Perhaps the most significant event that occurred on October 7, 2015 was the exclusive screen of Finding the Gold Within in the W.V.M. Fines Arts Center. This film touched my soul because it revealed the concerns of young, black males at predominately white institutions. Although the students encountered similar problems as students at historically black colleges, their struggles differed due to the fact that racism was one of the greatest obstacles during their college experience. In addition to the discrimination and the racial undertones in the academic institution in which the males attended, the youths had to learn how to balance their internal conflicts as well. One of the greatest conflicts that continue to affect the African American
of those who elected him to the government. The director of the film explores a radical sense
The opening of the film is quite brilliant. It captures the audience by making them question what’s happening in the first thirty
The first three entries are admittedly large budget franchises. On the other side, there are individual films where John Williams did more than a great job and left a lasting impression without any need for repetition. Case point: Jaws.
1. What were your thoughts after viewing scenes at Omaha Beach? Be able to give an overview
Spike Lee’s film Do the Right Thing portrayed the struggle between young Blacks and the problems that they face. They are put in situations where whatever they choose to do could be considered wrong by people that aren’t Black, hence the title Do the Right Thing. How do they know what the right thing to do is? Has the violent culture in their neighborhoods and their relationship with police officers given them limited choices? Do the Right Thing brings about many questions, while also leaving it up to the diverse audience to decide what they feel the right thing is. The movie also brings about the animosity that is forced between different ethnicities and races because of the way the culture in America has been
I still have the image of Emmet Uncle’s scared eyes when he was testifying at court. He was afraid that he could become a victim of blindness and revenge, just like his cousin did. I cannot forget the eyes of a proud black woman who finally got to sit on the front row of a bus. It’s amazing that such small things can make people happy. I believe that this movie’s goal is not only to educate us on the history of United States, but also to urge us to think progressively, and to believe that hard work is always rewarded, as long as you have a dream and your intentions are
The film demonstrates how and why particular facts about the social world relate. I believe that this film has a functionalist perspective. This film focusses heavily on social order and keeping a society stable. The president uses fear tactics to control citizens and keep the lower class in its place while the upper class lives lavished lives. One way that this stayed maintained was that no travelling amongst districts was permitted so the citizens believed all districts were treated fairly equal (Crossman).
The movie that I have chosen to analyze is the 2004 film Crash. This film emphasizes the intertwining cultures of today 's society and the conflicts faced from class, culture, stereotypes and racism. The explicit content of this film is to teach the audience that one person 's choices has an impact on another person or multiple people and to persuade the audience that we as a society need to change how we treat each other. The films overt message does generate social dialogue, however, this film can be interpreted by the audience through their own beliefs and behaviors causing some misinterpretation. In Crash, ideology is screaming that the audience needs to open their eyes to the harsh reality of today 's challenges and make a change.
In the movie, Even the Rain, I was very furious the whole entire time. I am from a first world country. I have never struggled my entire life. I live in a 3,000 square foot home with my father, dog, and brother. We have hoses, showers, sinks, a well, sprinklers, and many other items at my house that produce water. I have never had my electricity shut off or never starved. This is because not only does my father own a pizza shop, it is because I live in the United States of America. The movie, Even the Rain, made me realize, people do not care about others, unless they are being affected by the same problem as the person next to them.
I have always viewed movies as mood boosters. Whenever I watch a movie, I judge how good it is according to how well I understand the story. This is why I never truly understand how critics rate movies. However, upon reading John Berger’s “Ev’ry Time We Say Goodbye”, I start to understand how paying attention to the different components of a film helps in understanding the essence of a story. As Berger once said, “There is no film that does not partake of dream. And the great films are dreams that reveal” (Berger 478). Reading these words instantly prompts me to reexamine the highly acclaimed musical, La La Land. The music, editing, and storyline clearly justify what Berger meant by a movie’s ability to transport us into the unknown whilst
Martin Luther King and Malcolm X, two authors, two activists who advocated different strategies to achieve a shared end, have since their deaths, transcended the local, pragmatic potency of their respective narratives of African-American resistance (Garrow, 1991). The film 's use of the metonymic figures “King” and “X” as well as the ethically divergent meta-narratives of which they are the cultural signifiers suffuses its dramatic structure with the ideological tension generated by the trope of “double-consciousness” (Garrow, 1991). The vehicle by which Do the Right Thing represents the black community reminding itself, so to speak, of the presence of these figures is the ubiquitous Smiley, a young man with cerebral palsy who earns money selling photographs of African-American heroes to his Bedford-Stuyvesant neighbors. The film calls attention to one image in particular: the famous photograph of King and Malcolm X shaking hands and smiling during their first and only meeting.
This week I watched the Netflix original movie To the Bone. I was first drawn into this movie when looking through the Netflix originals list; when I saw the trailer.The trailer fascinated and captivated me, leading me to watch the movie. The movie follows a young women, named Ellen, on her journey seeking treatment for anorexia nervosa. The movie shows her struggle with thoughts of inadequacy, isolation, along with many other struggles as she struggles with her illness. Overall, minus a few hiccups, I greatly enjoyed this movie. The three aspects that most grabbed my attention becoming the sources of my enjoyment were character portrayal, the symbolism used in almost every scene, and connections to my own life experiences.
Media has experienced an exponential growth over the last few decades and is now accessible to many different individuals regardless of their location or social class. Many issues can be broadcast to a wide population in a matter of seconds being beneficial in the sense that past issues such as the residential schooling system can be incorporated into many mainstream aspects of our society. The media, in the sense of residential schools can be used as an effective tool to educate about the history of Aboriginal education primarily through film/video and radio. The inequality, inadequate education, and culture dismemberment that took place within these schooling systems is demonstrated in Lisa Jackson’s Savage.
The documentary Unchained Memories were reading by African American actors and actresses from the last generation of born into slavery slaves and their experiences as slaves, their treatment as slaves, and the culture of the time. This documentary really stood out from other documentary and movies because these narratives were from actual slaves and none of the slaves had the same or even similar experiences. These narratives are so precious that they are held in the Library of Congress.