Montayj79

Montayj79

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Film, Law, and False Depictions

The 2008 film, American Violet highlights some wicked practices of the criminal justice system when it comes to plea bargaining. Using this film as well as the real story that took place in Hearne, TX (as opposed to Melody, TX as portrayed in the film), what racial and social realities do we find in such movies? Why do films portray false evidence in instances where they do not necessarily have to? (For example, the film depicts only 2 ACLU lawyers rather than even remotely mention that it was a team working on the case). Finally, does the film provide an accurate depiction of America’s plea bargaining system or is it an exaggeration?

  • Definitely a topic worth looking into with the various lenses of race, class, and gender. – SunnyAgo 1 month ago
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Othello (The Killer) versus Big Screen Killers

How can a character, such as Shakespeare’s’ Othello, be compared to characters in film. For instance, what similarities (physical, psychological, etc) does Othello have to characters that kill on film, such as the characters from the 1995 film, The Usual Suspects.

The focus here should be on what drives these people to kill. Explore economics, manipulation, and corruption. Obviously, these two works have easily identifiable differences, but the objective is to dig into the psychological to show how their different circumstances leads them down the same road. In other words, think of Othello as a character in The Usual Suspects (or vice versa, one of the characters from The Usual Suspects in Othello’s place).

  • I once listened to a podcast titled “New Evidence Calls into Question William Shakespeare’s Authorship of ‘The Usual Suspects’,” by The Onion. This topic reminds me a lot to that podcast, and how people can come up with crazy ideas disguised as serious matters. – T. Palomino 2 months ago
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Latest Comments

Misogynoir: The Silent Backbone of Hollywood
Montayj79

Thank you and you’re welcome.

Misogynoir: The Silent Backbone of Hollywood
Montayj79

Definitely!!!!!!!!!

Misogynoir: The Silent Backbone of Hollywood
Montayj79

No need to apologize. Your comment wasn’t offensive and if mine sounded harsh, it wasn’t. I only wanted to respond to your points and clarify my position.

Misogynoir: The Silent Backbone of Hollywood
Montayj79

Thank you for sharing. It is very tiresome to watch movies with the same stereotypes being portrayed year after year.

Misogynoir: The Silent Backbone of Hollywood
Montayj79

Nice try at sarcasm but it failed. You can’t explain in your wildest dream how you draw the connection besides bigotry. And btw, it’s Hip Hop with two capital h’s.

Misogynoir: The Silent Backbone of Hollywood
Montayj79

I believe Blade has enough familiarity in part one. Part Two or Three would not exist if there is no familiarity in Blade (One). The point being made is how he only has a love interest or true emotions when presented with a nonblack ‘partner,’ which I highlight.

Misogynoir is a dislike for black women. Thus, it would be inadequate to write about males or queers. The question I was presented specifically defined gender roles.

While I am always open to criticism, I do think much of your response would be for a different topic/question.

Misogynoir: The Silent Backbone of Hollywood
Montayj79

I remember in high school they had us read this and I’m not sure if I liked it then and not sure if I would revisit it now.

Of Mice and Men: How does Steinbeck Portray Oppression?