Sylvester Stallone's Use Of Nationalism In The Film Rocky IV

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The film Rocky IV, revealed the thoughts and ideas of many in the Western culture believed. The United States vs. the Soviet Union the silent cold war captured inside of a boxing ring. Director Sylvester Stallone embodies the film of ideological nationalism with his work of art, Rocky IV. He expressed this film with a trivial twist in comparison with his previous Rocky films, unraveling the silence of the Cold War in a emotional thriller. Also, the film showed discretely how once again that a white male is the face of the United States anointing him the heroic characteristics.
Rocky IV is a part of a thrill seeking series of a Sylvester Stallone directed six films. Rocky once again finds himself in the boxing ring. Transpiring a domino affect as an up and coming Russian fighter by the name of Ivan Drago welcomed himself to America to challenge Apollo Creed. Misfortune struck Apollo from the beginning; the audience
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He believed that setting the film up to climax till after the fight was appropriate for the people of America and Russia to realize in hating is wrong. In the movie after Rocky and Drago beat each other down eventually leaning in Rocky’s favor, he speaks, “During this fight, I’ve seen a lot of changing, in the way you feel about me, and in the way I feel about you. In here, there were two guys killing each other, but I guess other, that’s better than twenty million. I guess what I’m trying to say, is that if I can change, and you can change, everybody can change!”. Rocky’s quote was a ultimate way for the director propel this ideology that changing the thoughts and opinions of one another is a better solution, then blood shed of millions. His speech was magnificent, he did something not many had the courage to do, to win the fight and use the power of the stage he was in for a greater cause than
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