The Pursuit Of Happiness Film Analysis

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The Pursuit of Happiness, directed by Gabriele Muccino, tells a story about an African American man living in San Francisco. His name is Chris Gardner, who devoted all of his life savings into an investment to sell a device known as a portable "bone density scanner." He is a hard-working, caring and loving father who struggles financially to provide for his wife and son. With his wife working back to back shift to make ends meet with their rent bills. She is unable to live a life of stress with her husband and ends up leaving him with their five-year-old son name Christopher.
The movie centers around six stages of his Mr. Gardner life where he guides the audience through his journey of being a salesman and hardships. As he introduces us in his first stages of his life called 'riding the bus' we learn that he has to sell at least 4 bone density scanners a month to be
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This scene is where he demonstrates his intellectual side of him by solving a rubrics cube. An example of hegemonic practices of racism and prejudice is when Gardner ask Twistle if he can give the rubric cube a try and insist that he "…is pretty sure he can do it," while Twistle states "we can drive around all day, you can't do it." Twistle comments highlight the dominant in culture's ideologies that African Americans are not intellectual. A stereotype that notion that African Americans are proclivity towards sports rather than intellectual knowledge. In this movie this stereotype about African American tendency towards sports and not academics is a single-story view of this group and to the surprise of Twistle, Gardner is able to solve the puzzle within a few minutes. This instance is a prime example of how it was implying that an African American man being less intellectual than a White dominant culture between the exchanges of

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