My top ten Canon of texts

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How does this film differ stylistically from other films made around the same time? What was happening in 2005 that may have contextually informed the making of this film?

Good Night and Good Luck varied from the other films made around the same time period due to it’s basis being solely around the true life events of McCarthyism in the 1950’s, whereas most films at this time featured fiction and sci-fi plots. During 2005 the key event connected to the making  of the film … More How does this film differ stylistically from other films made around the same time? What was happening in 2005 that may have contextually informed the making of this film?

George Clooney and the making of GOOD NIGHT, AND GOOD LUCK.

1. Why did Clooney use black and white? So that he could use the original footage of McCarthy. 2. How did Clooney cope with the scrutiny inherent in making this film? He made everything as accurate as he could to make sure all the details were the best they could be, by going through many books … More George Clooney and the making of GOOD NIGHT, AND GOOD LUCK.

Bob Dylan – A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall: techniques, justification.

I believe that A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall reflects what the people did during the cold-war and how horrible humanity is. Throughout the song the dialogue is heavily focused on “misty mountains” which are volcanoes, “crooked highways” are a metaphor for mankind’s lies. “Dead Ocean’s” and “Sad Forests” are from nuclear technology that was created and … More Bob Dylan – A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall: techniques, justification.

What was the reaction to the dropping of the bomb? Politically? Socially? In the US? In Japan? In Australia? In the rest of the world?

Overall the initial reaction of the dropping of the bomb was quite positive and most of the allies were pleased as it eased the pressure of the war on them, bringing an uplift in their spirits. However soon after the bombs were dropped on Japan the people of Europe, America and Australia thought deeper into … More What was the reaction to the dropping of the bomb? Politically? Socially? In the US? In Japan? In Australia? In the rest of the world?

Explain how you think major events and political decisions effect the culture of a particular time.

Throughout history politics have found ways to influence the masses through speeches, preaches, laws and lies; mixed in with a cup major events, they are what made and shaped the cultures of our human history. The views that politics have openly pressed onto the public have influenced the decisions of their society at the time, … More Explain how you think major events and political decisions effect the culture of a particular time.

What are your initial thoughts of Exit Through The Gift Shop? What is postmodern about the subject material? What is postmodern about the style of the documentary?

Exit through the gift shop brings up the ideas about how any citizen can act on the wrongdoings of others by creating statement that anyone can view. The documentary of showing the processes of graffiti artists is very well done, encapsulating the world of the people that most people never see into a grandly crafted … More What are your initial thoughts of Exit Through The Gift Shop? What is postmodern about the subject material? What is postmodern about the style of the documentary?

Which of the stories is the most effective example of postmodern literature, and why?

I find that Stories by Wideman, encapsulates the the essence of postmodern literature in a way that is quite unique and extraordinary. The story subverts the laws of basic grammar, leaving out question marks on sentences that normally require question marks. Our expectations of where the story may lead are dropped quite soon as we … More Which of the stories is the most effective example of postmodern literature, and why?

Explain to someone what post modernism is?

Postmodernism is a style in literature, art, music, philosophy, architecture etc. which first came about in the 1970’s, it is characterized by its use of mixing the previous styles and conventions. The city of Las Vegas is generally viewed as the ultimate expression of postmodern  architecture, its wide use of taking common architectural styles from … More Explain to someone what post modernism is?

How does Jarry’s context come through the play? What is his reflecting? What is he challenging?

Jarry’s King Ubu was made at the end of the 1800’s, he has expressed his frustration through the play as a way to display the crude things that had and were happening in the world at the time.  The play is a grotesque parody of Macbeth showing the dark side of the character Macbeth who … More How does Jarry’s context come through the play? What is his reflecting? What is he challenging?

Explain why you think Apocalypse Now is a canonical text.

I believe that Apocalypse Now is one of the sacred movies that deserves to be a canonical text. The movie is based on the book Heart of Darkness and brings up many memories to people who have fought in wars, or any conflict for that matter, as it encompasses how humans are really ruthless savages … More Explain why you think Apocalypse Now is a canonical text.