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  • Angela's Moves And Lester's Thoughts
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    American Beauty (1999) tells the story of one man's search for happiness. The film introduces the audience to Lester Burnham (Kevin Spacey), an ordinary married man and father in his forties. Lester is in a loveless marriage, however, as Lester's wife Carolyn (Annette Benning), is so wrapped-up in her real estate career that Lester often claims that Carolyn doesn't even acknowledge him. Lester's daughter Jane (Thora Birch), is completely distant, often claiming how pathetic she thinks her father...
  • Lester And Carolyn Burnham
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    American Beauty In the movie American Beauty we see a commentary about people in contemporary society both as individuals and as members of families. I selected the character of Lester Burnham, played by Kevin Spacey, and did a psychological examination on him using the bio psychosocial model. I noticed many important details that had to be read under close evaluation which represented the heart of Lester. He is a man weighed down with a soul-sucking job as a corporate slave at a media marketing...
  • Shot Of Angela And Lester
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    American Beauty tells the story of one man's search for happiness. The film introduces the audience to Lester Burnham, an ordinary- looking married man and father in his forties. Lester is in a loveless marriage. Lester's wife, Carolyn, is so wrapped-up in her real estate career that Lester often claims that Carolyn doesn't even acknowledge him. Furthermore, Lester's daughter, Jane, is completely distant, often claiming how "pathetic" she thinks her father is. Moreover, Lester has dedicated four...
  • Movie Lester
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    In life, everyone must make choices. Choices give an individual the freedom to decide upon the path to which they will follow. Since its beginnings, the film making industry has focused on showing the direct relationship between the choices that people make and the resulting consequences they must face. In the movie American Beauty, the character of Lester Burnham must make many important choices that could either lead to his ultimate happiness, or draw him further into his despair. In the movie...
  • Lester The Greatest Inspiration
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    A lot of people try to "look closer" to analyse the movie, but they don't realise that they " re facing the wrong direction. A great saying that holds a great deal of truth for this movie is: "Before you can help others, you have to help yourself". Now this may sound like a selfish attitude but it's not. It basically means that if you " re not the best person you can possibly be, then how can you expect to mend the relationships you have with the people around you? Lester found himself in a rut ...
  • Angela's Character
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    In the film "American Beauty", the director Sam Mendes focuses on the idea and concept of human enlightenment and awakening from the standardized "cave", that we humans are born into. The idea that humans are bread to become what our society prepares us to be is the main theme of "American Beauty". The character Carolyn Burnham, who plays a power driven ambitious business woman, who devotes her whole time to her work, and not her family. Carolyn is living in the cave and doesn't realize that the...
  • Jane's Mind Angela
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    English Essay Mendes says' you zoom past the thing you think is beautiful" How does the film support this comment? This statement made by Medes is supported by the film in many ways. To start off with the title American Beauty gives the viewer the impression that the film is a happy film about your typical family living the 'so called' American dream. Beauty is represented in the form of the young teen Angela. Angela is an attractive teen who is extremely ambitious in her dream to become a world...

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