It is also easier to deny the reality when one is fixated on a popular myth that unequal treatments and racism ended. The so-called freedom society talks of in America does not apply to everyone. With the stereotypes formed, portrayed, and passed down, oppression continues in obvious and subtle ways. This film showed the affects the stereotypes have on people. Even with an understanding of history, the audience might find themselves rethinking American history and modern
The dramatic coming-of-age film Dead Poet’s Society follows a group of young as they attend Welton Academy, an ultra conservative all-boys preparatory school, in 1959. Enthralled and inspired by the unconventional musings of their new English teacher, Mr. Keating, each of the students embark on a powerful journey of self-discovery, reflecting core transcendental themes of civil disobedience, non-conformity, and self-reliance. Heeding the mantra of their eccentric professor, the film’s characters learn they must rebel against societal conformity and willingly accept the consequences to truly seize the day and make life extraordinary. Aware of the repercussions of their bold and brazen actions, three of the film’s central characters undergo a process of igniting change to
Moreover, demonstrate consequences are taken to oppress racial and ethnic minorities to keep them in a subservient position. Overall, this film has provided me with a visual depiction of how stereotypes are a mental tool that enforces racial segregation and self-hate. The label of “White” became a necessity for Sarah Jane to achieve in society. To attain it she needed to move to a new city, change her name and deny her mother.
In a society pending the gender equality showdown, the movie is an interesting move in glorifying (in a very struggling way of doing so) the image of the middle-aged man with control and intention and the somewhat mad persistency in accomplishing his
Hollywood is also the birthplace for movie studios. The industry affected the 1920’s and modern times. The way in which it affected the 1920’s, was that everything about the film industry dramatically grew with the innovations and technologies that were created. It affected modern times by introducing a phenomenal industry that needed to be kept up to date in every aspect. It also affected times by being such a great financial stronghold that everyone in the world knew about.
Through the use of a younger cast and romantic relationships, the target audience was definitely reached and moved by this film. By effectively using the rhetorical appeals, the audience was able to relate to some of the ideas shown and look at their community through an entire new lenses. The Breakfast Club can be classified as a coming to age film. According to “As Film Studies: The Essential Introduction”, the coming of age films tend to rely on dialogue and emotion and often involves an important decision made in a short period of time (271).
The film Crash follows eight groups of people and their interactions with each other in the city of Los Angeles. From car crashes to running into people around the city, the characters experience different kinds of crashes over the course of thirty-six hours. When the main characters are first introduced racial stereotypes are thrown every which way; someone is afraid to sell a Middle Eastern man a weapon, a woman moves closer to her husband when she sees a pair of African American men walking her way, an African American couple apologizes to two white policemen even though they have done nothing wrong, a Mexican locksmith is accused of being a gangbager just because of his looks. At each of these instances, almost every person in some
The movie does not exactly enlighten all the issues that adolescents are going through, but it provides a story of a boy who overcame the things that were holding him back. This movie can be used as a motivation for others who are dealing with similar situations. Conclusion Adolescents experience a large amount of change including puberty, high school, and romantic relationships.
The highly popular and widely discussed 1960’s romantic comedy film “ The Graduate “ displays an inner theme of what is called a generation gap, which is Benjamin Braddock’s alienated and social behavior contrasted from their parents social lives that are expressed by the use of the camera and the plot. From these first frequencies of scenes, in the beginning, the director Mike Nichols displays the camera on how Benjamin feels and acts in this world through the generation gap theme. He is completely silent, alone, and is conforming to society as if he were a zombie. The first twenty seconds of a zoomed out shot of Benjamin on the plane gives all the audience needs to understand the film’s theme: a generation gap leads to isolation through lack of communication. The song composed by Simon and Garfunkel “ Sound of Silence”, is being played as
The film showcases the conditions in which the African American community lived in as kids played with rocks and whatever they could find in areas that look as if they had been through a war. The whole neighborhood is in a state of disrepair after the riots and the residents seem defeated, acquiescing to what their community has become. Stan earns an honest living working at a slaughter house where they seem to mainly slaughter sheep. Feeling trapped at a dead end job he loathes, Stan spends his free time looking for ways to better his situation but every attempt seems to be in vain as they all lead him back to where he started, an inevitable conclusion for an honest African American in the 60s and 70s. Every failed attempt he accepts and almost anticipates.
The film, The Perks of Being a Wallflower, follows the story of Charlie as he braves through the challenges of freshman year. Throughout his first year, Charlies experiences friendship, alienation, love, mistakes, depression, acceptance of past events and newfound motivation. With the help of his love interest Sam, her stepbrother Patrick, and other likeminded individuals, Charlie is able to gain a sense of belonging and a boost of confidence that ensures his survival for the high school years yet to come (Halfon, Chbosky, 2012). This essay will delve into an in-depth analysis of adolescence from a socio-cultural perspective, using events from the film to provide examples and further enhance arguments. Furthermore, topics highlighting what I believe to be the most crucial aspects of adolescence will be discussed.
Gran Torino is a captivating film which shows a great deal racial prejudice and how one can overcome racism through communication. This film strings together racial and ethnic portraits in many scenes which highlight many important issues in today’s society. There are some movies today that use these racial stereotypes but they do them without reason. This film uses it to bring light to a minority of people living in the U.S. that do not get much attention. The movie is largely about Walt’s relationship with his Hmong neighbors in which he goes from being openly hostile to a more understanding position in the end.