Clint Eastwood Essays & Research Papers

Best Clint Eastwood Essays

  • Clint Eastwood and Assign Casual Attributions
    Socialization September 20, 2010 What does it mean to be human? --Humans do not naturally develop into persons. Gran Torino scene—dispute with young asian friend/neighbor…concerns what about to do/what done in past. Get a sense that people aren’t really meant to kill. Ironic that Clint eastwood’s character gets a medal for killing boy that was surrendering. --social interaction—being in relationship—makes us persons. --socially isolated human selves prove to be emaciated...
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  • Million Dollar Baby by Clint Eastwood: Follow Your Dreams
    Follow Your Dreams In Clint Eastwood's film, Million Dollar Baby, there are many controversial aspects and lessons to be learned within the story's themes. Eastwood's film challenges conventions and breaks through the ideological. The main themes in the movie teach valuable life lessons through the main character's willingness to never give up on her dream. Also, the film goes against the layout of Propp's narrative functions and what might be the typical sequence of events in a movie....
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  • Gran Torino Oral Presentation from Perspective of Clint Eastwood
    Gran Torino Hi, my name is Clint Eastwood and I’m the director and protagonist of the film Gran Torino. My character Walt Kowalski is a grumpy, tough-minded, Korean War veteran who has an intensely strong opinion on different races because of experiences from the war that haunt him from his past. Having also directed the film I was able to express the character Walt in such a way that emphasized three particular themes; racism, religion and family. I also used a wide range of cinematic and...
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  • Comparison: Ginsberg, Frost, Eastwood
    COMPARISONS: 1) Allen Ginsberg’s poem: First Party at Ken Kesey’s with Hell’s Angels 2) Robert Frost’s poem: Acquainted with the Night 3) Clint Eastwood’s movie: Bird, based on Charlie Parker’s life There are many different elements in the 3 literary pieces above but in all there are similarities. For instance, there seems to be a pervading dismal and dark element throughout all the pieces. In Ginsberg’s poem, he mentions “tired souls hunched over”. He chose the word ‘soul’ as opposed...
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  • All Clint Eastwood Essays

  • How does Clint Eastwood, director of the film, Invictus, use the South African rugby team (the Springboks) as a vehicle to bring a troubled nation together?
    How does Clint Eastwood, director of the film, Invictus, use the South African rugby team (the Springboks) as a vehicle to bring a troubled nation together? Clint Eastwood shows the change in the nation of South Africa in Invictus, using the Springboks as a vehicle. He starts the film with large amounts of separation, followed by the steady change in the middle of the movie, and finishing with the nation combined. In the beginning of the film, Clint Eastwood shows how separated black and...
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  • Paragraph on Joy Luck Club and related text
    Even though Walt from “Gran Torino” by Clint Eastwood dislikes the Hmong people living next door, he develops a friend like relationship with the neighbour’s son Thao. Walt takes Thao to get him a job in an industry that he would be good at, working as a builder. A wide camera angle shot shows Thao and Walt in the same frame. Although Walt is seen as a dominant figure, the viewers see the significance of the scene where the different races and the generations are shown association. This is seen...
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  • Million Dollar Reading Response
    NCEA Level 2 Reading Response Million Dollar Baby is a film directed by Clinton Eastwood. Million Dollar Baby is a film about a middle aged woman, Maggie Fitzgerald who has a poor and loser-like family and decided she wanted to make a difference in her family, pursue her dream and box. Her request was shunned by the one boxing coach; Frankie Dunn, she looked up to and asked to be trained by. Maggie stubbornly carried on training in his gym, with no real coach, training till late at night....
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  • Gran Torino Essay - 1003 Words
    Starter text response: Gran Torino ‘Gran Torino’ is a film full of symbols of hope and redemption. Discuss. In his film ‘Gran Torino’, Clint Eastwood tells the story of an unlikely relationship between Korean War veteran Walt Kowalski and his Hmong neighbours Thao and Sue. The film explores the possibility of redemption, “second chances”, and the hope that comes from having a positive future. Both Walt and Thao experience redemption in the film. Walt is saved from the guilt of murder and...
