“Yo, you got the juice now, man” is the last line in the famous movie “Juice”. Juice, released in 1992, is a classic African-American crime thriller directed by Ernest R. Dickerson. The film follows the life of four friends- aspiring DJ Quincy, belligerent Bishop, womanizer Raheem, and quirky Steel- in Harlem as they navigate through friendship, manhood, and power. Juice follows the day-to-day activities in the lives of the young men starting out as petty mischief, but growing more serious as time passes by. Fed up with what little respect the group receives, Bishop convinces his friends to rob the local convenience store to give them more “juice”.
The little girl has a big and bright smile on her face that shows she is enjoying this juice. Her hands are grasping the glass full of juice with excitement and joy. She does not want anyone to take that glass of Juicy Juice out of her hands. Her posture in this picture shows that she is comfortable with a photographer taking her picture. Juicy Juice wanted to use opening and inviting body language in their ad, especially body language with emotion in it.
Craig a young black man in his early twenties lives at home with his parents is determined to leave the ghetto but there 's just some things holding him back. Smokey his best friend who is the same age and also black is a weed dealer that would rather smoke his own product rather than sell it and that leads to him and Craig in danger. This film represents neighborhood change, violence & transformation, and a local hero. I chose this film one it is one of my favorite movies, also because it is a gem to the black community, and lastly it relates to blacks who live in the ghetto and who have gone through the same struggle as Craig and Smokey but with a humorous and heroic twist. American culture can be expressed in different ways and for this movie is displays the culture of the ghetto.
In the movie, Scrooge seems more terrified of the spirits than he is in the book. In the book, when Jacob Marley leaves out his window, Scrooge sees a ghostly place where Jacob roams in torment, but in the movie he just sees Jacob leaving and fading out on an empty street. In the movie, there was more tone because of its technical parts which were the lighting, music, movements, etcetera. The music added more horror to each part than in the book. It seemed as though Scrooge was more horrified in the movie than he was in the book.
In the film Do the Right Thing, by Spike Lee, tension among racial groups is effectively shown. Two of the main points that are brought to attention throughout the movie are racism and police brutality. Do the Right Thing stirred up a lot of controversy, along with many emotions. In the time the movie is set (1989), racism was very prominent. In the movie, Lee promotes pride in one’s race and most of all interracial tolerance.