A tough federal response smothered Klan terror in a wave of prosecutions. Martial law and the suspension of habeas corpus were necessary to remove the threat from South Carolina. In 1915 the Hollywood spectacular Birth of a Nation reframed historical events to give credence to the Klan’s conspiratorial interpretation.38 As the economic order changed, different visions of the future battled for power. Conspiracy was a prominent theme in the competition. Capitalists denounced radicals for scheming to overthrow the government and cited as proof events like the 1886 Haymarket Square bombing that left seven policemen dead.
Sasha Rivera Mr. Moran AP English Language/Composition-Period 1 2 December 2013 The Devil in the White City Critique In his nonfiction novel The Devil in the White City, Erik Larson uses the two main characters to juxtapose the themes of good and evil. The book parallels the lives of Daniel Burnham, the chief builder of the World’s Columbian Exposition, and H. H. Holmes, a serial killer, during 1890s Chicago. Larson recreates the 19th century city and the two main characters to explore the development of good and evil. The author achieves this purpose using rhetorical strategies and symbolism. The book is divided in six parts: Prologue, Part I, Part II, Part III, Part IV, and the Epilogue.
In the year 2005 late November, Rawle Maynard was awarded in a racial profiling case involving a Toronto Police Officer. It was on a Saturday morning when Maynard left his office in Toronto using a two-door black BMW that was licensed to his father. He was about to head back to his parent’s home in Scarborough when he noticed that a police officer was following him. He got off of his car and asked the police officer if there was a problem and if he was being followed. Maynard was later put, at gunpoint by the officer because he got a report about a suspect involving a black man, 6 feet and slim whom he thought fits Maynard's description.
Two AID investigators soon arrived and DiLacqua told them the story he had prepared, with Brady and the two officers standing by. (7) DiLacqua's testimony is another false report. After trying to retrieve some items Brady had forgotten at the bar (including his service revolver), DiLacqua ordered Yatcilla to drive Brady home--something, one hopes, the Philadelphia police would do for any driver whose car was disabled in an
| |The 11th Hour |PG |A look at the state of the global environment including visionary and practical solutions for | | | |restoring the planet's ecosystems | |Outfoxed: Rupert Murdoch’s War on Journalism|NR |Documentary on reported Conservative bias of the Rupert Murdoch-owned Fox News Channel (FNC), | | | |which promotes itself as "Fair and Balanced". Material includes interviews with former FNC | | | |employees and the inter-office memos they provided. | |Taxi to the Dark Side |R (disturbing |Using the torture and death in 2002 of an innocent Afghan taxi driver as the touchstone, this
Alfred Hitchcock’s 1956 crime film Rear Window exposes values of the 1950s American society through a plotline that explores voyeurism and gender roles. Michael Ondaatje’s postmodern crime novel Anil’s Ghost (1999) is a contemporary text with a strong anti-war message. Anil’s Ghost explores modern day crime on a large, international scale and investigates different ways of valuing
The film is contextualized in New York after the Vietnam War and the Watergate Scandal that led to the resignation of president Nixon. The motion picture deals with the failure of Capitalism in the late 1970’s United States .It combines the elements of noir, the Western, horror, and urban melodrama as it explores the psychological madness within the obsessed, lonely, Vietnam veteran cab driver, Travis Bickle (Robert De Niro). The plotline is simple: Travis directs his frustrated anger at the street dwellers of New York and a presidential candidate, and his disturbed assault is paired with an attempt to rescue a young prostitute, Iris (Jodie Foster), from her predatory pimp. Bickle's antiheroic character is more directly related to a failure of a capitalist system that situates his working-class position as a cab driver against those who have already been disenfranchised according to socioeconomic class, gender, and/or ethnicity. Taxi Driver's basic story follows the classic Western formula: a reluctant individual,
The plot weaves through the lives of various men in the LAPD, ultimately leading the characters and audience to a restrictedly shown climax uncovering the corruption beneath the ranking captain of police. L.A. Confidential is an exceptional film for displaying aspects of mise-en-scéne, and the filmmakers use tools such as setting and décor, props, and costume and makeup to support and establish the themes and motifs in the film. The film is set and filmed in the city of Los Angeles, and different elements are used to develop important pieces to the story. To create the "fifties" look, the filmmakers had scenes filmed where modern buildings, towers, bridges, and cars were out of sight; vintage cars, of course, were heavily used props to
Within the 24 hours of the plot’s duration, Paul Haggis has decided upon presenting thrilling-reality based themes such as oppression, crime, racism, corruption, obligation, indignation. In separate incidents, all different character’s lives collide with each other, purposely leading to further tension and understanding of the overall plot and its assertion. Main characters like a police detective linked to a tragic family faith, an attorney and his pampered wife, two car thieves constantly discussing racism, a racist veteran cop taking care of his sick father, a successful Hollywood director and his wife, a Persian-immigrant father and a Hispanic locksmith, will conduct the audience throughout this social-critical drama. Thus, an “utter entertainment satisfaction” arouses and also may lead to moral and soul-searching. One specific scene, out of 19 scenes, which is called “The revenge”, is going to be discussed in this forthcoming essay.
The characters include an African-American detective who is alienated by his mother, and has a gang related brother; a Caucasian District Attorney who has a spoiled wife; a racist police officer with an idealist partner; an African American Hollywood director; a Persian store owner; and a Hispanic locksmith. Crash has an All Star cast which includes Don Cheadle, Sandra Bullock, Matt Dillon, Brendan Fraser, Ryan Phillipe, Terrence Howard, and Thandie Newton. This film portrays racism, but not in the same way as other films about racism. In this film, the victims of racism are also the offenders as different situations and contexts are depicted. Comments about racism are not meant to be cruel; actions and comments made about race come from misconceptions and ignorance about other races.