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  • Inner journeys - 1004 Words
    English Assignment Journeys can come in a range of different ways and different appearances. A journey can come in three forms: physical, imaginative and inner. The texts ‘looking for Alibrandi’ and my chosen text ‘Million dollar Baby’ highlight the inner form of journey. Inner journeys involve change, fulfilment, conflict, challenges and understanding; these aspects of inner journeys are what determine my chosen texts. The main techniques in inner journeys are crucial to understanding these...
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  • fgdgfg - 611 Words
     Chris Abernathy Block 1 5/19/13 Gran Torino ECR In the movie Gran Torino, by Clint Eastwood, Eastwood plays a racially bitter and lonely war veteran that doesn't really have a soft side at first for anyone after his wife dead. He treated everyone the same, with a grumpy attitude. He would keep to himself cause he felt it was the best thing of him to recover from his lost. He wouldn't take any hand outs or help from anyone cause he believed he could do it all by himself and didn't...
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  • The Man He Really Is
    Arielle Cunningham Professor Coleman College Writing 2B 18 February 2013 The Man He Really Is In the film Million Dollar Baby, Frankie Dunn is a trainer in California who refrains from building close bonds with others. The main source of that comes from his daughter. Though his daughter never makes an appearance in the film, their relationship affects the relationships he shares with those around him. He wishes to be close with her, but because of the distance between them, it causes him...
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  • Gran Torino - Analytical Essay
    Analytical Essay - Gran Torino Sam Osborne Q. What kind of man is Walt Kowalski? Examine character development throughout the film Gran Torino? Clint Eastwood’s Gran Torino (2008) is a portrayal of human sacrifice and the racial intolerance that still exists in modern America. The film is set in a poor neighbourhood of Detroit. Clint Eastwood plays Walt Kowalski, a war veteran who has brooded over his experiences in the war for decades. Past trauma has caused him to believe that he cannot...
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  • Gran Torino monologue on Ashley Kowalski
    Hello and welcome to this workshop on writing a monologue on the film, Gran Torino, from 2009, with Clint Eastwood who stars and directed in the film. This workshop will show what techniques are used in writing a monologue. This monologue will be written from Ashley’s point of view. As well as showing what the character, Ashley Kowalski is feeling at the time when her and her family are at the funeral of her grandfather, Walt Kowalski, also the part after the ceremony when there is the reading...
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  • Gran Torino Review - 930 Words
    Gran Torino Gran Torino is a movie of change and compassion. Its controversial prejudice combined with its racial slurs make it almost conflicting to watch. But Clint Eastwood put just the right amount of love in this movie to make your heart pitter and patter. In the movie Clint Eastwood plays a man named Walt Kowalski that has just lost his wife. His sons are selfish and lack the care to look past their racist, gun-toting, Korean War veteran father enough to understand and gain a relationship...
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  • My Favorite Gran Torino Character
    The film Gran Torino, directed by Clint Eastwood, is about an old man named Walt. After the loss if his wife and barely any contact with his son, Walt decides to take on the korean family that lives next door. Their son, Thao Vang Lor tries to steal Walts Gran Torino for his cousin,spider, who is in a gang. In return for the accident that Thao had made, he started working for Walt doing any spare chores that be may have. Over time Thao and Walt become very close with one another, so close...
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  • The Outlaw Josey Wales - 1129 Words
    Matthew Magill Mr. Kearney American Hero (6) 12 November 2012 The Outlaw Josey Wales In The Outlaw Josey Wales, the viewer finds the hero, Josey Wales, representing Christ to a world of sinners. It is unclear whether Clint Eastwood intended to direct the movie in mind with such similarities between Christ’s role as a savior and Josey’s actions. Christ is an archetypal, mythological hero figure that the well-read viewer finds often. From the physical wound in Josey’s right rib, to the...
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  • Million Dollar Baby and Cinderella Man Comparative Essay
    English Communications – Comparative Assignment Million Dollar baby and Cinderella Man Cinderella Man directed by Ron Howard and Million Dollar Baby directed by Clint Eastwood are two films about two individuals viewed as underdogs by society and the world of boxing who overcome the odds and achieve personal goals. In these two heroic tales we follow the lives of two passionate and determined fighters. Like all heroic tales we encounter a hero, a villain and a final showdown portrayed as...
