• Witness
    cultures. Weir compares the Lapp’s draught-horse with Book’s car to demonstrate the Amish people’s total avoidance of the modern world. Weir uses a quick long shot of Eli’s draught-horse and cart against Book’s smashed car to set the differences in the worlds. Another visual image used in which...
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  • The Witness
    unwritten rule of others before self. Throughout the film Weir contrasts and compares the two worlds which are evident in a number of scenes. Central concerns include differences of the two worlds, collision of the two worlds, bearing witness, abuse and power. The clash of two cultures between the...
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  • Cultural Anthropology
    , there are many more perspectives of this video that may be used in relevance to the course. It will offer students a chance to compare and contrast a culture different from them but not physically far off which will help them relate better to not only the Amish but in any part of the world with other...
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  • Witness by Peter Weir Notes
    filmmaker Peter Weir. * Filmed entirely on location in Lancaster county and Philadelphia, Witness popularized Pennsylvania as a tourist location, many people wanting to view first-hand, the Amish culture. * The film gives the audience a chance to compare two different levels of American...
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  • The Gentle People Analysis
    sociological terminology to his statements. It compares and contrasts the Old Order Amish and modern American society, meaning 21st century norms and values. It answers questions about the Amish, along with explaining their values, the rules by which they live, and their educational and marital...
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  • Week 4 assignment ETH/125
    banished or completely cut off from the community). This includes losing all contact with lifelong family and friends. All of these rules and laws are written into the Ordnung. The Amish have contributed to American culture by resisting the assimilation into the culture, giving us diversity within...
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  • Witness Study Guide
    disparate groups are reluctantly connected when the boy, Samuel, witnesses a murder. The duty in Amish life is to bear witness to God’s teaching. This is a binding force in their culture. When the entire community witnesses Schaeffer’s crime and corruption it is enough to defeat him. This is a powerful...
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  • Amish
    Amish I see the Amish culture as being a counter culture. The Amish refrain themselves from using technology or anything that needs electricity to function. By doing so, they are in direct contrast from the dominant culture. The Amish people also withdraw themselves completely from the dominant...
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  • 'Witness' - Peter Weir
    , lighting and costume. The film outlines the contrast between mainstream American society and the Amish community in regional Pennsylvania. While American society is seen as a violent and arrogant group of people, whereas the Amish are seen to be a peaceful, religious group of people. In this film the...
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  • English Witness
    Witness directed by Peter Weir – Clash of Culture Peter Weir’s movie Witness explores the clash between two cultures which cannot co-exist comfortably through many film techniques. Contrast Is used greatly between 1980’s (then modern) American culture/society and the culture of a tight-knit...
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  • Works
    1. How does the film ‘witness’ show the clash between Amish and Modern American Culture? Discuss. (500 words). - Witness is a film that compares the Amish culture and the modern American culture, and shows what will the Amish people do if they involve in a murder case. And john book is a...
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  • The Opening Sequince of Witness by Peter Weir
    the modern world has rejected her and her culture, creating a sense of isolation and marginalisation. The examination of the contrast between the two worlds of the slow paced and peaceful life style of the Amish and the fast paced, hectic lifestyle of the modern world is shown through the...
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  • Amish Clash of Cultures
    Philadelphia. The film is mainly about clashing of two ideologies. These ideologies are those of the Amish, and of the modern English as the Amish ideals are in direct contrast to the American consumerist ideas. The two worlds come together when Book drives Rachel to her father in Eli’s house. There are...
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  • Handout questions
    stern warning to Rachel . What does it indicate about the Amish attitude to the mainstream American Culture , and all non-Amish people? Elis stern warning to Rachel is “ Be Careful among the English.” This indicates that the Amish attitude towards the mainstream American is very negative and they are...
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  • witness essay
    , cultural clash is achieved through the contrast of setting. The clash between the two cultures is a major issue in the film and it is later resolved. The shot of the countryside, showing the Amish farmhouses and barns shows a peaceful community. This contrasts with the busy American city, with shops...
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  • Witness
    , cultural clash is achieved through the contrast of setting. The clash between the two cultures is a major issue in the film and it is later resolved. The shot of the countryside, showing the Amish farmhouses and barns shows a peaceful community. This contrasts with the busy American city, with shops...
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  • Witness Speech
    world of film through various techniques to explore the clash of two worlds and forbidden love. Peter Weir has effectively conveyed the theme of clash of cultures by showing the power of loyalty within the Amish community in contrast to the deceit and betrayal which lies in the modern civilisation. Weir...
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  • Witness
    FILM: Witness Directed by Peter Weir CLASH OF CULTURES Peter Weir’s film Witness explores the clash of cultures by contrasting the Amish culture with a modern Westernised society. Firstly, cultural clash is achieved through the contrast of setting. The panning shot of the countryside...
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  • Witness Essay
    , alerting the audience TO the passive and innocent nature of the Amish. Weir has shown that contemporary society often takes violent approaches to problemS in contrast to THE Amish’s peaceful alternative. This evidently concludes that violence has no place in Amish culture. Conformity versus non...
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  • How Does the Film "Witness" Show the Clash Between Amish and Modern American Culture?
    How does the film "witness" show the clash between Amish and modern American culture? The film "witness" directed by Peter Weir, was first released in 1985. Its genre is one of violence and action, tempered by love and an on going struggle against the constraints of two very different worlds...
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