Unlike the fictional character Benjamin Martin, Francis Marion was a man without any kids. Francis Marion did not even get married until after the war. The whole father aspect of the movie was once again a fictional piece added to this movie to make the war more dramatic. It gave Benjamin Martin something to fight for instead of going with what actually happened. This was my take on the main character in the movie The Patriot.
All this is part of his 'propaganda war' to appear a good and deserving leader of France by maintaining the moral high ground. Constantly focusing on maintaing the moral high ground makes a big impact on how successful Henry was. From early on he goes along with the seige even though most of his men were suffering from dystentry; he still manages to inspire them even though they were extremely ill. Once Henry had captured Harfleur he was confident enough to write a letter to the
In World War 1 cigarettes were given out as rations along with food and water to the soldiers (Borio). Since soldiers were already being provided with tobacco the presence of a cigar was not needed as much as if the ad were directed at a different demographic. The author of the ad successfully portrayed the message that they were aiming for. The ad does not only encourage soldiers to smoke but shows their support to the troops for being such a large consumer base among other things. The ad also shows its support towards American and ally troops fighting in World War 1.This ad was both patriotic and effective in its attempt to get all Americans and beyond to hear about their company.
The actor, who played Gehrig, Gary Cooper, coincidentally had a lack of baseball talent putting even more of a push to have a non sport action film. Sam Wood directed this film in 1942, a year after Gehrig had died so the film is historically accurate and not much attempt at verisimilitude was necessary. The inaccuracy in the film came into play twice with him smashing the window of the athletic department at his alma mater instead of smashing a window in the journalism building. But the important inaccuracy was in his farewell speech on July 4, 1939 with the famous line “Today, I consider myself the luckiest man on the face of the earth” being moved to the end of his speech instead of it originally being at the beginning. The film can be seen as a document because some of Yankee teammates such as Babe Ruth, Mark Koenig, Bill Dickey and Bob Meusel play themselves including sportscaster Bill Stern.
However, we find just that in The Patriot. It seems to provide the perfect balance of fiction and truth into a very entertaining two hours. By examining the film’s story and its historical accuracies and inaccuracies, this will become increasingly apparent. The Patriot details the campaign of a war that has been, for the most part, ignored in the film world. The film tells the story of Benjamin Martin, played by Mel Gibson, a South Carolina planter raising his seven children by himself.
Society was concerned with war still, but not active in it. Socially, the movie was assumedly well received for its anti-war message, as indicated from its many awards. The original book’s “commentary was a reflection of postwar political and emotional investments” (Eksteins, 1980, p. 358), similar to the 1979 remake which was released after a large-scale war. In terms of media messages, All Quiet on the Western Front (1979) is a classic example of anti-war propaganda. While violence and death are common elements in the film, the real propaganda message comes through during the slow progression of the protagonist Paul Baumer from a boy into a hardened soldier; the film warns of the loss of innocence and the crime that war inflicts on a boy's humanity, forever restricting his ability to regain his role as an average citizen.
He also appealed to pathos through visual elements, audio track, personal anecdote, and through humor. From the beginning, I strongly got the impression that Al Gore was a rich and important person. The visual elements, the audio track, and through written text, he constantly appealed through ethos, suggesting his power and trustworthiness. This was a very important part of the movie, because ethos eliminates any skepticism from the audience as to whether the argument is credible or not. Al Gore proves himself trustworthy by informing the audience about his trips to the North Pole and South Pole.
Says/Does Analysis Essay In preparing for this essay, I came across a great website called American Rhetoric. It includes some of the greatest speeches from many popular American movies including The Shawshank Redemption, Shindler’s List, Remember the Titans, and Rocky Balboa. However, one movies on the list that immediately caught my eye was Steven Spielburg’s famous war-drama Saving Private Ryan(1998). Not only is Saving Private Ryan a favorite of mine, but it also teaches you a lot about life and human behavior. The movie’s lead actor is Tom Hanks.
My Dad told me when his parents escaped Hanoi, North Vietnam, to Saigon, South Vietnam; they had nothing on them but the clothes they wore. They have survived many wars after that but hardly ever talked about it. That’s one the reasons why I chose this book, hoping to learn more about history and learn more about what life was like during World War II. I also enjoy watching older movies, black and white, silent movies. They fascinate
Reporters in Vietnam were mostly inexperienced. This enabled the Kennedy administration to control news management more effectively. The relatively new press corps began to question tactics, but didn’t challenge U. S. involvement in what was seen as a civil war.10 With the first recommendation to send in combat troops, the deception of policy and managing the news came into play. In November 1961 Kennedy received a report requesting 6,000 to 8,000 personnel, including combat troops, be sent to Vietnam. Although there was attention in the media to the report, Kennedy was able to keep it out of the news by declining to send in combat troops.