Twilight Los Angeles - Kayla Clahassey 2/25/08 IAH 211-C...

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Kayla Clahassey 2/25/08 IAH 211-C Louise Siddons Twilight: Los Angeles Anna Deavere Smith is conveying a message between races and violence. She is acting out stories, put together by collected interviews, and showing how Los Angeles was racially divided after the Rodney King beating and riots. The major “takeaway message” was how the Rodney King beating led to all of these riots, and led to Los Angeles being a city of hate, and segregation. If only the white cops didn’t beat King so badly that he needed three plastic surgeries to look like himself again. The racial hate kept continuing in the riots, and other mishaps. The film was constructed by Smith doing a series of character changes, acting out different parts from the events that took place. She interviewed people who were a part of these riots, beatings, and trials. Smith talked to people of every race, and interviewed each of them on the reaction to the incidents. She makes a monologue of the collected interviews and that is the backbone of her story. She uses the words of the people she
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