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    Since You Went Away Analysis

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    The Second World War homefront is one theme in film whose treatment has differed over time; this is most evidently illustrated in the two films Since You Went Away, directed by John Cromwell in 1944, and Hope and Glory, directed by John Boorman in 1987. Since You Went Away was produced by David O. Selznick in 1944, and in addition wrote the screenplay for the film, originally based on the novel by Margaret Buell Wilder, Since You Went Away: Letters to a Soldier from his Wife (1944). The release year of this film is important in understanding its context in relation to the homefront theme, as the United States had entered a war where the outcome was uncertain, at this point in time citizens were unsure which side would be victorious. The Office of War Information (OWI) saw Selznick as an ideal interpreter of the image they wanted films to projects, a relationship which reveals itself numerous times throughout the film. Since You Went Away is set in Ohio, the ‘emblematic mid-West’, which is idealised and universalised throughout, as the viewer observes the Hilton family adapt to the changing conditions of the homefront and become more socially and self aware through their interactions with others and exposure to new experiences. Hope and Glory, written, produced and directed by John Boorman in 1987 also deals with the theme of the homefront, although it examines the British homefront during the London Blitz (August 1940 – May 1941).…

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    Comparing text “ I Have a Dream” and “Glory and Hope” were two different speeches given by Dr. martin Luther king J.R and Nelson Mandela individually and on different occasions. This speech was given at those time when there were so many people who used to practice racism, communalism and many other things. These problems at first seemed to be inextricably difficult. But these great speeches forced everyone to think again, and to question again to him or herself, whether they were being treated…

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    Glory Movie Analysis

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    This movie “glory” tells us the story of the 54th regiment of Massachusetts. This is a big moment in American history because it was one of the first times that colored men where allowed to be soldiers. This movie also shows us how colored soldiers were treated during the civil war. This movie gives us many examples of how different the colored soldiers were treated from the white soldiers. It shows us that even though there was no slavery in the north and colored people were free, there was…

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    Glory Film Analysis

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    The 1989 film “Glory” is an historical film based on the true events of the 54th Massachusetts Regiment, which took place on June 18, 1863 in Charleston, South Carolina. The 54th regiment was one of the first infantries to enlist Black soldiers in the war and was led by Colonel Robert Gould Shaw. Despite their shortcomings and adversities as African American men in America, these men were tenacious and very determined to succeed the war at Fort Wagner. Although this film highlights these…

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    History vs. Hollywood The 1989 film “Glory” is an historical film based on the true events of the 54th Massachusetts Regiment, which took place on June 18, 1863 in Charleston, South Carolina. The 54th regiment was one of the first infantries to enlist Black soldiers into the war and was lead by Colonel Robert Gould Shaw. Despite their shortcomings and adversities as African American men in America, these men were tenacious and very determined to succeed the war at Fort Wagner. Although this…

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    During the American Civil War, over 179, 000 black soldiers served in the Union Army. Edward Zwick's 1989 film Glory explores one of the Civil War's first all-black volunteer regiment through the narration of Colonel Robert Gould Shaw (Matthew Broderick). After serving at the Battle of Antietam, Colonel Shaw is offered the command of the first all-African-American regiment. During his leadership, Shaw and the 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, are confronted with discrimination from both…

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    Frederick Douglass, the famous African American abolitionist, was once quoted as saying “[He] who would be free must himself strike the blow.” This quote is particularly relevant in the figurative and literal sense when it came to African American soldiers fighting in the Civil War. All African Americans had an uphill battle to fight when it came to getting the chance to prove themselves as adequate soldiers, and an even tougher battle to get recognition for what they had achieved. The first…

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    The movie, Glory, was about the 54th regiment for the African Americans in the Civil War. I really enjoyed the movie because it was interesting to see if the African Americans would be treated differently if they fought for the country. In some places, like Kansas, they were used for rioting the towns. However, General Robert Shaw treated them with more respect and more like soldiers. He stood up for them when they had no shoes and cared for them even though they were African American. The…

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    Glory Movie Analysis

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    were clearly portrayed in the movie Glory through the plot and the characters. As the movie progressed, the two main perspectives evolved and eventually joined together to form a common view. These two perspectives came primarily from that of the white officers and the black soldiers. Both risked their lives for freedom, but had different outlooks on the situations due to their backgrounds. The two main perspectives of the movie realistically reflected the profile of the freed slaves fighting…

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    each Spice Girls. After growing up more she gravitated towards the artists Mary J. Blige, Pink, and Destiny’s Child. Her life changed when she came across a collection of Etta James and Ella Fitzgerald records at a local shop. “There was no music heritage in our family” Adele told The Telegraph in 2008 interview. “Chart music was all I ever knew. So when I listed to the Etta and the Ella, it sounds so cheesy, but it was an awakening. I was like, oh, right, some people have proper longevity and…

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