Movie Analysis: 'Going To The Olympics, 1984'

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In Frank Romero 's mural, "Going to the Olympics, 1984," it consists of five cars driving in a single file line towards the 1984 Olympics that was held in Los Angeles with hearts appearing above each vehicle, two gentlemen are wrestling in the sky next to a blimp that says "a good year" on it and a horse. The corner of the mural has a stamp on it and on the other side what looks to be an iron. The backdrop is saturated with Los Angeles trademark palm trees under the orange sky. The hearts situated on each the cars could represent Los Angeles ' love for cars and our passion for extensive adventures. The palm trees in the backdrop could possibly represent, though a bit farfetched, our natural way of life and how we view the world from our own …show more content…
The two wrestling men and the horse would obviously represent the Olympics that were being held. The iron and the stamp are a bit more dubious and can 't be answered directly. The muralist Romero took great advantage with his choice of colors as they are very vibrant and dynamic, such examples would be his excellent work in giving the cars elegant definition and the trees and sky with pristine colors that perfectly represents what a day looks in the city of Los Angeles, let alone on the day of the Olympics in 1984. This mural is a great representation of the great city of Los Angeles and deserved the attention that it 's …show more content…
To put things into perspective, let 's say you 're a architect, a chef, computer designer, or even a filmmaker and you create a unique piece of work for the whole world to experience that belongs solely to you only to find out that a state agency decided to remove or censor your work without your knowing of it. It 's as if saying that the Lincoln monument should be removed by a national agency or if the Taj Mahal was removed. It seems to be quite clear now what the mural, "Going to the Olympics," is like. It is a piece of art, and throughout history art reflected how people viewed life in that time, much like how the Baroque period had pessimistic artworks and themes such as Carpe Diem and Memento Mori were very important because it teaches a lot about how the people at the time viewed life and what principles did they have. In the mural, it reflected the very prestigious car culture that exists in Los Angeles, the Olympics that was occurring at the time in 1984 and the nature of the big metropolitan city of the west coast. I agree with Romero because, with the exception of modern art, art has always been an implemented part of

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