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  • Gran Torino Movie Analysis

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    Movie Review on Gran Torino This paper will discuss how the movie Gran Torino portrays socialization. Gran Torino movie is about how people from two different culture get to socialize and it is about how to help the neighborhood in their happiness and sorrows. Walt neighborhood is an Asian immigrant and they both have totally different culture. Walt doesn't like Hmong family in the beginning because the culture was totally different and he found them noisy and disturbing. Hmong family was

  • Movie Analysis : Gran Torino

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    Hannah Swartout December 3, 2017 COM 325 Analysis Paper Gran Torino Analysis After losing his wife, Walt Kowalski was left with spoiled children and grandchildren, cigarettes, Pabst Blue Ribbon and his 1972 Gran Torino. Walt was retired from the military after serving in the Korean war. In the beginning of the movie Walt appears to be disgruntled, racist and tough-minded. He was not ecstatic that a Hmong family was moving into his deceased neighbors house. Meanwhile, the Hmong family next door

  • Gran Torino Movie Analysis

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    yourself. What you allow people to see, what you don't know that people see, what you don't let people see, and what you and others don't see. In the movie Gran Torino, the character Walt learns to allow people to see him as his true self, and not just how he allows people to see him. Which is explained using the Johari Window. At the beginning of the movie, it shows Walt being closed off towards others. Not in a sense of closing in on himself due to his wife dying, but he mainly just didn't want anyone

  • Gran Torino - Analytical Essay

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    Analytical Essay - Gran Torino Sam Osborne Q. What kind of man is Walt Kowalski? Examine character development throughout the film Gran Torino? Clint Eastwood’s Gran Torino (2008) is a portrayal of human sacrifice and the racial intolerance that still exists in modern America. The film is set in a poor neighbourhood of Detroit. Clint Eastwood plays Walt Kowalski, a war veteran who has brooded over his experiences in the war for decades. Past trauma has caused him to believe that he cannot

  • Racism In Gran Torino

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    "Gran Torino," directed by Clint Eastwood, is a very moving and captivating drama. It's a simple story about tolerance and cultural differences, but also one of hope, self-sacrifice, and unlikely friendships. A former auto worker at Ford, Walt Kowalski has just had to put his longtime wife to rest when the story opens. From his scowl, it looks as if he would like to join her. Instead he sits on his front porch chugging can after can of cheap beer in the company of his yellow Labrador, Daisy, while

  • Film Review : Gran Torino

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    The movie Gran Torino, is an American film directed by Clint Eastwood, who also stars as the main character. The movie was set in Highland Park, Michigan which was a nearby suburb of Detroit. In prior years, Highland Park was populated by white families that had come to the area to work in the Ford car factories, but over time, “the damn chinks” moved into the neighborhood as Walt Kowalski would say. This show was the first American film to show Hmong Americans, which were war refugees that had resettled

  • Character Analysis In Grand Torino By Clint Eastwood

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    lack compassion for others. His family doesn’t understand bravery nor hardships that he has overcome in the past. In Grand Torino, Eastwood conveys a sense of aspiration throughout the movie, while developing strong relations between his neighbors. One connection Walt makes with his neighbors is that they are passionate for using ethical reasoning. For example in Grand Torino, Thao helped Mrs.V. by picking up her groceries, after some neighborhood kids were being disrespectful. After this Walt said

  • Grand Torino

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    Grand Torino starts off in church, where a funeral ceremony is underway for Dorothy Kowalski. Her husband, the surly Walt Kowalski (Clint Eastwood) stands by her coffin, accepting condolences. Much to his displeasure, he notices his grandkids walk inside, not exactly dressed for a funeral and not all that respectful. His two sons, Mitch and Steve, whisper to each other about Walt, talking how they're hardly on speaking terms anymore. As Father Janovich (Christopher Carley) gives his eulogy, Walt

  • Cultural Diversity In Clint Eastwood's Gran Torino

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    Many people say that old people fear change as they have grown so accustomed to their old ways, however, in Clint Eastwood’s meaningful and captivating drama Gran Torino, it is exemplified that anyone is capable of change. Gran Torino shares a story about tolerance and cultural differences, but also one about hope, self-sacrifice, and unlikely relationships. In the film, an abundance of cultural diversity is met with much resistance, stereotype, and prejudice by the movies’ main character, Walt Kowalski

  • Movie Gran Torino, Directed By Clint Eastwood Essay

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    I chose to watch the movie Gran Torino, directed by Clint Eastwood. Throughout this movie, I noticed there are a numerous amount of value and ethical issues that are present. Within the NASW Code of Ethics, there are values and ethical responsibilities that each social worker is to be held up to. All throughout the movie, Clint Eastwood portrays an excess amount of racism, particularly towards the Asian, specifically Hmong community. When I first started watching the movie, I recalled that the NASW

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