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Duty v. Inclination and Fatalism v. Optimism: Akira Kurosawa’s Seven Samurai (1954)

Duty v. Inclination and Fatalism v. Optimism: Akira Kurosawa’s Seven Samurai (1954)

Rashaan Pace, Impact Staff
July 6
Filed under True Story

  Akira Kurosawa's 1954 film, Seven Samurai, is a film in which many of the different dichotomies entrenched within Japanese society are critically and effectively addressed. Through intense character analysis and observation of plot,  one can approach  these various dichotomies from many d...

Mildred Pierce, She Done Him Wrong, and their Representations of Women in Film

Mildred Pierce, She Done Him Wrong, and their Representations of Women in Film

Rashaan Pace, Impact Staff
May 2
Filed under True Story

Throughout this history of mankind, our oral, written, and more recently, visual stories, have assisted with the identifying of oneself in correlation with personal development as well as understanding one's place in society. 1933's She Done Him Wrong and 1945's Mildred Pierce, offer very different not...

8 Films Every Humanitarian Should View

8 Films Every Humanitarian Should View

Rashaan Pace, Impact Staff
April 23
Filed under TILT- The Impact List Takeover

Around the globe film has been instrumental in bringing awareness to certain issues and even bringing about change. Here is a list of films, both recent and past, that every person who cares about issues surround human rights should take the time to see. All of these films are based off of real life...

Cultural Fears, Unruly Children, and the Recurring Themes in Horror Films: A Comparison of Child’s Play (1988) and Orphan (2009)

Cultural Fears, Unruly Children, and the Recurring Themes in Horror Films: A Comparison of Child’s Play (1988) and Orphan (2009)

Rashaan Pace, Impact Staff
April 16
Filed under Movies and Television, True Story

  According to the Holy Bible’s story in Genesis, Chapter 4, which depicts the brutal slaying of Abel by his brother Cain, the concept of violence, in particular, murder is as old as creation. The story suggests that because of sin, the inability to control one’s emotions can lead various per...

George Melies’ Le Voyage Dans La Lune: Innovations in Film Technology, Contributions to Early Science Fiction Film, and a Reading of Dominant Culture

George Melies’ Le Voyage Dans La Lune: Innovations in Film Technology, Contributions to Early Science Fiction Film, and a Reading of Dominant Culture

Rashaan Pace, Impact Staff
April 14
Filed under True Story

Throughout the duration of civilization many great cultural movements have taken place that have assisted in shaping and molding the world into the ever evolving product that can be seen today. For instance, during the classical era great thinkers such as Plato Aristotle, and Socrates thrived. During...

Oppositional, Dominant, and Negotiated readings Within Steve McQueen’s 12 Years a Slave (2013)

Oppositional, Dominant, and Negotiated readings Within Steve McQueen’s  12 Years a Slave (2013)

Rashaan Pace, Impact staff
April 9
Filed under True Story

Dialogue, plot/story, and action are key elements which have a profound effect on an audience's cinematic experience, and ultimately sway the manner in which they may interpret and read into a film. Based on the true accounts of Solomon Northup life, and set in the 1841, pre-civil war, antebellum south,...

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