Over many years, Australian film and Television has increased in popularity and have been produced solely for the purpose of leisure and entertainment, however some films and TV shows, show Australian Historical depth and are an accurate representation of Australia. A prime example of this is ‘Puberty Blues’. Puberty blues was created and aired in 2012 and was a more modern take on the real life during the mid to late 1970’s. The two main characters, 13 year olds Debbie and Sue are inseparable best friends who set off through the coming of age process. Puberty Blues addresses the sexism of surf culture and youth way of life of teenagers in Australia during that time. Fashion, sexism, surf culture and the adolescence way of life are all elements that contribute to making puberty blues historically accurate.
The film Boyz n the Hood, is about a group of friend who grew up in the same neighbour hood, but were raised in different way because of the beliefs of their parents. Tre lived with his father who thought him to do the right thing and what it means to be a man, while Ricky and Doughboy who are brothers a raised by their mother in a home where there is little to no structure. Ricky and Doughboy grew up in a home where their mother openly favor one son over the other due to the fact that one boy showed more potential then the other. After watching Boyz N the Hood” there is a clear understand that in any family there are internal and external factors that can effect any person. In this movie you learn that the people you are closest with or call your family may not be blood related to you. After spending a significant amount of time together Tre, Doughboy and Ricky became a family outside of their own families. Internal factors that had an effect on the lives of the young boys in the movie include the parenting style, communication skills and assignment of roles. External factors that were seen in the film include family structures, systemic issues of classism and racism, circumstances and environmental circumstances.
The novel translates our problems into real life by showing us how people can, without knowing it, emotionally abuse others because of their lack of knowledge or decisions they have made. The main character Kate, in her adulthood, sees Matt (her older brother) as an unhappy man - because he was unable to follow through with his university dreams. Kate, later attends university expanding her knowledge past that of her brother Matt’s making her feel as if she cannot speak to him in the same way that she used to. At one point in her adulthood Kate said “He was waiting for me to go on, to describe my work to him, but I could not bring myself to do that” (Lawson 275). This connects with the subject matter of emotional abuse because Kate is hurting her older brother Matt. She does not realize that he wants to speak with her and have a relationship with her - she feels that because of her university education she cannot interact with him any more. In the real world many people face emotional abuse. People are ostracized for many reasons including level of intellect or the decisions they have made. Family members and close friends have changed their loved one’s lives because of their opinions on them. In the article Nature vs. Nurture: Mental Illness Triggered By Life Events And Not Through Genetics it is stated that “despite the fact that genetics can potentially influence the individual's mental health, traumatic events are still considered as the most influential factor”. The traumatic event of their parent’s dying resulted in Matt making bad decisions and then later not going university as a result. This caused the greatest tragedy in the novel; the loss of the relationship between Kate and Matt. Kate began to speak less with Matt and when she came to visit him he suffered from anxiety, lack of sleep, etc.. Kate stopped talking to Matt even though
The inclusion of queer identities into mainstream cultural productions involve the cultural subordination of homosexuality to heterosexuality through the reconstitution of queerness in a hetero image. The Kids Are All Right and The Fosters contribute to this discourse of subordination by projecting heterosexual gender roles onto an otherwise queer relationship. Difference of heterosexual gender roles are conceived of a male/female binary. Where Nic and Jules, and Stef and Lena act out heterosexual roles of masculine and feminine, their relationships replicate heterosexual patterns and become structured in normative heterosexual terms (Hammock 2009). This differential is grafted into the character’s same-sex relationships in both productions,
He gets an education from Yale university, raises a family, has a nice home and a well-paid job. In other words, he gets his life in order and makes his mother proud. He follows the society norms according to what is right and seen successful, but this never creates true happiness. The feeling of pride and his mother’s support in his success shapes him. Lee on the other hand, totally goes against what is right, but according to him what makes him happy, does not get any support from his
The brilliant director Thomas Carter, best known for the movie "Whose Life is it Anyway?" directed the emotional movie "Swing Kids". Swing kids were a group of people in Germany who defied the Nazis by listening to American swing music even though it was banned. Thomas Carter portrays tone and mood that matches Nazi Germany in the 1940s when the swing kids were popular with the usage of camera angles, lighting, and sound.
