This is an analysis of the film “Do the Right Thing”. This film begins on a very hot day in Brooklyn, New York. Everyone on the block where the film is taking place is waking up and on their way out the door. Throughout the film there are many conflicts between characters. Mookie is the main character in this film. There are moments where the film from his point of view and the observer will learn the most about his life. The film is about discrimination and segregation brought on by those who live in the town.
The film Rookie is a factual drama that is based on the life of Jimmy Morris, an ex-major league baseball player. The subject matter of the movie was to never quit; try, try again or at least until you reach your goal. This film inspires the person to fulfill their dreams no matter how impossible they may seem.
The movie that we viewed in class is 42: The Jackie Robinson Story directed by Brian Helgeland. It was released in 2013 as a pg-13 movie and is 2 hours 8 minutes long. This movie is a historical non-fiction drama about the baseball player, Jackie Robinson, and the struggles he endured as being a black man playing in major league baseball in the 1940s. The theme of the movie highlights the importance of relationships between people, with Jackie Robinson as the ultimate applicant for desegregated baseball. This movie’s purpose is to not make us feel shameful from our national shortcomings but feel pride in the triumph of Jackie Robinson.
The movie 42 is a story about Jackie Robinson’s life as a baseball player, and how he broke the baseball color barrier by becoming the first African American player in the league. The story begins with Wendell Smith giving the audience background information about the United States and their segregation laws, and he brings it in comparison with baseball. He discusses how baseball was made up of 16 professional teams of all white players, but then Robinson comes in the picture. The movie then goes on to talk about Robinson’s career on the Brooklyn Dodgers, but mentioning before his time on the Kansas City Monarchs and the Montreal Royals. When Robinson advances to play with the Dodgers some of his fellow players sign a petition saying they refuse to play with him, but as the season progresses they become close friends with Robinson. Some examples of their kindness to him include backing him up when the manager of the Phillies said some racial slurs to Robinson. Another is when a Pittsburgh player hit him in the head, and his teammates stood up for him. The movie ends with some facts about other African American players joining the league, and a summary of the rest of Robinson’s career.
The book “The Natural” talks mostly about the heroic acts of Roy Hobbs, his strength of not giving up his wish. The book is basically about the characters flaws that lead him to his fate. Hobbs wish was to become one of the most popular baseball players ever existed in history. He wanted to break any record that was ever existed in any record books, he wanted to be remembered in history forever. Hobbs meets Harriet Bird in the train who did not like his notion of becoming popular and shoots him in his upper body with a gun. One of
After discovering a God-given talent, a young boy struggles to achieve his only dream; to become the best there ever was. Baseball is all he has ever known, so he prevails through the temptations and situations laid before him by those out to destroy his career. His hopes and dreams outweigh all the temptations along his journey. These hopes, dreams, and temptations are depicted through archetypes in the movie The Natural.
“A young player with great natural talent.”(Overview: The Natural, pg.2) The title of the book is symbolic to the natural talent that Roy Hobbs is blessed with. “The novel’s title repeats the duality implicit in Roy’s role. A “natural” in baseball jargon is a player with outstanding natural talent.”(Understanding Bernard Malamud, pg.3) Roy is seen as a natural to many people, even by people who dislike him. People started to doubt him, especially if they didn’t like him. “People questioned his bat and if it was legal to use because of how well he was hitting. His bat was legal.”(Overview: The Natural, pg.4) Outside of baseball, Roy Hobbs was judged by his character. “Hobbs never grows in any meaningful way and despite his natural talents, his other failings keep him from achieving his true potential.”(Overview: The Natural, pg.3) Many said that Roy didn’t grow or improve on a personality standpoint. “Then again, Malamud’s Hobbs, however talented was hardly an attractive character.”(The Natural: pg.7) Even those who dislike Roy Hobbs’s character it is undeniable the true, natural talent that Roy Hobbs inherits for
In the beginning of The Natural, Roy Hobbs is a young man who has his whole life ahead of him. He is being picked up by a scout and is looking forward to a career in the major leagues. Malamud shows imagery in the story to highlight turning points and moments that have
In the sports novel, The Natural, Roy Hobbs has major flaws but is considered a hero of the game baseball. Roy has been shot, scouted into the big leagues, teased, and wanted just about everything he couldn’t have. The characters include Roy Hobbs, the main character, Max Mercy, this scout, Harriet Bird, the woman he has a crush on that shoots him, Pop Fisher, the manager of the New York Knights, Bump Bailey, the star player, Judge Banner, the team owner, Memo Paris, Bump’s wife. His sidekick in the book is his bat that goes by “Wonder boy”. The setting of this book is mainly in New York City. The main character is given many hardships to see if he will remain the best baseball in the league.
