In general, however, the sources suggests that in the short term the militant’s methods had great, positive significance. It seems their actions resulted in changing the public’s opinions, becoming more sympathetic towards female suffrage, but also that of high-profile, influential people. Furthermore, thanks to frequent news coverage and changing perceptions of suffragettes, their ‘deeds not words’2 eventually put the issue of women’s suffrage onto the political agenda. Starting from 1900 this analysis includes the formation of the Women’s Social Political Union (WSPU) ,1903, to the Representation of the People act ,1918, ending in 1920. Due to their constant coverage in the national press, the militant suffragettes were never out of sight.
Therefore, it is not always the media who are the main influence for our ideas about ourselves, it has a lot to do with certain people, whether they are movie stars, designers or models etc, who make a name for themselves and put themselves on a platform to voice their opinions and share them with the world; if they achieve global acceptance, the mass opinion will therefore change. In terms of body image, Monroe was more than comfortable with the way her body looked, however it took a while for others( e.g, the media, the public domain) to accept this; 'Nevertheless prejudices still exists today and only two decades ago a photograph of Marilyn Monroe in a state of nature was traced with difficulty and expensively suppressed when she became a star, as it was thought such a lavish display of her person would
The popular shades of the time reflected what was going on in the world. Pink was the most popular shade of the 50s. Emerging from the war, pink was worn by women of all ages, and in the 50s, women began to search for a look for themselves. According to Jessica Pallingston, in her book Lipstick, “If we think pink, we think health, youth, sweetness. Pink is about the heart and is seen as a way to read a female’s sexuality or compassion” (Pallingston 98).
Marilyn Monroe: An American Icon American culture has been influenced throughout the centuries by art, music, literature and film. Actors in particular hold a great influence over the American audience because of its obsession with pop culture. Marilyn Monroe, probably the most famous actress of her time, is one of the most iconic figures in American history, famous not only for her career, but for her epic influence as an icon. The famous “skirt-blowing” photograph from her break out film The Seven Year Itch, her Andy Warhol portrait, her classic white dress are all symbols recognized internationally. Her status as the first sex icon of America has forever influenced culture in the United States.
I really felt the movie should have had more focus on more aspects of her political career than just a small and rather boring overview. One strength of the movie was an aspect of the flashbacks. Once I understood how the flashbacks worked, it was interesting how Margaret’s memory loss took over her life. Although it was sad, I feel like the directors were clever in showing the memory loss even if they did not execute it in the best way possible. The best strength of the movie was, without a doubt, Meryl Streep’s performance.
By reflecting this change, film noir became more relatable and were inspiring a movement of independence among women. Film noir changed the film industry by adapting influences that had been exposed to them due to the war and using these influences to progress through attitudes and cinematic techniques. By portraying a sense of realism, audiences of America were able to appreciate this great genre. A genre that in 1946 held two thirds of the US population, which was over 100 million, on the edge of their seats should be a genre that is widely acknowledged. Film Noir: The Era of Realism Stories have always been a comfort for us as individuals, there is no limit to how imaginative the story can be.
This film, primarily Charlize Theron, has received quite a bit of attention lately. For starters, Charlize has just recently won the Academy Award for best actress for her performance in this film. However, Theron did not spend much time in the makeup room in order for her to be transformed into an ugly beast, she portrayed Wuornos flawlessly. But even more astonishing is the fact that this movie is successful in getting the audience emotion to muster up some sympathy for the serial killer. In fact, at the end of this film I was more convinced in opposing the state of law punishment .To be honest, I saw this film after reading many reviews about how great Charlize was in this movie.
Princess Diana: The Life She Led Princess Diana’s life is one that impacted the world in a positive way and that will never be forgotten. Diana Spencer became a British princess and an international icon when she married Prince Charles the son of Queen Elizabeth. Even though her life may have seemed like a fairy tale, Diana had some rough patches in her life that molded her into the beautiful person she turned out to be. Diana was greatly loved by the people and referred to as “the People’s Princess” because of her genuine personality and endless compassion for the less fortunate. Her humanitarian acts were also greatly noticed by the world.
Laughner was in the hospital a lot because of all the alcohol and drug abuse he did. There were many thoughts on how Peter Laughner died which would include drug overdose or any other accident. But the real reason to why Peter laugner died was because of the acute pancreatitis according to Lester Bangs. Lou Reed had a big
Her great aunt had been showing signs of mental derangement and the town’s people found that since it was hereditary she could have it leading them to say “even with insanity in the family” (Pg.2). Many townspeople said “she had gone completely crazy at last” referring to Miss Emily and that had folks had begun to feel bad for her because of it (Pg. 2). More evidence that led the general public to believe Miss Emily was a lunatic was that she slept with a dead man. After Miss Emily had died they recovered Homers body and discovered a fresh hair on the pillow next to his that suggested she had been sleeping with the dead body all along.