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  • Gran Torino - 936 Words
    Introduction “One thing we can be sure of is that conflict is unavoidable. Conflicts are happening all around the world, as they always have, and at many different levels” (Martin and Nakayama, 2011, pg. 224). Conflicts are not only seclusive to differing cultures, but can often occur within similar cultures as well. For this week’s writing assigment we were asked to watch the film Gran Torino, starring Clint Eastwood, and reflect on the conflicts and popular cultures within the story line....
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  • Million Dollar Baby Film Overview
    Film Overview Paper: Million Dollar Baby At the time Million Dollar Baby was released, it was very moderately hyped and wasn’t advertised necessarily as a blockbuster must-see. But those who did go see it spread the word of its excellence quickly, as within a couple months the movie had grossed over $100 million (IMBd) and had captured the hearts of not only the millions who flocked to see it but of even the harshest of critics, including Kirk Honeycutt of The Hollywood Reporter, dubbing Clint...
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  • The Gran Torino Critique - 1222 Words
    “The Gran Torino” allows Clint Eastwood to play a role as a Polish American factory worker and a Korean War veteran, who has to face his prejudice beliefs and in doing so creates a heart felt experience with a dash of unparalleled humor. His rough stern traits was forged over time, living a solitary life unable to get along with the only family he has left. With this cynical mind set on the world ever since the war each passing day for him gets darker. Until one day theres a sudden change of...
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  • Imigrant Chronicle and Gran Torino
    An individual’s interaction with others and the world around them can enrich or limit their experience of belonging. Discuss this statement with detailed reference to the prescribed text and ONE text of your own choosing. It is arguable weather an individual’s interaction with others and the world around them either enriches or limits their experience of belonging. In Peter Skrzynechi’s anthology “Immigrant Chronicle” this statement is explored via two of his poems, “Migrant Hostel” and “In...
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  • Feminism and motion pictures (Analysis
    belong to a female" (164, 165). While Hark dramatically complicates the male body as a signifying field, Robyn Wiegman transforms the feminist paradigm of the "specular colonization" (176) of the female body from an issue of gender to one of race, in which the black male becomes constructed as feminine, suggesting "not simply an aversion to racial difference but a profound attempt to negate masculine sameness, a sameness so terrifying to the cultural position of the white masculine that only...
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  • An Analysis of Struggle - 1184 Words
    CHAPTER I INTRODUCTION In this chapter the writer would like to present the background of the study, the statement of problems, the objective of the study, scope and limitation, the purpose of the study, and also the definition of key terms. It is important to discuss, to make clear what actually the writer’s background conducting this research. 1.1 Background of Study Human beings expend great amounts of time and resources on creating and experiencing art and entertainment. Since people live...
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  • Revising Genre Western - 1661 Words
    The Revisionist Western In the late Sixties and early seventies, there was a revisionist movement in Hollywood. This revision of genre’s included the western genre. In this essay, I will analyze the differences between the classic Western, and the revisionist westerns. The movies which are considered to be revisionist westerns that I will be reviewing are the following: Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, McCabe and Mrs. Miller, Unforgiven, and Dead Man; Two of which were created during the...
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  • Analysis of the Unforgiven - 2908 Words
    Analysis of Unforgiven Brenda J. Thompson ENG 225: Introduction to Film Nathaniel Millard October 5, 2009 Summary While the movie Unforgiven (1992) directed and starring Clint Eastwood, as William Munny, is in the genre of a western in the late 1800’s. It has a basic theme that we are still making movies about today, justice and what is acceptable and what is not acceptable in our search for it. It is a story of a journey that one man has to make in order for him to care for...
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  • Belonging Essay - 722 Words
    Explore how perceptions of belonging and not belonging can be influenced by connections to people. Connecting to people is essential to developing a sense of belonging. When people aren’t connected to others they can feel isolated or alienated. Two texts that examine this idea are the motion picture ‘Gran Torino’ directed by Clint Eastwood and Steven Herrick’s verse novel ‘The Simple Gift’. For people to perceive that they really belong, they need to make connections with the people...