George Herman Ruth, better known as Babe Ruth, is an American baseball hero due to his successes that have allowed him to become a household name even after his passing. His great legacy lives on, but for those not alive during his reign over baseball, it is sometimes hard to grasp the Babe’s true life story, which is where film comes into play. In the several films about Babe Ruth, many differentiating perspectives about his life are introduced. In The Babe Ruth Story (1948) and The Babe (1992), we are shown two very different versions of the ‘Great Bambino’. With the help of Ardolino’s analysis of the deification and deconstruction of Ruth in Reel Baseball, it is easy to see the similarities and differences between the two Hollywood Babes. Ardolino states that, “In fact, these movies are dialectically related: the first is an attempt to sacralize Ruth’s checkered life, and the latter is an attempt to replace the hagiography with a Dickensian psychodrama of a bumbling Bacchus who belches, farts, indulges his appetites, is haunted by his past, explodes irrationally when he is called ‘incorrigible’ and never gains any measure of self-control” (115-16). Ardolino’s chapter thoroughly discussed the portrayals of Babe Ruth as a character, which brings to light the similarities and differences portrayed in both Hollywood films. After screening the Hollywood films, we move to screen the documentary about Ruth, a blatant deification, which treats his life story much differently.
Jackie Robinson did not only help initiate the integration of the game of baseball, but he also helped initiate integration throughout America. The film Soul of the Game does not go into all of the details regarding his career on the Brooklyn Dodgers, but rather it depicts his life and choices leading up to his career in the Major Leagues. This film portrays important themes such as segregation, perseverance, and doubt, and it applies to history in the beginning of the story of Jackie Robinson and how America has gotten to where it is now.
The main thesis of this film is to thank Jackie Robinson for being the first greatest #42 legacy baseball in Brooklyn NY. Jackie Robinson was born on January 31, 1919 and in April 15 947 he broke the color barrier. He had courage and determination to go out there and be the first one to break color barrier and he played for Brooklyn Dodgers. Jackie Robinson changed the way Americans thought. When Robinson took the field for the Brooklyn Dodgers on April 15, 1947, more than sixty years of racial segregation in major-league baseball came to an end. Throughout the film people spoke about him, how articular he spoke, how smart he was and how he didn’t use fancy words to show off. He was straight forward person. When he retired from the game, Jackie Robinson went on to champion the cause of civil rights .Robinson stood for his moral principles no matter what anyone said. He corresponded with many people, including Presidents Eisenhower, Kennedy, Johnson and Nixon to try to further civil rights issues. He participated in many marches and protests. I wanted to see African American playing in the field so he fought for them until he died.
The most recent edition to the Brooklyn Dodgers, a young farm boy from Connecticut named Roy Tucker (The Kid), becomes a phenom in the League with his brilliant pitching. But a freak accident ends his pitching career, forcing Tucker to find a new place on the team. John Tunis’s work resembles the story of current Major League outfielder Rick Ankiel. Ankiel is a star pitcher-turned outfielder, same as The Kid was. Although Ankiel’s heart-warming comeback story took many years longer, the similarities are still there. Both had to face the hard fact that they just were not going to pitch in the Majors ever again. Ankiel and Roy Tucker also had to have incredible perseverance and self-confidence to reach the Majors again, as outfielders. Tunis
The film showed how with the black Sox scandal that there is no way to regulate the player on the teams that they needed to create a governing body that will decide if a player is eligible to play professional baseball, based on the actin that the committed. The very first commissioner of baseball was Kenesaw Mountain Landis who came into power because of the Black Sox scandal. The commissioner was given absolute power so his decision was final without any dispute. He decided that with the players that participated and new of the fixed games was not going to be eligible to play professional baseball anymore and to this day that ruling still stands. Even though the player were removed of all charges in relation to accepting money to throw games,
The movie plot surrounded the main character of Coach Boone, an African American football coach who transferred to a new school district that has just been desegregated. Coach Boone is a leader, not only as the head of a football team but an influence of positive change. He uses his legitimate power when first approaching his new team, then uses referent and reward power as team cohesion increases. He defined the team and set difficult goals with clear performance expectations when he tells the players he expects perfection. He accomplishes this perfection through leading and influencing others, like the team captains and his assistant coach. When Coach Boone first met his players he announced that no one would be cut from the team. He allowed his captains to decide who the undesirable members were and for them to decide to cut the players themselves. Coach Boone was also quick to identify his key stakeholders, the players. This allowed him to focus his efforts on the team atmosphere and organizational commitment and not on his new position.