The film Dying to Know by Steve Kroschel is certainly easier to watch than most documentaries. The film’s subject is a natural diet developed by Dr. Gerson that can cure cancer. I did have some reservations about the film in the beginning, by the end though I believe this therapy can work. Including patient interviews was a very smart idea; something to tug at the heartstrings and it did just that. It gave more of a human aspect to the film.
In the early 1970 's, disco music ruled the airways and had a huge impact on the American audience. It started by an urban gay culture in New York City and had strong connections to R&B and Funk. But during the same era, a man named DJ Kool Herc migrated to the Bronx from Jamaica with what was thought of at the time to be an unusual playlist of R&B, funk, soul and obscure disco. That was the birth of hip-hop. It emerged to become the voice of a generation that wanted to be heard and refused to be brought down by urban poverty.
The story Odyssey and O Brother, Where Art Thou have a lot of connections to our life just like how Odysseus was on a journey to get home and Everett was on a journey to get the treasure, we all have roadblocks and fears we have to pass. In the text, The Odyssey was written by Homer and the movie O Brother, Where Art Thou Directed by Joel and Ethan Coen both authors deal with the main idea loyalty. Both stories have loyalty as the theme because in the Odyssey Odysseus wife was loyal to him for 20 years while he was gone. In the movie Everetts, wife, for the most part, was loyal to him until she was about to marry Veron. The differences between Odyssey and O Brother, Where Art Thou are pronounced, and they deserve a thorough investigation. As a result, just like when Poseidon tried to kill Odysseus, in the movie the cops were trying to kill Delmar, Pete, and Everett. In the movie, the blind railroad conductor is similar to Tiresias because they both predicted the future for the main characters. Another similarity of both stories is when the main character of O Brother, Where Art Thou dressed up as KKK
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“O Brother Where Art Thou?” is a comedy, adventure film produced in 2000. Many of the scenes in this film are based off the Odyssey, which is an epic poem by Homer. It is based on a true hero’s journey back home. There are many correlations and yet differences between the Odyssey and the film. Although the overall plot of “O Brother Where Art Thou?” is vaguely similar to the Odyssey, there are certain “episodes” that closely mirror the film’s classical influence.
Once in a while leaders can get occupied, even the considerable ones, however they must understand that they committed an error and must endure the outcomes. Various leaders lead for the recognition. Odysseus from The Odyssey and Everett from O Brother Where Art Thou were both astonishing leaders and their men admired them. In spite of their likenesses there are a few things that set them apart. Despite the fact that Everett and Odysseus are similar, Everett has better initiative abilities, which at last causes him and his group get to where they have to go.
The film documentary Paris is Burning is a complex film portraying the lives of African American men who are gay and transgender. The characters are Dorian Corey, Pepper LaBeija, Venus Xtravaganza, Willi Ninja, Octavia St. Laurent, Freddie Pendavis, and several others. This film focuses on how these men support each other and find happiness by embracing their culture. The film uses rhetorical strategies, such as pathos to allow the audience to respond emotionally, logos because this is a documentary about the lives of real men who are rejected by society, and ethos the integrity of this film comes from the whole film crew and the director Jennie Livingston who is openly lesbian (Clark). Livingston made a film that showed the audience a community that has its own cultural norms who are outlawed by everyone but themselves. The audience gets involved in their life right when the film begins and one sees a dark New York. The aim of this film is to depict the struggle of being who you want to be, it portrays this by using rhetorical strategies (pathos, logos, ethos), film techniques (camera shots, angles, movement), and persuasive strategies.
Lastly, I do also think that the characters in Crash are too heavily influenced by their
Describe the personalities of the three main characters Ulysses Everett McGill, Pete Hog wallop and Delmar O’ Donell. (3 point)
The world was depressed and of course the people of the time was depressed also. The movie depicts a gloomy atmosphere. People didn’t smile much and everything was crap, but a fact of back then was that sporting events was the highlight of people's day. It was a time when people didn’t suffer or had temporary joy. An even more specific example was the scene on the docks after Braddock was banned from fighting due to his bad show and his broke right hand. The scene showed men crowding a fence being hand picked to work for one day pay, and only 5 men were being picked. That shows a scarce and the fight for money back in the 30s. Another scene was when families would wait in a line that stretched from the buildings, out the door and down the street. The not only showed scenes of the great depression but it made the area around look old timey or run down like in the 30s. Like they held the fights in old times Madison Square Garden. Another thing is how the women dressed and how Braddock's wife had and all the women had the 'Bob'. Also, lastly and most noticible to me was how the movie depicted and talked about the ' Hoovervilles'. Which were basically the more ran down areas and slums of most communities turned into there on community. These areas were infested with sick and struggling
The film Boyz N the Hood is a story about life in South Central Los Angeles. The film was wrote and directed by John Singleton in 1991. I chose this movie because of its relevance to the course and how it reflects pop culture in that time period. The opening line in the movie “one out of every twenty-one Black American males will be murdered in their lifetime” really catches the audience attention. This movie goes into detail and shows the life of three young males living in the hood of Los Angeles battling a life surrounded by drugs, violence, and questions of race. This film is a great image of how American pop culture was consumed in the early 90s.
In the Heat of the Night is mystery drama film directed by Norman Jewson in 1967 which based on John Ball’s 1965 novel of the same name. It tells the story of Virgil Tibbs, a black police detective from Philadelphia, who becomes involved in a murder investigation in a racist small town in Mississippi.
The Notebook, directed by Nick Cassavetes, (2004) is a film that portrays young love and struggles. The Lucky One, directed by Scott Hicks, (2012) shows that fate and love does exist. These two movies are similar, and they both show how young relationships can always find a way. The TIME article written by Eben Harrell, “Are Romance Movies Bad For You?” (2008) talks about how romance movies can affect young people. This article connect the two movies together by showing how realistically they portray relationships and love. Young audiences can relate to, or inspire to relate to romance based movies. These movies also set an example for future films. The Notebook has a very good story line to it, and pulls the viewer in while watching
The last part of the film that I found interesting the group of activist called the Freedom Riders. The Freedom Riders where a small group of activists, both black and white, who decided to travel by bus through the Deep South, where segregation in bus facilities wasn't just the custom; it was the law. (Let Freedom Ring) The Freedom Riders consist of 7 white students and 6 black students. The mission was to desegregated bus terminals throughout the south. The Freedom Riders where attack by segregationists before enter Alabama. Passengers on one bus were attacked at the bus station and another bus was set on fire. Diane Nash, one of the Freedom Riders, stated, “If the Freedom Ride stopped at that point, the message would have been sent that
This movie is a riveting, sometimes harrowing movie that chronicles the life of a young Afro-American father and son as they navigate the various vicissitudes of life including poverty and homelessness. This story is hewn out of the ever menacing backdrop of the menacing streets of San Francisco. Chris Garner is the movies protagonist true life star. He does a more than formidable job of supplying potential Social Work students with enough drama, dysfunction, and depressing moments to fill a War and Peace size novel. Not short on nostalgia and goose bump moments. It is a splendid yarn that puts on vivid display the pursuit of the American Dream and all the attending forces that oppose that, especially for Afro-American males. This a true to form rags to riches story with some very disturbing, yet uplifting moments.