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  • Historic Film Impact Essay: Life Is Beautiful
    Historic Film Impact Essay Throughout history there have been great stories of great sacrifice and struggle. Some of these struggles come during times of oppression and discrimination. Sometimes it’s hard to truly understand what it’s like to live through and experience such struggles. In Clint Eastwood’s Invictus, Tate Taylor’s The Help, and Roberto Benigni’s Life is Beautiful, the characters all experience some kind of struggle. In Invictus Nelson Mandela has the struggle of bringing a...
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  • Literature: an Inspiration for Film
    Literature: An Inspiration for Film Masterpieces ought to have a muse. A muse doesn’t always need to be a beautiful woman femme fatale, either, as popular belief might suggest. It simply must be an inspiration; a child with a watering can for Renoir, a quarrel with a woman for Ray Charles. Inspiration can be everywhere, so why not in words? Literature can be- and often is- a grande muse for people. One of the most popular ways literature embraces it’s splendid inspirationalism is through the...
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  • The Good the Bad and the Ugly - 461 Words
    THE GOOD THE BAD and THE UGLY Released in December 1966 and directed by Sergio Leone this film tells the story of three men who pursue, often at the expense of others, information about the location of a buried treasure of coins. The first character introduced in the movie is Tuco Benedicto Pacifico Juan Maria Ramirez the Ugly called Tuco - Eli Wallach, who has a bounty on his...
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  • Million Dollar Baby Film Essay
    In the film 'Million Dollar Baby',directed by Clint Eastwood is mainly based around the theme of how the important characters as vehicles to convey the theme familial love and support. This is shown when the theme is set up through Maggie and Frankie having broken relationship with their families, but it was resolved when they came together. Having familial love and support is important to an individual’s wellbeing. Without love, humans become isolated and unsatisfied. Therefore, by coming...
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  • Dreams and Aspirations - 1958 Words
    I have a dream… you have a dream… our nation has a dream… our world has a dream. We all have a dream. We all have a dream, but the difference is how we realise our dream, how we obtain our dream, and how our dream changes us. This is evident in our learning of dreams and aspirations through the texts Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keys, What's Eating Gilbert Grape? by Lasse Hallström, and through my own studies of Million Dollar Baby by Clint Eastwood. These three highly acclaimed texts...
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  • Who moved my cheese
     "Who moved my Cheese?" This is a great tool to use as a coach, teacher, or mentor. The author uses characters that the reader can associate with in problems that occur in life. He creates a picture where life was good and plentiful at first. He shows the readers how some characters stayed alert and notice changes in the food source and others that carried on in the same daily routine that eventually lead to not having any more food. Eventually one of the characters decided to humble...
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  • Throughout History and Modern Day Texts and Films
    Throughout history and modern day texts and films, archetypes have been used to add significance and meaning to literature by allowing us to understand patterns of human behaviour. Looking at the archetype of the outsider, the reader speculates the outsider’s purpose to challenge the values and the assumed expectations of society; such as the actions of society to initiate change in the archetype? The “novel catcher in the rye” by jd Salinger, and the film “Gran Torino” by Clint eastwood both...
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  • Western Films - 1136 Words
    WESTERN FILM There are several genres and classifications in which works of art such as films, literature and paintings fall. Among the most popular type of movies is western, famed for the setting mainly concerning the occurrences of the second half of the 19th century (Fujiwara, 2007). In addition, the western movies are usually based in the American old west. The western nature of these films is further shown by the activities of the people who lived during this period who were mainly...
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  • Invictus Review - 815 Words
    Morgan Freeman as Nelson Mandela-- it feels so right when you first think of it, doesn't it? The two look so similar that children growing up during the era of both apartheid and Driving Miss Daisy could be forgiven for confusing the two. But Freeman, despite his many talents and uncanny ability to seem like a comforting paternal figure, isn't exactly a chameleon, and while he very much looks the part of Mandela in Invictus, the transformation into the halting-voiced leader of a nation is never...
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  • American Sniper - 1180 Words
    Jessica Smith Instructor Ashley Allen Composition 101 February 10, 2015 American Sniper Once the lights dim, the screen expands, and the audience becomes silent, the greatest true story to be told is about to begin. Chris Kyle, “Legend,” grew up in a small town in Texas with an aspiration to be a cowboy. He then realized he needed something different, more rewarding, which is when he decided to utilize his special talent by becoming a sniper in the navy SEALs. While in Iraq, Chris ventures...
