In the film, “Black Snake Moan,” (Brewer, 2007) numerous events transpired over the course of a few weeks creating an enthralling story portraying the exertion of possessing PTSD. The main characters of this film include Rae, Ronnie, and Lazarus, who all form a close family bond under unfortunate circumstances. This film begins in rural Tennessee with Ronnie, Rae’s boyfriend, preparing to go off on duty in the military. Initially, the viewer gets an insight of how Ronnie and Rae’s overall relationship is like, which is quite explicit and unconventional. Rae has an uncontrollably powerful libido which causes her to do whatever she must to satisfy her demands and urges. The viewer also gets a perspicacity into Ronnie’s wretched form of PTSD. As the film advances, Ronnie leaves to go off to the military, by the result of these actions Rae is left heartbroken and on the hunt to fill the void in her heart. Over the course of Ronnie moving, Rae manages to become quite inebriated and completely blacked out of her current situation. Throughout the evening Rae becomes sexually abused by multiple men, and Ronnie’s friend, Gill, abuses her to the point of being borderline dead.
The 2016 film Lion, which was first a book called “A Long Way Home”, is a film where a boy named Saroo was separated from his brother in the train station, which leads to Saroo getting on a train taking him thousands of miles away from his family and his home. Saroo, who was only five-years-old when he got lost, had to learn to survive alone in Kolkata, West Bengal. Days after arriving to Kolkata, the city the train left him at, he got admitted into an orphanage, which later turned out to him getting adopted by an Australian couple. But twenty-five years later, he starts to wonder where his first home and family are at the moment. With only his memories, determination, and Google Earth he starts looking and searching where his small
Using the language of the moving image, which includes cinematography, editing, sound, music and mise-en-scene, this essay will investigate the ideology of Racism in film. OxfordDictionaries.com describes racism as “Prejudice, discrimination, or antagonism directed against someone of a different race based on the belief that one’s own race is superior.” When we, the audience think of racism in film, we traditionally think of movies for adults and often overlook the sinister aspect of racism in children’s films. I have chosen to contrast a recent R-rated film with a G-rated Disney movie from the 1990s. Disney films, even up until the 1990s have persistently reinforced the image of blacks or latino and asian races as being below whites. The
Aesthetics help contribute to make a movie more enjoyable. Breaking it down, there are a few types of aesthetics that can be observed, including formalist and realistic aesthetics. The film The King of Kong: Fistful of Quarters uses realistic aesthetics, such as on camera interview, Text/data on screen, real mise-en-scene, and existing footage to make up the movie. On the other hand. Wreck-It Ralph uses formalist aesthetics like expressive mise-en-scene and expressive editing throughout the film.
In Robert Putnam’s “Our Kids: The American Dream in Crisis”, we are introduced to stories that give us glimpses into the lives of youth across America. The stories represent and act as examples of the two very different groups of youth living in our nation today: children born to parents who are educated, and children born to those who likely only graduated high-school and are struggling to stay afloat economically. There are the rich kids and the poor kids, and, as his book and his research illustrate, the gap between the two continues to grow. National trends regarding rising income inequality, the disappearance of the working-class family, and growing class segregation show that the lives and experiences of rich kids and poor kids are drastically different and continue to veer further and further apart. The subject of his book is the “nationwide increase in class inequality- how the class-based opportunity gap among young people has widened in recent decades” (p. 19) and his thesis is that instead of simply talking about inequality of income among adults, we have to focus on this opportunity gap and work to begin closing it.
In the article “The Wealth Gap Is Crushing America’s Youth” by Mandi Woodruff, the author explains how the wealth gap is effecting America’s youth by displaying charts of income inequality comparing the children of American families who were born in a low to high income. Mandi Woodruff cites a study by The Hamilton Project, who uses graphs that uncover economic data that show exactly how income inequality can impact social mobility in America.
“We are one people, all of us pledging allegiance to the stars and stripes, all of us defending the United States of America.”—Barack Obama. I look around in our country today and I see we as Americans broadcasting how great we are and yet we are ignorant to the problems our country faces. I have trouble saying we are a country of freedom and equality when I see so much inequality amongst everything else. I see people of other races struggling to have their voices heard, I see people from the LGBTQ+ community struggle to be real people, and I see women struggle to have the same rights and pay as any man doing the same position. I see oppression and biases within all these groups as well. How can we make the claim to freely to be a country of freedom and equality, to be the greatest country in the world, when we struggle with these
High income inequality prevents an economy from growing, so the current status of the wealth gap in the U.S. is dangerous to the future of the U.S. economy. In fact, the average income of the top 10% of the United States population is roughly nine times greater than the average income of the poorest 10% of the population (OECD). This widening wealth gap is a problem of extreme importance and failure to recognize it may lead to social problems such as a rise in crime and overall social unrest. A continuing rise in this wealth gap affects all U.S. citizens as the bottom 99% may lose opportunities in education and be exposed to more crime, and the top 1% may lose consumers as no one will be able to afford their products. Furthermore, due to this rising gap, ordinary children of the masses, who are from the bottom 40%, are being denied to educational opportunities because they cost more money (Ingraham). Regardless if a child is born into a wealthy or poor family, they are still born with the same attributes; however, it is income inequality that creates inequality in educational opportunities for children, which threatens the overall educational status quo of the nation. A major wealth gap in any society is strongly associated with significant problems such as greater poverty levels, more crime, and even poor conditions of health (Partridge and Weinstein).
