“Honey, you are changing that boy’s life.” A friend of Leigh Anne’s exclaimed. Leigh Anne grinned and said, “No, he’s changing mine.” This exchange of words comes from the film trailer of an award-winning film, The Blind Side, directed by John Lee Hancock, released on November 20th, 2009. This film puts emphasis on a homeless, black teen, Michael Oher, who has had no stability or support in his life thus far. It is not until the Tuohy family adopts Michael, that he begins to realize what he is capable of as both a student and football player. There are various techniques used for capturing the attention of an audience as they are viewing a film or film trailer for the first time, and rhetorical appeals happens to be one of them.
While the idea in Michael Lewis’s The Blind Side, reveals that it is possible for one to succeed in life, it is the outcome of one’s socioeconomic factors that ultimately defines the merit of one’s character and the degree of his contentment. Family is an important aspect and a major priority in one’s life. The author, Michael Lewis, proves in The Blind Side that family is everything and for Michael Oher’s family, family is his biggest influence and motivation. His family is his biggest socioeconomic
Throughout the movie there are powerful life lessons, but director John Lee Hancock did not need much help creating a plot since the movie is based off of a true story. The movie tells the story of Michael Oher, an African American male, who was an uneducated young adult living on the streets. His life took a complete turn when the Touhy family took him under their wing and into their home. The Touhy’s helped Michael get an education, and also uncover the fact he is an amazing football player. Ultimately, The Blind Side is a dramatic movie that is full of examples of pathos, ethos, but not much logos.
Five percent of the United States population is homeless, one of the million people being NFL superstar, Michael Oher. Various life lessons are taught throughout the novel The Blind Side by Michael Lewis. The 300 pound monster went through a rough patch in life as he was growing up. Michael was automatically thought of as empty-headed due to the tone of his skin. Teachers didn’t believe he could be taught since he was large and black.
Critical Media Literacy: The Blind Side Michael Oher is portrayed as an outsider throughout The Blind Side. Oher is the biggest kid a Briarcrest Christian Academy and comes from an impoverished family from the inner-city neighborhood Hurts Village. Michaels Ohers acting during the film is depicted as extremely shy and lonely as he is not sure how to fit into his new surroundings, or how to make friends with his new wealthy white classmates. Opportunity for success is equally available to anyone, yet the film The Blind Side preserves a myth of white superiority and has a heavy-handed undertone that portrays people of color to be destined for lives of crime unless they meet white people. The Blind Side strengthens racial ideologies against people of color as a threatful and an abandoned
His story was so devastating but inspiring, that it had to be told the right way. As Michael grew up in the rough part of Memphis, he struggled until Leigh Ann came into the picture. Both characters are the focus point in movie, as the novel. The author of The Blind Side Michael Lewis, and director of the movie John Lee Hancock both did a fascinating job in their respective areas with the motion picture winning a golden globe as the novel became a New York Times
Before long, Shiloh runs away from Judd again and ends up at Marty's house. This time, Marty hides Shiloh in a makeshift pen just off the path that leads up the hill behind his house. He makes sure Shiloh has water and protection from the weather Marty's Ma discovers Marty's secret when she finds Marty with Shiloh in the pen one evening. She agrees to keep his secret until the next day, giving him time to decide what to do about Shiloh. Marty confronts Judd, and, thinking quickly, he makes a bargain with Judd.
He is very hard on the soldiers and he is confronted by Col. Shaw who believes he is being too harsh on the soldiers. Mulcahy, though, disagrees with him saying that they need to grow up. Mulcahy also says things like, “You are ugly Mexican-African fuckin ' whores,” to the soldiers throughout his time training these soldiers. Mulcahy’s attitude towards the African American soldiers throughout Glory is harsh and he is very hard on the men during training. • B- Col. Montgomery: a Union officer who leads a “Raid on Combahee Ferry” in the South (On my DVD, his scene occurs at about the 1:02:00-1:08:00 mark (1hr 2min to 1hr
For example, in the movie Michael’s self-schemas is being protective. He had big protective instinct which generally shows that Michael’s self-schemas is the protection of others. He starts to put the best on the game as realizes that his football team are his family and so he believe that he need to protect one another in the field. In conclusion, The Blind Side is one of the best movies that really impact me in a way to motivate me in order to engage fully in lives. The movie is an ‘eye opener’ in which gives me the sense of value to truly help each other so that ones have a better chance in life.