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Generational Trauma in the Back to the Future Series
In the Back to the Future series, Marty McFly travels through time and confronts members of his family from the past and the future. Explore how Marty addresses his family’s generational trauma and how he creates a better outcome in the present. You can also tinker with the various ways in which he faces the legacy of his ancestors and how finds a way to create a better future for specific family members. For example, his dad became confident and a science fiction writer. Another interesting point to unpack can be to address how Doc serves as a mentor, role-model, and catalyst for Marty’s time-traveling adventures while ensuring his families success.
Journalism and the Politics of Character Assassination.
Analyze how writing techniques are used by journalist on all aspects of the political spectrum to paint politicians in a specific light. Some journalist might play with elements of the truth or take phrasing out of context to go after an opponents reputation. An example of this from the United States of America might be how journalist on the right side of the spectrum go after progressive senators like Bernie Sanders or Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. They tend to portray them as communist, but they are actually self-proclaimed democratic socialists. The left in the United States of America also does similar things to the right. The article can also go into the the dangers of avoiding neutrality in political journalism and letting readers come to their own conclusion about political figures. Or, it can dive into the risks of creating a veiled portrayal of neutrality regarding political figures when the writing is not. The writer can also discuss the effects of polarization when it comes to political writing. This topic could be a delicate subject to write about since, for readers in the U.S, it is very close to elections. Nonetheless, it could be a good opportunity for an analysis of journalistic writing.
Legacy and One Piece
Even though the manga has been around since 1997, One Piece is still active. Eiichiro Oda, the writer, has hinted possible endings in the past. However, he seems to continually extend the timeline of the story. Other popular manga that originated around the same time have long since ended; for example, Naruto, Hunter x Hunter, and Bleach. But, that is not the case for One Piece. The writer can discuss whether or not the decision to keep this manga going has damaged the storyline. Some speculate that the writer has the ending written already and he is simply filling in the gaps. Does the manga’s continued popularity show that it has become living Oda’s legacy?
The Most Influential Shonen Anime
I always looked at Dragonball Z as my "gateway drug" into anime. I kind of snowballed into watching Naruto, Bleach, Fairytale, and One Piece shortly after. These are the shows that were particularly influential to me, but I’m wondering if there are other shonen anime that were influential to a wider audience. I know Quinten Tarantino is a fan of anime and he incorporates some similar styles of anime into his fills. I’m thinking of Kill Bill where the film dives into the backstory of O-Ren Ishii.
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The Emphasis of Violence in Anime
Analyze what the effect of gore and violence cause in anime, and how it improves or degrades plot. Is gore and violence merely a visual appeal or is there more meaning to it. An example from a film is Quinten Tarantino’s "Reservoir Dogs." He mentions in an interview that he wanted to emphasize the violence in his film so that it’s realistic and in your face, so that it has the effect of being spontaneous. Anime that could be considered for this topic could be Parasyte, Deadman Wonderland, or Attack on Titan.
Rhetoric and Comedy
Analyze how comedy is a legitimate form of rhetoric, as rhetoric is language that is intended to influence people. People that have been seen as successful rhetoricians are people like Martin Luther King jr., Plato, and Obama. These people have been popular in the field of politics, but how does comedy come off as legitimate way to influence emotion and character. Maybe try using TV shows such as The Office or Parks and Recreation.
That scene demonstrates story telling at its finest.
I feel that the films where he is the sole director he really gets to put his talent into full practice. I enjoyed films like Sin City, and Dusk Till Dawn, but they carry a different vibe.
Thank you! Can you name some of your work. I’d love to check it out especially if you were inspired by Tarantino.
You should try one of the other Tarantino films, but I have found that a lot of people can’t handle the gore.
I still haven’t gotten the chance to watch Jackie Brown, but it’s definitely on my list of films.
I found that there are still a lot of points in the film that are left to the viewers interpretation. That’s another thing that’s great about it, and wow everyday for an entire Summer! now that’s dedication.
Definitely well thought out ideas and it analyzes the question of what is more important: privacy or security. I think we could all agree that we as citizens still need our human right to privacy.