He sells drugs, shoots people, and bribes cops. The movie portrays a crime syndicate like a successful businessman showing Frank getting married with Miss Puerto Rico, wearing fancy suits, or living in an enormous mansion. A scene which shows the detachment between his personal life and business is shown when he shoots his rival in the head on the street. Right before that, he was having a conversation with his cousins. As the movie shows crime scenes caused by black men, the role of black community becomes very powerful in the movie.
Amber Grimes American Gangster The movie that I chose was American Gangster. American Gangster tells a story about how the emerge of drug traffic and trade was in the streets of Harlem, New York. Denzel Washington plays real life gangster- Frank Lucas back in the 70s that was originally from North Carolina. Lucas moves to Harlem and is apprenticed under a notorious crime boss- Bumpy. Frank became involved after seeing how his idol Bumpy had the respect, money and power to do what he wanted.
Dyson states “the severe 70’s busted the economic boom of the 60’s” as being the force that helped rap to become what it is now (Dyson 433). Rap was a voice for the lack of jobs, public recreation, and rise of drugs in the black community.
The main character, Leonard, is a man who cannot make new memories since the rape and murder of his wife, and who has devoted his life to attempting to get revenge for his wife’s death. His character is played by Guy Pearce. The other main characters in the film are Leonard’s friend, Teddy, played by Joe Pantoliano, and Natalie, a woman helping Leonard in his quest, played by Carrie-Anne Moss. The acting is all very convincing, especially that of Leonard, which significantly adds to the feel of the movie. Much as Inception confused the viewers by taking the characters into dreams-within-dreams, Memento confuses its viewers by telling two separate parts of the story at once, one part in reverse chronological order in color, interspersed with forward chronological shots in black and white.
He gets absolutely passionate when enacting his work as a lawyer : « He emphasised his words by tapping his knuckles on the table » and really invests all his energy in this case. He disapproved of the Ewells unjust accusation of the so-called rape 'commited' by Tom Robinson as he knows he is innocent , and tries to the best of his abilities to win this case to be able to save the poor man from death penalty, but even if he knows that the Ewels are lying he still feels compassion for Mayella, he treats her politely , « I won't try to scare you for a while...», ««... Miss Mayella », said Atticus in
The Shawshank Redemption Often regarded as one of the greatest films of all time, ‘The Shawshank Redemption’ is the story of one man’s persecution and his undying hope of freedom, which ultimately overpowers him into redemption. After being wrongly convicted of murdering his wife and his wife’s lover, banker Andy Dufresne (Tim Robbins) he is sentenced to serve two consecutive life-sentences in Shawshank State Penitentiary. In there, he meets fellow inmate Ellis “Red” Redding (Morgan Freeman),and the pair form a close friendship. Andy is also great interest to the prison Warden, who uses Andy’s banking skills for money laundering operations. When Andy finds a way to prove his innocence, the Warden soon suppresses the opportunity as he realizes the true worth of Andy and his activities.
Emerging in the late '80s, when Public Enemy had rewritten the rules of hardcore rap by proving that it could be intelligent, revolutionary and socially aware, on the other hand N.W.A. the five-piece crew celebrated the violence and hedonism of the criminal life, capturing it all in blunt, harsh language. Initially, the group's relentless attack appeared to be serious, vital commentary, and it even provoked the FBI to caution N.W.A. 's record company. Eazy E (b. Eric Wright), a former drug dealer who started Ruthless Records with money he earned by pushing, was attempting to start a rap empire by building a roster of successful rap artists.
The film follows a single day in the life of an LAPD cop, Jake Hoyt, who is being evaluated by Detective Alonzo Harris, who is a highly decorated LAPD narcotics officer and who could advance his career. Detective Harris extorts people and drug dealers by using methods not allowed by the legal system to get to the “big bad guys” and for his own personal gains. He kills innocents under the cover of the LAPD badge. Harris explains to him that, “In the undercover world, this is how things work. If you don’t do it this way, you won’t survive”.
JESSE JAMES AND AL CAPONE: OUTLAW VS GANGSTER A Paper Presented to Mrs. Heidi Kabadi Regis Jesuit High School In Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Course American History by Connor Harshman 3/26/13 Connor Harshman There is no question that Jesse James and Al Capone both greatly effected America. These men were groundbreaking in their times, becoming nationally known for the crimes they committed. Jesse James was a Wild West outlaw that stopped at nothing to lead bank heists and rob trains. Al Capone revolutionized organized crime and made millions by selling illegal alcohol during prohibition, and kill anyone who tried to stop him. These men changed America for many years with their actions, but which of them had a bigger effect?
According to Rotten Tomatoes, “Smart, innovative, and thrilling, Inception is that rare summer blockbuster that succeeds viscerally as well as intellectually” (Buchanan, 2010). It is a virtually faultless and a very original film that clasps your attention from the beginning until the credits appear. Leonardo DiCaprio plays Dom Cobb, a criminal who, with the aid of a band of sleep specialists, works his way into people's subconscious and takes what is most valuable to them: concepts straight from their minds. In Cobb’s final job to perhaps release his name of any wrongdoing, he is tasked not to take a concept, but to embed one within an individual’s mind. The trouble arises when specific individuals are taught how to stop their ideas, so they are not stolen.