Film Review : Gran Torino Film ' Gran Verona '

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For Milestone Two project, I have chosen the film Gran Torino starring Clint Eastwood to analyze, this film is filled with a profusion of cultural diversity, which is met with contention, stereotypical actions, and prejudice by the main character, Walt Kowalski. This film begins in a suburb of Detroit, Michigan where the grumpy widower Walt Kowalski is a Retired auto worker and Korean War veteran full of prejudice despising the many Asian, Latino and black families in his neighborhood. Walt’s whole world is altering; his wife died, his Detroit neighborhood is deteriorating, his relationship with his sons and their families is remote, and his memories of the Korean War continue to destroy his ability to fully enjoy life. Walt learns he has more in common with his neighbors than he thought and through an unlikely bond with the Hmong children next door, Thao and Sue, Walt becomes a reluctant hero when he stands up to the gangbangers who tried to force Thao to steal Walt 's treasured car.. This paper will analyze the anthropological themes of intercultural conflict and cultural adaptation, ethnocentrism, and the differences in gender roles that are evident in the film Gran Torino. After the funeral service for Walt’s wife Dorothy, young Father Janovich informs Walt of some promises he made to Dorothy—that he would look after Walt, and make sure he goes to confession. In the scene, “I confess,” Walt and the Father do not see eye-to-eye on these promises the Father

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