Escape from NY

Escape from NY - There is a lot of crime portrayed in this...

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Alan Hwang Soc 19 May 10, 2010 Escape From New York Escape from New York is a film based in the future that was released in 1981. It is about a dystopian future in which the whole city of New York is turned basically into a gigantic prison. The president is captured by some of the inmates, and the main character Snake has to save him. In this futuristic world, WWIII has happened, and the president is going to meet the leaders of the Soviet Union and China which have emerged to become world powers. These countries are often portrayed in movies as the countries we fight wars with, and I think this may have been a reason for commercial success, as America did not have good relations especially with the Soviet Union at the time of release.
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Unformatted text preview: There is a lot of crime portrayed in this movie, as it takes place in a giant prison. Also, there is some ethnicity in the movie. The main bad guy, the Duke, and his gang are all African-American. Soviets are also mentioned in the movie. The movie portrays the government as pretty corrupt. They trick Snake and implant some explosives into him so that he wont leave the mission. Also, the President does not seem to show real regret during his speech when Snake asks him what he thinks of the many people who died saving his life. Also, the Nuclear Fusion tape that was so valuable to the president is secretly destroyed by Snake, which shows his distrust in the government....
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This note was uploaded on 10/26/2011 for the course SOC 19 taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '11 term at UCLA.

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