Although not very evident throughout the film, discrimination plays a huge role in the movie “La Bamba”. The type of discrimination we see in the movie consist of; prejudices against Hispanics and stereo types. Richie is of Mexican descent and although he does not speak Spanish, people many times assumed that he does because of his appearance. An example of this is when Bob speaks to Richie in Spanish when they first meet (44:04). Here, we encounter a type of stereotype that all Latinos don’t know English. Another example of this type of stereotype is when Richie is attempting to convince his manager of performing “La Bamba”. Immediately, his manager begins to shut the idea claiming it’s because of Richie not being able to speak the language.
In this essay “Living in Two Worlds” written by Marcus Mabry, I will analyse his split life by examining how his new life is affect poverty, finding a balance and self reliance. The harsh reality is many of his family members were struggling to make ends meet while he was living a modest life because of the scholarship he had received in ninth grade. This affects him from truly enjoying this experiencing considering that during the day his life was satisfying but when he got home this completely changed when he was forced with his reality of living with poverty. As a result of this “Most students who travel between the universe of poverty and affluence during breaks experience similar conditions, as well as the guilt, the helplessness and, sometimes, the embarrassment associated with them. ”(Mabry 100) The previous quote highlights why it
Cinematography and filmmaking are art forms completely open to interpretation in many ways such lighting, the camera as angles, tone, expressions, etc. By using cinematic techniques a filmmaker can make a film communicate to the viewer on different levels including emotional and social. Play writes include some stage direction and instruction regarding the visual aspect of the story. In this sense, the filmmaker has the strong basis for adapting a play to the big screen. “A Raisin in the Sun” is a play by Lorraine Hansberry that debuted on Broadway in 1959. In the play, “A Raisin in the Sun” we see a lot of arguments and disagreements among the members of the family. After viewing two versions of Act 1, Scene 1 of “A Raisin in the Sun” the 1961 version film most effectively uses cinematic techniques to portray the tension among the members of the Younger family that are evident in the
Irony as we talked about in class is considered to be intellectual or a sort of dry humor. It also has a double meaning, where you say one thing but the opposite meaning is implied. For example, in the reading “SantaLand Diaries” David and another elf realized that Santa is an anagram of Satan. So they would substitute the word for Santa by using Satan in front of customers. Some examples “Don’t forget to thank Satan for the baby Alive he gave you last year”. Even though they used the name Satan it was actually implied to be for Santa.
“Selma” in a perfect world, shows the reality of darker days long since past. In this story, you got a lesson of reassurances that its horrors will no longer be perpetrated, celebrated nor tolerated. This movie beam a spotlight on the stunted growth while shows the evolution of change. This movie is a spine-chilling reminder for those people who forget their history and also offers a blueprint not only of the past, but of the present.
In Counting by 7’s by Holly Sloan there was an example of again and again throughout the book. Here is what happens that shows this signpost. Pattie Nguyen repeatedly said that everything that her family and Willow Chance are doing is temporary. I think that this keeps happening again and again because Pattie does not want to get her children’s hopes up about Willow staying with them permanently. This signpost is shown in real life when parents move their children to a new school and they tell them it’s temporary because they miss their friends from their old school.
To begin my reflection of my of my journey as an English major here at the department I should first say that any work I completed in my freshman and sophomore year will not be included as I do not have access to them. I have chosen to use pieces that were written in my film studies course and Native American Studies. There are four pieces total that will be looked into three of the four will be pieces will be work from my two film studies courses Film Theory and Criticism and Japanese Film Directors, the remaining one piece as stated above will be from Native American Studies.
The film 13th directed by Ava DuVernay targets an intended audience of the Media and the three branches of the United States government with an emphasis that mass incarceration is an extension of slavery. It is intended to inform viewers about the criminalization of African Americans and the United States prison boom.
In his book the Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, Sherman Alexie portrays a teenage boy, Arnold Spirit (junior) living in white man’s world, and he must struggle to overcome racism and stereotypes if he must achieve his dreams. In the book, Junior faces a myriad of misfortunes at his former school in ‘the rez’ (reservation), which occurs as he struggles to escape from racial and stereotypical expectations about Indians. For Junior he must weigh between accepting what is expected of him as an Indian or fight against those forces and proof his peers and teachers wrong. Therefore, from the time Junior is in school at reservation up to the time he decides to attend a neighboring school in Rearden, we see a teenager who is facing tough consequences for attempting to go against the racial stereotypes. The decision to attend a white school is a tough one and Junior understands that for him to survive and to ensure that his background does not stop him from attaining his dreams; he must battle the stereotypes regardless of the consequences. In this light, race and stereotypes only makes junior stronger in the end as evident on how he struggles to override the race and stereotypical expectations from his time at the reservation to his time at Rearden.
When Junior is in Reardan (the little white town),he is “half Indian,”and when he is in Wellpinit (his home reservation),he is “half white.” “It was like being Indian was my job,” he says, “but it was only a part time job.And it didn’t pay well at all.” At Reardan High,why does Junior pretend to have money than he does,even though he knows that “lies have short shelf lives”?
Despite the constant stereotypes placed on Arnold by his fellow Indians, and by his peers at Rearden, Junior rebounds stronger than ever. When Arnold, (dubbed Junior), arrives for his first day at his new school Rearden, he is surrounded by all the white teenagers and their expectations for him to be poor, stupid, and wild. They only consider him “Indian”, as if it is an occupation. When Junior is surrounded by a group of these racist people, they are all calling him names and making fun of him. However, none of them are brave enough to fight him, because they think that because he is an Indian, he must be a crazy fighter. “None of those guys punched me or got violent. After all, I was a reservation Indian, and no matter how geeky and weak I appeared to be, I was still a potential killer.” (63) This segment not only shows the racism of the people he is now surrounded with, but the way Junior uses the first person exemplifies that even he thinks he is a potential killer.
As Winston Churchill said,” Success is not final. Failure is not fatal”. It is the perseverance and hope to continue that counts. This is the story of a boy named Junior whose key is his hope. The Absolutely True Diary is the life story of a Arnold Spirit (Junior) and his efforts to break the stereotypes about Indians. He wants to become something amazing; he wants to be successful. Juniors experiences throughout the book changes him as a person and he understands that life has its ups and downs but if people have hope, they can do anything. In The Absolutely True Diary, Sherman Alexie uses literary devices, Mr.P’s advice, and Juniors experiences to illustrate the theme that perseverance and hope can lead to great things.
During the 1970s, there was an era that America, there was the black panthers and they were very popular for the African American community. This came after the civil rights movement was coming to an end and changing America. It also changed Hollywood as well with it has more African American directors that gave more African American cast and crew members jobs. This also changed the type of movies that were coming out and it created a new genre of film called Blaxploitation and it showed the world how the black communities were seen. With it being a new type of film it has been just an African American version of every type of earlier cinema film that has been out. The problem with the films that were showing the more negative side of the African
My chosen quotations illustrate family and friendship because they highlight the different aspects of family and friendship in Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Boyden’s Three Day Road. For instance, the quotations from Three Day Road involve jealousy, forgiveness, and loyalty in friendship. Similarly, the quotations from A Midsummer Night’s Dream also cover jealousy, in addition to parent/child disagreements, and sibling rivalry.
My favorite movie is Expelled. This movie makes it my favorite because it is very relatable. It makes it better than other movies because Cameron Dallas is the lead role and he is a really good actor. Expelled shows how a prankster highschool boy can make good use for his tricks by catching the teacher that has the most hatred for him, in the middle of a crime. I could watch this movie over and over again and it would never get old.