The Blind Side Film Analysis

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The 1960’s Civil Rights movement was a key event in the process for the African American population of America fighting for equal status, equal opportunities and equal rights to U.S citizenship. The African American population of America had been fighting for their rights and to abolish racial discrimination long before the 1960’s but it was then that the movement peaked and made its biggest impact. African American men and women along with a minority whites that had sympathy for their cause led the movement which was the largest social movements of the 20th century. Before the Civil Rights movement took place the black community of America was oppressed, segregation was heavily in forced in public areas, on public transport and schools and…show more content…
It follows the life of Michael Oher an uneducated, homeless black teenager from the projects of Memphis. Michael Oher is noticed for his size, strength, and athleticism and is given the opportunity to attend Wingate Christian School despite his poor academic ability. Leigh Anne Tuohy played by Sandra Bullock steps in to help Michael when she sees him one night walking the streets alone. Leigh Anne becomes a mother figure to Michael since his own mother is a drug addict. She offers Michael a place to stay, helps him with his education and on the football field where he excels exceptionally and he is offered many college scholarships because of it. The Blind Side is a prime example of a film that has featured an African American actor as the main protagonist but the question must be asked is Michael Oher truly the main protagonist? The second Hollywood film being discussed in this essay is Django, Django was released in 2012 and was directed by Quentin Tarantino. It has an extremely well-known cast including, Leonardo DiCaprio, Jamie Foxx, and Samuel L Jackson. Django played by Jamie Foxx is a black slave in 1858 Texas, who has been separated from his wife and bought by The Speck brothers. He is then liberated and freed by Dr.Shultz a bounty hunter who he befriends and helps find the group of

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