all around the United States. From California to Connecticut, tribes and potential tribe members are dealing with the development of technology
Good Night and Good Luck’ is a historical film based on the work of Edward Murrow and the television crew of ‘See It Now’, a programme broadcasted by CBS in the 1950s. Murrow and the crew are determined to confront the anti-communist command of the Republican Senator Joseph McCarthy. Throughout the film, the CBS team work in an effort to dismantle the views of McCarthy and prevent the spread of McCarthyism in the U.S. The film was written by George Clooney and Grant Heslov and was released in the U.S in October 2005. Clooney also directed the film, which is fitting to the subject matter of the film, given his background.
In question one, we explored how the film Duck and Cover utilized various concepts of propaganda design, as identified by Jacques Ellul, to inform children of the dangers of atomic bombs and how to be safe. The following analysis takes these concepts further by evaluating the work of Susan Sontag in her 1975 New York Book review “Fascinating Fascism”, an article on the work of Leni Riefenstahl, an infamous Nazi filmmaker and member of Adolf Hitler’s inner circle (Sontag, 1975). Sontag posits that Riefenstahl’s work for the Nazi party, starting in the 1930’s, demonstrates a true representation of what Sontag calls the “fascist aesthetic”. Riefenstahl’s work concentrated on the power of the propagandist elements of imagery and control to further
However, film critic, Robin Wood, argues that ‘since Psycho, the Hollywood cinema has implicitly recognised horror as both American and familial’ he then goes on to connect this with Psycho by claiming that it is an “innovative and influential film because it supposedly presents its horror not as the produce of forces outside American society, bit a product of the patriarchal family which is the fundamental institution of American society” he goes on to discuss how our civilisation either represses or oppresses (Skal, 1994). Woods claim then suggests that in Psycho, it is the repressions and tensions within the normal American family which produces the monster, not some alien force which was seen and suggested throughout the 1950 horror films. At the beginning of the 60’s, feminisation was regarded as castration not humanization. In “Psycho” (1960) it is claimed that the film presents conservative “moral lessons about gender roles of that the strong male is healthy and normal and the sensitive male is a disturbed figure who suffers from gener confusion” (Skal, 1994). In this section of this chapter I will look closely at how “Psycho” (1960) has layers of non-hetro-conforming and gender-non conforming themes through the use of Norman Bates whose gender identitiy is portrayed as being somewhere between male and female
To place Sleeping Beauty into a historical context, Steven Watts, who obtained his B.A. from the University of Missouri, gave background on what was going on in the United States during the film’s production. His book The Magic Kingdom was reviewed in major media venues throughout the country, including The New York Times and Washington Post. During the 1950s, at the time Sleeping Beauty was released, the Cold War caused widespread fear known as the Red Scare (Watts 284). Domesticity was idealized during the Cold War, which played a context in movies that came out in the 1950s such as Sleeping Beauty (Watts 234).
Picture by Lillian Ross follows the making of the 1951 film The Red Badge of Courage. Ross, a friend of director John Huston, set out with the purpose “to learn whatever [she] might learn about the American motion picture industry” (Ross, 1952, p. 7). Ross’ work begins with a brief introduction to some of the key characters, including Huston, studio executive Louis B. Mayer, producer Gottfried Reinhardt, and a studio vice president named Dore Schary. Ross quickly sets up the conflict involved in the making of the movie, one with a now notoriously troubled production and mediocre box office receipts. She describes how Huston faced some difficulty getting people at Metro Goldwyn Mayer (MGM) to greenlight the picture.
Throughout the years femininity in Hollywood cinema has changed quite drastically. The industry has gone through several phases that changed how femininity was viewed. This paper will address the postfeminist phase in Hollywood, while focusing on the film Bridget Jones’ Diary (2001). It will show how postfeminism is viewed in cinema as well as the characteristics that make a film considered to be postfeminist. Bridget Jones’ Diary (2001) showcases all the characteristics needed in a postfeminist film which makes the film a great representative of postfeminist attitudes in media.
Janna Jones’s essay “Starring Sally Peshlakai” follows a path towards a Native American woman who is featured in a 1939 ethnographic film, Navajo Rug Weaving, and discovers a complicated relationship between filmmaker and subject. While examining films for preservation, Jones discovers a world set in Navajo territory created by Tad Nichols. After researching the directors background, the façade of Navajo Rug Weaving unravels to reveal a close bond between the director and the Navajo – something not blatantly portrayed in the film. Early twentieth century documentaries often exploit peoples with “exotic” traits – living in the tundra, surviving in the desert, making rugs – to a point of fundamental entertainment. On the other hand, anthropologists
The Evaluation of Billie Wind punished and is sent to the Everglades for not having faith in her tribe’s legends. Billie is in the seminole tribe and she is known to be a doubter of her tribe 's legends. She is a curious.As she is on her expedition, she meets exceptional friends that help her understand her tribe’s legends.Billie Wind identifies her understandings of the Seminole Indian legends through her journey in the Everglades. As she adventures into the deep Everglades with only a few supplies she
I dropped out of school in 1934 as the depression was peakin. My first Job was a dressmaker at David Jones. But, when Japanese submarines attacked Sydney Harbour in 1942, she joined the Women 's Land Army (24) despite earning less that whites. In 1945 I was discharged, and began taking a professional interest in politics. My fight for Aboriginal rights started in 1956 when I co-founded the Aboriginal Australian Fellowship, a campaigning group founded to draw attention to and to achieve equal pay and citizenship for Aboriginal people.
Precious Yamaguchi is a professor at Southern Oregon University, where she teaches critical studies, international and intercultural communication. Chapter eight of Yamaguchi’s book focuses on the aftermath of the internment camps, it is titled “After the Internment Camps, internal strength, support, and friendships.” The target audience for this book which the chapter is located is primary for anyone interested or doing research on the experiences of Japanese American during and post World War II. This chapter, in particular, aims to inform readers about the struggles Japanese American women experiences after returning home from internment camps, from finding jobs to attending school in order to support themselves and their families. The article is extremely useful for my study in that it provides with the exact information I wanted, I wanted to know what life was for these Japanese American women after returning home from the camps and I got just that. The chapter provides a discussion of what these jobs were like and how their experiences in the camps help them become independent, which made it easier for them to work and go to school.
“The Century of the Self” is filmed by Adam Curtis. Several years ago a new theory about human nature was established by Sigmund Freud. This documentary is about how those in power have used Freud 's theories to try and control the dangerous crowd in an age of mass democracy. The main characters are Freud himself and his nephew Edward Bernays, who was the first to use psychological techniques in advertising. This theory changed our perception of the mind and its workings.