The Help set in the 1960’s, Mississippi, details the adversities that coloured maids (the help) faced whilst working for white families. Tate Taylor, through the use of lightening, music and camera angles the director portrayed the issue of racism effectively. In the first ten minutes of the movie we are introduced to Minny Jackson and the family she is working for. They are leaving the house and as they walk out, the positioning of the characters shows the importance. Hilly is followed by her mum and then Miss Jackson Last. This short scene represents how coloured people should not associate with whites unless spoken to, and how they are definitely not equal in value. A second example how the film, The Help, displays the important issue to the viewers’ attention is when Mrs Jackson finally discusses what happened to her beloved son, “the white threw him on the back of the trunk and a white women drove and honked at the hospital and left.” “… they killed my son”. Her son represents how coloured people are treated as a ...
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...Coach Yoast hold up the game ball in victory, the lightening is bright and their hands are together to present how they have overcome their differences of racism and work together to achieve the best. Together both films have been effective in bringing the important issue of racial discrimination to the viewers’ attention by presenting generic conventions throughout the films.
The help directed by Tate Taylor recalls how a young white women and the help work together to present a book on the adversities faced by black women as maid. The Remember the Titans directed by Boaz Yakin, presents how two schools are forced together to be one and to overcome the differences between black and white. These films both successfully present racial discrimination and how it is an important issue to overcome by working together as a team, through the use of various film techniques.
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