American Me (1992)

Aug 25th, 2016
Studypool Tutor
Price: $20 USD

Tutor description

Film Analysis

Word Count: 2323
Showing Page: 1/8
American Me (1992) film and social change in American cultureAmerican Me (1992) is a movie that explores the theme of violence because thescenes in the film are chaotic and ruthless in acts. The director of the 1992 movie EdwardJames Olmos depicts the violent activities through crimes committed by the Mexican mafiawhich is one of the rising Chicano gangs in the streets of Los Angeles, California. He usestheir drug dealings, murder and their life in prison to explore the reasons why most minoritiesare in American prisons. Through the protagonist character of Santana, American Me (1992)reflects the results of bitterness caused by the evils of the American society against theminorities making them criminals. It also mirrors the rot in American prisons that instead ofcorrecting the inmates, it transforms them into antisocial beings and gangs who cannot fit in anormal society. Therefore, this essay uses the discrimination and social evils depicted inAmerican Me (1992) to show how films can be used as agents of social and political changein the society.Films as any other form of art can be used as agents of behaviour modification insociety. Often, movies disapprove stereotypes held by the members of the community. Theyare the product of research on facts which when disseminated to the society they can changethe thoughts of people. Olmos, in a 1991 interview with NBC, reveals that the intention wasto depict prison life in a manner that when someone sees it and under

Review from student

Studypool Student
" awesome work thanks "
Ask your homework questions. Receive quality answers!

Type your question here (or upload an image)

1821 tutors are online

Brown University

1271 Tutors

California Institute of Technology

2131 Tutors

Carnegie Mellon University

982 Tutors

Columbia University

1256 Tutors

Dartmouth University

2113 Tutors

Emory University

2279 Tutors

Harvard University

599 Tutors

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

2319 Tutors

New York University

1645 Tutors

Notre Dam University

1911 Tutors

Oklahoma University

2122 Tutors

Pennsylvania State University

932 Tutors

Princeton University

1211 Tutors

Stanford University

983 Tutors

University of California

1282 Tutors

Oxford University

123 Tutors

Yale University

2325 Tutors