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FILM NOTES Bibliographic Info Title and Year Freedom Writers, 2007 Director and Company Director: Richard LaGravenese Company: Paramount Pictures, Double Feature Films, MTV Films, Jersey Films, Kernos Filmproduktionsgesellschaft & Company Narrative Character Names Eva Benitez (girl in gang) Papi (Eva’s father) Roberto (Eva’s neighbor who got shot) Erin Gruwell (new teacher of freshman English) Scott (Erin’s husband) Brandy Ross (the girl who first took the journal) Gloria Munez (the girl with bruises) Alejandro Santiago (Erin’s student) Andre Bryant (the one who stares at Erin on the first day of class) Ben Samuels (white kid in class) Sindy Ngor (the Asian girl in class) Jamal Hill (the one with the hat and the drawing) Brian Gelford (teacher of Junior English and Distinguished Honors Classes) Paco (Eva’s gang member) Grant Rice (suspect in orange sweater) Tito (the one who drew the picture of Jamal) Margaret Campbell (department chair) Steve Gruwell (Erin’s father) Dr. Carl Cohn (school board authority) Principal Banning Gloria Ungar, Eddie Ilam, Renee Firestone (Holocaust survivors) Victoria (black girl in the English honors class) Miep Gies (person who hid Anne Frank in her house) Marcus (escorts Miep) General Plot Erin Gruwell is a young, first-time teacher at Wilson High and she inspires her class of at-risk students to learn tolerance, to apply themselves, and to pursue education beyond high school. Style
Titles: What is happening visually while thetitles and opening credits appear? While opening credits appear, a hip hop song is playing in the background and the news is being announced of a shooting. It is a simple black background with white opening credits and then it clearly introduces the title to the viewers. Performances: Is any of the acting notably strong or weak?The acting is very strong and makes it more applicable to real life and the feelings that are associated with it.
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