Djimon Hounsou

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  • Symbols And Reflection Of The Movie Blood Diamond

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    trade. Leonardo Decaprio plays a South African mercenary, smuggling diamonds to sell back to the diamond industries in wealthy countries. A Mende fisherman played by Djimon Hounsou was taken from his home and separated from his family is forced to mine for diamonds. Djimon and Leonardo join together to try and recover a rare gem that Djimon lost in an attack. Jenifer Connelly plays an American journalist that helps the two men throughout their journey and also documents it. Jennifer Connelly goal in

  • Film Review : Blood Diamond

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    Diamond, released in 2006, is one of these films that seems to at least start out in display of the images of mediated ideologies. Starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Jennifer Connelly, and Djimon Hounsou, Blood Diamond is a film directed by Edward Zwick, with themes including war, politics, and race. DiCaprio and Hounsou were nominated at the Academy Awards for their performances in the film, and the movie itself has received generally positive reviews (Metacritic 2007). Taking place against the backdrop

  • Archetypal Criticism of Blood Diamond

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    Through the movie Blood Diamond you can see many tragic events happening. There is loss for some people and gain for others. The movie takes place during the time of the civil war in Sierra Leone in 1999 (Synopsis for Blood Diamond). The movie portrays the events that transpired between the government soldiers and rebel forces. (Synopsis for Blood Diamond). As the Movie opens Solomon Vandy is taken away from his family by RUF (the Revolutionary United Front). Among other Solomon is set to work to

  • The Island Of Immigrants, Ellis Island

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    “Remember, remember always, that all of us... are descended from immigrants and revolutionists.” says President Franklin D. Roosevelt about immigration. America is a country of immigrants, made up of people from all around the world. When our great, great grandparents traveled over to America, there were no big, fast planes to carry them overseas; they had to travel by dirty, slow boats that were only prepared to carry products and carriages. We know that there are many different people in America

  • Essay on the Setting in Shakespeare's The Tempest

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    Importance of Setting in The Tempest      Shakespeare’s enchanted island in The Tempest is a restorative pastoral setting, a place where ‘no man was his own’ and a place that offers endless possibilities to the people that arrive on it’s shores. Although the actual location of the island is not known, the worlds of Seneca aptly describe it’s significance to the play – it represents the ‘bounds of things, the remotest shores of the world’. On the boundary of reality, the island partakes of both

  • Compare Prospera To The Tempest

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    The film adaptation of Shakespeare’s The Tempest, directed by Julie Taymor took the traditional ideas of the play and expanded them. Taymor kept with the story line of the original play, but exaggerated the issues of power and justice. Having Helen Mirren as Prospera is quite easily the most recognizable adaptation; Taymor changes Prospero to Prospera which heightens the power struggle in Naples during this time period, showcasing the common struggles for women. Taymor used a strong woman who used

  • Critique Of The Movie Blood Diamond, By Edward Zwick

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    Blood Diamond is a 2006 film. Directed and co-produced by Edward Zwick, starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Jennifer Connelly and Djimon Hounsou. The movie is about diamonds mined in war zones and sold to finance conflicts, and thereby profit warlords and diamond companies across the world. Blood Diamond is an adventure, drama and thriller type of movie. The movie is not based on book but is based on the real life happenings in Sierra Leone. Edward Zwick, Marshall Herskovitz, Charles Leavitt and C. Gaby

  • Gladiator Research Paper

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    into his fist to symbolize/signal life while an extended thumb meant death. Luckily, no one else in the Colosseum knows this, either. Crowe is efficient as Maximus: bearded, taciturn, brooding. His closest friend among the gladiators is played by Djimon Hounsou, who played the passionate slave in "Amistad." Since protocol requires him to speak less than Maximus, he mostly looks ferocious, effectively. Nielsen shows the film's most depth, as the sister. Phoenix is passable as Commodus, but a quirkier

  • Reflection Of The Movie The Tempest

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    acting. My own thoughts about the movie astonished me, especially as opposed to my fear of seeing a young Dicaprio on my screen in a lead role, once again. The incredible Hellen Mirren as a female version of Prospero, a somewhat provocative choice of Djimon

  • The Media 's Choice Of A Desert

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    During use, according to Hall, at this stage the message can be interpreted differently depending on the persons. The Dominant/hegemonic position are the audience that has the same cultural biases as the media communicator. They accept the actual meaning and decode it exactly the way it was encoded. While the audience in the Negotiated position are the audience that might understand the message but question some elements. The audience members in this position can be elites or the few Americans who