Introduction According to most people, To Kill a Mockingbird is one of the greatest American novels with a saddening story that chronicles the trials of Atticus and his siblings, young Scout and Jem Finch. It’s fascinating to put emphasis on the fact that the stories of both the novel and the film take place in Maycomb, Alabama. When it was turned to a film, the director had to struggle with the challenges of creating a screenplay founded on the content of another medium. It’s hard to turn fictional characters into real people.
On September 20, 1984, the Cosby Show made airways and forever changed the general population views on gender roles and race on television. Shows in the 1980s and 1970s were still perpetuated outdated gender stereotypes and televise them, for the American audience to perceive as “normal”. The Cosby Show went against the typical gender and racial stereotypes of African Americans on television. The show reshapes the four basic elements of gender stereotypes such as personality traits, domestic behaviors, occupations, and physical appearance” (“Gender Roles and Stereotypes”). The episode “Back to school”, The school season has begun and each of the children is having a different perspective on the school they attended.
Fritz the Cat (1972) is a film about the 60s. Being the first animated feature to receive an X rating, Fritz the Cat attempts to unveil all the violence, sex, racism, and disillusionment of the 1960s through an unfiltered, and debatably unfocused, lens. Ralph Bakshi is the director behind this film, and he aimed to show that the 60s was not a very perfect era, but in fact quite hypocritical one. Fritz the Cat and the numerous people that surround him are, for the most part, confused souls with often ill-informed ideas about the world around them, and this is present right near the beginning of the film.
The film deals with themes of alienation, loneliness, isolation and feeling trapped the generation gap and romance. Nichols portrays these themes effectively through using mise en scene, editing and sound which draws the viewer into the entertaining movie filled with melodrama. In this movie the main character is Ben Bradock, who is 21 years of age. He
By focusing on one story among many, Di Tella works beyond a stereotyped view of the militant. Ana leads Di Tella to different filming locations, all the while offering explanations, anecdotes, and even doubts. She narrates a series of discrete episodes: from the impact that Gillo Pontecorvo’s (1919–2006) The Battle of Algiers (1966) had on both militants and their captors, to her ambiguous relationship with one of the Navy’s most sinister villains. She also tells about the clandestine life she lived with her husband, Juan Silva, whom she saw for the last time in
22659 Mrs. Murawski American Lit Honors - Period 2 Sunday, December 14th, 2015 Influences of unreliability and reliability There is always that one friend that can never tell a story straight, There’s always loopholes, missing pieces and biases within the stories. These people are unreliable narrators. The unreliable narrators that we encounter day to day are ones that can’t be trusted. In The Catcher in the Rye, Holden Caulfield has many influences that make him unreliable narrator throughout his journey in the story such as his profanity, his immaturity and the way he speaks the readers. To begin, Holden Caulfield in the story uses many different ways to express his feeling to us specifically in profanity.
He uses cinematic techniques such as close up camera movements to show emotion and to display facial expressions of the characters, using non- diegetic sound to make the films seem like everything isn’t as it seems, and lastly, he uses flashback and lighting to establish mood. In many of Tim Burton’s films, he uses close-up shots to display facial expressions of the characters. He mostly used close-up shots in his personal film,
Prompt #3: “ Sonny’s Blues” ( James Baldwin, 1957). In the story, the characters come in conflict with the culture in which he lives. Working Thesis: In my opinion most stories as conflict with one or more of the characters in the story, but how the characters deal with conflict will shapes the theme of a story and if they were to have done something different the theme would change or won’t change. When Sonny was about as old as the boys in classes had been bright and open, there was a lot of copper in it; and he’d had wonderfully direct brown eyes, and great gentleness and privacy.
For instance, in his childhood, Amir is constantly competing with Hassan for Baba’s attention and love. This leads to his lack of action when he witnesses Hassan’s rape. His regret for not interfering when it happened and hiding his misguided choice infect his mind even in his adult life six years later when he moves to America. With a few exceptions, people simultaneously embody evil and good in their life; Hosseini demonstrates this with Amir, who is convinced that he himself is evil, and spends most of the book struggling to redeem himself so he can finally realize he is not wicked after all.
Robinson points out that “[s]elf-control and control of others is not the route toward social power; it is, instead, a certain path toward ulcers, cancer, mental breakdown, and pain” (134), a path Carolyn is definitely walking on. According to critic Kevin Lewin, “[y]ou can't help feeling that Lester typifies thousands of frustrated American men who occasionally flip during their mid-life crises and become something their families no longer recognise” (n.p.), referring to his journey and ‘weird’ behavirous; however, Lester does not recognise his wife either. “Christ, Carolyn! When did you become so... joyless?”, he wonders after Carolyn prefers a clean “four thousand dollar sofa upholstered in Italian silk” (American Beauty) over getting intimate with her husband possibly spilling beer on it.
Eric Rentschler, a Harvard University professor of German cinema and history, has written countless pieces of works surrounding the Third Reich era. Books like West German Film in the Course of Time (1984) displayed how the Germans used cinema to portray their lives during the late 1930’s up to the time of Hitler taking power. His article on Jew Süss (1940) discussed how Veit Harlan supplied a survey of historical occurrences with the use of anti-Semitic features. He also displayed the real face of the Jewish population, and used dissolves and shadowing to illustrate the approaching cruelty and mass killings of European Jewry.
If you look skid row up in the dictionary, the definition is clear: a poor part of town or city where people who are homeless or who drink too much often go. The midnight mission first opens its door in 1914, this area has been plagued with the same issues for far too long. It’s amazing that these types of issues are ignored by the majority of society. The midnight mission has a wonderful program to give people that are on skid row a purpose again.
The documentary, A Death of One’s Own, explores the end of life complexities that many terminal disease patients have to undergo in deciding on dying and dignity. It features three patients, their families, and caregivers debating the issue of physician-assisted suicide or pain relief than may speed up death. One character, Jim Witcher has ALS and knows the kind of death he is facing and wants to control its timing. Kitty Rayl is suffering from terminal cancer and wants to take advantage of her state’s Death with Dignity Act and take medication to terminate her life. Ricky Tackett, on the other hand, has liver failure and together with his family and caregiver agrees on terminal sedation to relieve his delirium and pain.
The Mask You Live In, produced by Jennifer Newsom, published on January 25, 2015, represented by the Representation Project, is a documentary that summarizes how boys are shaped into men, according to society. The movie is intended on how most boys tend to hide their emotions, starting in early manhood, because society portrays men as being weak and how men should show their dominance. The documentary also portrays on athletic ability and economic success. Newsom proves in this documentary that boys should not hide their true emotions and they should come out for who they really are.