American films Essays

  • The American Sniper Film Analysis

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    the following questions: 1. How are Iraq and the Iraqi society represented in the film? 2. What is the nature of the representation of the Iraqis as villains in the movie? 3. What is the impact of the representation of the Iraqis as villains in the movie? 4. What is the ideology behind the depiction of the Iraqis as Villains in the film? 1.6 THE REVIEW OF SELECTED TEXT The American Sniper is a drama and action American movie released in 2014. It is directed by Clint Eastwood and written by Jason Hall

  • American Beauty Film Analysis

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    The award-winning film, American Beauty (1999), follows around a plethora of characters that predominantly struggle with their individual identity crisis ' throughout the film. The director, Sam Mendes, is able to create a film that constantly tries to subvert the notion of the American Dream and Family with an overwhelmingly witty and poignant dialogue that emerges through this group of characters. Mendes uses Lester, played by Kevin Spacey, as the poster boy of this uncomfortable transformation

  • Misrepresent African-Americans In Film

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    Film makers continue to misrepresent African-Americans in movies depicting them as characters, such as the brash women, domestic workers, thugs, and the “magical negro”. The brash African American women is depicted as being rude and having an attitude towards people in her immediate surrounding. The brash women in depicted as being loud mouth and not caring for what other people might think of her. These images are bad since people who do not live in close to the African-American community could

  • American Comedy Films Analysis

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    A Contrast of American and Italian Comedy Films Ari Mont IS 220 - Prof. Bini There is no prototypical film from any part of the world, let alone ones with such illustrious histories as the United States and Italy. Yet, because filmmaking is an art that is so dependent on borrowing cinematographic and writing styles from those nearby, it is inevitable that some patterns will emerge. This essay will take a look at two films from the same time and the same genre, one American and one Italian, to

  • Prejudice In The Film 'American History X'

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    Chan Ka Wai, Kathy American History X assignment 1. During the film, identify at least three different types of prejudice and explain how these prejudices help to develop the two key characters throughout their journeys in the film. In the film “American History X”, there are numerous prejudices to help to develop the two key characters throughout their journeys. First of all, racial prejudice is the most momentous one, which was also one of the main theme of the story. They two key characters

  • Essay On Native American Film

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    and the visual arts. In our society today, film is the dominant form of storytelling. Films shape and inform our opinions of the world. Many people’s only source of information is from films. This can be harmful when the information is false or misguided. Like the representation of Native American’s in film. In early western films, Native American characters were not played by Natives but rather white actors. This gave a false image of what Native Americans looked like. Additionally, they were portrayed

  • African American Stereotypes In Film

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    evolution of African Americans will always intertwine with society, since the slavery era. This thesis outlined the African American stereotypes and if they’ve progressed over time. This research also observed how the film industry continued to change negative stereotypes into accurate representations of African American culture and experiences. D. W. Griffith’s film changed the history of films and remains the original foundation of Hollywood cinema, even though, it is the most racist film in history. The

  • The American Dream Film Analysis

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    of the “American Dream” However, the dream was actually the creation of a group of Jewish immigrants from Eastern Europe, rather than a product of America’s prior history. Hollywood was founded and for many decades operated by Eastern European Jews. It was through their movies, they painted an idealized portrait of an American society that they were denied access to. The Hollywood Jews had an outsider’s longing to assimilate into American society. They wanted to be accepted as Americans and their

  • Stereotypes In African American Films

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    demonstrated in a southern accent: “Hey man, ain’t y’all ready?” In that moment, I explained to him that not all southerners sound the same, nor do all African-Americans sound the same. Films do not represent Americans, yet some, though not all people outside the U.S, still use the stereotypes within films to do so. Due to the media’s portrayal of Americans, this is how some in the world see me as a black southerner. Likewise, I may also view Spain differently because of Spanish Cinema’s portrayal of their

  • Tom's Influence On American Films

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    The conventions of the film had changed significantly by this point. The plots had become more elaborate, the dialogue more daring and the content more questionable. Without the prohibition influencing it or the Hays code restricting it, the gangster genre had acquired more freedom. This trend has continued until the present day and is reflected in films such as 2015’s Legend, a film based on the legendary and brutal Kray twins who ruled London back in

