Emily Lighezzolo

Emily Lighezzolo

Heyho! I'm a creative writing student from Brisvegas; though my nerdy bookworm personality and couch potato symptoms means I love to journal about literature, film & tv!

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    Emily Lighezzolo

    The sequel pleased me just as much and stayed true to Hiccup’s heroic authenticity. Enjoyable read!

    Hiccup Horrendous Haddock III: A Progressive Hero
    Emily Lighezzolo

    Indeed, we can definitely find common ground with our peace-loving ways πŸ™‚

    Cinema Goes to War
    Emily Lighezzolo

    Thanks for your contribution, I always love hearing others’ thoughts on the matter πŸ™‚ Indeed, it is the individual’s prerogative to not let film influence and always remain critically aware of what is being presented in front of them. Hence, why I could disagree with Lone Survivor.

    I agree that our troops should be honoured for their contributions… but their deaths should not be venerated above the other causalities of war. Whether you die as a soldier, or a unsuspecting civilian… the deaths should be treated the same. And this is when the bias comes in (especially of American troops) and contradicts this humane premise. And wow I did not know that fact about Dumbo… that’s another good addition to my argument πŸ™‚

    Cinema Goes to War
    Emily Lighezzolo

    Thanks so much for the feedback, loved hearing from you! Indeed, every day our brains are brainwashed without our knowledge… not just through cinema, but also advertisements. It’s why we relate Nescafe now with George Clooney… and what Lone Survivor tried to do was relate the deaths of U.S. soldiers to heroism. Does it make them a hero, if they go down killing? I’m not so sure

    Cinema Goes to War
    Emily Lighezzolo

    Hi August, there’s nothing I love more than a good intellectual debate! So I’m more than happy to read your side of the argument, nicely articulated. I think we a more getting into an ethical debate, more than anything. Is promoting war ever on the side of “good?” Was going encouraging the nation to get behind the “war on terrorism,” which was just a cover for dominant occupation “good?”

    I believe when ideology is cemented in cinema, it does not give the audience the opportunity to refine their own ideas. Instead they are shoved with the nation’s perspective and often through propaganda, forced to agree with it cognitively.

    As you say, there is a HUGE difference between promoting the “final solution” murder and the murder of terrorists for peace. But it is two sides of the same coin of murder.

    America shouldn’t thrust on us that their cause is noble and that the deaths of civilians in Lone Survivor are just unfortunate “by-products.” That’s what infuriated me. Why should deaths of different races be treated with such varying degrees of tenderness?

    Thank you for your thorough explanation of the other side of the argument. Really appreciate it πŸ™‚

    Cinema Goes to War
    Emily Lighezzolo

    Thanks Kristin for the feedback and support πŸ™‚ I hate when films or politicians call war murders as “collateral damage” or “the by-products of war.” It’s just inhumane. Indeed, I do agree that some producers/directors have fought to show the realities of war and not this glorified crusade now that we have a clearer sight of what it’s really like

    Cinema Goes to War
    Emily Lighezzolo

    Indeed, some of our favourite moments often hide sly ulterior motives… it’s the world of cinema, unfortunately :/

    Cinema Goes to War
    Emily Lighezzolo

    Oh Gilmore Girls will always remain one of the most beloved shows, just because of how witty the dialogue is. Not much can be happening in the show and yet it keeps you enthralled with its literary ingenuity. LOVE LOVE LOVE Gilmore Girls

    5 Reasons to Watch Gilmore Girls