Analysis Of The Movie ' The Long Walk Home '

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The Help is a drama filled movie that portrays inequality, and racial discrimination faced by African American woman, in which Tate Taylor adapted from Kathryn Stockett’s novel and rewrote and directed in the year 2011. This film stereotypes the roles of African American women during this time in history and fails to focus on the crucial reality faced by black women as domestic workers. The Civil Rights movement was very effective for African Americans; however black women still are faced with the double standard of being a black woman. Nonetheless, agreeing with Valerie Smith’s statement, The Help, relative to other films such as Alan Parker’s Mississippi Burning (1988), Martin Davidson’s Heart of Dixie (1989), Richard Pearce’s The Long Walk Home (1990), Rob Reiner’s Ghosts of Mississippi (1996), or Phil Alden Robinson’s Freedom Song (2000) each allow Americans to identify post-emancipation racism.
Both the novel and the film version of The Help takes place in Jackson, Mississippi and ineffectively portrays the Civil Rights Movement Era by distracting from the actuality of the happenings to the exact measures during this time. Richard Pearce’s The Long Walk Home tells relatively the same story, however it shows a better view of African American women fighting for racial equality and a more accurate view of African American women as domestic workers. “Domestic workers had to hide behind a mask any resentment at the required public differences and subservience. The…
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