I chose Mean Girl because is a comedy full of notable quotes, funny characters, and is a very entertaining film. However what many individuals may not recognize is that film it shows several psychological concepts like parenting styles, adolescent egocentrism, role identity, and orders. Mean Girls takes places in the high school scenery. It all being with a girl name Cady Heron from Africa that has been home schooled her entire life until her family and herself move to Evanston, Illinois. Cady had to start high school life all over, and learning many things about her self and others, she also needs to make friends and try to blend in. She made friends with two classmates Janice and Damien who gave her all the details about the cliques and hierarchy rules at their high school. Which lead them to talk about the “Plastics” which involve the three most popular girls at their high school Gretchen, Karen and most importantly the queen bee of the school Regina George. Everyone wanted to be like the “Plastics”. She becomes involved with a well know school clique called “The Plastic” and this is how everything started. This film shows very funny but real life
Excited kids, to go back to school is not something seen very much anymore. Also seeing great teachers is very selective, or it was at my high school. During high school I had some teachers that were amazing and some teachers that just got through the long hour. Teachers that were amazing and always willing to go out of their way to help with a subject that I did not understand are the kinds of teachers the education system needs more of. Having teachers that assist students to do their best are excellent kinds for teachers. Great teachers also make students want to achieve more and go home and research more on a subject. High schools and colleges hire teachers that could care less about students’ achievements, but in the movie Good Will
In the interview, Wendy shared how looked for nurturing from another woman because she could not receive from her mother (Garzon, 2010a). A little girl’s most important and foundational attachment is with her mother. An unstable or insecure attachment will her mother can otherwise create an unstable, undeveloped insecure in herself within the development of the girl. These insecurities can leave a young girl an overarching sense of not being safe within her own skin or searching for secure in the world such as Wendy.
As the final shots of the second World War were dealt, the first shots of the Cold War were fired. After World War II, America was prosperous. They had not experienced a significant postwar recession, nor were the masses unemployed. The United States had experienced extraordinary economic growth in the years following the war.Despite the prosperity and growth experienced that succeeded the war, the fear of Communism plagued the minds of Americans. Americans became increasingly worried about the spread of Communism, and the threat of Communism destroying the lives and values of the American people. They saw it as a threat to Democracy itself, and the fear, the paranoia experienced by the Americans was expressed in pop culture.
This film focuses the crucial relationships between peers, parents, moral development, and high risk behavior. One common theme throughout Havoc, was the lack of parental involvement and supervision among Emily’s and Allison’s parents. These parents were
The movie Mean Girls is a good representation of topics that were discussed in class this week. The plot of the movie is about a teenage girl who previously lived in Africa and was home schooled by her parents. Her family moved to Illinois, and for the first time she attended a public high school. During school she aligns herself with a group of girls classified as “the plastics.” Members of the group have certain norms that they must abide by and follow. For example, pink must be worn on Wednesdays, pony tails can only be worn once a week, and the only day track pants or jeans can be worn is Friday. The number of participants in the group is four, however the communication throughout this group is very ineffective. Throughout the movie there
The Usual Suspects Evaluation The Usual Suspects begins at a crime scene, where a large barge has just exploded in San Pedro, California, leaving 27 dead, a sole survivor who is terribly burned, and $91 million worth of “dope” inexplicably missing. A police detective named Dave Kujan (Chazz Palminteri) quickly seeks out the witnesses to the explosion and the key suspect, Verbal Kint (Kevin Spacey). Verbal retells the events leading up to the barge incident, beginning with the truck containing gun parts that disappeared five days prior in Queens, NY. Five men are brought in as suspects: An easily agitated thief named McManus (Stephen Baldwin), a quick-tempered brutish man named Hockney (Kevin Pollak), an egomaniac named Fenster (Benicio Del
From the book being a debut most people would relate to what her story is. May not be the same story but might have a close story to hers. Everyone in their high school life has had a crazy life at some point. Not everyone is perfect maybe in their own way they are. Jennifer explains her life with characters’ names. She might be overwhelmed by being mistreated from what she has done. She lost all her friends as in her best friend, lost the respect of adults. All the adults new about this mess because it was such a small town everyone found