“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”.
Fernando Mireles' City of God is a sweeping tale of how crime affects the poor population of Rio de Janeiro. Though the narrative skips around in time, the main focus is on Caballeria who formed a gang called the Tender Trio. He and his best friend, Bené (Phillipe Haagensen), become crime lords over the course of a decade. When Bené is killed before he can retire, Lil' Zé attempts to take out his arch enemy, Sandro Cenoura (Matheus Nachtergaele). But Sandro and a young gangster named Mane form an alliance and begin a gang war with Lil' Zé.
This first scene brings up a lot of questions, but also sends a strong message to the viewer about what this movie will be about. The mood of this opening scene is certainly off putting. It is a black man, telling his discomforts to his girlfriend, while he is walking alone at night. While he is nervous about what might happen, his worst fears come true as he is choked out and thrown into the trunk of a creepy car. This
“Yo, you got the juice now, man”, is the renowned phrase that will go down in history. 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”.
(Wahl, 1999) As new black artists began creating music leading into the 80s, historical events were beginning to allow artists to use music as a platform to discuss social and political injustice in ways that had never been seen before. One specific gangster rap group, N.W.A (Niggaz Wit Attitudes), used this so-called platform to shed light on the injustices of a black man living in the city of Compton in the most raw and purest way possible. (Wahl, 1999) During the late 1980s, Compton was often seen as a city of violence and even got the label of the most dangerous city in America throughout the nation. As a result, police brutality became a significant issue throughout the city and groups like N.W.A saw this as an opportunity to use a spotlight to discuss adversities
When it was released in 1995 it gave rise to various socio-political issues that had been previously ignored in France. This paper will consider the role that each of the film ‘arts’ play in “La Haine” and an explanation of why it’s my all-time favourite film. Mise-en-scene & Narrative: “La Haine” opens with grainy footage of young men protesting and rioting against police in the poor 1990s Parisian estates. We are immediately introduced to the realist setting of the film as we see one of the protagonists, Said, who is dressed in sports street-wear outside a desolate, vandalised police station in the apparent aftermath of the 1995 Paris riots. “La Haine”, translated to “Hate” in English, represents the negative force that Kassovitz believed was damaging French society.
Midterm Exam Short Answers: A. This writer will use Chasing Mehserle as his first choice to determine the role of the hero in performance, contributing to or detracting from the racial formation in America. For the purpose of this writer's first choice of a hero, we will focus on the character of Watts. Watts is a young African American male who is struggling with agoraphobia. This condition came about ever since Watts witnessed viewing the Rodney King beatings as a child.
The 2008 film directed by Christopher Nolan, “The Dark Knight” is a film of the well known comic book character Batman. The dark knight is the second movie of the trilogy starting with “Batman Begins” in which a young man by the name of Bruce Wayne witnesses his mother and father robbed and murdered by a thug in an alley way upon leaving a play in his home city of Gotham. Bruce would continue to grow into a man that decides to use fear to combat those criminals who utilize fear to prey on their victims. Bruce would train and become a force to fight crime and uphold the safety of the people of Gotham. In the Dark Knight, the main antagonist or villain of the story goes by the name of “The Joker”.
When he was one-year-old his house was invaded by the white American extremists. They escaped from their house and his father were assassinated by the extremist. These had created in Malcom the anger and malignancy toward the racism. He dreamt to be a lawyer and he was excellent in school until his “white” professors teased of his ambition and told him to avoid unrealistic dream. He left school in his adolescence where he experienced the road life of the African and get indulged in the drugs what had ended up him to 10 years in prison.
He released his debut album The Sound of Revenge in 2005, which makes him very young artists in Hip Hop music business. Nevertheless, his second single from the album entitled Ridin' begun his way to popularity2. Is it mainly about violent policemen who are racist and do everything to arrest black people. Chamillionaire and Krayzie Bone are shown as neighborhood boys who like to drink expensive alcohol, smoke weed and have a good time; they have guns as well: "Nigga been sippin on that Hennessey and the gin again is in again we in the