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  • Sexism In Ghostbusters

    Is Ghostbusters (2016) a racist, sexist movie? While researching the topic of social responsibilities of popular culture creators, I found the ongoing backlash against the rebooted movie Ghostbusters (2016) a vivid example. Long before the official Ghostbusters trailers were released, controversies against its casting, storytelling and production had already been heated on social media. Bringing together two sources in this essay, an review article by John Nolte and the official poster of Ghostbusters (2016), I will present one example of society’s concerns about the movie’s sexism and racism through analyzing rhetorical strategies used in the two sources and how the images presented in the poster was interpreted and responded by Nolte. Writer…

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  • Blockbusters Reboot Analysis

    dominant cultures – within this hegemony the characters on offer are largely white and heterosexual with only few exceptions here and there. With some network shows trying to normalize having people of colour in prominent roles, and displaying natural and neutral queer romances, we are narrowing the gap between these marginalized groups and equal representation, but there is still a lot of ground to cover. Stuart Hall’s take on cultural struggle offers us a great template, through which we can…

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  • Sexism In Ghostbuster

    Say what want needs to be said about the original. Does it live up to the hype or is it overrated and its humor was just lost to time? But, if anything bad is said about the remake there could be a swarm of angry feminist ready to disagree with such a sexist statement. Whether or not you believe the 2016 rendition of Ghostbusters was actually a good film has been placed on the back burner for the hotter issue of sexism in modern America. People commonly associate negative feelings towards this…

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  • Gender Stereotypes In Ghostbusters

    In the 2016 comedy film, Ghostbusters, four unexpected heroines work together to save the world from malevolent paranormal beings. Using science as their weapon, unlikely partners Erin Gilbert, Abby Yates, Jillian Holtzmann, and Patty Tolan join forces to defeat the woefully misunderstood mastermind behind all of the mischief, Rowan. This film has attracted a great deal of attention and controversy, and for what reason? The major stars of the movie are female. Many naysayers are outraged at the…

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  • Bryson Ghost Book Report

    One day when they did the project they found a demon at the bottom of the and took all of their souls so they had to call the ghostbusters which both of them had to come so they could get the demon under control so after they got it captured they all went back to the ghostbuster control house and had a huge party and even everyone in the whole community came and just around the middle of the party the phone started to ring and guess what the problem was…, apparently this car wash supposedly turn…

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  • Voyeurism In Film

    In relation to feminist theory, the new version of ghostbusters had received an onslaught of aggression which is not a surprise to anyone who participates in the online culture nowadays. The rage was manifested in the hate-filled tweets that were directed to the film director and main casts especially Leslie Jones. This has seen the film earn one of the highest dislikes in Youtube’s movie trailer history mainly because of its franchise reimagined with a crew set consisting of just women.…

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  • Jeff Goldblum-Bikeer Leather-Jacket Industry Analysis

    Due to nice cuts of this jacket, my body shape looks stunning. This is the perfect piece for me. Thanks! Website: 2016 Ghostbusters Jillian Holtzmann Black Jacket Product description: In 2016, a movie hit the American film industry with the name of ‘Ghostbusters: Answer the call’. There are four women, who group up to start a new business of ghost hunting. The movie is starring Kate McKinnon in the role of Dr.…

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  • Diversity In Hollywood Film Analysis

    discrimination this issue finally found its way to the spotlight in 2016, with The Academy Awards as its surrogate. When the nominations were published and it was seen to have nominated only whites in the actor categories for the second consecutive year, an uproar sparked. This led to the academy making drastic changes to its members, causing a ripple effect through the industry. The issue was being called a wakeup call, and that’s exactly what it had done. While the academy was a major…

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  • Hate Speech And Trolling Analysis

    backlash the new GhostBusters film received when it was released in early 2016. Ghostbusters was a movie franchise from the 1980s that starred 4 male leads that hunted ghosts. This new Ghostbusters film was a hot new reboot that has an all female starring cast. The moment the movie trailer hit the internet, the trolls crawled from out of their caves and hit the comment section with hate speech loaded and ready to fire. The gender biased comments ranged from “Women are just incapable of being…

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  • Monty Python And The Holy Grail

    centered around music and beautiful women. When they get a big deal from a producer, the duo gets into unfortunate circumstances and hilarity ensues. 6. The Big Lebowski (1998) The Big Lebowski has its own cult following, but it doesn’t come as a surprise. This dark and funny movie by the Coen brothers delivers plenty of laughs through its countless one-liners. The movie’s plot is built around a confusion of who’s who. The people share the same name, the other guy owes a lot of money and the…

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