Ewick and Silbey offer numerous reasons as to why “before the law” and “with the law” puts a perspective on how Americans have an opinion about lawyers. Through our culture’s portrayals of law through movies, media, TV, etc., we have this idea that lawyers happen to be either good or bad when in fact they are heroes. “Legally Blonde” and “Liar Liar” both display the heroic lawyer and provide us with how their demeanor affects the way Americans interpret beliefs of the law. From the past to present, it is difficult for Americans to consider lawyers as heroes when our culture exaggerates them as being dramatic and immoral. Lawyers should be considered heroes as they provide us with the services, legal rights, and protection to fulfill peace
When people lose track of what is real and what is fake when can see those same people go crime. “Robert Atman, a renowned Hollywood director, says Hollywood is to blame for the attacks of September 11.” The essay “Is Hollywood Responsible for 9-11?” by Robert Roten. His essay was about Hollywood being so called responsible for the terrorist attacks on September, 11 2001. People often blame Hollywood for the violence in the U.S. often what needs to happen is for the people to have a reality check. The author does not exactly agree with what Robert Atman claims for about
Why did hollywood change the story of Beowulf? So why did hollywood change the story of beowulf? There are many different reasons why they would change the story, such as, they were just trying to change it to entertain the modern day people, also because that's just what hollywood does, they changer books or stories to what they think would get they the most views. People now a days are a tough crowd to please, there are certain things that make them interested in a movie or a book, hollywood was trying to change the book to make more people want to watch the movie, for example in the book Grendel slays the Danes in the night while they are sleeping so none of them have the chance to challenge him, in the movie Grendel bursts into Heorot in the night but the Danes are awake and they fully witness his killing. Hollywood changed the movie the way they did to help get
Understanding Hollywood films in the 1950’s like a reflection of fundamental social viewpoints; take a broad view of identifiable films requires great cautiousness. Fictional films are sophisticated and societal products of how they are produced, exhibited, distributed, and received by viewers and critics; investigating to assess adequately their characters as historical verification. For example, it is dangerous to interpret a few films from a particular period as mere reflections of American society. The viewpoints depicted in different movies may signify compromises that were intended to be non-offensive. Additionally, films can suggest very diverse attitudes toward gender roles and
Another example of where cultures put biases in place can be seen in the essay “Where Worlds Collide” by Pico Iyer. The author states, “Heads still partly in the clouds, bodies still several time zones - or centuries - away, and they step into the Promised Land.” The bias that is being shown here is that other cultures perceive the American culture to be a culture that lets you follow your dreams and find many opportunities to make a living. While some of the restrictions placed upon civilians are as strict as their previous countries’, the restrictions in place are much different. This shows that a culture can create their own bias for others to look at, giving people to think certain things about the culture they are living
Hollywood has gained negative criticism on the lack of diversity not only in casting but recently on the Academy Awards stage. However, I plan to discover a way to revitalize diversity in film. I plan on exposing misconceptions on how the casting process in Hollywood is handled based on actors experience, for example, Eva Longoria stated, “I remember moving to L.A. and auditioning
Since Hollywood continues to whitewash their film, it prevents POC actors and actresses from rising above the ladder. In order them to become recognizable and successful they need to be given the chance to actually put their names out there. This way, movie makers have more choices to pick from and can make their movies more diverse. Even if the films are fantasy or fake, realism in some way, still needs to be a factor. To cut out that aspect is not only lazy but damaging.
Previously, first class society affected pop culture through its status and case; the converse appears to be valid in the United States today. Genuine authors like Thomas Pynchon, Joyce Carol Oates, Kurt Vonnegut, Jr., Alice Walker, and E.L. Doctorow have acquired from and remarked on funnies, motion pictures,
The 60s revolved around free love, psychedelic rock, bell-bottoms, and extremely long hair. The style and culture was once viewed as unethical, revolutionary and anarchistic, but is now portrayed as a party theme or a style. The views and perspectives of the 60s definitely shifted, but the importance of the counterculture and what it represented is in need of an in depth explanation. For some people, counterculture was less about style but more about philosophy. There have been claims that American society was corrupted by capitalism and stereotypes that later lead to opposing the prevailing social norm.
During this time period the ongoing racial challenges were also wide spread in America. Little is mentioned of the results of World War I and the tensions and actions that would ultimately lead to World War II. The result of deliberate omission was that most of Hollywood film did not have a real sense of what to show, or how to draw an audience. Drawing inspiration from the headlines of the day’s news media, Hollywood formulated the gangster film, a new and darker genre of film that responded to American circumstances and gave audiences an emotional outlet. Considering what Schatz said about the gangster era and the genre, I wonder how he would look at this genre of film, now that it has been demonstrated that spectatorship has changed over