Carmen Castillo’s film, La Flaca Alejandra, helps to recreate the memory of the dictatorial past in order to contribute to the collective memory of the country. This film also helps reconstruct Marcia Merino’s own memory and identity. The film offers a survivor’s perspective and memory through their retelling of the trauma they endured and their collaboration with the DINA, Dirección de Inteligencia Nacional. La Flaca Alejandra is an example of how the official narrative of the dictatorial past is challenged and how survivors expose a new “truth” (their truth) through their memory and add on to the “memory box” of Chile.
According to her the only way to end war is unmaking masculinity. She further adds that this kind of change is already in process through the men who oppose and say no to combat and transform their lives into a new kind of humanity. But the work of Kathleen Barry also has some shortcomings like: - In reality it is very difficult to separate combat ethic from the military’s time immemorial emphasis on face-to-face killing.
Begin the book, with the infamous Aaron Burr and Alexander Hamilton duel to entice readers, Ellis shows the underlining factors of the duel as well as intensity of American politics. Ellis displays Col. Burr’s reasoning for his challenge “ And it is perfectly possible that Burr’s smoldering hatred for Hamilton had reached such intensity, that once he had his tormentor standing helplessly in his sights, no rational calculation of his own best interests was operative at all.” Not only did American politicians viciously and tactfully undermine each other, but also encouraged staff members, “ In the meantime, Adams made one of the biggest mistakes of his presidency by keeping most of Washington's cabinet members as his own. They all had more loyalty to Hamilton than to the new president, and would continue to work against Adams's plans.”
Stayin’ Alive: How Adaptations Have Kept Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde Relevant in the 21st Century Adaptations are away of keeping classic content relevant in today’s society. Robert Louis Stevenson’s Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde is no exception. This 1886 story is still relevant in the current century through current event political messages and the theme of duality. Before discussing the adaptations of Jekyll and Hyde, understanding the definition of adaptation is crucial.
Tim O’Brien never lies. While we realise at the end of the book that Kiowa, Mitchell Sanders and Rat Kiley are all fictional characters, O’Brien is actually trying to tell us that there is a lot more truth hidden in these imagined characters than we think. This suggests that the experiences he went through were so traumatic, the only way to describe it was through the projection of fictional characters. O’Brien explores the relationship between war experiences and storytelling by blurring the lines between truth and fiction. While storytelling can change and shape a reader’s opinions and perspective, it might also be the closest in helping O’Brien cope with the complexity of war experiences, where the concepts like moral and immorality are being distorted.
Postmodernism is a self-reflexive vehicle of modernism that explores ideologies around concepts of popular culture, high and low art, and the state of the world after the modernist movement. In this essay I will explain how postmodernism, through review and re-conceptualizing, is able to celebrate modernist ideology by using the platform modernism has set up for postmodern techniques to create meaning in narrative. I will be discussing this address through the Shane Black film, Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (USA, 2005). Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (USA, 2005), is a hybrid crime-comedy film that uses the film noir detective narrative style in a postmodern mode. The film reflects a number of stylistic elements portrayed in the James Bond franchise, with a fusion
He’s the perfect person to direct “Elite Squad”, which follows the BOPE police unit. This is a special forces group specializing in urban warfare in Brazil’s favelas. It’s shot in handheld-style, like an insider’s view of the inner power struggles of the unit. It also captures the war BOPE wages on the country’s urban poor. “Elite Squad” won the Golden Bear at the Berlin Film Festival, so put it on your list.
Though centuries apart, both the authors of Odyssey and the Storyteller: Homer and Mario Llosa respectively used the idea of quest and perseverance to highlight its importance to the characters in both stories. The Storyteller just like the Odyssey has several characters with different quest at various times. The most important quest in the storyteller perhaps is identity reservation and self-assimilation Saul Zuratas took to defend and identify as a Machiguenga. This character started out as an avid supporter of the cultural preservation of the Machiguenga Tribe. For example, Saul describe his views on the colonizing quest the linguists are taking as detrimental to the cultural identity of the tribe because it leads to “acculturation.”
The analogy between the founding father of Macondo and authorship has another dimension. The establishment of this fictional town is in itself a postcolonial trait as it clearly shows that Marquez was actually trying to depict the history of Latin America through Macondo. It is also an allegory of the cultural, social and political life of Latin America. It enacts the process of founding a new kind of society unknown to Western Culture. The limits of Macondo trace a social allegory, showing that the energies, which are frustrated in the reality of Latin America, can be released in fiction and that fiction can stave off the inhibitions on which society is founded.
Stereotypes are the main reason of the misconception of Hispanic, but are repeatedly use in cinema. As a matter of fact, many popular cultural cliché are used in films, such as “sombreros and […] Mexicans consuming only the three diet staples of chile, tacos, and liquor” (Hernandez). This suggest that cultural aspect of Hispanic’s life are showed in movie. However, there are often overused and become, by the same occasion, stereotypes, or they are used to make fun of Latinos.