Price of Liberty

Price of Liberty - Andre Hinojosa 12601675 TA J Sellers...

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Andre Hinojosa 12601675 TA: J. Sellers Short Analysis: The Price of Liberty “America” is not just a nation; it is a way of life, a set of ideals, and most importantly a prize to be sought after. Ideals such as democracy, liberty, and freedom are what characterize our nation and make it a world power. In the film “The Price of Liberty”, the film plays on these ideals that define America in order to raise support for the war. Through the emphasize of women’s importance in the war but by also maintaining traditional gender roles, the film is able to raise support for the war through narration and nationalistic images. The scene opens with a long shot on the narrator Walter Cronkite. He is portrayed as a young, articulate man working on a typewriter as the camera slowly zooms in. I feel that although this scene may seem simple, it helps hook many Americans by portraying the main actor as someone who works diligently just like the “average American”. By introducing a man and having a man narrate a film pushing the role of woman in roles traditionally reserved for
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