This movie review of Coming to America a comedy romance-based film that depicts many of the 80s era’s practices of popular culture themes, and sociological concepts for different social cultures during the 80s’ era. The film illustrated themes of popular culture in the elite, high, and low culture rooted though the 80s’ epoch. Its context also provided the concepts of critical theory, upper- class ritual formality, cultural consumption, and insight of a hidden dominant sociological concept display of cultural industries’ influence within the movie. The description of the production of the film parades a need to rebellion against the traditional rituals that many individuals in countries experience in their societies. Coming to America’s
6. Ulysses The first episode is named Telemachus, the son of Ulysses and Penelope. He leaves his castle because it is occupied by young men who want to win Penelope`s heart and crown. Telemachus goes on a journey guided by a desire to find his father in order not to feel as a disrespected son in his own castle anymore. The book begins at 8 am on June 16 1904, a few miles outside of Dublin where Stephen Dedalus and Buck Mulligan are at Martello Tower.
Having enough, Moses leads his people away from Egypt by parting the Red Sea. After settling down, God gives Moses the 10 Commandments as a set of rules for him and his people to live by. The directors are trying to tell the story of Moses, a former Prince of Egypt who finds out he is Hebrew and leaves his city to find out a way to free his people, who are being used as slaves. They tell his story by adding in some fun factors to an originally somber story with singing, beautiful landscapes, and some comedic scenes. I think that they chose this historical piece because it helps kids get a wider view of the history that their parents were most likely raised on.
El laberinto del fauno (2006) is a fantasy film written and directed by Guillermo Del Toro in 2006. It is set in 1944 Francoist Spain where Ofelia (Ivana Baquero) and her pregnant mother move in with the Falangist Captain Vidal; Ofelia’s new stepfather and soon to be father of her half-brother. This essay will seek to explore how the film’s violence is meticulously portrayed as a masculine trait. It could be argued, that because violence is depicted as a masculine attribute, the main character that conveys and reinforces this concept is Captain Vidal (Sergi López). However, characters such as Carmen (Ariadna Gil) further reinstate this feature by complying and being ‘domesticated’.
Franz Fanon: Black Skin, White Mask is a documentary that synthesizes Franz Fanon’s book which is based on the title, in the context of his life. The movie includes people that personally knew him such as his brother, friends, and coworkers that can give a first-hand account of Franz’s character. This documentary deals with issues such as race, dehumanization, the other, power struggle, and independence. The themes throughout would be liberation, struggle, and race. The documentary of Franz Fanon begins with his life in Martinique and his parent’s perception of race as seen in his mother turning off Creole music which she perceived as inferior to French music.
For instance, William Bradford fought with Pequot tribe in the Pequot War, believing that God is the source of their victory and therefore praise him (Doc D). Many tribes were sacrificed as part of the political development of the colony. Eventually, organizing theocratic form of government that enforced moral conformity profoundly influenced New England’s political
The code of loyalty in Beowulf is mainly seen in the relationship between a king and his knight(s). Loyalty is the driving component of “comitatus,” or the agreement of protection in exchange for land and status between a king and his knight. By actively preserving this arrangement in moments of objection, one can rise to fame and nobility, such as Beowulf did. Essentially every relationship seen in Beowulf, from King Hygelac and Beowulf, to Beowulf and Wiglaf, is informed by the code loyalty. Although the majority of the poem centers around Beowulf’s time under King Hrothgar, the greatest demonstration of loyalty between king and knight exists between King Hygelac and Beowulf.
The film reflects a number of stylistic elements portrayed in the James Bond franchise, with a fusion of witty, neo-screwball, romantic comedy features that coincide with action-thriller traits (King, 2007: 54). Postmodernism has setup four aesthetic techniques to stylistically deliver its ideologies in a mainstream mode and oppositional mode. These two modes operate in two technical sub-categories: simulations, being pastiche and parody, as well as, prefabrications: intertextuality and bricologe. Of these I will focus on pastiche, bricologe, and intertextuality. Pastiche can be understood as the intentional imitating of a previously conceived style or other works that have been done in past art.
In Salih's version, instead of a European intellectual travelling to Africa to be corrupted by his contact with "primitive savagery," the protagonist starts out as an idealistic young man from Sudan who travels northward to Europe, where he is undone by corruption, decadence, and the mutual destructiveness of unhappy love affairs. The novel is cleverly written and well translated, with terrific insights into the relationships of southern and northern hemispheres; the colonized to their colonizers; Arabs and Europeans; and men and
We argue that this period had defining influence on the portrayal of queer characters in the following decades and up to recent times and served to create particular tenacious tropes. The paper takes a chronological look at the queer representation in the Hollywood movies from the beginning of the 20th century onwards and their historical context. The paper employs both the original movies and a number of scholarly works, in particular The Celluloid Closet: Homosexuality in the Movies by Vito Russo, which upon its release was revolutionary in its analysis of queer characters throughout Hollywood film history, and Monsters in the Closet by Harry M. Benshoff, which deconstructs Hollywood’s perception of homosexuality exemplified in the horror movie genre. Terminology Before divulging into the main