Balboa, portrayed by Sylvester Stallone in the Rocky film series, is a boxer from Philadelphia whose statue is, in the movie, put atop the steps of the museum in thanks for all his contributions to the city. The statue made for the movie was a full bronze casting and was to remain atop the steps of the museum—and indeed it was a popular tourist attraction, Rocky being one of the most famous movies in the world. However, the museum and the Philadelphia Art Commission lobbied for and succeeded in its relocation, leading to legal battles between Stallone and the museum. Now, Rocky Balboa is hardly a confederate general whose presence is potentially going to offend an entire group of people, however it brings up the question of what a statue represents to a city. According to Rice, not only is the statue a major tourist attraction for the city, it is also “a symbol of the spirit of Philadelphia’ much like the famed Liberty Bell itself.” If being an integral part of the cities history is any indication for what statues should stay or go, then the statue of…
For my FOA I’ve decided to pick the most iconic movie speech of all time from
the final installment of the Rocky franchise released in 2006. The learning
outcome I wish to achieve from my FOA is to demonstrate an awareness of how
language and meaning are shaped by culture and context.
Rocky Balboa (starring Sylvester Stallone), the 6th and final installment of the
“Rocky” franchise, is the story of a retired boxing champion who surprisingly
comes out of his retirement to face one…
Rocky was written and directed by john G.Avildsen. It was written and starring Sylvester Stallone. It was nominated for 10 Oscars and won 3: best picture Oscar in 1972, best editing, and best director.
The cast include Burt young (Paulie), Talia shire (Adrian), Burgess Meredith (mickey), Carl weathers (Apollo)
The movie rocky is set in an Italian neighbourhood of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The theme of this film is the underdog. The movie opens with rocky balboa (the…
Rocky Balboa is my hero and a roll model for me. Today I had the pleasure of spending my whole day with my icon, in the city of “Brotherly Love”. We met up early in the morning at his gym for our morning workout. After we finished the workout we went out to lunch at Pat’s Dinner, where I asked him questions about his teenager days. The last thing that Rocky and I did on our day was that he took me through the city and showed me many of the places of the city that meant the most to him.
Engr 597 Tectonics
Formation of the Rocky Mountains
• How did they form?
• Sevier orogeny
• Laramide orogeny
• prevailing theory (flat slab subduction)
1. Very low angle subducting slab
2. rubbing against underside of North American plate
3. first proposed by william dickinson (1978)
4. another good paper Peter Bird (1988)
• Alternative theories
1. Craig jones - suction model
2. (maxson, Tikoff 1996) - Hit and run collision model
"I 'll come…
Who doesn’t love the movie Rocky? In my opinion the movie is one of the best movies of all time. Yes, the movie is just one of those typical inspirational underdog stories about the American Dream, but in my opinion the movie tells the story of the underdog the best. While you make think that is the main theme of this movie, to me this is more of a secondary theme; this movie is more than just a story about the underdog. The main theme in…
Colorado is known for being one of the healthiest states, its high altitude and the connotation of always being “high”. Pardon the pun. But this all has to do with the biggest thing in Colorado, the most monumental, and of course, the highest. The Rocky Mountains. Starting in New Mexico and spanning all the way to all the way to Canada for a total of 3,000 miles. They run across Colorado, Wyoming, Idaho and Montana. But the Colorado Rockies are particularly beautiful. The spring runoff brings…
This is not something they are used to seeing especially since Marcus has a very strong headed and assertive wife. So, it is clear that throughout each movie the main characters are confronted with unfamiliar traditions within these strange new cultures they are experiencing. Overall, there are many aspects of these cultures such as traditions, power distance, and in and out groups that are new to them and that they must adjust to throughout their time within them.
Lastly, I would like to…
What do laser beams and Transylvania have in common? What happens when mad scientists meet groupies? The classic cult production, The Rocky Horror Show, brings together elements of glam rock and Horror B-Movies. This winter, the University of Colorado Theatre Department brought the classic science fiction and campy humor to the University Theatre stage. Directed by Hadley Kamminga-Peck with musical direction by David Nehlsthe, the musical captured the essence of Richard O’Brien’s 1973 musical.
When summarizing Rocky Horry Picture Show, we must not only understand the history of the production- but also the history of the world at the time of its release. RHS is arguably a postmodern masterpiece, although it’s cult following would never claim that title. To proclaim itself a serious postmodern work of art would allow the show to be adopted by the mainstream, whose attributes are usually NOT what the show stands for whatsoever. Rather, the show provides both audience members and…