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'American Strike - A Quest for Truth' - analyse the aspects of the film that relate to the topics discussed in class in a manner that suits the text's context and audience.

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Written Assignment Rationale Option: My choice of text is linked to the topics chosen in class: media and global issues. Title: "American Strike- A Quest for Truth" Category number and task: Category number one, film review. Objectives: To analyse the aspects of the film that relate to the topics discussed in class in a manner that suits the text's context and audience. Context: Art magazine dealing with books, plays, films, and art in general. Audience: The target audience of the text will be the span of people that buy and read the magazine in which it is published, this means that it would be a somewhat reduced and specific group of people. Link to what we have studied: The production is linked to the topics discussed in class: media and global issues. Although the latter may not appear at first glance, the text does indeed deal with human nature, and this is deeply connected with global issues. ...read more.

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Moore depicts how the government (one would say that the invisible people manoeuvring it are the actual authors of the government's actions) bends the truth for its own purpose. Why would they want this? It's quite awkward and impractical to handle (not even mention leading) a group of people that cannot think nor see for themselves, in view of the fact that the leaders hold responsibility for everyone. But they would have in their hands the utmost control of everything; they would have power. If everyone could see, act and think for themselves, they would start to threaten the leaders' unlimited power and control, thus becoming quite dangerous. Even Shakespeare was conscious of this and denoted it in Julius Caesar when Caesar says to Cassius: "He thinks too much, such men are dangerous" (referring to Mark Anthony). The government seems to obtain an endless list of benefits through the lack of critical judgement that enfolds the American society. ...read more.

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The government may be covering our eyes, but we are not complaining. There are some, though, who are opening their eyes and making others open theirs to. Michael Moore is one of those people. No one can deny the fact that Bowling for Columbine is quite the eye-opener. ANALISIS It is possible to say that I have achieved most of my objectives. The text does analyse the aspects of the documentary "Bowling for Columbine" that relate to the topics discussed in class. Perhaps it' s not very clear how the analysis relates to global issues, for to see this connection the reader must realise that the American society's predisposed attitude to support their government's violent actions affects countless global issues, especially war and peace. The language may at times become too informal, but in general it fits with the magazine's casual and relaxed style. The target audience would embrace this use of language for it creates a sort of connection with them, re-enacting an informal conversation on the thoughts of the author about the latest good movie he/she went to see. Paula Eleod 1 ...read more.

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