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  • American Sniper: Film Analysis Of The Film

    Films about war have always caught my attention. American Sniper was no different. American Sniper is a film that was released in 2015, based on the book written by Chris Kyle. Chris Kyle is known as the most lethal sniper in American history. He was a United States Navy SEAL, joining the elite squad when he was 25 years old. By his own account, Chris Kyle says he killed 160 enemies while protecting our military men. His primary mission was to protect his comrades and he took his mission to heart. His accuracy saved countless numbers of lives and made him a primary target of the enemies. His skill landed him four tours in Iraq fighting for our country. When he returns home from war after an honorable discharge in 2009, he finds it difficult…

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  • The Importance Of The American Film Industry

    Since its inception, the American film industry has reigned supreme in popularity throughout the world. Moviegoers and cinephiles alike have become enamored with the allure of ‘Hollywood’, known as the mecca of the entertainment industry. As one of the oldest film industries, the US has produced major films such as Star Wars (1977), Titanic (1997), and Avatar (2009). In addition, iconic American actors such as Elvis Presley and Marilyn Monroe rose to worldwide stardom. Its popularity, through…

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  • African American Role In Film

    Many people know about African Americans in the film industry, but not many know about the path they had to take to get there. African American films have always played a significant role in my family. We loved to see films that make us laugh, but also ones that revealed more about the history of our race, especially since my distant cousin Pearl Bailey starred in many of those motion pictures. The fact that my cousin worked in film during a time that African Americans were looked down upon in…

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  • Stereotypes In The African American Film

    (Larson, S, pg. 42). Considering the advancements and strives made in African American film, the failure to enforce cast integration for films that portray or represent African Americans is a limitation set for actors and actresses in the industry. There are several well-known actresses that could have been casted for the part, for instance Viola Davis. At some level it’s not the responsibility of the production company rather the industry workers and those who support them (actors, actresses…

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  • The Importance Of Modern American Horror Films

    The current modern American horror films we have today are complicated creations of visual and technological marvels but do not have the cinematic quality of movies of old. In the past “modern horror is probably equaled among American film genres only by the western from the late 1940s to the mid-1950s” (Waller). As older followers of the genre examine the progression of horror they note “the genre has by no means disappeared” (Waller) but the genre is changing. The archaic form of censorship…

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  • Misrepresentation Of African Americans In The Film Friday

    Friday Films have had a major impact on our judgement of other cultures. The movie, “Friday”, is no exception. This movie takes place in the 90’s and revolves around Ice Cube’s character, Craig and his misadventures in a poor suburban neighborhood in South Central Los Angeles on a Friday. Although it’s a very comical movie, the depiction of African Americans is very degrading and inaccurate for both the men and women of the culture. The men in the movie are made out to be violent scoundrels,…

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  • Film Analysis Of Tony Kaye's American History X

    During flashbacks, Tony Kaye, who is also the film's cinematographer, uses black and white to portray the time in which certain scenes took place, and the mental state of being. The artistic idea portrays Derek hateful state of mind, as he sees everything no differently than black and white; there are not any shady areas of gray just as there is no fine line between racism and racial tolerance. This was a superb idea on Kaye's part. His talent for cinematography brilliantly stands out in…

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  • Stereotypes And Misrepresentation Of Native Americans In Western Films

    These types of movies were produced for a while but fortunately enough, we have left these type of movies behind and the representation of Native Americans has progressed. Today we have films like Rango and True Grit which although still don’t serve the ideal representation of Indians, have come a long way from how Native Americans were depicted during the era when stars like John Ford, John Wayne and Randolph Scott dominated Western Films. In Rango we have an Indian character who is known as…

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  • African American Lives The Past Is Another Country Film Analysis

    African American Lives: The Past is Another Country is a film about black history and heritage. Most African Americans know that their ancestors were slaves, and it used to be that they could not trace their ancestors after that. However, using the technology of DNA analysis and genetics, the film shows a very fascinating research and experiment in tracing one’s heritage. The film makes a clear point of why they’re doing this research, why trace back to one’s ancestors, and why does it matter if…

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  • Symbolism In The Film American Sniper

    Jakob Neilson, a web usability consultant, found that people don 't read during every single second of a page visit. (Perez). The film American Sniper, uses a website to promote the films rhetorical aim that even in superhuman individuals a relatable vulnerability prevails. American Sniper’s website utilizes multimodal components and literary elements such as: photographs, musical features, symbolisms, appeals to ethos, angles of vision, and nutshell text to strengthen the promotion of the site.…

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