The movie I chose is The Help, I have the DVD and watched it over the weekend. The reason I chose to review this movie is because It was an eye opener to the amount of abuse black people faced while working for white families. This movie discusses the relationship between whites and blacks during the Civil Rights era in 1962. I watched the movie in my room with the television my mother purchased in honor of my birthday. I feel very comfortable in my room, it’s a safe haven for me to escape from the outside world. Every time I watch a movie, I watch it in my room just for the fact that It’s is the only place in my house that is quiet and peaceful. My siblings did come in a few times however for the majority of the movie I was left alone. I lit …show more content…
Minny Jackson, her best friend is the firecracker in the movie. Skeeter is a 23-year-old white woman with a college degree but from the get-go, you can tell she is different than other women during this time. Hilly Holbrook is the villain in the movie, who treats pretty much everyone she encounters badly. The other character’s bond over how harsh she treats colored people and she ends up being the central character in Skeeter’s book. Skeeter develops a project in which she documents the lives of maids in Mississippi, she recruits Aibileen who then suggests Minny. Minny Jackson has five children and a violent husband because she Is financially unstable you see her daughter leaving school at a young age to work as a maid alongside her. We are also introduced to additional characters, such as Celia Foote, a friendly but mysterious woman Minny later works for. She is rejected from southern society because she is married to Hilly’s ex-boyfriend, Johnny. She was raised poor, and learns a lot from Minny and treats her better than most other white …show more content…
The setting could be called in the “deep South” at the time segregation was enforced. Although there are flashbacks relating to the Civil Rights Movement, most scenes take place in the white ladies’ homes who have hired black maids to clean and take care of their children. The white families lived in the nicest houses however the colored women lived on the other side of town in the harshest conditions with high crime
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9 to 5 is a 1980 comedy film starring Jane Fonda as Judy Bernly, Lily Tomlin as Violet Newstead, Dolly Parton as Doralee Rhodes, and Dabney Coleman as the boss Franklin Hart Jr. The film focuses on a department that is being poorly run by a "sexist, egotistical, lying, hypocritical bigot" boss. After finally getting over their differences, the three main ladies develop a friendship, vent to each other, take down their boss and eventually help each other run the company.
Minny is an African American maid in Jackson, Mississippi, who is sassy and doesn't take a lot of attitude from Miss Hilly or other white women. Different than the rest of the people, white or black in The Help, Minny doesn’t think about consequences if someone messes with her. She struggles with her life from time to time, but Aibileen is always there to help her. Minny shows she has a kind heart too, by making a sacrifice to help her friends and family.
“The Help” is a white mock feel good movie, which seems to feature amnesia of racial conflicts in the South as its primary theme (Stockett, 2009). Author Natasha McLaughlin suggests that ‘The Help’ focuses upon the home and the relationship between African-American domestics and the laws of Jim Crow’s neglected ‘other half’: Jane Crow (McLaughlin, 2014). The American Civil Rights Movement mainly accommodates the public with a view concentrated upon a male dominant perspective but appreciations to Stockett and her moving interpretation of the relationship of Caucasian housewives and their African-American maids the public gets a rare white-washed version of events dealing with the civil rights movement going on within the interior of the households
I picked Miss Skeeter to write about, Miss Skeeter was raised in a home where she was brought up by a black woman as her nanny and maid of the house. For that era it was normal for kids to be raised that way. Miss Skeeter’s life was simple and she was rich, she didn’t know what it was like to need or want anything in life. She wasn’t exposed to many of the hardships that many of the black characters in the book suffer or go through. Her life was really good, she was fortunate to have all that she did. It wasn’t until she went away to college and spent some time away from her family and her friends influence. Miss Skeeter was the only one out of her friends that actually went away to college and was able to see the world through another viewpoint and I think that affected her, she was able to see what life is really about she realized what a privileged life she really did live.
My film choice shows that color and lighting sets the mood for social status as well as segregation in its rarest form. The Help takes place in Jackson, Mississippi in the 60’s and shows us the reality of segregation from both sides and how persistence pays off. Skeeter’s persistence in becoming an accomplished writer and the courage of the housekeepers to overcome their fears of the white society, all come to the forefront in this film.
