The movie Spotlight, recounts the true events that occurred in Boston and were brought to light back in 2002. The movie talks about the massive cover-up scheme by the catholic church to conceals the fact that several priests were abusing and had abused hundreds of kids without any action from the Archdiocese. In this paper I will summarize the movie, discuss the type of victims shown in the movie, asses the risk level of the victims, and lastly relate the different theories of victimization and how each relates to the movie. The movie follows a group of journalists working at the Boston Globe, who are known as the spotlight team. This team conducts thorough investigations of important news and events. The editor in chief was retiring and Marty …show more content…
One interesting primary victim shown was Father Ronald Paquin, who admitted to being raped himself, but also confessed to molesting several boys as his time as a priest at St. John the Baptist. Paquin did not seem fazed by his confession because he “never got any pleasure” from molesting his parishioners (Spotlight, 1:15:40). The families of those who were victimized were also interviewed by the spotlight team, one woman said that her family was pressured into settling the lawsuit, which required them to sign a nondisclosure agreement. The families are secondary victims because although they weren’t the ones victimized directly, the fact that a loved one was hurt affected them as well. The other parishioners even those who were not abused, are tertiary victims, because they feel betrayed that their priests abused so many of their other fellow church members, and the archdiocese did nothing about it. One scene that illustrates the far-reaching impact of the abuse was after the article was published, Pfeiffer’s grandmother was visibly disheartened after reading the article. Another example is Mike Rezendes, who has his faith shaken after discovering the horrors that were allowed to carry on and the sheer magnitude of the problem in his investigation for the
Once the awareness of the sex abuse became known, the investigation began. During the investigation, witnesses of the abuse came forward
As proven by Nigel Jaquiss, muckraking is still out there in the world. Muckraking does still exist in 2016 in newspapers as demonstrated by Nigel Jaquiss’s three-part Willamette Week expose titled, “The 30 year secret; A crime, a cover up, and the way it shaped Oregon.” “On May 6, he confessed” (Jaquiss) This article helped prove that Neil Goldschmidt raped a 14 year old girl for three years, and covered up the crime. This article also showed the long term effects of sexual assault, by showing how terrible the girl’s life way following the assault (Jaquiss).
The article provides a detailed account of the new evidence that was used to convict Feit, including DNA evidence that linked him to the crime and the testimony of a fellow priest who claimed that Feit had confessed to the murder. The article also delves into the larger issues surrounding the case, such as the Catholic Church's handling of sexual abuse allegations and the way in which the case was handled by the legal system. Colloff explains how the Catholic Church had covered up Feit's past history of violence against women, and how the legal system had failed to bring him to justice for decades. Throughout the article, Colloff also provides a glimpse into the life of Irene Garza and the impact her death had on her family and community. It is a tragic story of how a young woman's life was taken, and how her killer was able to evade justice for
In Rick Reilly’s article “the sins of the father” beginning with “What a fool I was”, Reilly shows his regret of making Joe Paterno, a well-know, honorable, winning football coach of Penn State Nittany Lions a saint without knowing what Paterno had done. The exigence is that Paterno, who brought 409 victories to his team, covers the Penn State child sex abuse scandal for his own benefit and reputation. Reilly takes a stance and tries to convince his audience, people who cares about football sports and cares about this particular scandal of Paterno, that what Paterno contributes to his team could not free him from his fault. Paterno should still be blamed for his indulgence towards Sandusky’s crime.
John Edward Walsh, Jr. is an American television personality, criminal investigator, human and victim’s right advocate, the creator and host of America’s Most Wanted, and The Hunt television shows. Born in 1945 in Auburn, New York he was raised in a strict and supportive catholic home. After becoming a hotel marketing executive in Hollywood, Florida John Walsh met his wife Reve’ Walsh and settled down to raise a family. (http://www.biography.com/people/john-walsh-9542164) In 1981, a seemingly normal day, John Walsh kissed his wife and young son Adam good
A frustrated community, mislead stories, and a phony mother brought to the courtroom in 2008, as a mother was being charged. Casey Anthony, the mother of Caylee, was accused of being responsible for the disappearance and death of her daughter. Caylee had been missing for weeks, before it was reported. The Casey Anthony case was significant to America because it showed our society the careless actions of one mother through the unreliable stories, falsely made reports and evidence that wasn’t thoroughly investigated. This trial was significant to America because it showed our society the careless actions of a mother, and how her choices got her to where she is today.