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  • Gran Torino notes - 650 Words
     Title: Gran Torino Year of publication: 2008 Film Director: Clint Eastwood Medium: Film Genre: In a nutshell: It tell's the tale of a war veteran living in a run down area that used to be at the forefront of american economic providence but is now filled with Hmong immigrants. Mr Kowalski gradually learns to accept the neighborhood in which he lives in, and befriends his neighbour in particular a young boy named Thao. Thaos family is under constant threat from a neighborhood gang which...
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  • Study Mode Movie Critic
     Movie Critic Lauren HUM/150 February **, 20** Movie Critic The story of U.S. Navy Seal Chris Kyle isn’t exactly an unknown story. Chris Kyle, named the Legend is said to be the most lethal sniper in the United States military history. Chris Kyle has over one hundred and sixty confirmed kills throughout his service to the USA. Kyle enlisted in the Navy after the devastation of 9/11 swept the country, and continued on to complete four tours of Iraq before finally coming home. The editing...
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  • The Effect on People - 798 Words
    When people find themselves in difficult situations some people given in and other people never give up. I have therefore chosen to explore the theme “Persevering in the face of Adversity” This theme is common in the short stories “Big Brother, Little Sister” by Witi Ihimaera and “Only A Woman” by Amel Benaboura and also in the films “Invictus” by Clint Eastwood and “Vertical Limit” by Martin Campbell. The theme “Persevering in the face of Adversity” is shown through the short text “Big...
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  • Leadership - 927 Words
    Santino DiPalermo 12-19-12 Ms. Monty Period 2 Leadership Not everybody can be a great leader, it takes certain characteristics to pull it off. The book Waiting for the Rain is by Sheila Gordon. In this book, two boys grow up together then split apart and have to face the challenges of Apartheid to survive. The movie Invictus was directed by Clint Eastwood and written by Anthony Peckham. In this movie, Nelson Mandela finds a way to heal South Africa after his release from prison. The...
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  • Million Dollar Baby Movie Review
    Million Dollar Baby Throughout this course we have discussed about making good and bad decisions in life. In grade 12 curriculum we have watched a movie called A Million Dollar baby cast by Clint Eastwood as an Frankie Dunn (coach), Hilary Swank as an Maggie Fitzgerald (female boxer) and Morgan Freeman Eddie "Scrap Iron"(gym keeper). In this movie Eastwood has shown in his movie a story about a struggling life of boxers and coach. In this movie an actor and director is playing a...
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  • Gran Torino: An Overview
    Gliederung: 1. Einführung 2. Kurze Inhaltangabe 3. Charaktere Nebencharaktere Walt Kowalski 4. Background information Detroit City Hmong in Detroit 5. Message of the story 1. present the movie Gran Torino released 2008 Produced, directed by and starring Clint Eastwood 2. The movie Gran Torino deals with the story of Walt Kowalski, played by producer and director Clint Eastwood. Walt is a crabby, lonely and conservative widower, who fought on the side of America in the Korean...
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  • Gender Roles - 1267 Words
    The Million Dollar Protection Plan Women: soft, emotional, loving, motherly, and a supporter. Men: aggressive, hard-working, fatherly, leader, strong, and inexpressive. These two genders are very different and are in fact opposites. When women try to break the stereotype, it does not typically go well. There is a borderline within gender that should not be crossed. In a 2004 film entitled “Million Dollar Baby” directed by Clint Eastwood he is trying to define the rules of gender....
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  • Million Dollar Baby Tragedy
    Sami Robbins Tragedy essay March 5, 2012 Mrs. Knight In a tragedy, the main character is usually dignified and courageous. The characters downfall may be caused by a character flaw, or it may result from forces beyond his or hers control. The tragic hero or heroine usually wins some knowledge and wisdom, even though he or she suffers defeat and often death. “Beyond his silence, there is a past. Beyond her dreams, there is a feeling. Beyond hope there is a memory. Beyond their journey, there...
