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    Rwanda, here are only a few countries in which children are used to fight and endure war up close. Throughout history and many cultures children have been used for direct part ( actual soldiers), support roles (spies and messengers), and even political advantages ( human shields and propaganda). This is the cruel reality that these children face everyday. During their time in an environment like this the children are indoctrinated by many different tactics. In A Long Way Gone Memoirs Of a Boy Soldiers by Ishmael Beah, Ishmael describe the use of drugs, violent movies, the use of vengance and the label of “winner” in competitions of killing quickest to fuel their minds to become killers. These categories of tactics…

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    Doctrine into a child solider “If the first casualty of war is innocence, them perhaps with each bullet fired, bomb detonated, leader overthrown, wall built, economy destroyed and family member killed, we are not creating goodwill and harmony, but rather another child who believes violence is the only means to bring about change in the world” Michael Franti. If kids were being turned into soldiers at a young age what kind of a world is expected? They don’t know any better than then life style…

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    The military uses tactics to indoctrinate children into fighting in the war for them. Some of those tactics used would be emotional manipulation, getting them hooked on drugs, and violent war movies. They use emotional manipulation by blaming the rebels for killing their families and using them as the reason why they are in this situation. The military would get them hooked on drugs such as cocaine, marijuana, and “brown brown”. They would have them watch violent war movies such as Rambo which…

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    made ”a story of a modern saint, (Scorsese 2–24). This is also visible from words from the beginning of the film: „You don't make up for your sins in church. You do it in the streets. You do it at home. The rest is bullsh*t and you know it.”. The institution of church is moved to the streets, and he shows exactly what the post-Vietnam film era chose to forget, and that is the choice burdened with morality. We could also explain the absence of religion in cinema with Leonard’s words: „the reasons…

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    I give The Godfather four stars out of four stars. It is an excellent movie. The first thing that makes The Godfather an excellent movie is the music score. The music fit with the movie perfectly. The composers of the songs did an excellent job composing pieces that fit with the scene. The final song, composed by Nino Rota, is very memorable. From now on, whenever I hear Rota’s song, I will think of The Godfather. The action is the second thing that makes The Godfather an excellent movie. The…

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    Vito Corleone, portrayed by Marlon Brando, is the patriarch and heads the Corleone family in The Godfather. He plays a shrewd Mafia boss known as the Godfather an older man in the first movie of this trilogy; however; as a young man, he is a depicted as a callous, yet ambitious Sicilian immigrant in New York. Vito is a loving father and husband who represents strong family, traditional values; preserving the sacredness of the family at any cost. One of the first examples of strong family values…

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    Editing: The Baptism Murders – The Godfather (8/9) Movie Clip (1972) HD In the movie scene, “The Baptism Murders” from The Godfather (1972), there were a wide variety of editing methods/techniques that were used to portray the ironic message of good versus evil. The scene was composed of a main scene in a church and direct cuts to a violent contrast of the character. Direct cuts, according to (CITE), are immediate, sometimes jarring cuts between one scene and another. Another method used in this…

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    and subsequent death of the sacred. At the beginning of the movie Michael tells his girlfriend, Kay Adams (Diane Keaton) that he has no interest in joining his family's business. However as the movie goes on Michael is dragged into the family business as a result of multiple events including the death of his wife Apollonia (Simonetta Stefanelli) in Sicily. Once back in America Michael proceeds to become Don Corleone and through his machiavellian leadership the presence of sacred things in the…

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    The basis of the American Dream is that every United States citizen has the equal opportunity to become anything they want, through hard work, determination and initiative. Becoming “American” has been a constant topic brought up in mafia films such as Scarface, The codfather part I and II. The Corleone is a family run and operated business, founded on trust, support and protection. The Godfather displays the dark side of how the American Dream can affect who you become. Michael let the idea of…

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    Loyalty is not a word, it is a lifestyle. This is shown time and again by the characters in The Godfather by Mario Puzo. The Godfather is a crime novel written by Mario Puzo and was first published in 1969 and later inspired a film of the same name in 1972, sequels to which were made in 1974 and 1990. The story of The Godfather follows a mafia family in New York over the span of a decade. The family in the novel…

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