“One time I saw a tiny Joshua sapling growing not too far from the old tree. I wanted to dig it up and replant it near our house. I told Mom that I would protect it from the wind and water it every day so that it could grow nice and tall and straight. Mom frowned at me. ‘You’d be destroying what makes it special,’ she said.
In the book “So You`ve been Publicly Shamed”, or rather the chapters I have read, John Ronson tries to understand the causes of public shame through the chosen victims` experience. The author tries to find out how their lives were shaping up, and how they found the strength to live on. He shows that any offense, any unsuccessful phrase becomes a subject of public discussion and condemnation. Also, a person becomes an outcast without the right to rehabilitation. It was clearly shown in the story between the journalist Michael C. Moynihan, and the American writer Jonah Lehrer.
The late 19th century consisted of rigid work hours for children, the growth of strikes, and the use of yellow journalism. It was a challenging time for anyone below the upper class to live in. This is demonstrated throughout Newsies, a Broadway Musical displaying the challenges from this time period. Child labor, a major part of the movie, was the way of life and consisted of young children doing hard work as a vital part of the nation’s economy and income of families of the time. Another part of the movie, strikes, were the people’s way of refusing to work as a result of not getting their desires.
Released September 29, 1950, Sunset Boulevard is a film noir of a forgotten silent film star, Norma Desmond, that dreams of a comeback and an unsuccessful screenwriter, Joe Gillis, working together. Ultimately an uncomfortable relationship evolves between Norma and Joe that Joe does not want a part of. Sunset Boulevard starts off with an establishing shot from a high angle shot with a narrative leading to a crime scene shot in long shot (a dead body is found floating in a pool). The narrative throughout the film established a formalist film. Cinematography John F. Seitz used lighting and camera angles in such a way to create a loneliness and hopefulness atmosphere.
Mr. James Kimball, at 23 years old, was a school bus driver who pursued a 15 year old student he’d known for two years. Eventually their “flirtatious” relationship escalated to a “single-sexual encounter” on or about October 3, 1991. The relationship was brought to light by the parents of the child henceforth urging Mr. Kimball to plead guilty to one count of statutory rape in 1992, where the judge then imposed a withheld judgment with a three year probation. After that, Mr. Kimball was accordingly put on the Sex Offender Registry. Due to the essence of the given facts and case report, the disparity in time from the crime to the present, and the technicality of the psychosexual evaluator’s report, I would not have aired the story on Mr.James Kimball.
Mise-en-scéne is crucial to classical Hollywood as it defined an era ‘that in its primary sense and effect, shows us something; it is a means of display. ' (Martin 2014, p.XV). Billy Wilder 's Sunset Boulevard (Wilder 1950) will be analysed and explored with its techniques and styles of mise-en-scéne and how this aspect of filmmaking establishes together as a cohesive whole with the narrative themes as classical Hollywood storytelling. Features of the film 's sense of space and time, setting, motifs, characters, and character goals will be explored and how they affect the characterisation, structure, and three-act organisation.
Author, Katherine Gallagher wrote her article “Pope’s Attitude Is Little Different Than His Predecessors’”, to explain how Pope Francis is taking these sex abuse cases as a joke and is doing very little to help the problem. Gallagher states,”The pope’s calling those protesting sexual abuse and church officials’ complicity “dumb” is shockingly revealing of the lack of seriousness with which he takes this issue – and devastating to those survivors who still held out hope that he would be different from his predecessors.” Many of the points made on her first argument against the Pope’s actions are only opinion, not fact or statistic. I believe Gallagher makes a huge point in quoting what the Pope said regarding the protesters, without the story of sex abuse cases to help protest they are trying to promote. Knowing how much the Pope has blown this off, shows the true colors of this so called