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  • Love of the Game - 757 Words
    Becoming a professional athlete takes time, skill, perseverance, dedication to intense training, and some good luck. Sometimes, however, the small percentage of those who make it to the “big leagues” are often regarded as being overpaid for their talents and deemed unworthy. Tiger Woods, professional golfer, is the highest paid athlete in world, making $75 million last year (Highest). Before assuming that athletes are paid too much, it is extremely important to think about what they contribute...
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  • The Unforgiven - 1993 Words
    Philosophy Final UNFORGIVEN For the final essay, the movie I will be writing about is based on the Clint Eastwood’s movie “Unforgiven.” Clint Eastwood portrays a story of William Munny, a killer and aging outlaw who has taken up one more job after years of external and internal peace. In the movie, the plot begins as to why William does decide to come back for one last rendez-vous with death. Taking place in Big Whiskey, Wyoming, a group of prostitutes, led by Strawberry Alice, offer a...
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  • Gran Torino - 473 Words
    \ Journey of Transformation Film Critique Dr. McGinn Wednesday’s 1-3:30 “A Gran Torino Ride to Redemption” Gran Torino, a film directed by the immortal Clint Eastwood, tells us a story of redemption and transformation. Eastwood’s character, a Korean War veteran, is living a depressing, lonely life, we are first introduced to him as a racist, bitter old man. The movie takes place in a less than affluent suburb where Eastwood has seen a drastic change in the neighborhood. His...
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  • Happy Ending - 1210 Words
    Happy endings are presumed to belong to the realm of fantasy. In real life, after all, even a thumping electoral victory is generally more a first act than a last; what ensues, much too often, is disappointment, broken promises and even murmurs of a recall. When the believer, in any faith, tells us that the reward for bloody sacrifice is eternal joy, the nonbeliever is often tempted to think that the believer is merely trying to justify the ways of God to man. On earth at least, the end of life...
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  • Creative Writing - 824 Words
    Other Related Text Grand Torino Theme used: Racism, Culture Clash and Peer Pressure Story line: A Walt Kowalski (Clint Eastwood), is a grumpy, tough-minded and border-line hateful widower, who is the lone white home owner in an increasingly ethnic neighborhood dominated by Asians. A Korean War veteran, he's unable to get along with either of his children or his neighbors. But when Thao, a Hmong teenage neighbor attempts to steal his 1973 mint condition, Gran Torino, Kowalski...
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  • Gran Torino Film Review
    Gran Torino Review Directed by and Starring Clint Eastwood Co-starring Bee Vang 2008 A mint condition vintage 1972 Ford Gran Torino is the symbol of Walt Kowalski (Clint Eastwood), an old man past his prime, frozen in time, bitter at everything that has changed around him. Walt is a Korean War Vet left alone in a rundown Detroit neighbourhood full of Hmong (South East Asian) immigrants after his adult children stop visiting him, and his wife passes away. Despite initial resentment and...
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  • Conflicting Perspectives - Snow Falling on Cedars, Invictus
    Conflicting perspective always exist due to the inevitable subjectivity of composers, and the inevitable differing opinions of those around us. Conflicting perspectives are represented by the composer in a way that conveys their personal opinion with the aim to influence their responder’s perspective of the issues and themes presented, not in an unbiased and even-handed manner. This is evident within both Snow Falling on Cedars written by David Guterson and the 2008 film Invictus directed by...
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  • The Man That Was Chiseled Out of Stone
    Kevin Miss York English 10 4/16/13 The Man That was Chiseled Out of Stone “I figure that by the time I’m really old, somebody at the Academy Awards will get the bright idea to give me some sort of plaque, I’ll be so old, they’ll have to carry me up there”. Clint Eastwood said this quote because he is still seen as a leader today, even though he is old; this shows that Clint Eastwood will never be forgotten. He may be awarded more plaques as he ages. He has shown power by the tremendous...
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  • Gran Torino - 1789 Words
    Gina Lawence English 306 Gran Torino (final draft) In the Eye of the Beholder The film Gran Torino allows Clint Eastwood directs and plays a role that depicts an older man dealing with lost love, life and death, hauntings from the past, and managing his own racial biases. All of these obstacles come to a harsh reality with the changes taken place in his mid-western home town. Eastwood plays the widower, Walt Kowalski, who is highly racist and prejudice. His character was a former Korean War...