  • African-American Involvement In Blaxploitation Films

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    Throughout the 70s, innovative and impactful movies featuring heavy African-American involvement hit the scene of thousands of theaters across the United States. The overall positive perception of Blaxploitation films provided many opportunities for black involvement in America’s entertainment industry that Hollywood failed to provide. Audiences positively perceived things that were not brought to light in the white dominated entertainment industry such as, new stereotype defying roles, uplifting

  • American Film Industry: Anxieties Of The Great Depression

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    Film noir came into the public gaze in the post-war 1940’s. The American film industry continued to make and produce films during World War II and because the German’s where occupying France, they stopped all American films from being screened in the French theaters. When World War II had ended and the Nazi regime had collapsed in 1945 the France audience where greeted with a back log of American films. American films that reflected the anxieties of the American nation at that time and of the

  • Racial Discrimination In Egyptian-American Films

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    In film school, there was this need to talk about your ethnicity and to make essentially social-message films. But I resisted, because I felt that it changed the conversation of what the movie was about” (Sam Esmeal.). Sam Esmeal resisted, meaning that although he could have just gone along with what he was

  • African-American Women And Film Analysis

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    accurate representation of African-American woman than previously seen in cinema. One of the mechanisms of this representation was through Nana and the unborn child’s unconventional narration, which did not depend on Hollywood’s usual clichés. Such clichés which typically inaccurately represented or underrepresented not only African American women, but also all women. African-American women in films are frequently characterized by clichés. For example, African-American women rarely take precedent in

  • American History X Film Analysis

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    Introduction American History X is typical of the social drama genre of cinema, a filmic genre that moves and inspires people to change policy, practice and individual behavior. It is "a dramatic, sensitive but authentic treatment of social issues which powerfully connects the audience to the real emotions and real people that lie behind our assumptions, stereotypes and prejudices." (Welcome To Social Film Drama) The film is mainly concerned with the history of racism in America. American History X

  • American History X Film Review

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    Movie Review of American History X American History X is directly related to racism as a social issue. The film is about a day in the life of Danny whose brother Derek was the leader of a Neo-Nazi group. Derek was sentenced to prison for 3 years because of killing two black people who attempted to steal his car. In his prison years, he was raped by the Neo-Nazi’s, changed his world view with the help of black man who was working with Derek in laundry service of prison and had a transition from blind-hatred

  • How Do Films Influence American Culture

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    Throughout this semester, we have watched many films and discussed them in depth during class. Many of the films were unique, entertaining and fast paced, boring and slow, but nevertheless, each film reflected cultural and social influence of its country. There are many films that have a social cultural influence, but for this essay I will be talking specifically about: Tampopo, Spirited Away, Pather Panchali, and Raise the Red Lantern. Through this film selection I will encompass important social contexts

  • American Sniper Film Analysis

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    American Sniper Sociology Concepts Chris Kyle grew up learning how to shoot rifle with his father when hunting, it is shown during the movie when he is having flashbacks at the beginning before he starts going into war. Most of the movie shifts from the war in Iraq to Texas where Kyle moved to. After being in war so long Kyle is unable to operate in the real world and function when having conversations by either being socially awkward or zoning out and thinking everything is dangerous. Kyle loses

  • Environmental Determinism In The Film American History X

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    The film American History X is a film about crime fueled by racism. The crime was committed by a man named Derek Vinyard, a white supremacist. He murdered two black gang members after they attempted to steal his truck. If we look closely at the case of Derek Vinyard, we can see that the crime he committed weren’t just a spur-of-the moment thought of killing someone. His actions were rooted deep into his past, wherein his experiences have shaped him into the person that he was today. Certain aspects

  • Stereotypes And Misrepresentation Of Native Americans In Film

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    Stereotypes and Misrepresentation of Native Americans in Film Movies have become an ingrained part of American society. Ever since the first motion picture cameras were made in 1890, the film industry has had a steady growth in overall popularity. Stereotypes have a variety of effects on people and have been around long before movies. Misrepresentation in films has been around for the last 50 years for Native Americans, but the effect has been much more impactful. All of the past actions