Miracle Essay

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Below is a free essay on "Miracle" from Anti Essays, your source for free research papers, essays, and term paper examples. “Miracle” is a film based on a true story about the United States Olympic hockey team, and their persistent efforts in defeating the highly favored Soviet Union team. It is a film that shows the triumph of a group of obviously, lesser talented collection of hockey players and a coach who pushes them as far as he can. This movie differs from many others because there is not one player on the team that is conveyed as a so-called, superstar. The film heavily relies on the theme of playing as a team. In the beginning of the movie the coach is scolded because he only holds one day of tryouts for the team as opposed to the whole week he was supposed to have. Coach Herb cuts some of the most talented players. He responds to that by saying that he does not want the most talented players but rather, the “right” players. The coach pushes these players to their breaking point. Another key point of the film is that it is during the cold war. The movie does not really express the actual tension between the U.S. and Soviet team. This is due, in part, to the fact that Disney produced it. Disney has been known to only show the positives of historical points. Disney gears their market towards children and more of a younger generation so they don’t include things that wouldn’t be of interest to them (DiDonato 2011 20). They only briefly acknowledge the tension of the cold war, but focuses more on the U.S. team itself. The film portrays the Soviets as less of the “bad guy” and more of just the opponent. This differs from many other sports films in that, in a lot of movies, the opponent is shown as being dirty, such as the movie “Rocky”. “Miracle” fails to recognize the actual fight against communism and the true events that were

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