Social class is a topic of discussion that most Americans do not like to talk about. It can be harder to identify than racial or ethnic differences, yet in many ways is the most important indicator of what kind of financial and educational opportunities someone is granted. When money or success is talked about, people tend to favor the form of “meritocracy” which is the fair competition for success among all people no matter race, gender, or family history. Unfortunately, this is not the reality and there is a huge correlation between success, and factors such as race, gender, education level, and inheritance. With the odds being stacked against minorities, women, and those living below the poverty line experience obstacles that limit personal success. In his text, Class in America, Gregory Mantsios examines the myths and realities behind the truth about class in America and its universal influence on the lives of Americans. He argues that the rich are getting richer and the poor are getting poorer due to many different factors. Similarly, in her text, Serving in Florida, author Barbara Ehrenreich writes about her experiences working multiple minimum wage jobs to make ends meet after going undercover in the working class life. She argues that people working minimum wage jobs are treated very poorly, and receive pay that isn’t enough to get by. Ehrenreich’s essay effectively illustrates Mantsios’ claim by offering a personal account that showed how lower
Inequality, it is all around us, in our jobs, at our children schools, in our neighborhoods, and no matter how hard we might try to escape it, there if no escape. We used to think that inequality was a thing of the past, but it is still very prevalent in today’s society. Many think “well inequality does not affect me personally, so why should I care?” While it may not affect you personally, it probably affects someone close to you. Throughout his book Toxic Inequality, Thomas Shapiro demonstrates just how surrounded the population is by inequalities with stories about families who are not only financially divided, but racially. These inequalities are rooted so deeply in our society that it can be easy to overlook the problem and ignore it, but as Shapiro demonstrates we can no longer overlook the problem, we need to face it head on it we have any hope of trying to fix it for future generations.
Symbolism is an inherent literary device used throughout Ishirō Honda’s 1962 film King Kong vs. Godzilla. By utilizing two of the most iconic monsters in cinematic history, King Kong and Godzilla, Honda depicts the shift from one culture to another and the battle that ensued. Honda also shows the different cultures that King Kong and Godzilla represent: Kong as the embodiment of modern Japanese culture, while Godzilla represents the traditional Japanese culture. However, when comparing these two creatures, one must first look at their origins from two other supplemental sources: Merian Cooper’s 1933 film King Kong and Ishirō Honda’s 1954 film Godzilla. These films reveal how each entity differs from Ishirō Honda’s 1962 film King Kong vs.
A good movie can either be captivating or thrilling depending on the plot of the movie. Like the thrill of a rollercoaster, so is the thrill that comes from watching the King Kong movie. It is both captivating as well as intriguing in the sense that it provides rich thematic presence and sceneries. In this paper, the learner will take a look at the King Kong movie from a critical perspective to deduce whether the movie really should be living up to its fame.
"Django Unchained" while composed to be an anecdotal and enthralling film, subsequent to its release, the movie has turned into a subject of dispute and open deliberation from all who have seen it. Some have observed the movie to be harsh while taking an entertaining methodology in managing America 's past on slavery. In any case, by taking a social-conflict approach in examining the film, one can plainly perceive how the film focuses out examples of discrimination in regular life. The conflict theory underscores the part of pressure and force in delivering social order. Social order is kept up by authoritative orders, where these orders included the use of force in the hands of those with the best political, monetary, and social assets. The film likewise exhibits race-conflict theory, the qualities and standards of individuals living in this pre-common war period, a social class system of the individuals amid this time, a look into the supremacist history of the United States, and the abuse of power taken by a few people. Calvin Candie, Stephen, Django, The Mandingos, and Dr. Schultz 's part all show awesome illustrations of these ideas and theories.
The action packed movie ‘King Arthur: Legend of the Sword’ directed by Guy Ritchie, also directed popular films, Sherlock Holmes, Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows and The Man from U.N.C.L.E.