The Great Debaters Summary

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Sonika Rathi Period: 9
Topic 1: Movie Topic Intro
Movie Name: The Great Debaters
Prominent Stars: Denzel Washington, Forest Whitaker, Nate Parker, Jurnee Smollett, and Denzel Whitaker
Basic Setting: The setting took place during 1930’s at American South, Wiley College Texas. During this time period Jim Crow law as well as lynch mobs was very common against the black.
Type of film: Drama based on true story
Topic 2: Plot Summary
• Professor Tolson inviting some of his students to his house to make a debate team auditions. At the auditions some students show up. Prof. Tolson made one by one student to come up and prove their debating skills. Out of all professor choses 4 student which made
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Topic 3: One aspect of filmmaking
The dialogue is an aspect of filmmaking in the Great Debater. There are many inspirable and famous dialogue used through the film. In fact dialogue is what made the debaters to win all the debate fought by them. Also, throughout the film there were dialogue talked about civil rights and the improvement of African American position in society.
Some of the significant dialogues
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James Farmer Jr.: The judge is God. Henry Lowe: And why is he God? James Farmer Jr.: Because, he decides who wins or loses, not my opponent. Henry Lowe: And who is your opponent? James Farmer Jr.: He doesn't exist. Henry Lowe: And why doesn't he exist? James Farmer Jr.: Because, he is a dissenting voice to the truth I speak. (This has been a very significant quote throughout the film since this was told many times. The quote means that you have to do what you need to in order to succeed. Researching what you are doing will help you achieve your goals because it proves what you are talking about is accurate and
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