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  • Film's Figurehead For Racism
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    American History X is clearly a film dealing with racism. The interesting thing about this film is the way in which the subject is treated. First of all, it is obvious that, though racism is always a difficult subject to deal with, American History X presents it without any reservations or dumping down. Second, the film's figurehead for racism, Derek Vineyard (Edward Norton), is not an unintelligent redneck racist as films often portray them, but is in fact well-spoken, charismatic and intellige...
  • Presentation Of The American Dream Within Film
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    How has the "American Dream" been translated into popular film? Refer to at least four films. The American Dream is an often mentioned and well-known term used to describe the ideology of the United States of America. Despite the common usage of the term it is not always completely understood and so requires, at least, a brief introduction and definition. P Mueller in his writing Star Trek and the American Dream claims that. ".. to some the American dream is just 'from rags to riches', to others...
  • Unusual For Asian American Made Films
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    What you have just seen is a clip from "BLT: Genesis", which is a documentary on the film "Better Luck Tomorrow". After viewing this clip, let me ask you something... what comes to mind when you think of Asians in movies? After reading the results from a survey I conducted, many think of martial artists, exotic women, delivery boys, computer science geeks, nail parlors, laundry mats, and broken English. Director Justin Lin's new movie, "Better Luck Tomorrow", shatters these misconceptions and is...
  • Stereotypes From Our White American Culture
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    Although it's the twenty-first century, as a nation we are still recreating the past in the present. In films such as "Birth of a Nation" African Americans are seen as insignificant figures. The white culture tends to look at African Americans as inferior. Their traditional roles in films were that of slaves and nothing more. Now they are still portrayed as inferior just in more present terms such as drug dealers, gang bangers, or savage beast like characters. In "Hollywood Shuffle" it demonstra...
  • Lester Every People's Efforts For Happy Death
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    American Beauty is the reflection of the people's secret storms to the outside. It mentioned on the collapsing of the 'American Dream'. It shows how the individuals of the same family can be indifferent from each other, how people can hide his or her character and his or her preferences from outside. Film explains that people can easily tell lies for proving his / her character to the outside. But the most important thing which the film focused on is the happy death and the efforts of the people...
  • Young Arnold Schwarzenegger
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    Biography of Arnold Schwarzenegger His gap-toothed grin is one of the most recognized in the United States and the world. Broad shoulders on top of an abnormally muscular torso with legs of steel are also trademarks of the man. For most people, the sight of his bulging biceps wielding ridiculously large arsenal of weapons is not an uncommon phenomenon. The strange, thick accent that escapes his lips does not seem ludicrous anymore. Labeled as king of mayhem and mass destruction, he proclaims to ...

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