#Movies and the impact of Images

Read: The rise of the Hollywood Studio System (Pg 192-195)

Answer :

1. Why did Hollywood end up as the center of the film production

` Cheap Labor, Diverse Scenery

2. Why did Thomas Edison and the patents Trust fail to shape and control the film industry, and why did Adolph Zukor of Paramount succeed?

` They succeeded because Adolph brought a lot of theaters , so they we’re guaranteed to play , A Monopoly of moeny

3. How does vertical Integration work in the film business?

` Company dominates , dominates production and distribution .

Part 2

1. Describe your favorite story from your childhood.  Discuss, specifically, what makes this story strong. Think about the main characters, the conflict and the most exciting moments.

` My favorite story from childhood was chicka-chicka Boom Boom. It was about letters racing to get to the top of the tree. What made this story strong was the ability to learn your alphabet, the most exciting moment is the end when they all meet up at the tree.

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#12 Years of Slave Exit Slip

1. In what ways did the experiences of male and female slaves differ?

` The men would have done more field work and more advance things as chopping wood and plow, while the woman hoed

2. Which parts of the film do you think would have most affected a white watcher and why?

` I don’t think any parts of this film would have most affected a white watcher honestly, because I’m not while and they haven’t been through most of the struggles back people did.

3. Describe the relationship between female slaves and the wives of their masters.

` During the relationship between female slaves and the wives of their masters, slave women were forced to comply with sexual advances by their masters on a very regular basis. Consequences of resistance often came in the form of physical beatings. Most often the masters were already bound in matrimony, which caused tension and hatred between the slave and the mistress of the house.

4. Under slavery, African American men and women existed within a culture of fear. Using these sources, describe how slave owners created and used this culture of fear to control slaves.

` Slave owners created and used this culture of fear to control slaves by making examples out of those being whipped and lynching making sure they won’t run away.

5. Create your own in depth question. Share with your neighbor. Have them submit your question with their answer to the question and vice versa.

` How would you feel if you we’re a slave, would you have your own a slave ?

`  How do you feel about the abuse, rape and discrimination done to black slaves ?

#The Toughest Scene I Wrote:

Read article: http://www.vulture.com/2013/12/john-ridley-12-years-a-slave-toughest-scene-i-wrote.html

Activity: In one paragraph discuss some of the challenges during the development of this film

` Some of the challenges during the development of this film are it’s lighter than the other scenes, a bit of an oasis. ” It’s a bit of a WTF moment for the audience.” They introduce a whole new character late in the movie. They thought this was really important to include because she was a woman of color in that era being able to elevate herself to a degree.

 

#Do Now – 3/20


Do Now: Research Director Steve McQueen. 

  1. Who is he? ` An american actor called “The King of Cool”
  2. Where is he from? ` He is from Beech Grove, Indiana, U.S.
  3. What awards has he won? ` He has won was the Golden Globe Henrietta Award for World Film Favorites, an Academy Award 
  4. Create 1 question to ask Steve McQueen about his life or his films. ` Why did he make this film. 

#Bamboozled Character Development

Choose 2 characters and analyze their purpose in the film by answering the following questions below. 

Characters

1. Mantan 

Description

Funny, Great Tap Dancer, Lightskin :/

What happens to them?

In the final scene, Mantan is shot .

How did they feel?

At first Mantan was all about the ” Making Money” then he finally came to his senses realizing he wasn’t going to be the puppet any longer.

Personalities

Cool, funny

Related themes

Black struggle

2. Most Def 

Ghetto 

In the end,  He was shot. 

Most Def thought Mantan was a “Fufu” show. 

 Rude, Non-Pitiful 

Police & The People  

 

 

 

 

 

 

Answer questions for both characters 

1. What was this characters main purpose in this film?

` This characters main purpose in this film was to clarify the title “Bamboozled.”

2. What type of people do you believe could learn most from this character? 

` The type of people I believe could learn most from this character is a person who doesn’t see mocking black people is wrong.

3. What scene portrayed this characters personality and purpose the best?

` The final scene portrayed this characters personality and purpose the best. 

4. Create 1 discussion Question about character and answer.

` Why do you think these specific characters we’re chosen ?

They we’re chosen because they we’re very important to the movie. 

#Do Now 3/7

Do Now:

How can the theme of satire in Bamboozled be compared to the satire in the “Dormtainment Nat Geo” video we watched in class?

The theme of satire in Bamboozled can be compared to the satire in the the “Dormtainment Nat Geo” video we watched in class because they showcased humor and foolishness in real life situations. They showed certain stereotypes of black people.  

 

Nat Geo: Black People Laughing –

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uaHGjlERVCg

#Bamboozled Assignment #1

Choose a theme and explain how a specific scene in the movie supports that theme then compare/contrast the scene to a video, song, article, or personal experience that relates to the theme you chose. Summarize the comparison and make strong conclusion about your stance on the issue and create one discussion question for the class. Provide links to video, songs, & articles and be prepared to present.

Bamboozled Themes 
– Stereotypes 
– Black struggle
– Police & The People 
– Minstrelsy 
– The N word 
– Race reverse 
– Names 
– Slave mentality ( skin color )
– Blacks in the work place 
– Black success 
– Satire 
– Selling out 
– Rap/hip hop

 

 

In the movie “Banboozled,” the “N” word is used as a very popular theme. During the scene, when Pierre Delacroix was talking with his boss Thomas Dunwitty about business. Pierre Delacroix was very upset and told him not to use the “N” word. Thomas repeatedly said the word. It gave Pierre a flashback in the scene when he got upset and was smacking him around. 

This poem ” The “N” Word can be compared to this scene because it shows how lightly this word was taken : 

The “N” Word

In this modern day world 
We seem to consume 
The “N” word of hate 
The slave word for doom

This word has been drenched 
In red from our blood 
It enslaved us like swine 
Chain dragged through the mud

How fast we forget 
Those lynch mobs and scars 
The burnings and beatings 
Those hot branding bars

Our freedom was taken 
Our humanity stole 
We were just that “N” word 
No body no soul

Our women were raped 
Some men were castrated 
Black children were sold 
Our race was degraded

With the crack of a whip 
This word was yelled out 
With each break in our necks 
The rope showed know doubt

We were hunted like prey 
Then put on the block 
We were branded as slaves 
With a chain brace and lock

This “N” word was use 
To take guilt out of blame 
Because it made us inhuman 
To be killed with no shame

Yet after all of those years 
Of that suffering pain 
The use of this word 
Has weaken our brain

We throw it around 
Like a word with no past 
But history lives on 
From the shadow it cast

It’s now part of our language 
In every sentence we say 
It shows off our ignorance 
In a sorry sad way

There’s no other culture 
And no other race 
That would embrace such a slur 
Or welcome disgrace

Yet we as Black people 
Have done so for years 
Our dignity lost 
Without feelings or tears

It’s part of the reason 
We will never excel 
Or out-live our slums 
And Ghetto-ish hell

Written by David Farrar

In conclusion, we take the “N” word very lightly. We use it but don’t even use to background. Always make sure you chew before you swallow!