Eddie Murphy

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  • Analysis Of Das Boot

    It’s no wonder this film has been described as “ideologically promiscuous.” The only belief system the movie appears to subscribe to is that of the truth. Ultimately I think learning the truth of a covered-up period in history is the only way society can overcome these hard times. Part of the problem with America, it follows, is that we have never truly acknowledged the evil of slavery. Without even discussing the possibility of reparations, there are many gestures the government could make to right these wrongs. Bryan Stevenson, for instance, has suggested that America automatically should register any African American male over the age of 18 to vote. At the same time, there are cultural truths to show as well. As Eddie Murphy notes in the most underrated Eddie Murphy movie, Bowfinger, “Black people only get Oscars for playing slaves.” Movies that deal with slavery mainly center on the pure evil of the slave-owner and the suffering of the slave. However, its my opinion that portraying slave-owners as singularly evil allows the audience to disconnect itself from the villains, making us feel as though we would never be complicit in such an awful society. In other words, there has been no Das Boot made about slavery. I believe that we can only understand the crimes a society can commit when we see the common man become the villain. Das Boot does this perfectly by telling the story of the working-class Germans who became Nazi soldiers defending a genocidal society. There isn’t…

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  • City Lights: A Romantic Tragedy

    Romantic comedies in the 80 's also tended to focus more on comedy, often included well established comedians (Analysis). Coming to America is no exception, as Eddie Murphy wrote and starred in it. This film has the most traditional romantic comedy plot and elements of the three, probably because it was made in the late 80’s, when romantic comedies were in their heyday. Despite this film having the most traditional plot, the cast is the most diverse and non-stereotypical of the three. The…

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  • Movie Trading Places Themes

    1..Trading Places directed by John Landis and starring Eddie Murphy and Dan Aykroyd focuses on a theme that is commonly represented in popular films. The subject of the film is the corruptness and advantage people desiring an immense amount of wealth take part in. Those seeking riches achieve it through whatever means possible, and those who are wealthy take advantage of the poor. The theme although a serious lesson is expressed through comedy. Trading Places is unique as it uses humor to teach…

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  • Norbit Habit Analysis Essay Themes

    Norbit is a laugh out loud comedy film starring the famous comedian Eddie Murphy, who plays three outrageous characters in the film. The director of the film Brian Robbins, worked closely with Mr. Murphy into making this film a hysterical romantic comedy that is full of laughs and surprises. Norbit was released by DreamWorks Pictures on February 9, 2007, and hit movie theaters with a bang with its all star featured cast. The movie Norbit constructs a counter hegemonic representation of a strong…

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  • The Lunchbox Movie Analysis

    After having watched The Lunchbox as well as The Piano, I've come to realize how well these movies demonstrate the correlation between love and happiness. With the help of characters like Saajan Fernandes, Ila, Ada McGrath, and George Baines, the directors are capable of showing us just how important partnership is in our lives as human beings. Even with the two movies being set in two completely different areas, the same concept continues to arise. Love and partnership is essential to…

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  • Personal Narrative Essay: A Day I Lost My Best Friend

    A month ago I lost my best friend, Itzayana. It’s a day I will never forget. Almost every detail is as fresh as it was the day it happened. It was a Friday I was doing my homework. I remember taking a break and getting in my Facebook account feeling very stressful and nagging to myself, “it is only going to be a few minutes”. I got into Facebook and went directly to my messenger because there were two new messages. I checked the first one and it was my cousin from Mexico asking me if I was…

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  • An Analysis Of Willa Cather's My Antonia

    by Susan J. Rosowski it discusses how Antonia has no education at all Rosowski 27) f. Ántonia is able to go from a poor young girl from Bohemia to a wife, mother, and farmer in Nebraska ii. Explain the jobs that Antonia had through her stay in America and how she was able to become successful. Explain how she was a Hired Girl and worked for the Cutters and how she worked out in the fields B. Jim Burden 1. Not so much an American Dream for Jim, it is more on the scarifies that he had to give…

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  • Racism And Classism In Trading Places By Eddie Murphy And Dan Aykroyd

    Trading Places is a film that starred Eddie Murphy and Dan Aykroyd. The film debut was in 1983, and it discussed topics of racism and classism. Using the plot line of a rich white person losing all his fortunes and living like an impoverished black person he then sees the era of his ways. He overcomes his opposition by teaming up with other unfortunate people to help reclaim his riches that he once had in the begging. The film shows us that even though we live in the modern era we still carry…

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  • American Involvement In Ww2 Analysis

    use of unrestricted submarine warfare, America declared war on Germany on April 4, 1917. However, the U.S. Army and Navy had never participated in a war that was outside of their own borders and their soldiers lacked the training that would help them be successful in the trenches of France, Belgium, and Germany. This created the massive need for training to be instituted among the ranks, as well as creating a unique atmosphere for American officers to experiment with tactics that utilized the…

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  • Book Analysis: Wild By Cheryl Strayed

    Would you be mad at your mother for dying or for being sick? In the memoir Wild by Cheryl Strayed, Strayed at 22 years old had several issues after her mother’s death from cancer. Strayed, devastated became involved in heroin use, and sleeping with other men rather than her husband Paul. Which led her to divorce him. Her stepfather disconnected from Strayed 's family, and her brother and sister stayed distant from her. After fourth years of her mother’s death she seeks self-discovery, and a…

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