Most teenagers complain about not having enough freedom. To be able to sit and eat ice cream out of the box at ten in the morning for breakfast or blast their favorite music as loud as possible. For most, college provides that, opening its campus to their students with gates of gold granting young adults the freedom that they dream about. Unfortunately, a new danger that once was cloaked from young minds is being revealed, making this freedom less obtainable. That danger is rape.
The influence of Hollywood can be seen increasing or decreasing the public’s perception of a person, group, or cause in the matter of moments. John Wayne is one that can be argued to have had am extremely large impact on the creation/influence of war films through personal views. In Allan Dwan’s film Sands of Iwo Jima, the most expensive film to date, he we give John Wayne the nod for the lead role of Sergeant Srkyer, whose job was to lead a group of inexperienced Marines into Iwo Jima. This would be Wayne’s first Academy Award nomination, thus solidifying his emerging influence in Hollywood. Though John Wayne had no military experience whatsoever, his political beliefs, and his portrayal of an American within his films helped him gain support from high national figures. In a speech before the American Legion Convention, General Douglas MacArthur praised Wayne’s performance in Sands of Iwo Jima (1949) by declaring, he represents the American serviceman better than the American serviceman himself.
The Hurt Locker shows the madness, insanity, and total recklessness of soldiers trapped in the downward spiral of the Iraq war. The film itself does not take on a political stance. Kathryn Bigelow decided against the spoon-fed political message of previous “War on Terror” films of the time, leaving out the typical war ideology, and chose to focus on a specific team of soldiers. The Hurt Locker, like all film according to Cormolli and Narboni, is inherently political. “Film is part of the economic system, it is also part of the ideological system.” To determine the true ideology of the Hurt Locker and where it fits within Cormolli and Narboni's film categories, one must first understand what ideology means. "Originating as a philosophical term,
Among all mankind, those who are strong, upright, brave and merciful are heroes.A boy called Flaming likes Desmond Thomas Doss best. In his eyes,Desmond Thomas Doss is his hero.
The 2014 film American Sniper, directed by Clint Eastwood, is based on the story of United States Navy SEAL Chris Kyle, who became one of the most prolific snipers in United States military history. Upon release, the film was described as being “less concerned with action heroism than the consequences of deadly action, how it chips away the living” (Persall). Much of the praise for the film surrounds the portrayal of the internal struggle of the main character Chris Kyle. As the film smothers the audience with nationalistic propaganda, the audience neglects to take notice of the portrayal of the Iraqi people that Chris Kyle kills on his path to becoming the “national hero” that the film portrays him to be. A closer look into the cinematography
1. What were your thoughts after viewing scenes at Omaha Beach? Be able to give an overview
The three movies – Platoon, Full Metal Jacket, and The Green Berets – are all movies based on the same historical event – the Vietnam war and US’s involvement in it. Yet, they all presented us with different and narrative point of view and authority figures in order to paint their individual values.
All in all, the movie Hacksaw Ridge is very accurate to the real life events that took place in 1945. The movies gives an accurate portrayal of the main characters, the setting, and what went on during World War II at Hacksaw Ridge. Overall amount of deaths throughout this battle is estimated at around 160,000 people. In the end, The U.S. defeated the Japanese at the battle of Hacksaw Ridge on the island of
This thrusts viewers into direct perspective, as director Sims evokes the scale of danger of the battlefield as well as identifying both the hardships and mateships associated within the miner’s subterranean pursuits. The use of humour is seen throughout the duration of the film to enlighten the mood between fellow soldiers, being a typical Australian response to dangerous situations. An example is during the climax of the film, when Woodward and his men are transferred to the heart of the war, ‘Hill 60’. Morris and Fraser start talking about ‘Hill 60’
The “9 Hot Buttons” of violence discussed in F. Miguel Valenti’s book, More Than a Movie: Ethics in Entertainment, are as follows: choice of perpetrator, choice of victim, presence of consequences, rewards and punishment, the reason for violence, the presence of weapons, realism, the use of humor, and prolonged exposure. These are all creative elements that have been proven to manipulate viewers reactions (Valenti, 99). A good example of a movie that can be examined for the use of all of these elements is Steven Spielberg’s 1998 film, Saving Private Ryan.
Tim O’Brien’s short story, The Things They Carried, isn’t just any typical war story. He views the perspective of a soldiers eye and the intangible and tangible items they carry along the journey. Through the use of depicted details, it helps the readers feel like they are part of the battlefield. We feel like we’ve known these characters by the way O’Brien describes them with the personal items they carry. Through their journey we realize that no matter how prepared a soldier is, death is something that cannot be prepared, it is inevitable. Despite the needs of what a soldier has to carry in order to survive, the personal items that they had along the
The film is based off of Colonel Shaw’s writing, but the film seems to lack the spirit of written evidence by failing to highlight and focus on the 54th Regiment’s role in the Civil War. Edward Zwick chose Colonel Shaw as the main character who, would best identify with the audience, but failed to capture the spirit of written evidence by focusing on the many heroes that made up the regiment that sacrificed their lives. The film serves as a credible and plausible piece to better educate viewers on the role Robert Shaw played in the Civil War, but the film differs from the historiography by narrowing members of the 54th regiment into several characters instead of focusing on individual
The first sociological topic to discuss is multiculturalism. In the movie, the platoon is made up of a diverse group of men, they are from different places throughout the country and different races. When I speak of the culture of the blacks and whites within the movie, I am not referring to the culture of Africans embodied in the behaviors of the black men; rather, the black culture within America during the 1960’s. At the beginning of the movie, it shows the platoon marching. The very first thing that stood out to me in this scene was the ethnic grouping, the black men grouped together in the platoon. The next scene that depicted racism within the platoon was when there was a white infantryman digging a trench. Two black men, Hal
The show Band of Brothers was produced by Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks who, at the time, recently had success with a World War II film entitled Saving Private Ryan. Spielberg and Hanks used their expertise on war films to craft the exceptional television series Band of Brothers which originally aired on HBO in 2001. The show follows “Easy” Company, 2nd Battalion, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, of the 101st Airborne Division, from the moment they begin their training to the moment their deployment ends. Throughout the show we see the men of “Easy” Company mature a thousand times over. The men experience love, loss, and death at rate that is inconceivable to someone that has never experienced the theatre of war. Band of Brothers is a perfect example of the saying, “Out of the greatest tragedies come the best stories.” Through beautiful cinematography, storyline, and historical accuracy Band of Brothers is the ultimate glimpse into the lives of the brave men of “Easy” Company.
1917—1960: the development of Hollywood film industry and characterized most styles to this day: biography, fiction, action, horror, animated, comedy, etc.