These movies, over 40 years apart, touch on similar topics of race and stereotypes. However, the more recent sheds a positive light on the cast, giving positive traits to the characters. The black characters are not seen as a cut out archetype, but rather an individual dealing with life events. The movie is shown to the audience, each individual takes away a unique moral. Even though the intended lesson can be misread, the fact there is a moral is enough.
Atticus Finch was selected as the greatest movie hero by the American Film Institute ahead of many characters whom we more often recognize as “traditional” heroes because in the movie he was one of the few white people that supported blacks. Back then, many people didn’t treat black people well and since, Atticus stood up for Tom, a black man he is known to be a hero even though he didn’t win the case. He was selected amongst many characters because he did a brave thing….Atticus Finch is heroic because he didn’t care what other people thought about him and he defended a black man, named Tom for being accused of hurting a girl. Atticus knew he didn’t have much chance of winning the case because the jury was white, but he still tried to help
He was the Martin Luther King of baseball; he broke the color barrier. The plot of 42 shows how times were hard ,but people had to keep moving forward. While the plot in Remember the Titans made people very happy and is a very popular movie, but the plot just doesn't really show how hard it
The Bronze Screen introduced both positive and negative portrayals of Latinas and Latinos in film. While there are plenty of positive Latino roles in films, Latinos and Latinas should be included in more positive roles because the negative roles Latinos have in films cause negative stereotypes. Positive and negative representations of Latinos in films has always fluctuated throughout history, however the more negative ones seem to always overpower the good ones. The film, “The Bronze Screen”, gave many examples of the negative roles Latinos played in films throughout film history. Early films included Latino actors, however they did not always have a lead role or even a positive one.
Many laws that were great and helped the African Americans. The southern did believe in these laws and many of were not followed. The Radical Republicans were thinking in the right direction and many African Americans supported them. Change was limited by the fact that south did let the Africans Americans vote and increasing violence against them. Still the 13th and 14th Amendments were passed even if the Southern Democrats didn’t agree because this will lead to change that allows other discriminated groups.
An American is brave, welcoming, and judgmental. Americans tend to have great qualities, but like anyone else they have a few bad ones. These qualities don’t mean that everyone is brave or welcoming or judgmental. It is just a general statement. I know others might feel differently but in this essay I give my reasoning on why I believe that Americans are brave, welcoming, and judgmental.
I really enjoyed this documentary, even though it was pretty depressing. You would think there would be some moment of hope for change, but if you thought that; then you were wrong. But this documentary was 100 % true and sometimes the truth isn’t all nice and sweet. It was shocking how the documentary started with a funeral, you would never think that an educational documentary would start off so weird. However, their funerals aren’t like boring American funerals.
T being a sellout. Obviously, the 1980’s were a very different time, and the portrayal of African Americans in mainstream media has changed considerably since then for the better, with black people now having a much wider range of leading roles available as well as better representation at award shows. Since this poem was written in 2002, it is easy for the speaker to look back and label Mr. T as a negative role model due to his cooperation in demeaning roles; but I do not think that it is fair to look at Mr. T in this condescending way because the fact that he was able to win the uphill battle of achieving success in Hollywood during a time when it was much less considerate toward black people is impressive, even if the means by which Mr. T attained such success were controversial. All in all, Terrance Hayes’s “Mr. T-” may be harsh, but at least it advocates the pursuit of positive role models for the African American youth, which, fortunately, is what America now has a larger supply
With lines such as “ Oh, beautiful for spacious skies” and “For purple mountain majesties” as the song states, it would be hard to hate this uplifting song (Bates). Although this song is beautiful and filled with gleeful words that is not what America is about. In America freedom was fought for and it wasn’t always pretty. The Star Spangled Banner talks about the war and the struggles that got Americans where they are today. The hardships America faced is what makes America so strong and prideful.
While reading non-professional reviews, there are a lot of people that bash rappers for trying to make movies. Many say that 50 cent did a horrible job of acting in this film, but I honestly think he played the role well. He was not actor of the year or anything special but he did great. So his acting is not something I would change in this movie as most people suggest, but the downfall of this movie came from having some over dramatized scenes that would be a little too long. Also the dialogue was good but could've been way better if it gave us more emotion when speaking to each other.