Jindabyne utilises conventions and ideas from the drama genre to communicate these central themes exploring the film 's significance in the context of Australia as a post-colonial society.
In Drinking Coffee Elsewhere, the major theme that develops is a loss of innocence. This loss of innocence is a common theme in many of the stories including Brownies, Our Lady of Peace, Speaking in Tongues, and Geese. In the first story Brownies, there is a troop of black girl scouts and a troop of white girl scouts going camping. The black girl scouts have always looked at the white girls as different, and were calling them names. “They smell like Chihuahuas.” At the beginning of the story, all the girls are still “little children” and innocent. This all changes when one of the white girls from troop 909 calls one of the black girls a nigger. When the black girls heard of this, they decided to seek revenge on the white girls. When the troop
Through its trite, and grating production, the cinematic buffoonery of Rachel Perkins’ 2010 adaption of Jimmy Chi’s Bran Nue Dae ineptly depicts an assortment of racial and religious stereotypes and sexual innuendos. The film is a feeble excuse for a 1960’s nostalgic Bollywood inspired musical. It shoots for light-hearted satire but ultimately proves staggeringly unavailing.
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be vietnamese during the vietnam war. Well I will tell you about the perseverance that one of them faces, her name is Ha. Ha is a ten year old vietnamese girl during the vietnam war. She has to go through a lot, has to preserver through a lot, and has to change a lot to be able to live. One part I find disgusting is when one of her brothers keeps a dead baby chick in his pocket because it is one of the only things he has left from home. When in a tent city they had to watch movies about Bruce Lee were brother Vu I think would translate it. All of what this is about is perseverance Which is what I will be talking about.
In the story it begins with the men discussing how to get girls into their camps, and Fossie then mentions how he's bringing his girl over. Mark Fossie and Mary Anne have been together since 6th grade, always talking about how they were going to grow old together. Mark explains how she would be there for 6 weeks, and that its a complicated routine for her to get there. She rides three planes and a helicopter. Mary Anne just graduated high school, and she's blonde, has blue eyes, a cosmetic bag, and a pink sweater. She is FULL of innocence. As she arrives, Kiley tells the story saying that she was extremely curious about everything in Vietnam. In just a few days, she picked up on some Vietnamese, and learned how to clean and use guns. Her girly side disappears, she cuts her hair short, wears a green bandana, drops her feminine habits, and hygiene isn't a big deal to her anymore. Mary Anne learns to shoot morphine, and repair arteries. She is extremely interested about the Vietnamese life. Weeks pass and Mark says she's changed, she rarely laughs and when she does its only because something is truly funny. Then, one night she goes out on an ambush with the Greenies and Mark thinks she is cheating on him. Kiley looks at every bunk and she's nowhere, they search the land and nothing. Finally, the next morning she comes back with black charcoal on her face, and a rifle in her hands. “We’ll talk later, I’m exhausted,”
The Sapphires film is directed by Wayne Blair and produced in 2012. The Sapphires is a beautifully filmed true story based in 1968 about the story of four indigenous women who go by The Sapphires who got picked to sing to the soldiers in the Vietnam war. The scene that is being analysed is 18.15-2o.23 in this scene Gail is singing a gloomy song for the soldiers because she thinks that Dave is dead. This scene is around the end of the movie just before they go back home. The purpose of this scene is to make us feel sorry for the Sapphires because they just witnessed their manager being killed and that they are singing their sorrows out.
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.
Though they are friends, the lives of Pedro Machuca and Gonzalo Infante differ drastically in many aspects including family life, the luxuries they can afford, and the political affiliations chosen by their families. All of which relate to the common everyday life of Chilean citizens during the Allende Presidency, and the Pinochet Dictatorship implemented after the coup d'etat. During this time, the civil unrest never ceased, and life for chileans was generally either good or bad based on social status, income, and party affiliation. Both Machuca and Infante are classic examples of the division inequality of life amongst Chileans, with Machuca being a poor boy who lived in a shanty town, having very little education, and owning very few possessions. Where as Infante is wealthy, has a high end private education, and can afford to buy various luxury items such as brand name shoes and food for his family.
Hidden Figures is an inordinate movie that gives us the lesson that everybody has the potential to do great things if they work hard towards those things. In this movie, an exceptional girl named Katherine is given the chance to go to an extraordinary school so that she can get the education that she needs to fulfill her dream and become an engineer at NASA. The movie showcases the struggles, hard-work, and discrimination that she has to go through while working at NASA.
Hairspray is a musical which stars a good natured overweight teenage who helps integrate the races in a popular teen dance show, the Corny Collins Show, in segregated Baltimore. It focusses on racism and segregation in the 60’s, but has the underlying theme of equality for everyone in spite of their race, class, sexual orientation, gender or outward appearance. Tracy Turnblad, an overweight teenager, finally gets a spot on the “Corny Collins Show”, a teen dance show she has always dreamt of being on. She is disturbed when she finds out the “Negroes” are allowed to dance on the show occasionally. She fights for integration despite being bullied and mocked. She catches the attention of the town’s resident heartthrob, Link, although she is not seen as “conventionally pretty”. Although Hairspray seems to support racial integration and feminism, there are aspects of the movie that prove racist and anti-feminist. I will prove this by highlighting some post-colonial concepts in the movie and using feminist concepts.
In the film Lalee’s Kin, the school superintendent Reggie Barnes, described Tallahatchie county schools as being the worse of worse because they were a level 1 school according to the ITBS. As he pointed out, the system was built to fail these children. He partly blamed the state for not taking responsibility to provide him with the funds needed to hire more qualified teachers and purchase school supplies need to teach their students. He advocated for adequate and identical educational opportunities for students within his school district as the rest of Delta school district had. The state threatened to take over the schools if there was no improvement. He believed in his heart that the issue could only be resolved at local level. As he adequately
The Help is set in Jackson, Mississippi during the 1960s. Skeeter, a southern society girl, interviews the black women who have spent their lives being servants for wealthy white Southern families. There are various scenes throughout the film that show social stratification, racial inequalities, gender inequalities, and class inequalities.
A common question arises in philosophy: are people born good or evil? Many believe that humans have an innate desire to exclude minorities and discriminate against people different from them. Although discriminatory trends are prevalent in society, who’s to say whether it is an inborn or an externally imposed tendency? In her short story “Brownies” ZZ Packer intersperses exposition to show that people are not inherently racist but become this way as a result of experience and communal self-reinforcement; as children lose their innocence, so too do they lose their tolerance. Racism is a learned attribute.
The film techniques such as the hand held camera give viewers an almost real life experience to the film and the soundtrack on the film is all native Australian music. The tension is low but is there when needed and creates a feeling of empathy towards the white family.
Johan, this is a perfect example of how women are treated in the professional world. To men, women are perceived as vulnerable, subordinate, nurturing, and of course caring. Women belong in the home and are not seen as an ideal film star. We hardly see women playing the lead role in a popular A-rated film. Take for example, Pam Grier in Coffy, not only is this movie racist but it is also sexist. Although Pam Grier, is playing the lead role, she was still controlled by men and she had to use her sexuality, in order to survive. On the other hand, men in the film used their titles, masculinity, and good looks in order to impress the women. The film also portrays Pam Grier, an African American female nurse as a prostitute, why is that? Again, women