The movie I am going to recommend is 42. The movie 42 is about Jackie Robinson, how he cross the baseball color barrier in the late 1940's and become the first ever African American baseball player. the movie 42 is not so much about plot and suspense, it's more about powerful portrait of the man who ushered in professional sports' own civil rights movement. The reason I recommend this movie is because, this movie shows us the psychology of a nation in this context America, and its citizen. It demonstrates what others have endured, and still have to deal with it these days. It identifies how impressions, think racial attitudes, get passed down to generation and generation. It display ignorance. But it also presents America with an opportunity
Jackie Robinson was the first African American to play Major-League baseball. His inspiring actions and wise words are remembered even now, and on Jackie Robinson day, all baseball players wear his jersey:“42”. Many biographies have been written, and one biography, The Noble Experiment. Recently, in April 2013, Legendary Motion Pictures released a movie entitled “42”. In many ways, the film and Jackie’s autobiography are alike. However, the are also different in many ways.
48 hours is a surprisingly well crafted action comedy that has often been recognized as being the first, “buddy cop” film. This genre developed throughout the 1980’s and 1990’s, with hit features such as Lethal Weapon, Stakeout, Rush Hour, Beverly Hills Cop and Tango and Cash. Released in 1982 and directed by Walter Hill, it teamed veteran actor Nick Nolte with a 21 year old Saturday Night Live comedian, Eddie Murphy. Murphy plays Reggie Hammond, a quick thinking street smart convict who is released from prison for 48 hours into the custody of Jack Gates, a hard drinking, no nonsense, San Francisco detective, together the two set out to catch Albert Ganz (James Remer) a convicted robber who has just escaped from a chain gang, assisted by his partner Billy Bear (Sonny Landham). Ganz and Bear are on a mission to recover $500.000 from a previous robbery and are on the loose in San Francisco, they have already killed two cops and will stop at nothing
From the film “42” Jackie Robinson, African American man faced a lot of racial discrimination during the play, however he endures it and become a famous star. These are the actors/actress and Director; Jackie Robinson - Chadwick Boseman, Branch Rickey - Harrison Ford, Nicole Beharie - Rachel Robinson, Harold Parrott - T.R Knight, Ryan Merriman - Dixie Walker, etc, Directed by Brian Helgeland. These actors/actress and Director helped viewer to understand the feeling of Jackie Robinson and other African American’s feelings. Through the movie, we can see Jackie Robinson helped to breaking down the racism of america by playing MLB. This film also shows us how racism is bad, the ugly standard idea of racism, and how white guy treats Jackie Robinson.
On April 15, 1947, fans pack the stadium hoping to catch a glimpse of the scene playing out on the field. One man steps out of the dugout and is met with the displeasure of the crowd. This man is Jackie Robinson, the first black man to play professional baseball on an all-white baseball team. Robinson’s story of “strength and unbending spirit” is projected in the movie 42, directed by Brian Helgeland (Griffin). The movie goes into details about Robinson’s barrier breaking first season on the Brooklyn Dodgers, but does it portray Robinson’s story correctly? Although there are several minute differences--the process of choosing Robinson to join the Dodgers, that he was not the only black player pulled into Montreal, and Robinson’s civil rights involvements after retiring--the similarities are more pronounced, especially in regard to Robinson’s temper, the fans and other players treatment of Robinson, and Pee Wee Reese’s friendship with Robinson.
All three of these films discussed the importance of race in America and how whites treated people of other races during this time. The two films Soul of the Game and The Life of Jackie Robinson are both about African Americans and their struggle of being accepted into the world of baseball. The third film, Hank Greenberg is about the life of Hank Greenberg and how he, as a Jew, was both ridiculed and then accepted into the world of baseball. All of these players, although they were not liked at the time, have gone down in history as some of the best baseball players in history and are certainly well known.
In the journey of breaking the color barrier in baseball, Jackie Robinson made an impressive improvement and affected the game forever. Robinson changed the sport for the better and he made integration between races in much more sports possible.
