Introduction Monster: an Autobiography of an L.A. Gang tells the story of Kody Scott and how he joined and left the gang life. Kody Scott grew up in a world of violence, gangs, suffering, and in a life of struggle during the nineteen sixties and seventies. Kody was born into the gang life in South Central Los Angeles whether he liked it or not because of the corruption going on there at the time. Kody’s life would be greatly affected by the outnumbering gangs growing around the area where he lived.
The list leads the detectives to a man named John Doe (Kevin Spacey), whose apartment they visit soon after. Doe, his face hidden, sees them as he comes home, pulls out a gun and begins shooting. After a long chase, Doe hits Mills with a tire iron, keeps him subdued at gunpoint, but lets him live and suddenly
I. Introduction a. Ridley Scott produced the movie b. The movie came out November 2, 2007 c. Frank Lucas is a man that worked for a man name Bumpy Johnson, an American Mob boss in Harlem, New York. Once Bumpy Johnson died of an Heart Attack, Frank took over the business to run the streets of Harlem. Frank traveled to Southeast Asia to the source of the purest Heroin and brought it back to the U.S.
In his essay, “Why We Crave Horror Movies,” Stephen King tells us that some reasons we like a good horror flick are: to prove that we aren’t afraid of things that go bump in the night, to make us feel “normal,” and to have some good old-fashioned fun. Upon reading these assertions, I began to reflect on my own attitudes about the horror film genre. I have never considered myself to be a horror film fan. I tend to shy away from movies with extreme gore, violence, and gratuitous blood shed. They aren’t fun.
There are many elements that people expect to see in such films. These things may include a surprise ending, different camera angles, and of course, violence. After watching such movies, a person may begin to feel a chill down their spine or goose bumps on their arms. Yet, time and time again, audiences spend money to watch these movies, paying little regard to the effects the film can cause. After watching a horror movie, people can feel anxiety, suffer from paranoia, experience sleeplessness, and establish phobias throughout their life.
Instead he joined the marines, where he fights in the Pacific and comes home a war hero. But when his father is almost shot to death, Michael joins in with his brothers to avenge their father. We watch as Michael becomes the cold blooded killer that vengeance requires him to be. The theme of the film contemplates his dynamic change of character. We see a correlation of how Vito and Michael each ran the family business.
Much of Frank Lucas’s childhood life explains his motivation for living a life of crime. When he was 12 years old he witnessed the death of his cousin by the KKK for looking at a Caucasian woman in Greensboro, North Carolina (American Gangster True Story). Being young he was committing petty crimes until he engaged in a fight with his employer. He fled to New York where he drifted through petty crimes and pool hustling until gangster Bumpy Johnson took him under his wing. After Johnson’s death, Lucas broke the monopoly that the Italian mafia held in New York.
It is also said that Capone’s men monitored their targets from rented apartments across the street from a trucking warehouse that served as Bugs Moren’s headquarters. On the morning of February 14, 1929, Capone’s men who were on look out signaled men who were dressed as police officers to start a raid. The disguised gunmen lined seven men along a wall without any struggle, they then signaled for their other accomplices with machine guns. The men were then shot down with machine guns and shotguns, they each had twenty or more bullets in them. This massacre was thought to be Capone’s effort to strike back at Bugs Moren’s North Side Gang, who had been hijacking his booze trucks., assassinated two presidents of Union Sicilian that the Outfit controlled, and their three attempts to kill one of Capone’s two
I have several of their autographs and pictures with them. They all have a different history to them. The history of the sport is the third reason I love nascar. Learning about all the driver’s who began with the sport, and the cars that originated in the sport. Learning about the great legends of sport, how they began and where they are today, makes watching a race that much more exciting.
In an article he wrote for VersaGlobe.com he explains that violence in the movies can really be divided into three different categories: 1. Violence that is completely gratuitous, 2. Violence that serves the purposes of dark comedy, and 3. Violence that serves as a relevant adjunct to the social, historical, or cultural backdrop of the film. In the first category, the depiction of violence is intended to be the “main attraction” of the feature.