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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • American Civil War Nationalism In Film Literature

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    The Inevitable War: Multifaceted Analysis of American Civil War Nationalism in Film Literature Chen Wenxin, Chloe University of Colorado Denver The Inevitable War Multifaceted Analysis of American Civil War Nationalism in Film Literature Nationalism refers to the idea how people with common cultural and political backgrounds identify themselves as a nation. On the issue of the necessity of the American Civil War, two preferences on nationalism differences and slavery have taken the thoughts of

  • African Americans In The Film The Good Lie

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    see or appreciate all the artifact they have. There are people all around the world love to be in our shoes today. Here are some examples of the extremes people been through to be free. To begin with, in the movie “The Good Lie” these African Americans that are Sundanese give every ounce of energy to posses a better life. For example, Theo (The oldest brother) wanted his siblings possess a better life, so accordingly of the movie there were such a vigorous mental part where the soldiers

  • Film Summary Of The Film 'American Teacher'

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    American Teacher is a documentary that advocates the many different problems that teachers face teaching in today’s society. It refutes the perception teachers are the problems within the education system and that are things that make it hard for them to successfully run their classroom. The film questions the priorities that our country has when it comes to education. A lot of people believe teachers have short work days and make good pay when in reality they spend more hours in their work day than

  • Oscar Micheaux's Portrayal Of African Americans In The Harlem Renaissance Film

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    until the 1930’s, in which there was a mass migration of African Americans from the South up North. African Americans fled North in search of opportunities, including industrial jobs in factories and mills. Many African Americans fled to Harlem, which then became a cultural center for African Americans. Throughout this movement, African Americans attempted to prove to others, especially white people, that they were equal. African American artists, musicians, filmmakers, and other professions used different

  • The Quiet American Film Analysis

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    The film the Quiet American tells the story of a British journalist, a Vietnamese woman, and an undercover CIA agent in midst of the war between the communist Vietnamese and the imperial French Phillip Noyce, the director of the film, thrust into the spotlight, due to directing several films with high budgets, including Rabbit Proof Fence, which was released at nearly the same time as The Quiet American. Noyce was deemed as “an artist on top of his game” by the Seattle Times movie critic Moira