What are the few A-list actors many people think of on the top of their heads? Ryan Gosling, Morgan Freeman, Emma Stone, Leonardo DiCaprio, Will Smith, and Jennifer Lawrence are some of the actors that many people today would recall. I’ve had the pleasure of watching these actors on the screen over the years as many of them take on new roles and receive amazing awards. Recently, the 89th Academy Awards added more diversity into its categories compared to the previous year, where the host Chris Rock called out Hollywood for “white-washing” the nominations. Hollywood today aims to focus on the importance of diversity in the performing arts.
Every time the topic of sexism in comics is brought up, there is always a certain amount of people who try to defend it. They give the obscurest of arguments to defend their vanishing fantasy of a male-dominated world, such as: Male superheroes are drawn the same way female superheroes are; Superheroes are supposed to look sexually appealing since their clothes are usually tight; A lot of women like the way females are portrayed in the comics; You do not have to read the comics if you don’t like it; It is childish to be getting upset about such a “trivial” matter; Women are objectified in magazines too so it should not be a big deal. All of these arguments, obviously, are senseless. There can be no argument that supports sexism and still makes sense. Firstly, male superheroes are drawn as a symbol of power and nobility whereas women are drawn as sex symbols rather than heroic symbols.
America has become a better nation with time, protests and the power of a counter culture always existing to fight for equality, no matter the gender and race. Overall, I support the NFL players they are focusing on the bigger issue that is in America. Everyone knows it, but does anyone else do something no. Many people are scared to use their voice because of the repercussions that occur. Our society needs to keep changing to satisfy all ethnicities and gender in our community.
They go in and take out and add in what they think should be replaced or taken out completely. For example the characters of the main heroes were changes a lot. In the movie Beowulf is a hollywood hero, he used his powers to make everyone think he was a true hero and he could get whatever woman he wanted. In the book people could see right passed all of that and they knew he was not as good as he likes to try to make himself out to be. The plot was also changed.
At Little Rock Central, everyone says that there is no equal opportunity and that racism still exists, which is true in many ways. Currently, prestigious academic programs solely seek for those that are hispanic/latino and African American, yet not for those who are Asian and Caucasian because everyone automatically assumes that they have a lot of money. This is not fully true and since we even have a candidate for president, Donald Trump, who will not allow Muslims in because they are supposedly a “threat”. Over time, our society has grown and improved from its immoral ways, yet society still has that hint of segregation. As an effect of all these assumptions, lifestyles and adversaries, social relationships have caused different races to not communicate as much with each other without insulting them.
The evolution of the director Baz Lurhmann Andrew Venter Topic two: “Lurhmann’s films are not so much adaptations as re-imaginings” Baz Lurhmann is a very distinctive director who is both loved and hated for his bold cinematic techniques. These techniques allow Lurhmann to recreate famous titles such as Romeo and Juliet in a way that very few people could have ever imagined. From Lurhmann’s first film Strictly Ballroom these techniques were very prevalent and instead of out growing these brash techniques he actually evolved and developed his techniques. And thus resulted, resulting in the creations of very successful films. In this essay I will be discussing how Lurhmann has evolved these cinematic techniques beginning in Strictly Ballroom, continuing in Romeo and Juliet and finally in The Great Gatsby.
Hollywood has been known for keeping latinos in their “racial lane.” Latinos have faced many challenges throughout the years in Hollywood due to racial stereotypes. Racial stereotypes in Hollywood typically include parts like, maids, housekeepers, immigrants and criminals. Although there's nothing wrong with being a maid or a housekeeper, it is wrong to stereotype all latinos as undocumented, uneducated criminals. For example, the late actress Lupe Ontiveros had recalled playing a maid 150 times during her acting career. In 2002, Ontiveros mentioned in an interview with the New York Times that during auditions casting directors would say that they preferred her to play the part of an immigrant.
Many dislikes Hillary Clinton and says she is a lesbian. This lesbian rumor indicates fear. Critics fear that Hillary Clinton will take away men’s rights. It is false. Even though she shows so much support to women and the LGBT community, this does not give any proof she is a lesbian.
The film Girl’s Trip has been applauded for being a celebration of blackness in the primarily white film industry. The majority of the cast and the writers for Girl’s Trip are people of color. The film was much more successful than its “white counterpart” Rough Night in box office revenue and reviews. However, most of the black characters in Girl’s Trip shift through various controlling images throughout the movie. The reason these stereotypes are less obvious than they are in some other films is because each characters portrays multiple stereotypes and different times throughout the film.
Nicholas Day VACV – 142 4-30-2016 Professor Tumminello The Paper Fights Back This paper will compare the movies The Empire Strikes back and Fight Club. These films were both huge success when released. Although both these movies are completely different from each other, they do have many similarities as well. Each film has their own ideals with gender socialization, political views, and social structure. In addition to that each film does an amazing job with the special effects, camera angles, and mise en scène.
Although “Warriors Don’t Cry” and “Remember the Titans” have many differences, they also have many similarities too. Besides the fact that both the movie and book focused on the struggles black people had integrating, both show how there are not any big differences between whites and blacks. In “Warriors Don’t Cry” Melba outscored some of her white classmates in tests, proving that she is just as good or better than the other white students. In “Remember the Titans”, the more successful and starting quarterback was black. Also the defensive coordinator (who was white) benched a white player in order to play a black player because he was better.
I don’t know how much I brought to it. It was really in the script. Similarly, when African American actor Michael B. Jordan was cast as the role of Johnny Storm in Fantastic Four (a character who is originally white), this caused many reactions from fans of the Fantastic Four franchise on social media such as Twitter. Jordan accused trolls on twitter of racism, and summarised his opinions to Entertainment Weekly; It used to bother me, but it doesn’t anymore. I can see everybody’s perspectives, and I know I can’t ask the audience to forget 50 years of comic books.
In both, the book and the movie of Their Eyes Were Watching God there are many differences. Whether it’s a scene that is left out or just a line. The book was a higher level in contributing to the Harlem Renaissance than the movie. Also, the movie does not include the scene where Janie’s comes of age. The movie also leaves out the racism of Mrs. Turner, who praises Janie 's Caucasian feature and despices Tea Cake 's dark skin.
Popularly addressed is the topic of racism towards Muslims or towards blacks. But, never have people addressed the issue of racism towards black Muslims. To be Muslim or black in America seems to be somewhat of a crime; these two ethnic groups endure the hardest obstacles while trying to survive in this country. But, has one ever wondered what obstacles black Muslims endure. While observing, I understand that most black Muslims are not very well accepted and looked upon as aliens.
The comedy shows Two and a Half Men and How I Met Your Mother are other shows who have been called out on their lack of diversity. However, since these are more popular and adored shows people and critics are less likely to make a big deal about it. The television industry is also known for having nonwhite characters casted to be played by white people. In the new movie Pan the Native American