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Beck, Bernard – Multicultural Education, 1997
Reviews three contemporary movies, "Sleepers,""Girls Town," and "Slingblade" in which the common thread is abuse of helpless children by patriarchal authorities, adult white men who assert power over young people. In all three movies, the anger of the young people and their friends suggests respect for the…
Descriptors: Anger, Blacks, Child Abuse, Cultural Awareness
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Beck, Bernard – Multicultural Education, 1995
Two contemporary films, "Braveheart" and "Rob Roy," depict Scottish ethnicity from a rather narrow perspective. The positions that are sentimentally admired when attributed to white natives of Scotland are horrifying when expressed by contemporary peoples of color. These films raise interesting questions about the true nature…
Descriptors: Audience Response, Colonialism, Content Analysis, Cultural Awareness
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Beck, Bernard – Multicultural Education, 1996
Examines the movie "White Man's Burden" and, by its reversing of social ideologies and stereotypes, the questions arising from it about race relations in America. The author addresses the movie's shortcomings in dealing with race relations in part because it leaves intact ideologies and moralities based on class without defining…
Descriptors: Characterization, Content Analysis, Cultural Differences, Film Criticism
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Beck, Bernard – Multicultural Education, 1995
Criticizes the movie "Schindler's List" as portraying the Holocaust in a profane manner. The author suggests Schindler is a bad choice as a protagonist because his story distracts the audience from the real victims. He views the choice of a non-Jew in a heroic portrayal of this type as one culture's way of popularizing another culture's…
Descriptors: Characterization, Criticism, Cultural Education, Ethnic Stereotypes