The 1920’s introduced Robert Flaherty who is considered “the father of documentary cinema”. Soviet documentary’s also arose out of this time, showing that cinema could portray a political agenda. The World War II era brought about the politics and propaganda of documentary film which was heavily used in Nazi Germany and then used by the axis powers during the war. Documentary films can use different forms of organization to explain or tell a story: cumulative organizing includes a catalog of image and sounds that don’t necessarily make sense, contrastive organizing includes a series of differing viewpoints on the subject, and developmental organizing follows a change of progression throughout a film. Explorative positions are often taken is scientific documentaries while persuasive positions take on a perspective that pushes for belief of
The documentary “Citizenfour” aims to raise public awareness about the state surveillance in the name of so-called maintenance of national security. It consists of related news and a series of interviews with Edward Snowden, revealing details about PRISM. What it mostly shows is facts rather than one’s opinion. Notice that the media depiction hugely influences the way people view the issue. The less opinion and emotional description are used, the more room for the audience to think.
The war created institutions of our government and also infused into our culture, what we believe today. Prior to the war, we were living in a monarchical society; we were merely just subject of the crown. We had only right granted to us be the king. The American Revolution was so important because it strengthened people’s way of
Isabel Allende’s short story, “And of Clay Are We Created,” has a similar presentation of humanity compared to Matea Gold and Maggie Farley’s article, “World Trade Center and Pentagon attacked on Sept. 11, 2001.” In both stories humanity is seen to look for answers from the media. For example, in “And of Clay Are We Created,” humanity is seen to cling on to hope when ever Lily was seen on tv. For them, Lily was a symbol of hope that the media explioted. Another example is, in “World Trade Center and Pentagon attacked on Sept. 11, 2001,” when people saw the learned of the attacks, it was through the media.
“How to Tell a True War Story” and “Ambush” are stories that both explore on topics: truth, the real definition of a true war story, and the role of truth. O 'Brien starts off “How to Tell a True War Story” with “This is true.” Starting this story with such a bold sentence not only makes it seem more true, but to some extent, it acts as a comfort statement to the narrator’s own doubts, as if there were unspeakable uncertainties and lies of the narrator. The title of this story also comes into play, with a meta-fictional name “How to Tell a True War Story”, as if it were a guide, a manual, having a true war story tell the readers how to tell a true war story. However ironically, towards the middle of the story, us as
If I remember correctly, the reason that caused the anti-vietnam war in the domestic(U.S) is because people are more aware of the war due to television as well as photography. If people
The main message of the comic, “A Short History of America”, is the change of America over time. For example, the first picture shows beautiful nature, then as the pictures continue they show that a house gets built. The pictures go on to show more houses that make a town, and eventually the town turns into a modern city. As an audience member, I would define my position as neutral, because I don’t know where I stand. For instance, I agree that the author Robert Crumb showed his audience that America really did change over time, but on the other hand not ALL of America looks like the city he depicted.
Historically, the original debate can be situated “within the period of détente and [the 1973] oil crisis” (Manners and Diez 2007, 177). Initially, Civilian Power (CP) was a vague concept, which possibly explains why the concept became so popular (Orbie 2006, 123-124). An academic debate erupted where scholars attempted to define CPE. According to Duchêne, the goal of CPE is to “bring to international problems the sense of common responsibility and structures of contractual politics” (1973, 19-20). In other words, by introducing pluralist rules, the Hobbesian international system would be transformed into a Grotian international society (Wichmann 2010,
Capitalism and Consumerism of Peace symbolism in the 20th century In the 20th century, when posters and newspapers were the main sources of news content, symbolism played a major influence on people 's motivation. While researching texts written about peace in the 20th century, there were two very distinct views on peace symbolism: pre-World War II perspective and post-World War II(WWII) perspective. In this paper, I try to argue how dramatization of peace symbolism was used for war propaganda and justifying the capitalism and democracy.
Primary sources are documents written by those who experienced a particular event first hand. They help students understand what it was like to live through certain occasions and allows them to comprehend what all is happening besides the fighting in the war. These sources give insight and more detailed experiences that one would not learn through a textbook or even in school. Textbooks tend to leave out significant events that are important in the history of the United States. "
Professor and philosopher, Jason Zinser, in “The Good, the Bad and The Daily Show” addresses the topic of “fake” news, and tries to decide if shows such as The Daily Show are good resources for people to use. Are these shows a suitable replacement for "real" news? In the article he states that “fake” news shows have their “virtues and vices”. At the end of the article, Zinser believes that as a whole the shows helps the viewers learn about current events. Zinser uses ethical appeal, logical appeal, and emotional appeal to help get his point across to the readers.
The sixties, were they good or bad for America? In my opinion, I believe the sixties was good for America. For example, television shows were expanding their genres instead of just showing white picket fences around the same looking house in every show, like Ozzie and Harriet or Father Knows Best, television companies were showing how different people lived their lives. Also, women were not wearing pearl necklaces and dresses down to their knees anymore, instead they were wearing more scandalous outfits, like Ginger from Gilligan’s Island, to show that times were moving on and people were too.