Within this paper, you will witness the struggles of society for colored men and women, while particularly seeing what these maids have endured. We come across many psychological themes throughout this movie, most importantly to me, aggression and violence, racism, ethical issues and resolution.
One movie I decided to watch was Malcolm X. There were a few scenes that represented the essence of the movie. They include Malcolm in jail, and his death. Additionally, the movie confirmed my perspective on the issues presented in the film. Some of the historical events described in Malcolm X were able to be connected to our present problems.
A movie is usually more entertaining than a book, and engages the public into the thoughts of the film director. In the case of One flew over the Cuckoo's Nest, we should evaluate the effectiveness of the movie to quicken transformations in the psychiatric field. In the first place, we must note that the movie is efficient in giving voice to a concealed environment: The psychiatric hospital is not a place most people know well in the 1970s, and most of the public's knowledge on it has arised from watching movies like One flew over the Cuckoo's Nest. As one Telegraph journalist ill say "It gave voice, gave life, to a basic distrust of the way in which psychiatry was being used for society's purposes, rather than the purposes of the people
Minny showed that her husband is violent, " 'Why? Why are you hitting me? ' .... I was trapped in the corner of the bedroom like a dog. He was beating me with his belt. It was the first time I’d ever really thought about it. Who knows what I could become," (485) and "I ain 't telling, I ain 't telling nobody about that pie. But I give her what she deserve! .... I ain 't never gone get no work again, Leroy gone kill me..." (24). Also, it shows that Minny is forced to work for her family to earn money in order to raise their family up. It 's different from Skeeter 's situation in that Skeeter is hoping to continue her career but Minny has no choice to change her situation. Minny is a strong character in the book and she even took revenge against Hilly after she spread rumors about Minny. However, Minny seems so weak, vulnerable and under the mercy of her husband Leroy. Even if Leroy abuses Minny, she endures it because she loves him. Sexism here is in the superiority of men over women that give them the right to abuse them. According to Skeeter, in early 1960s, Sexism appeared in jobs that were open only for men, "My eyes drift down to HELP WANTED: MALE. There are at least four columns filled with bank managers, accountants, loan officers, cotton collate operators. On this side of the page, Percy and Gray, LP, is offering Jr. Stenographers fifty cents more an hour," (68). Characters from
This paper looks at the film Bend it like Beckham, and societal conflicts highlighted in the film. The film was made in 2002 and directed by the Kenyan born, British filmmaker Gurinder Chanda. It is categorized as a comedy/ drama/ romance film. The main character Jasminder “Jess” Bhamra is the youngest daughter of a Punjabi “Sikh” family who lives in London England. Jess has a dream of becoming a professional female soccer player, but her parent’s strict rules and society’s strong ideals stand in her way. The movie shows how she perseveres against the odds and achieves her dream. The title is used as a metaphor for how Jess bends the rules of her parents and society and goes for her goal. The same way David Beckham is able bend the ball in a way to confuse the goalie and score a goal. The movie brings in to view conflicts in society, which includes discrimination, Stereotypes, gender roles and racism.
The movie I chose was about the infamous Marie Antoinette. The movie starts out with Marie Antoinette in her hometown having fun with her family and friends in Austria. The youngest out of seven her mother sets Marie up with Louis XVI the Dauphin of France in hopes that it will calm the feud between the two countries. Before she leaves, she has to get rid of anything from Austria, everything she adores even her adorable pug that follows her around everywhere she goes. She must leave everything behind and start a new with French Fashion. She was taken into the woods and then into French carriages to the Palace of Versailles. There the two of them very young of age are married.
Samantha Adams, O’Bryanna Turman, Natalie Wilson, Theresa Meador Professor Staley-Abney Abnormal Psychology 212 11 April 2016 A Beautiful Mind A Beautiful Mind is a beautifully written film. This film is based on the real life of Dr. John Forbes Nash Jr.