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  • Gran Torino - 1128 Words
    Old Man’s Guilt People may find it difficult to interact with others due to a past filled with adversity. Because of a guilty and a harsh past, they may not feel comfortable confessing their sins; instead they may have a bitter perspective of life. This is illustrated in Clint Eastwood’s film, Gran Torino through the characterization of Walt Kowalski. Walt Kowalski is initially portrayed as a grumpy, racist old man who transforms in to a hero who sacrifices himself to bring peace to himself and...
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  • Hispanics in entertainment - 678 Words
    “The greater the feeling of inferiority that has been experienced, the more powerful is the urge to conquest and the more violent the emotional agitation.” This quote by Alfred Adler, Austrian psychologist, accurately depicts the emotions experienced by the inferior Hispanic minorities in entertainment media. Entertainment media provide audiences with a medium in which they may view certain races, minority groups, and individuals in particular historical contexts. Hispanics, in particular,...
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  • Gran Torino Response - 813 Words
    Film Response: Gran Torino (Draft) By Clint Eastwood There are many things for the director to take into consideration in order to portray their movie in a specific way, such as background music/ noise, lighting, cast, camera angles and many more. These variables within a movie can emphasise different atmospheres throughout, such as dominance, innocence, happiness and other emotions or character supremacies. The film Gran Torino, directed by Clint Eastwood uses all...
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  • Success Is a Journey Not a Destination
    Respected judges! I am pleased to inform you all that the opponents aren’t charmed at the prospect of clinching that top prize. They are instead happy in trying very hard. Success is a journey not a destination. This is the bone of contention in today’s debate and I’d like to express my views contrary to the topic. Success is a very subjective term. So first and foremost, we must understand what it means. According to Oxford dictionary, success means gaining what is aimed at. Doesn’t the...
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  • Example of Dedication - 1946 Words
    Legends are forever Melvin Johnson ENGL125-1103B-18: Real World Writing IP 5 17 September 2011 | Legends are forever We are losing two thousand WWII Veterans a day. Once they are gone so are their stories. Unless we keep their memories alive, that’s what he started the Armed Forces Museum of Saint Louis. That’s what the members are trying to do today. This was Carol Venable’s dream; he was very interested in the United States Military during WWII. That’s why he wanted to keep their...
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  • The Simple Gift - 986 Words
    Belonging to a group of community can provide opportunities and disappointments. Belonging is described as being properly or appropriately placed . The poems in the free verse“The simple gift” demonstrate the ideas and struggles of belonging. The novel is simply the journey of a young man by the name of Billy and his hunger to belong to a society which will not disappoint him as his father has .The film gran torino directed by Clint eastwood also shows the opportunities and disappointments...
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    OTHELLO AND UNFORGIVEN How do the values represented in Othello and Unforgiven resonate with the contemporary audiences? Values are the principles of behavior that is regarded to the importance and exchangeability. Universal values represented in Othello and Unforgiven evidently depicts with the contemporary audiences as it reflects through the fundamental issue regarding definition of what is ultimately real as opposed to what is merely apparent. Without a doubt this is shown through the...
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  • Gran torino movie analysys
    Anthropology 249 Instructor: Aigli Brouskou Student: Serge Fessas American College Of Thessaloniki 2012-2013 Movie Review: Gran Torino The movie Gran Torino, is a movie that is based on an old neighborhood which was mostly American nationalities living there. Through the years this changed and it became an Asian society to live in. This movie was directed and produced by Clint Eastwood, which we has also one of the main characters in the movie. The story of...
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  • If You Could Change Any Event in History, What Would You Change and Why?
    If you could change any event in history, what would you change and why? Last summer vacation, I watched two movies directed by ClintEastwood (Clinton Eastwood Jr.).Their titles ware “Flags of Our Fathers”, and “Letters from IWO Jima”. These two movies ware said to have been taken faithful to reality. These movies were released in 2006, and these ware famous at that time because they were simultaneously produced at USA and Japan. If I could change any event in history, I want to change “The...
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  • Flags of Our Fathers (Journeys)
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