Guess Who's Coming to Dinner

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  • Guess Who's Coming to Dinner

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    “Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner?” In the movie “Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner”, Johanna (Joey) and John boarded an airplane from Hawaii to San Francisco. Joanna comes from a background of a Caucasian wealthy family and John comes from a background of an African –American working class family. Joanna is a classy, sophisticated colleague who met Dr. John Prentice who was holding a lecture at Hawaii University and was attending a party at the Deans. At the beginning of the movie, Johanna and John

  • Guess Who's Coming to Dinner

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    Dinner is about communication whether it is with family or someone you have just met. You exchange stories and learn a lot about a person. So as I say this I have chosen three women to take to dinner not only because they are African American but because they are women so they had to not only deal with racism but also sexism. I am taking Sojourner Truth, Harriet Tubman, and Angela Davis out to dinner at Paschal’s Restaurant in Atlanta, Georgia. I am taking them here because this is a place that used

  • Guess Who's Coming To Dinner Analysis

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    "Guess Who's Coming to Dinner" was an amazing film filled with laughs and emotions. I was very intrigued with the movie because of the acting portrayed. The facial expressions of shock and the body language of all the parents was comical and real to their characters. You could see some annoyance, uncertainty, sadness, and terror in the parents expressions when John and Joanna introduced their significant other to them. John's character was very powerful during the scene when he was defending himself

  • Analysis Of Guess Who's Coming To Dinner

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    The film “Guess who’s coming to dinner” surprised me. It was surprised me that a white girl and a black man would get married. It was surprising because in the 1960’s it wasn’t normal for a white and black person to get married. It surprised me that the mom was okay with their marriage so easily because I expected the mom to be like the dad and say no, but the mom was okay with her daughter marrying a black man because she knew it would make her happy. It stood out to me that Joanna didn’t care what

  • Guess Who's Coming To Dinner Essay

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    For this Discussion I chose to view Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner starring Sidney Poiteir and Katherine Houghton. Sidney and Katherine met during a vacation in Hawaii and flew back to San Francisco together to inform her family about her new fiancé. The first person Katherine introduced Sidney to was the maid, Tillie. Tillie, a black female, seemed very disgusted to see Joanna with a black male. Katherine’s parents seemed to have the same reaction during introduction with the doctor. Her parents instilled

  • Film: Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner Essay

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    Film: Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner      Joanna Drayton returns unexpectedly from Hawaii to announce her engagement to an intelligent, accomplished, world traveling doctor. The only problem with the intended union is that he is African American and she is white. The Drayton’s come face to face with their own principles and realize that their daughter is the way they brought her up to be – non-prejudicial. Turmoil and anxiety ensue as Joanna insists that her parents give their approval by the

  • Essay on Film Analysis Guess Who and Guess Who's Coming to Dinner

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    The Hollywood movie "Guess Who" (2005) is a remake of "Guess Who's Coming to Dinner" (1967). Both film's premises are about the same situation of an interracial marriage. The original revolved around a daughter bringing her black fiancée to meet her white middle class family. This was a touchy and even controversial subject in 1967 but the film became an award winner. The 2005 update switches the roles around and with a stroke of genius we now have a white fiancée meeting a black family. Personally

  • Personal Essay On 'Mass Who's Comming To Diner'

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    Honestly, in regard with my feelings from watching it, I don’t have much to say about “GUESS WHO’S COMING TO DINNER?”, because the main message the director: Stanley Kramer, script writer: William Rose and actors: Spencer Tracy, Sidney Poitier, and Katharine Hepburn, and features Hepburn's niece Katharine Houghton are trying to convey; (the racism and interracial marriage in the USA) are truly distant to me personally. In my country of origin and furthermore, in our national history, we never experienced

  • Empathy and Social Change in To Kill a Mockingbird, Milk, and Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner

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    Empathy and Social Change in To Kill a Mockingbird, Milk, and Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner Empathy: “The action of understanding, being aware of, being sensitive to, and vicariously experiencing the feelings, thoughts, and experience of another of either the past or present without having the feelings, thoughts, and experiences fully communicated in an objectively explicit manner” (according to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary). When we think of social

  • Guess whos coming to dinner

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    Equality for All Stanley Kramer’s film, Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner, is about an interracial marriage between a black man and a white woman as well as the generational divide between the alarmed parents of both races and the optimistic young couple. There are aspects of the film that can be construed as progressive and influential for the era, the film more accurately serves as a reflection of the larger socio-political context of 1960’s America in regards to both attitudes of antagonism and acceptance

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