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    Amistad

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    Amistad I have watched the “Amistad” directed by Steven Spielberg, written by David Franzoni, presented by Morgan Freeman, Nigel Hawthorne, Anthony Hopkins, Djimon Hounsou, Mathew McConaughey, David Paymer, Pete Postlethwaite, and Stellan Skarsgard. It was rented from Hollywood Video to complete the assignment. “Who we are, is who we were”, states attorney Baldwin, the persuading point reaching into the hearts of the jurors. Telling a story about the intriguing life and life lost of the Mende people

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    him to be a victim of colonization. However, Julie Taymor, in her film adaptation of The Tempest, portrays not an innocent victim and not a savage beast, but incorporates both to create a layered character with complex motivations and actions in Djimon Hounsou. Taymor achieves this through a combination of visual, aural, and narrative elements that weave together to seamlessly create this complex character. Caliban, though misunderstood and re-understood through the history of the performances of The

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    Immigrants come to America, the revered City upon a Hill, with wide eyes and high hopes, eager to have their every dream and wild reverie fulfilled. Rarely, if ever, is this actually the case. A select few do achieve the stereotypical ‘rags to riches’ transformation – thus perpetuating the myth. The Garcia family from Julia Alvarez’s book How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents, fall prey to this fairytale. They start off the tale well enough: the girls are treated like royalty, princesses of their

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    Importance of Setting in The Tempest Shakespeare’s enchanted island in The Tempest is a restorative pastoral setting, a place where ‘no man was his own’ and a place that offers endless possibilities to the people that arrive on it’s shores. Although the actual location of the island is not known, the worlds of Seneca aptly describe it’s significance to the play – it represents the ‘bounds of things, the remotest shores of the world’. On the boundary of reality, the island partakes of both the

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    Amistad

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    AMISTAD Amistad is a recreation of the true story about a 1839 slave revolt on a small Spanish schooner, La Amistad, ironically the Spanish word for "friendship." Spielberg does a great job in recreating the Amistad revolt that spurred a series of trials beginning in the lower courts of Connecticut and ultimately ending in the Supreme Court. Events following the revolt raise controversial questions about slavery and freedom. This case not only marks a milestone for Abolitionists in their fight

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    How Globalization Has Influenced Hollywood

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    Globalization is an issue that is a hotly debated topic in the world today. Rarely ever does a conversation about the world go on with out globalization being included. Globalizations appeal has not passed the tentacles of Hollywood, who has taken advantage of all the hot issues that have come out of globalization so that it can maximize its profits. Topics such as blood diamonds, global warming, and ethnocentrism by other cultures in regard the United States have become popular topics for multi-million

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    Fast and Furious 7, a multilayered, mass mayhem, is an action packed and triumphant film directed by James Wan, written by Chris Morgan and starring Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Dwayne Johnson and several other actors. Throughout the past fifteen years of a devoted series, it has advanced from a basic low-budget movie about a couple of young adult street racers into an intercontinental law-breaking epic covering multiple continents and more than a dozen characters to partake. The scenes are increasingly

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    Prospera, Thy Role Is Woman

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    Shakespeare, William. The Tempest. The Longman Anthology of World Literature. Compact ed. Ed. David Damrosch and David L. Pike. New York: Pearson/Longman, 2008. 1667-1720. Print. The Tempest. Dir. Julie Taymor. Perf. Helen Mirren, Felicity Jones, Djimon Hounsou, Ben Whishaw, Reeve Carney, David Strathairn, Tom Conti, Alfred Molina, Russell Brand, Alan Cumming, and Chris Cooper. Touchstone Pictures, 2010. DVD.

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    Main Themes Of Amistad

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    Amistad focuses on the aftermath of the revolt of 1839 on a Spanish slave ship called La Amistad. The slaves manage to kill many Spanish sailors and take over the ship with their leader, Cinque. Even though the slaves manage to win the uprising against the Spanish slave traders, the slaves are founded and held prisoner in Connecticut. Amistad focuses on the trials and long debates in court about the 44 slaves that take over La Amistad. The main issue that arises during courtroom sessions is the

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    Blood Diamond: Why Fiction is More Effective Than the Facts When watching a movie that is allegedly based on a true story, it may not occur to some viewers that the movie does not necessarily represent the complete and absolute truth. The movie Blood Diamond was inspired by the true story of how the illegal sale of smuggled diamonds helped fuel the 1991 to 2000 civil war in Sierra Leone (“Sierra Leone”). In an interview with Foreign Policy Magazine, Edward Zwick, director of Blood Diamond, admits

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