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mar10_lec6 - March 10, 2011 CINEMA AND FILM Do the Right...

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March 10, 2011 CINEMA AND FILM Do the Right Thing and My Name Is Khan Elements seen in both films I. Hate Crimes II. Instances of Scapegoating a. Blaming other group b. Cannot identify the culprit c. Do the Right Thing i. Initial problem that escalates to the violence – “When are we going to put in an air conditioner?” “The air conditioner guy doesn’t want to come in without police escorts” ii. Police neglect the neighborhood, no policing; but once at the riot, they abuse the power. iii. Something wrong in the system, not just the individual characters iv. Radio Rahim scapegoated, Italian pizzeria owner v. Cops themselves the culprit (The system is the culprit, but pits different minorities against each other d. My Name Is Khan i. Mandira blaming her husband for the fact that Sam was killed ii. Neighbors blaming all Muslims for terrorist attack iii. Sam blamed for Reese’s father’s death e. Lashing out at the victim that is more visible and more accessible to you Comparing Style, Tone, and Mood
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This note was uploaded on 09/13/2011 for the course COM 25 taught by Professor Staff during the Winter '08 term at UC Davis.

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