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    the women who comes out to meet her tells her how Adonis had been in a fight again and Mary Anne does not seem the least surprised that he is always fighting. One example that goes against masculinity is the fact that Adonis forgives his father because he realizes that he did not leave him on purpose. In the article “Creed” And The Fight For Black Masculinity In Hollywood” it states; “Even though he’s spent his life fighting in his father’s shadow (in more ways than on), Mary Anne’s efforts are what led Donnie toward discovering, and ultimately forgiving, a man who wasn’t around to defend himself”. This goes against masculinity because for hegemonic masculinity the only emotion you are supposed to express is anger or aggression. Sylvester Stallone who plays Rocky Balboa can be put under the category of hegemonic masculinity because he does not show emotion; he is the normative white male that does not show too much emotion. However, you see through the movie that his tough hegemonic side breaks down when he goes to the cemetery to visit his wife and friends graves and when he starts training Adonis. Another way is when he realizes he has cancer. He tries to keep that tough hegemonic personality but receiving news like that can make any “tough guy” break down. One message with using dominant gaze is that young men who do not have their fathers, we are supposed to see it as okay for them to be aggressive and get in trouble unless they have a wealthy person to take them in.…

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    Misrepresentation In Film

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    history of them, by casting a white male protagonist to portray Marsha P. Johnson, a black woman. It seems easier for hollywood to whitewash and completely erase the history behind these important events. These movies and actors are getting awards for the whitewashing of POC. The most recent example: the Oscar nominations. All of the nominees are white and the academy isn’t even bothering to try and include at least 4 or 5 asian or latinx directors or actors. It makes sense, because 94% of the…

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    Boxing, Opportunities, and the American Dream Rocky is considered an American classic by many, and for obvious reasons. Rocky is not only a story about boxing, but a story about a man who doesn’t have much in his life, but manages to rise up to the top. It’s a rags-to-riches story; an example of how anyone can achieve the American Dream. Sylvester Stallone, who not only acted and directed this feature film, but wrote the screenplay for this film, stated that this film in it of itself is the…

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    The Rocky Statue Of Symbols

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    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…

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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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    Sudan, Sierra Leone, Somalia, 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…

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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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    Does Sylvester Stallone’s bodybuilding really work? Now I bet that it doesn’t matter where Sylvester Stallone’s at I bet he all ways gets asked the same questions. I bet nine out of ten people ask him something about his physical shape. I mean it really does look like Sylvester Stallone’s bodybuilding is working off big time to say the least! This man is 62 years old and his body doesn’t look a bit like it! So if you’re wondering if his workouts do work, just look at the man! I mean why in the…

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    Rakim Mayers, more popularly known as A$AP Rocky is an American rapper from New York. Rocky adopted the name from his involvement in the "A$AP mob" (the A$AP mob is a collective group of hip hop artists from Harlem, New York) this is where Rocky's career first started. In 2011 Rocky released two singles that gained recognition via Youtube, he then followed up by releasing his breakout mixtape Live. Love. A$AP - this was highly critically acclaimed. Rocky lived in Harlem, New York his whole life…

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    The performance in Die Hard would change drastically if Bruce Willis’s role was changed to another actor or actress, Die Hard would not be the same. Bruce Willis’s role in Die Hard makes it hard to recreate the same movie. The meaning would not be the same, plus it wouldn’t be the action pack movie that the audience would be use too in a Bruce Willis movie. If the role were to be reassigned to another actor or actress the meaning would completely different. The meaning would give off a distinct…

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