Los Feliz

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  • Biophilia Hypothesis Analysis

    I planned to go as deep into the park as I possibly can. The ultimate goal was to find a road that connects to the other entrance of the Griffith Park through the Western Los Feliz, which is near the Greek Theatre. The first entrance, the one I frequently go to, is in the busy intersection of Los Feliz and Riverside. As usual, I listened to my music and walked half a mile to the entrance of the park. What I like about Griffith Park is its shady hiking trails and roads. Since most of its roads and trails are right next to acute slops of the mountain, it provides shade to many joggers and walkers during the summer months. On top of that, the trees provide the much needed breeze when it gets hot. Though I must admit, most of the flora was brown and with the drought that is in Southern California, everything seemed dead. Unlike the time I traveled to San Francisco, where the countryside is full of verdant colors, Griffith Park seemed like a plants’ graveyard. I do not like it at…

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  • Romeo And Juliet And West Side Story Comparison

    Film Adaptations: Romeo and Juliet (1968) and West Side Story (1961) Many films have been created based on novels and play scripts. Plays have transitioned from performances on stage to the big cinema screens. Since many legendary play scripts were created before our century, American film directors had to ask themselves, “How can an older piece of work interest the audience of today?”. Directors found it challenging to express an original piece of work while attempting to interest the minds…

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  • Examples Of Transition From Adolescence Into Adulthood

    Rites of passage have been used by almost all cultures since the beginning to mark the transition an individual takes from youth to adulthood. In many ancient cultures it has involved ceremonies often religious in nature. In typical modern day American society, the movement from adolescence to adulthood also comes with certain rites of passage. In the late teen years many youths have the desire for more independence. Many will get an afterschool job; this gives them some financial freedom. Next…

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  • Summary: The Representation Of Blacks In Hollywood Cinema

    Introduction The representation of Africa and African people in popular American media has been a major concern in academic disciplines and the subject of numerous books and essays. Many scholars and activists have written about this issue seeking to introduce new knowledges and methodologies into the debate while taking into account the overwhelming evidence of the colonial influence on these representations. The debates and arguments are not restricted to Hollywood films (although Hollywood…

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  • Social Disorganization Theory: Why Youth Join Gangs

    Trying to address the question of why youth join gangs requires the examination of multiple factors, and preferably, multiple theories. Social disorganization theory explains that the place where an individual grows up matters – disordered neighborhoods lead youth to join gangs. Due to its overemphasis on disorganization within neighbourhoods, however, social disorganization theory is not able to assess every factor that causes youth to join gangs. In this paper, I argue that youth join gangs…

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  • Gus And Liere: Documentary Analysis

    Ross Kemp has made documentaries since October of 2006 including several series about extreme hardships in India, Gangs in New Zealand, South Africa, Los Angeles and more. Ross Kemp was a British actor turned investigative journalist and is best known for his documentary series called Ross Kemp on Gangs. It’s an award winning T.V. series that focused on gangs and gang violence in different parts of the world. It originally aired on U.K. television but also aired in the U.S. under a different…

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  • 1940s Film Industry Analysis

    Before the 1940s, Hollywood and the Studio System, was one that carried the American Film Industry to new heights and brought on different visions from aspiring filmmakers and film companies. What was once just a convenient place to escape the grasp and control of The Trust, became the place to be during the 1920s. Hollywood was thriving with the system it created. The Big Five film companies created movies that made those years the Golden Age of Hollywood. But of course a system that gave the…

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  • Drawing Vs Street Art

    behind it. Paintings in Los Angeles are very beautiful and there should not be any problem with having nice paintings or drawing in the walls. I think its okay to have drawings in Los Angeles because a lot of people from all over the world go there and like to look around and explore How Los Angeles really is. Art is a really outstanding when you know that it is something that a artist drew out of there feelings or emotion or simply what they have been growing threw in their life. Yes, it would…

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  • Gangs In San Salvador

    Many of these gangs were formed and originated by Latinos in Los Angeles as a reaction to issues like social exclusion. A large topic of social exclusion experienced by the Latino community is that of their exclusion from justice and economic and physical security. Without access to a basic system of justice, people look to other people to help protect themselves and their communities. As Heather Berkman (2007) says, “Within such communities, residents cannot depend on those institutions…

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  • Why Teenagers Join Gangs Essay

    Teens join gangs for a variety reasons from families, schools, friends, to what city they live in. Gangs are everywhere, even some of the nicest cities. Peer pressure, family, protection, and boredom are the main reasons I noticed that teens join gangs. In reflecting upon my own adolescence and witnessing teens joining gangs, I believe that all these reasons are closely associated. It seems as though gangs have no boundaries it affects the poor and the rich, small towns, suburbia, and some of…

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