In the early 1970 's, disco music ruled the airways and had a huge impact on the American audience. It started by an urban gay culture in New York City and had strong connections to R&B and Funk. But during the same era, a man named DJ Kool Herc migrated to the Bronx from Jamaica with what was thought of at the time to be an unusual playlist of R&B, funk, soul and obscure disco. That was the birth of hip-hop. It emerged to become the voice of a generation that wanted to be heard and refused to be brought down by urban poverty.
It was more club and dance oriented that featured more repetitive almost shouting like lyrics that was formatted in call and response layout. It was in ways more accessible than their previous sound. “Tear da Club Up Thugs” was a project that only featured Juicy J, DJ Paul, and Lord Infamous which was created solely to see whether crunk was the next big thing or a style that people didn 't care about. It ended up being a hit allowing some of the first Three 6 songs to ever be played on the radio. It’s spiritual successor "When the Smoke Clears: Sixty Six Sixty One" was their first platinum project which brought them even closer to mainstream success.
From Festinger’s minimal justification hypothesis to the theory of compliance, the two main characters experience every facet of cognitive dissonance theory to varying degrees. Applying cognitive dissonance theory to American History X has given me a lot of insight into the film. I have seen this movie several times but I am seeing it in an entirely different way now. The theory of compliance and how it applies to Danny really sticks out to me. When I had watched the movie previously I saw Danny’s increasing involvement in the neo-nazi movement as a voluntary thing for him.
This was extremely intriguing for my adolescent mind to think about and comprehend how the music playing in the background, barely even noticing that it there, can change how you feel about the act. I wanted to be a Film Score producer for great action movies like Pirates of the Caribbean, Mission Impossible, Star Wars, and Jaws. For hours upon hours on end, I sat and listened to film scores from some of the most influential movies I’ve heard about, but never actually seen, trying to determine what the scene might be about based on the music being played. I didn’t realize how hard it was to actually determine whether or not the scene was happy or sad other than being based on the major and minor chords. By now I’m approximately the age of fourteen or fifteen and I have begun exploring my ideas of how to pursue careers in being a film score composer.
In the early 1990’s, the hip-hop and rap genre was largely dominated by sounds originating in the West Coast, specifically the South Central Los Angeles area. Artists such as Niggas with Attitudes (N.W.A), Dr. Dre, and Snoop Dogg were associated with the rap scene to a strong extent. A major reason as to why West Coast hip-hop was a more popular subculture than East Coast hip-hop was its use of G-Funk and party style beats, creating grooves that were easy to dance too (Brackett 483). Despite its beats however, West Coast hip-hop had a very distinct and controversial lyrical style to it. A major component of its lyrical style was the artist’s sociopolitical oppositions and their “criticism of social institutions” (Brackett 471), specifically those associated with police brutality against African-American men.
After Macbeth was killed, Ross removes the crown from Macbeth and presents it to Malcolm. This shows how Ross will hold his loyalty to whomever is of power. To conclude, there are many similarities and differences in any film adaptation of a beloved novel or play. However, it is up to the audience to decide which version they enjoyed
Homosexuality was a theme that could be equal to drug addiction, crime, "impurities" ... After the Cautionary, in the decade of the 70 comes the Cinema of Exploitation. Where homosexuality and masculine feminization were represented a lot, because it was very fashionable the figure of the Drag-reina crossing. Many of the productions of this time are related to the Stonewall riots and the protests carried out by a raid on a bar frequented by gays in New York. The best-known work of this genre is Scorpio Rising (1963). We went to the Alternative Contemporary Cinema.
Until the 1970s rap formally established his own style, in which the main credit should be attributed to the popular disco DJ who mixed black funk with popular rhythms. As those generally known rhythm and DJ applications "Disc" method appeared, rap began to be widely spread in the street culture, and it spawned a wealth of branches. Among those branches, West Coast Rap and East Coast
[ESPN] Dub music spread quickly to several European destinations where it continued to evolve. Dub music was further diversified by the rising popularity of American originated disco music. However by the 1980’s, the popularity of disco music began to fade. The Europeans, specifically northern Italians and the British, took this disco decline and fused it with Dub and other experimental electronic sounds to create “Eurobeat” and “Europop”. Eurobeat music spread quickly in Europe and that music scene defined their 1980’s popular music culture.
Hip Hop pioneers such as Grandmaster Flash, Afrika Bambaataa, and Slick Rick are originally from the Bronx. Graffiti, break dancing, and beatboxing became very popular thus spreading throughout New York and its cities such as Brooklyn, Harlem, and Queens. There has been disputes regarding the true origins of hip hop. Many would say that Hip Hop originated outside the country, such as Africa. As Washington indicated, “The terms “rap” and “hip hop” originate in the Wolof language of West Africa.
The conventions of the film had changed significantly by this point. The plots had become more elaborate, the dialogue more daring and the content more questionable. Without the prohibition influencing it or the Hays code restricting it, the gangster genre had acquired more freedom. This trend has continued until the present day and is reflected in films such as 2015’s Legend, a film based on the legendary and brutal Kray twins who ruled London back in the 60’s. It stars actor Tom Hardy in both roles as the twins, and is a significant example of how what is typically expected from a gangster film has changed dramatically since they first appeared on the screen.
Saul Bass made movie titles almost as interesting as the movies themselves. He designed such covers as: Psycho; It´s a mad, mad, mad, mad world; Bonjour Tristesse; Vertigo; Grand Prix and North by Northwest; Goodfella; Casino and many others. His unique style made them fun to look at, and enticed viewers to
The 1970s was a period of political neglect towards struggling urban areas. Such as the state of New York, particularly the South Bronx where Hip Hop was formed. The title of the “founder” of Hip Hop is consistently attributed to DJ Kool Herc. He is also referred to as one of the three kings, along with Afrika Bambaataa and Grandmaster Flash, all of whom are prominent figures in the Hip Hop community. The Five Elements of Hip Hop are Djing, MCing, Graffiti, Break dancing, and knowledge.