• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

A two page writing assignment, analyzing the film 13 Days. Discuss how the movie addresses one of the themes discussed in "The Cold War: The Big Picture" lecture.

Extracts from this document...

Introduction

Eric Barvin January 22, 2003 13 Days Topic: A two page writing assignment, analyzing the film 13 Days. Discuss how the movie addresses one of the themes discussed in "The Cold War: The Big Picture" lecture. There are many movies that depict different events of the Cold War. The movie 13 Days does an excellent job of depicting the Cuban Missile Crisis. This paper examines how the movie 13 Days addresses the theme of Geographical Confrontation discussed in Dr. Story's, "The Cold War: Big Picture," lecture. The movie 13 Days addresses the theme of geographic confrontation during the Cuban Missile Crisis in displaying the desire of the United States to remove all of the Soviet's missiles from Cuba and how the Soviets wanted to remove American influence from Turkey. ...read more.

Middle

Sometimes, one side would go fight against the other sides' proxy; an example of this is the Korean War where the US fought the North Koreans. The Cuban Missile Crisis can be classified as a geographic confrontation because the United States was prepared to consider war to keep Soviet missiles out of Cuba. The Cuban Missile Crisis occurred in October 1962 and lasted for thirteen days, hence the name of the film. The conflict arose when the Soviets placed Medium Range Ballistic Missiles (MRBM) in Cuba. An MRBM can fire up to 1,000 miles and can hit anything on the eastern seaboard of the United States within five minutes of their launch. ...read more.

Conclusion

The film also does a good job of portraying the Soviet standpoint. The United States had nuclear missiles positioned in Turkey that threatened the Soviets. The film discusses the role that the US' missiles in Turkey played in negotiations to get the Soviets to remove their missiles from Cuba. The film portrays the Cuban Missile Crisis from the point of view of an American official. The movie portrays the suspense, the lack of sleep and the conflicts within each side. The problem with the film is that Robert Kennedy, the attorney general at the time, wrote the book that this film portrays. Obviously, he tries to portray President Kennedy, his brother, in a heroic manner, not a Soviet official. Overall this film was excellent and is entertaining on an educational, as well as, dramatic level. ...read more.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our AS and A Level International History, 1945-1991 section.

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • 150,000+ documents available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

See related essaysSee related essays

Related AS and A Level International History, 1945-1991 essays

  1. Creative Writing - War.

    They removed my blindfold, but left my hands as they were. The room was dark, but the walls appeared to be metallic. It was a cell. This base had been here for sometime. A crack in the wall, which allowed a small amount of light in.

  2. The Cold War was a big rivalry that developed after World War II.

    Fast attack submarines were developed to search and destroy nuclear missile subs hiding in the ocean. Anti-Missile systems such as the Star Wars Laser built to reduce the number of missiles that could reach ground zero. Fear was the motivating factor in both countries militarization.

  1. This graduation paper is about U.S. - Soviet relations in Cold War period. Our ...

    It was time, Stalin said, to stop viewing Russia as "a passive third observer. ... It is impossible to tolerate such a situation any longer." In the end, Britain and the United States offered the token concession of giving the Soviets an innocuous role on the advisory commission dealing with

  2. The Cuban Missile Crisis

    but since 1959 it has been a key symbol of resistance to US 'imperialism' both in Latin America, and, on a grander scale, in the entire western hemisphere. In 1947, a "Treaty of Reciprocal Assistance" had been signed by the US and a number of South and Central American countries, apparently an alliance of similar design to NATO.

  1. The Cuban Missile Crisis and the blockade

    Because of this idea, many supporters of the diplomatic solution changed their vote to the blockade idea.xvii The main disadvantage of the blockade option was the word blockade itself. In the past, a blockade had always been seen as an aggressive act in terms of the rules of engagement, and

  2. History of the United States

    The 1930s: Decade of Depression The stock market crash of October 1929 initiated a long economic decline that accelerated into a world catastrophe, the DEPRESSION OF THE 1930s. By 1933, 14 million Americans were unemployed, industrial production was down to one-third of its 1929 level, and national income had dropped by more than half.

  1. Creative Writing - Crossing the Frontier

    She saw it was a flask. He raised it to her and then to his lips. Katherine seized the opportunity and shoved him, pushed him as hard as she could. He stumbled backwards, tripped over a slab of concrete and lay motionless on the floor. Knocked out.

  2. The Cuban Missile Crisis was the most serious U.S.-Soviet confrontation of the Cold War

    to proceed after it was determined without boarding that it carried no prohibited material. On the same day another Cuba-bound Soviet ship had changed course, possibly to return to their homeports. Then on October 27, tension between the U.S and Soviets increased even more when a U-2 aircraft was shot down and destroyed.

  • Over 160,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work