"A Hard Day's Night" catches the first flaring of Beatlemania in a manner at once subtle and intelligent. The plot is simple: a day in the life of the Beatles as they try to make it to a performance, burdened by Paul's trouble-making grandfather (Wilfred Brambell); inept reporters, police, and studio moguls; and, of course, hordes of screaming teenage girls. All the while, the Beatles remain as laid back as can be, responding with dry, very British one-liners and shifting easily into melodic musical interludes, such as "Can't Buy Me Love," "All My Lovin'," and "I Wanna Be Your Man." This is the pre-Sergeant Pepper Beatles, and their pleasant, playful enthusiasm mirrors the general innocence of the early sixties, before Vietnam and LSD opened the eyes of millions to political injustices and self-explorations. Nevertheless, A "Hard Day's Night" is more than a wonderful reflective surface. Lester also makes it into a commentary on the interactions of spectacle and perspective in an age when television and movie cameras were becoming the primary windows to the world.
The film I picked is "The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly." I first saw this movie about five years ago while a senior in high school. I loved the movie, but now after watching it I took a closer look at the stereotypes and generalizations that are being depicted in various ways like language, names, landscapes and people. I picked this film because the movie is famous and very well known by Italians, Americans, and Hispanics, and not just famous in America Hollywood (and because I had list of required films I had to pick from). While watching the movie my second time around I tried and focus on the location where the movie takes place in order to demonstrate how lands of Mexico, New Mexico and Texas generalized. I also placed attention to the names the characters are given. There is a term used in Hollywood called little man wins' but after watching The Good, The Bad and The Ugly one observe how this cliché is not used.
The Film of my choice is "13" by Ava DuVernay. The film is a documentary about mass incarceration and slavery. According to Michelle Alexander, "Civil rights activists began to be portrayed in the media and among many politicians as criminals, people who were deliberately violating the law, segregation laws that existed in the South." Meanwhile, the baby-boom in 1948 to 1953 caused mass incarceration to began in the 1970's on the account of crime rate increasing. I believe the Author's intended audience is for anyone throughout the world, especially the users if Netflix. In addiction, she wanted to inform the viewers about racial inequality that lead to mass incarceration. Ava Duvernay also make another documentary called Seima which was about
As states in the article “Nate Parker and the limits of empathy” by Roxane Gay published in The New York Times. “Mr. Parker wrote, directed, produced and stars in the movie. “Birth of a Nation”, which chronicles the life of Nat Turner and the slave rebellion he led in Virginia in 1831. The story the movie tells is important and to see a movie like this getting mainstream attention is equally significant.”(Gay). This quote provides evidence because the movie grabs the viewer attention and is learning about history, so it should be watched by everyone in the campus. The movie is about Nat Turner making history by forming a group and rebel to the white people so they can be free of being slaves. It teaches how the African American were being used as property and not treated equally and are being discriminated instead of treated as human
For this assessment, I have chosen the movie Real Women Have Curves. The movie follows a traditional Mexican family and their struggle to survive in America. The film focuses, on the youngest American-born daughter Ana. Ana lives in a Hispanic community in East Los Angeles the daughter of Latino working immigrants from Mexico. Her family unit consists of her parents, two brothers, older sister and her grandfather. The movie shows the conflict Ana faces between the clashes of the two cultures. The film shows that Ana goes to great lengths to attend school every day. Ana has had a successful school career, as her peers are getting ready to attend college. She’s expected to get a job to financially help her struggling family. She
Ava DuVernay’s 2014 film, Selma is a powerful piece of cinematography that captures the civil rights marches led by Dr. Martin Luther King from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama. Dr. King and his followers aimed to advance equal voting rights for African Americans through non-violent protests and activism in 1965. The film also depicts Reverend King’s relationship and discussions with President Lyndon B. Johnson regarding possible solutions to the racial conflicts in the state of Alabama. I believe that the film portrayed Johnson fairly considering his political struggle with Congress while confronting the immense pressure of Dr. King’s voting rights campaign and legislative demands. Johnson’s hesitant stance towards voting rights is justified by