In Lerner (2002), commented to Lerner’s way to talk; if you don’t stop trying to talk like me, I will kill you, unnerstan’ what I’m saying. Over the years that Lerner passed in jail he learned more and more about how the system works. Being around people that do or sell drugs influenced Lerner to get involved by selling drugs. The reason that, he did not want to demonstrate fear while he was in prison, caused him to do things that he would not normally do. The authors did not realize the transformation that he went through while behind bars, for the reason that he was not trying to change but only adapt to his new environment.
This also relates to Bergmann’s quote in the beginning of this essay, as this ongoing drug trade changes how the young people in the society view the length of natural life and timely death. Gun violence directly cuts off the future life and aspirations for the criminal and the victim, as one’s life is cut short by death while the other’s is cut short by life in jail. This endemic gun violence and the early deaths and prison sentences create a scenario where as Bergmann describes “there are few living models of the drug-hustling adult to which young drug dealers turn in Detroit.” This is also present in Dude’s own life as his own brother’s life is cut short by his life long prison sentence as a direct cause of the drug trade. This instead causes him to take part in this same trade.
Along classic plot devices such as “Deus ex machina” or “The Red Herring”, the “Hero’s Journey”—proposed by Christopher Vogler is a structural device prevalent in literature and film more often than one could think. Adapted from the “Hero’s Journey”, Jay Clayton’s “Romance Narrative Cycle” too outlines the development of a hero as he/she undergoes a quest facing obstacles and trials posed through the different phases. The film 21 Jump Street portrays Morton Schmidt (along partner Greg Jenko), as he undergoes his transformation into a hero. The transformation follows both Clayton and Vogler’s classic structure, incorporating comedy into the traditional romance narrative. Schmidt’s main objective as he initiates his quest is to infiltrate a drug operation to prevent more teens from overdosing on the lethal drug HFS and prove he is a worthy cop, however, along the way is faced with trials that cause him to stray from his quest.
The film Glory, is a true story based on the diaries of Robert Gould Shaw. The movie is about the Massachusetts 54th Regiment. The first black regiment to fight in the Civil War. The army was made up of black soldiers both free men and escaped slaves. Men that did not have to fight volunteered to fight for many reasons.
The sheriff seems to be the only ethical officer in the area. The rest of them are corrupt in the movie the incident of the officer Murray shot a couple of African- American teens, because he had believed that he was being shot at. Another officer named Jack then plants a weapon in the vehicle to get Murray out of trouble. Another officer suggests that the officer that shot the men to fake his own suicide because of the fear that what he did will have bad results. Another officer Joey Randone gets into a fight with a suspect and thrown off the roof as Donlan watches and does nothing as revenge.
This essay will tackle the topic of substance use disorder as a psychology topic. The film that will be reviewed for the topic is 28 Days. This is a film written by Susannah Grant and written by Betty Thomas. The film stars Sandra Bullock as a columnist for a New York newspaper (Thomas). In the film, Bullock acts as Gwen Cummings, an alcoholic forced to attend rehab for 28 days.
It appears there is a code of loyalty among those who are a part of the LAPD. One can see there is a close relationship between the members of law enforcement even through all the foul language, crude jokes, and the occasional pranks. An example of the social control theory is shown at Miguel’s funeral and Brian’s wedding. In each incident, there is a great police presence to support their fellow officers.
Glory: Directed by Edward Zwick, Columbia TriStar Motion Picture Group, 1989. 122 Minutes Reviewed by Mike Edward Zwick’s Glory is a movie in which the balance between entertainment and history was perfectly managed. He uses the letters sent by contemporary Col. Robert G. Shaw to his wealthy family back in Massachusetts as the historical foundation of the movie while imagining conversations between characters. Through Col. Shaw’s eye, we are able to uncover the birth, the development, and the end of the 54th Massachusetts Regiment, the first colored regiment fought in Civil War. Just like any other war movie, Glory has several battle scenes that were unpleasantly bloody, yet they managed to stay authentic.
During the process, he stressed the importance of brotherhood within a unit, and how “rats” are shunned by the station as a whole. The examples of police misconduct during the documentary were dishonesty, abuse of power, and police brutality. Dishonesty was a consistent topic throughout the duration of the documentary due to the double-life Michael was living. While serving his country as a police officer, Michael was in control of a cocaine ring. He used his uniform and his partner, to play vital roles in his quest for wealth.
Freedom Summer was a campaign initiated by civil rights activists, with the intention to reverse de jure discrimination and focused on the issue that blacks weren’t registered to vote. Stanley Nelson Jr.’s 2014 Freedom Summer documentary, emphasized the evolution of a movement that shaped how blacks were treated in Mississippi, as paralleled by Barbour and Wright, the nation was looking at “this sort of discrimination [that] most blacks in the South faced. Especially in rural areas, blacks and whites lived and worked side by side, but by law they used separate facilities.” In June of 1964, a revolution unfolded before America’s eyes. The series of events that occurred, this particular summer in Mississippi, were ruthless acts of intimidation,
2 Ethical Theories in Crimes and Misdemeanors Crimes and Misdemeanors, directed by Woody Allen, is considered a tribute to Dostoevsky’s Crimes and Punishments. The movie focuses on two subplots, one on a successful physician, Judah Rosenthal, who despite a happy family life hides a deep secret; and the other on an unsuccessful filmmaker Clifford Stern, whose wife convinces him to work on a documentary about her brother, a successful TV producer. The two plots meet at the end. Judah makes arrangements to get Delores killed by a hit man. This is an- alyzed from the consequential and non-consequential viewpoints.
The ' 'Boiler Room ' ' tells the story of an ambitious young man 's rise, fall and redemption. The main character in this movie, Seth Davis is a 19-year-old Queens College dropout. For all of Seth Davis 's life, he has wanted to become a millionaire and to rebuild relationships or earn respect of his father, Marty a New York City federal judge. When he attains to become millionaire, however, he has endangered his chances for earning respect form his father. He runs an illegal casino in his apartment near the campus to ingratiate the college students.
The proverbial stomach is in knots—wringing itself worn and casted. Something is not right. Hair stands on edge, gooseflesh emerged, palms secrete sweat, whilst throat is clenched. Something is not right. A banjo plays softly, a tendril of nostalgia, comfort in its own right settles in, but as voices join in melodious chorus; that creeping fear is back in full swing.
For God sake, anyone would want to get his second chance if he got something to be fixed in his past life. One of the prominent novels by Mitch Albom, For One More Day gives its readers a very big impact in life after reading it. Since that the novel gets good feedbacks from the readers, a director, Lloyd Kramer takes the initiative to take For One More Day novel to another level which is a movie. The movie is starring by two top stars in the film industry which are Michael Imperioli as Chick Benetto and Ellen Burstyn as Chick’s mother, Posey Benetto. The movie is about Chick who was deeply in depressed situation after his mother passed away.
The film, Broke Back Mountain, begins in the sumer of 1963 in Wyoming. To men, Ennis Del Mar and Jack Twist, start a job protecting and transporting sheep on Broke Back Mountain. They are hypermasculine rustic cowboys which is what their society has said they are suppose to be. Soon, however they discover they have feelings for each other. The society completely forbids homosexuality and is brutal to those who engage in such activities.