In conclusion, all three movies, and the era of the “Buck” in Blaxploitation film: the white man’s perception of the all-powerful brutal black man. Shaft, Spade, and Slade were rebellious black men, who loved women, they weren’t slaves, had a confident grandeur about them. “With the release of Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song and Shaft (Parks, 1971), audiences witnessed a representational revolution where black masculinity, previously associated with impotence, now became synonymous with Machismo” (Sauers A. (21012). The Black Buck Brute had been redefined and gave a nation of people a new perspective on the African American
In the film, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, some of the natural rhythms of the moving screen objects would be one of the first few scenes when they’re riding on the bike because they seemed happy and goofy and the music sounded like it was also very light and happy. You can find an example of the editor or director doing this by looking at scene 18:30 in the movie. In the film, the music plays a big role especially in the three big scenes where the editor decided to play the sort of musical like song pieces when they’re trying to show that both Sundance and Butch were happy, carefree, and just not having to worry. The music was added on to represent the emotion of Butch and Sundance and also in what situations they were in or what was
The Abolitionists Growing up as a Christian I never could understand how people claimed to be saved or god’s servant but yet can discriminate against skin color. I was taught God is of love regardless of skin color, size or how the person looks. Such as Caucasians with African Americans and even so how could they attend church but yet have slave servants in their home? As shown in the documentary most of the film was a conflict about slavery and the few whites that was against it. Such as “Angelina Grimké” a Caucasians female Christian who despised slavery and watch her parents live with it with no moral or self-respected.
The Cold War is often seen as a dark time in American history, not just because of the international conflict, but because of the strife it caused within the United States itself. During the Cold War, the general culture in America was fearful and paranoid about the rise and spread of Communism within their society. One example of how this hysteria manifested is illustrated in the movie, Trumbo, which tells the story of when the Hollywood industry blacklisted famous writer Dalton Trumbo, along with other workers in the industry, who were connected to Communism. Dalton Trumbo and his associates faced bigotry and were effectively attacked for standing by their ideals, which was a reflection of how American culture had changed at that time. By
The movie "The Lone Ranger" is an American western action film that tells the story of a two men subduing local villainy and bringing justice to the American Old West. The story centers on the recollections of a Comanche Native American Tonto and the adventures that found lawman John Reid transform into the Lone Ranger, a legendary hero of the Old West. Tonto and John both have a common enemy, Butch Cavendish, an outlaw who killed their families and tribes. The construction of the Transcontinental Railroad played an important role in this movie. A railroad tycoon, Latham Cole, wanted to take complete control over the railroad company and used mined silver to gain power.
The show Band of Brothers was produced by Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks who, at the time, recently had success with a World War II film entitled Saving Private Ryan. Spielberg and Hanks used their expertise on war films to craft the exceptional television series Band of Brothers which originally aired on HBO in 2001. The show follows “Easy” Company, 2nd Battalion, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, of the 101st Airborne Division, from the moment they begin their training to the moment their deployment ends. Throughout the show we see the men of “Easy” Company mature a thousand times over. The men experience love, loss, and death at rate that is inconceivable to someone that has never experienced the theatre of war.
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid is a 1969 American Western film directed by George Roy Hill and written by William Goldman (who won the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay for the film). Construct freely with respect to certainty, the film recounts the account of Wild West bandits Robert LeRoy Parker, referred to history as Butch Cassidy (Paul Newman), and his accomplice Harry Longabaugh, the "Sundance Kid" (Robert Redford), as they relocate to Bolivia while on the keep running from the law looking for a more fruitful criminal profession. In 2003, the film was chosen for protection in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being "socially, truly, or tastefully critical. That disclaimer toward the start of the film, a variety of the commonplace "in view of a genuine story," is offhanded.
In the book SlaughterHouse-Five, the main character Billy Pilgrim, is an anti-hero who jump travels through time and past events in his mind. Billy’s definition of what is going on is that he has “come unstuck in time.” (Slaughterhouse-five 1) The looming question is if the travels that billy experiences are actually true. Could a person actually know what is going to happen before it does, or jump from one moment to the next…
While watching this movie it does not take long to realize that most of the characters are black men. Also the communication style between the characters is very different from an average American that may be watching the movie. Through viewing the culture and communication styles of the characters it is very easy to tell that the director of the film has some experience in this type of life style. A good example of this is when Tre tells the story about hooking up with a girl. He tells a story about sneaking into a girl’s house then the grandma coming in and almost catching him (Singleton, 1991).
In Stagecoach, the prostitute and outlaw Dallas and Ringo defy society’s definition of what it means to be a “bad guy” versus a “good guy.” Each is a victim of circumstance having lost their families to murderers. Through their actions both together and apart, they prove to be good people. This illustrates that society judges people by their jobs, not by their characters. This shows that the movie makers think civilization is bad.
Jumping the Broom is a light-hearted comedy about two African American families joining together for a wedding weekend to celebrate the marriage of Jason Taylor and Sabrina Watson at her wealthy family’s estate in Massachusetts. After Jason and Sabrina meet in Manhattan, the two start dating, and a short five months later they become engaged. Jason comes from a blue-collar family in Brooklyn, but became a successful businessman working on Wall Street. Jason’s mother, Mrs. Taylor, is a postal worker and is deemed as lower class, whereas Sabrina’s parents both come from wealthy families and lead an upper class lifestyle. When the two families’ get together for the first time at Sabrina’s family’s estate on Martha’s Vineyard, their class division becomes quite apparent and conflict quickly ensues.
One of the most inaccurate details of the movie was the fact that they used longbows, this is very ironic because the longbows didn’t even come out until the 15 century “The earliest known English reference to a "longbow" appears in the 15 century”. The second crusade was about 3 centuries after the longbows was invented. This being said, the movie was very inaccurate by putting in the longbows, making us assume that they were already made. People really didn’t even use the longbows until the past few years and now that they are becoming ice was not used until the early 1800s. So that being said it could not be possible for them to use ice in the second crusade being that the second crusade was in the 1100.
The Crow, Film Analysis The Crow by David Schow is a dramatic story about the avenger from a grave who came to this world to execute the ones who took his life and the life of his fiancé. The eternal opposition of good and bad forces encourages the viewer to accompany the main hero in the quest of love and justice. The film engages the audience’s eye and emotions with the content of the film along with its visual exposition. 1.
Kylie Mawn Professor Rodais CINE 121 Midterm 4 March 2018 Question 1: Citizen Kane (Orson Welles, 1941) is a film that is well known for pushing cinematic boundaries in many ways. One commonly recognized technique in Welles’ film is deep focus photography. Deep focus photography is used in films to allow everything in a shot to be in focus at once. Typical, only specific characters or objects are in focus in any given frame in order to guide the audience’s attention in a scene, but deep focus can bring a new level of sophistication to a shot.
From the movie choice given, I have choose The Shawshank Redemption. This movie is a 1994 America film directed by Frank Darabont based on Stephen King’s short story “Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption” The Shawshank Redemption is a well-written story that portrays patience, loyalty and hope. With amazing and interesting story and the characters it has make the film extra extraordinary, something that many other movies are lack of.