Straight Outta Compton--A Mirror of Reagan Era Straight Outta Compton, a movie released in 2015, depicts the formation, prevalence, dissolution and reorganization of the gangsta rap group N.W.A (Niggaz Wit Attitudes). It is a top-grossing movie with a box office reaching 56.1 million USD. So, why this movie has made such a great success and has received such a high reputation nationwide? As far as I am concerned, the reason lies in its disclosure of American social issues at the end of 1980s. It
Sexuality Studies department presented, the movie, Straight Outta Compton to raise awareness on racism, sexism, and oppression. The two-hour event was hosted by Malia Lee Womack and Sarah Mamo inside of an Ohio State University lecture room. During the event, Straight Outta Compton was played and there was a discussion after the film about the themes in the film. Some questions brought up in the discussion were “Racism is reoccurring in the film and that includes police brutality, in what ways is
the original members. Straight Outta Compton chronicles the creation, rise and fall of the iconic rap group NWA along with the social unrest occurring during this era. The film gleemed its name from the group’s first album, Straight Outta Compton released in 1988. The controversial album went double platinum and rubbed many government and police officials the wrong way with the real life description of social injustices experienced by many poor minority neighborhoods. The film portrays a realistic
The movie I picked to do this culture analysis on was "Straight Outta Compton". I had the opportunity to watch this film a few months ago, and I completely loved it. I was not raised in the United States so, my knowledge about the group N.W.A was very little. I had always heard about them, here and there. I even recognized a few of their members like Dr. Dre and Ice Cube separately, but never imagined their history and why their impact was so big. N.W.A and their members had to go through a tough
hip hop films with music, energy, and twist of youths, from the end of 1980s and beginning of 1990s, another genre of hip hop films revealed – the Blaxploitation depictions of violent black urban inhabitants (Sanchez 26). As the gangsta films began to screen on media, the history behind the hip hop genre has captured audience’s attention, but at the same time, gangsta films were disliked due to stereotypical and political issues that addresses on Black humanity and social issues. Both film Straight
After the rise of hip hop films based on music and energy with a twist of youths, another genre of hip hop films revealed with “the Blaxploitation depictions of violent black urban inhabitants.” (Sanchez 26) As gangsta films began to stream, the history behind the hip hop genre has captured audience’s attention. One of the ways films attract the audience is by use of mise en scene, the arrangement of scenery. For both film Straight Outta Compton and Drumline to demonstrate similar and dissimilar
In less than forty years, the city of Compton went from a shielded suburb near the confines of Los Angeles, to a terrorizing image of American culture. The results of this transformation and creation of “gangsta rap” is still well renowned today. Through de jure segregation, Reagan economics, undermining of black prosperity, N.W.A., and “Boyz n the Hood”, the city of Compton told its story and became a global image. This paper will analyze the shift of culture in Compton and the transcendent cultural
“The movie industry should not be focused on making films with more diversity, but making movies with good actors,” is an argument that has been coming from people in and out of the movie business. Hollywood should be focused on making good movies with good actors; but can't those actors be also those of color? This world is filled with different types of people with different skin colors and racial backgrounds. But we are still constantly seeing predominantly white performers on the big screen.