In a historically based film, the first thing to look at is its accuracy. Michael Bay has told the media that he has done far more research for this film than any other media outlet. This is arguably true, as he has met with the CIA, interviewed several of the CIA contractors and obviously worked with the writer of the book. However, upon the release of the film, the CIA Chief of Station, who publicly identified himself as “Bob”, told news sources that one of the most important plot points was incorrect. He claimed that the Chief never ordered the team to stand down, which was a costly call.
The film “Argo”, directed by Ben Affleck, re-enacted the events of the Canadian Caper during the Iranian Hostage Crisis (1979-1981) in Tehran, Iran. Not all 53 hostages were captured as six American diplomats escaped and were taken into the care of Ken Taylor, the Canadian Prime Minister at the time, in the Canadian embassy. Taylor and the Canadian government created a plan to help the diplomats escape, however, they needed an intelligence force to back them up, which they didn’t have. The C.I.A was contacted to help Canada get the diplomats back to Canada safely with fake Canadian passports. The C.I.A created the fake movie called “Argo” as well as a fake studio and script.
Charrington, the shopkeeper, seems like a sweet old man, but surprises Winston by being part of the thought police. When the time came, Winston saw Mr. Charrington for the man he was, "he gave Winston a single sharp glance... And then paid no more attention to him...the alert, cold face of a man..." (pg. 224). Orwell made Winston and the reader believe he was a good man, because how could an old man harm anyone? Yet with this, we learn that no one can outsmart Big Brother.
America had lots of changes to make the attacks on September 11, 2001. Little did we know that this would affect the nation for years to come. Shortly after the attacks on 9/11 the Government acted very quickly. As stated in an article by Jaeshin Kim, “The Bush Administration launched the bombing of Afghanistan, and Congress passed the USA PATRIOT Act allowing law enforcement powers to detain foreign nationals or immigrants suspected of terrorism” (Kim 1). In situations as these, the President has no option but to quickly react, so he did.
Ender leads the soldier prized efficiency list, even though he had not taken a single shot (Card 91). He is the platoon leader for the Phoenix Army (Card 139). Ender’s technique is so strong that without putting any effort, his reputation has already put him on top. Finally, Enders technique is successful when demolishing difficulties is proven when he defeats Bonzo in the showers. With classic technique, Ender acts if he was scared of Bonzo, and pleads for him not to hurt him.
What Scorsese did differently was that he made male protagonists vulnerable again, just like they were in the old mobster movie days, but in a bit more realistic way Scorsese produces movies in a way that, according to Kolker, he „Determines our point of view and our emotional and intellectual attachment to the film. We are therefore, scarcely allowed any separation from what the central character is seeing.“ (218). He even does this directly by breaking the fourth wall twice in Goodfellas, and therefore making us feel as though we are the acomplices in all the things that were happening in the film. And we all know that it is very hard to judge ourselves effectively. Furthermore, Scorsese shows us how Henry Hill in Goodfellas lives the life of a gangster and finally gets away from it succesfully.
For example, the narrator said “I then replaced the boards so cleverly, so cunningly, that no human eye -- not even his -- could have detected anything wrong”, but later he started feeling too confident and invited the officers to sit down and stay just as they were about to leave (Poe 3). He became too excited and placed his chair right above the body under the floorboards and was lowkey bragging about how well he hid the body. If he had just let the officers leave, he would have gotten away with murdering the old man but since he believed his skills were untouchable, he confessed. Thus, when he was too confident in his work he showed a side of his schizophrenia that caused him to get
They would listen to the conversations with recording devices hidden disguised as electrical outlets. One agent infamous for watching so much was White himself. White was so consumed by his curiosity to know if the experiments would be a success that he regularly sat in a room sitting on a toilet drinking cocktails because he didn’t want to miss a moment. According to History.com White wrote a letter to Gottlieb that stated “Of course I was a very minor missionary, actually a heretic, but I toiled wholeheartedly in the vineyards because it was fun, fun, fun. Where else could a red-blooded American boy lie, kill and cheat, steal, deceive, rape and pillage with the sanction and blessing of the
It also introduced paranoia in the media and brought about a popularity in science fiction and controversial television that effected literature, society, and the minds of the people. Although “The Twilight Zone” impacted modern television it also differs from modern television in distinct ways. At the time of being aired “The Twilight Zone” was in black and white and provided standalone episodes with no general plot line which had not been done before. It also focused on science fiction, the future, and the impossible whereas modern television likes to focus on reality and realistic fiction. Modern television also focuses on shock value rather than intellectual value.
Suddenly, over 12,000 troops were patrolling the streets of Québec. They arrested 497 suspected nationalists; however, only 62 were convicted. The next day, October 16, Trudeau brought the WMA into effect. This act allowed the government and law enforcement to make arrests and conduct searches without warrants. This decision proved controversial as many said it turned the province into a police state.
As important as the terrorist part of the scandal is, there is more crucial parts to this event in history that is relevant for today. It is relevant for today, because I don’t believe that America learned it’s lesson- I don’t know we ever will! America dealing with Iran and Iraq back then obviously had a lot of problems, but America today has many more problems that are getting out of hand. Some may be wondering why that is, but look at our rulers. Looking over the past Presidential reigns, we haven’t had a solid president since Reagan!
More and more police are being caught on camera shooting unarmed citizens, throwing bombs into cribs during no-knock, warrantless entries, and causing the general public to lose faith in a system of governance originally set up to protect and serve. The likelihood of a people waking up anytime soon from this haze is highly debatable. This, is where the idea of America begins to fall apart. On the day of July 17th, 2014, Eric Garner while in violation in local city ordinance, happened to experience this new police state mentality. Bystanders were both
After the deal was made and Iran got the weapons, the hostages were released. Quickly after this release, more hostages were captured instead. There was a paper written in 1983 about the secret trade between Iran and President Reagan, this paper was the cause of Congress getting involved in the situation. The report was confirmed and an investigation