I never thought of rape epidemic as how it was described in the movie, because that word is usually connected to deadly diseases, or out breaks. And it’s sad because being that I am woman I was always aware of sexual assault and how often it occurs to women in general but maybe its because unlike other deadly diseases that get broadcasted on every news cast imaginable, the subject of rape, or sexual assault is merely brushed under the table. This movie really opened my eyes to it all, you see because it’s the cultural norm I feel not only in America but around the world that rape or even sexual assault for that matter to not be taken serious in the eyes of the media, only
Linsanity is a documentary film directed by Evan Jackson Leong that tackles numerous topics such as discrimination, stereotypes, racism, and being overlooked. The documentary is about Jeremy Lin, an Asian American basketball player who rose to fame in the National Basketball Association (NBA). The story follows the life of Lin from his childhood to his success in the New York Knicks in the NBA. The film shows how Lin achieved success despite of the racism and discrimination that he received while playing in his college and in the NBA. The director’s intention does not only inform the viewers about Jeremy Lin’s life, but it also offers viewers a new image of Asian Americans in basketball. Furthermore, the film also challenges the long standing
Watching The Trouble with Evan was very difficult. There were so many things this family could have done to make things better, but every time they tried they just kept falling into their own ways. Insecure disorganized attachment was quite apparent between him and both of his parents. His parents had the tendency to verbally abuse him quite a bit, yelling things that most people would never imagine yelling at their child. Other times it seemed the mother would be frightened of Evan and his behavior. One of the main things that really points to it being disorganized attachment is the fact that both parents verbally abuse him. At one point in this documentary his father even blows cigarette smoke in his face to try and get his point across.
The film Big was released in 1988. It is a comedic, family movie written by Gary Ross and Anne Spielberg and directed by Penny Marshall. The movie begins in New Jersey, a 13-year-old boy, Josh Baskin (David Moscow) is told he is not big enough to get on a ride. So he wishes on a carnival machine, Zoltar, to be big. The next morning he turned into a 30-year-old man (Tom Hanks). He heads to New York City with his best friend Billy Kopecki (Jared Rushton) and gets a job at MacMillen Toy Company. Josh runs into the owner of the company Mr. Macmillan (Robert Loggia) at one of his toy stores. Mr. McMillan then gives Josh a new job of testing toys. One of Josh’s coworkers Susan Lawrence (Elizabeth Perkins), takes a romantic interest in Josh and a
In my opinion, Dope the movie has many element of Subcultural theories and Anomie theory in it. Subcultural state that people that come from run down school, poor neighborhoods and status frustration. Anomie on the other hand, interduces the idea of people accepting cultural goals but not accepting institutional mean.
In the wildly popular Mexican film, Los olvidados (1950), Spanish director Luis Buñuel exposes the harsh realities of life in Mexico during the 1950’s. Luis Buñuel’s work on Los olvidados portrays a societal loss for all hope due to crime and violence as an infinitely vicious cycle, coupled with addressing the lack of reform for dilapidated living conditions throughout Mexico. In Los olvidados, Buñuel follows Pedro (Alfonso Mejía) a neglected bastard, and El Jaibo (Roberto Cobo) the leader of a gang of homeless children loitering in vacant lots. For Pedro, and the rest of the cast, a series of unfortunate outcomes have been strung together though common ignorance and a lack of self-control. Luis Buñuel’s use of focal length, editing, and dialogue
Pauline Rosa: She tried to get her children enrolled in an English-speaking school but they were denied because they were Latino. She fought for her children because it was not right for her children to be denied a chance of receiving decent education. Her children were just as worthy as the Anglo children.
The film 13th directed by Ava DuVernay targets an intended audience of the Media and the three branches of the United States government with an emphasis that mass incarceration is an extension of slavery. It is intended to inform viewers about the criminalization of African Americans and the United States prison boom.
In The Toughest Job: William Winter’s Mississippi, viewers are introduced to the background and political career of former governor of Mississippi, William Winter. Centered around his rise to the highest political position in the state amidst the volatile changes occurring in Mississippi at the time, the film specifically explores his attempts to create educational reform in the state and the many tribulations that came with such a pursuit. When examining how Winter was able to lead and enact real change despite many challenges and setbacks, there are clear examples of effective leadership, argumentative structure, and strategic communicative behaviors from which to learn from.
Born to Austrian nobility, Marie Antoinette who is only 14 years old , is said to marry Louis XVI, the king of France, in an alliance that has everything to do with politics and nothing to do with love. Sent to France and literally stripped of her former life, including all clothes she wore that were from Austria, Marie weds Louis, but to the consternation of the royal court, he seems either unwilling to accept the marriage while their advisors clamor for an heir to the throne. Young and more than a bit out of step with the new life that she is living, Marie gives herself
Higher Learning an american film released in 1995 that focuses on a fictional college by the name of “Columbus University” that resembles the actual Columbus State University in Georgia. In the movie director John Singleton captures the life of college students of all races and cultures and beliefs from around country. The lead character Malik Williams played by (Omar Epps) an African american high prestige track athlete. Malik’s character struggles understanding the full particulars of knowledge, the real world and keeping up in his academic career. Malik displays low motivation and idea of hard work.One of my favorite scenes was when Malik asked his friend Fudge a “super-senior” student played by actor Ice Cube to burrow a book Fredrick Douglas.
In this chapter we approach the new embodiment of Sherlock Holmes, such as the films Sherlock Holmes (2009), Sherlock Holmes: The Game of Shadow (2011) and the British series Sherlock.
The film continued to convey untrue information as the story progressed. Soon after Algren agreed to aid the Emperor in training the Imperial Army, he left for Japan. The second scene filmed in Japan was of Captain Nathan Algren meeting the Emperor (Source 2). The first notable inaccuracy in this scene was the age of the Imperial Lord. The actor appears to be eighteen or nineteen years old. However, during the Meji period, the Emperor of Japan was only fifteen years old (Source 5). The film went on to incorrectly portray the Emperor as he spoke directly to Nathan Algren after inviting him into his throne-room (Source 2). This was a completely false interpretation of the young Emperor as he was unable to speak English at all, yet, in the film, he addresses Captain Algren in English (Source 17). Furthermore, it was essential that an appointment was made in order to address the Emperor, yet, Algren is introduced to the Imperial Lord on the same day that he arrived in Japan (Source 12). Therefore the film introduced further contradictions of historical truths.
In both my professional and personal life I am in relationship with immigrants, some legal and some illegal. It is through relationships and other storytelling methods, like films, that we can empathize and understand another person’s or a group of people’s plight. The city of Pittsfield, where I live, is currently in discussion about accepting around 50 Syrian refugees into the community. My first thought when I found out about this was “How can I help?” These are people who have survived war, traveled extensively, and have no belongings and no money. The flip side to the argument, though, is about fear. Fear that they will take our jobs or not work at all. Fear that they will create gangs and commit crimes. Fear that their religion is promoting terrorism, a belief legitimized by the events
The study aims at analyzing the cultural differences between European culture and Indian culture, comparing different dimension of cultures. How cultural differences can be managed. What are the factors that affect the ideology, thinking and behavior of an individual. Can the culture of an individual be changed from what it is from childhood; i.e. is it possible for an in individual to change its culture entirely.