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Leadership Qualities Of Coach Carter

Thomas carter was the director for this 2005 Paramount Pictures drama. The movie was based on a true-life story. Richmond High School Head Basket Ball Coach Ken Karter made headlines in 1999 when he benched his undefeated basketball team because of poor academic results. Ken Carter is as dismayed as he can be by his players’ poor attitude and their poor play. He thinks of ways to improve them. He had a clear vision for his team and wanted them to be able to see the future and achieve their goals. He said in a movie to his basketball team: “Juniors Lyle, Kenyon, and Worm, you can all play basketball at the college level, it’s a realistic option for everyone, but to be able to do that, you need to show vision”. This statement tells about his vision. It also shows his attitude to his team. He also believed that his team could achieve their goals if they followed certain principles. He said that in the film “If men do this, I will guarantee we will be at the finish line”. Ken Carter’s motivational approach was an excellent motivational tool for his basketball team. The motivation he provided also motivated the team members. He felt insecure after Mr. Cruz quit the squad and wanted to return. Coach Carter accepted Cruz despite his hatred and abuse. Coach Carter was able to maintain a balance in the group’s self-esteem. Carter’s team was motivated by his motivation as they won the final tournament of their state and played in it. During the final state tournament, Carter said: “When we step down on the floor each second that clock is running, we’re pedal to medal.” Even though his team did lose the championship, he told his teammates he’s proud of their accomplishments and that they had achieved a long-elusive victory. They won five scholarships to college and 6 team members attended college as a result.

Ken Carter’s life is reflected in the Coach Carter film. His vision and motivation made him the ideal person to lead by example and to adhere to ethics. He wanted others to do the same. His basket ball team has a set of rules that must be followed. The second condition is that all members of the team must attend every class and the third requirement is to sit on the front row. He also asked his teachers to complete weekly progress reports for the boys on his basket-ball team. The movie has scenes where ethics play a major role in his life. As an example, he told the boys “If they don’t perform well in class, they won’t be playing”. In the contract, he specified that team members had to achieve certain academic standards. But nobody took him seriously. And when all the team members failed to do well in study, he shut down the gym. The dialogue says that the gym would remain closed until all members met the terms of his contract.

Ken Carter is a leader with many qualities. Because of his leadership style and qualities, he has been able to build a team and teach them teamwork while managing every difficult situation. He applied situational theory to leadership effectively. He applied the different stages of the theory like selling, delegating, telling and participating. Coach Carter used a tell-style by having each teammate sign his contract for acceptance of his rules and conditions to join his team. Carter stood next to the team, giving them instruction and receiving feedback. By doing this, he gave the team the chance to take part in decision making. The team had a tendency to be unable but willing, and he used this by letting them participate in the decision-making process. They were capable but unwilling but did not have confidence with their studies. He built a much stronger bond with the team members, showing that he cared for their success in life after highschool. I came as a teacher to boys and now you are men”. The coach’s influence has been very valuable, which allows them to be able to perform without much direction. We all struggle when one person does. We all celebrate the triumph of one person. This statement shows their commitment to eachother.

Comparing Original Japanese Anime One Series 4kids With The American Censored Variant

There are a number of different English translations for the popular Anime One series. The 4kids dub and the Funimation version are two of the most popular. I don’t think it is a good debate to see which one is the best. Funimation does a far better job than I do. The 4kids Dub is quite different from the Funimation Dub. The Funimation Dub is a better version of the Toei Japan Original due to the censorship, the translation of lines from Japanese into English and the overall cohesiveness of the series.

It’s like comparing identical twins with fraternal ones. It took me a while to notice the differences between 4Kids and my childhood. 4Kids has made many edits. Often, these edits are not necessary. 4Kids had acquired a show that was very graphic and it needed to be edited for the “demographic”. The edits were easily noticeable. 4Kids did not just edit out blood or severe bruising, they also changed what weapons were used and the character’s holding while performing a particular action. 4Kids not only edited out blood and severe bruising where it should be apparent, but they also changed the weapons used or what the character was holding when doing a certain action. In regards to Death, the show never mentions it, but they make some situations worse, such as Kuina, by saying she fell into a coma due to being violently assaulted. Sanji, one of the seven main character, had an “iconic”, or defining, trait. Sanji appears in 4Kids with a candy in his mouth. Later, during a combat scene (4Kids announces Fox Box Schedule), he’s seen holding a lit-up cigarette. After comparing and contrasting 4kids’s version with that of Funimation’s, it was discovered that Sanji smoked in both versions. (4kids Vs Funimation Sanji & Kuroobi Talk smack dub Comparison #109). Some minor edits have been made to make it appear that the show is not offensive. The “race” of the character or its name can be changed. These edits aren’t noticeable if you don’t pay close attention. If they watched the Funimation/Toei versions or kept the rights, it would have made them harder to conceal. Funimation did not censor much of the original title when they bought the rights in 2006. Once they had the rights, all the characters were recast. To appeal to “casual viewers” like 4kids, the show’s TV episodes were edited and renamed. The show was cancelled in America from Toonami in 2009 and then added back to the mix. Funimation’s deadline was very strict when they took over the One Piece franchise after 4kids departed the scene in September 2009. The original One Piece TV series was released in its uncut version.

4kids had already acquired five shows. It was difficult to translate the Japanese into English, aside from the visual changes. The show had to be “child friendly”. Over a dozen of the quirks and traits of characters were written down in scenes, or simply lost during translation. To avoid confusion, some characters’ names were changed slightly to Zolo. Other characters had their names changed completely. In one case, the character Miss Merry Christmas became Miss Groundhog’s Day. The “iconic tree-shaped tie” was also changed from purple to green. Other translations have included the erasure of some English words or kanji on-screen, replacing them with something else, like Marine, Navy, etc., or removing them altogether. Some translations were renaming attack moves and techniques in English. However, they were mistranslated or changed to American terms like Onigiri, which is rice ball, to Chocolate Chip Cookie. Sanji, for example, uses French cooking terms in his attacks but these were changed to food puns by 4Kids Entertainment. Funimation translated the Japanese dialogue and kept the names, jokes, and puns as closely as possible. Onigiri is rice ball but Zoro’s attack has the name Oni Giri. To avoid this they would often change the food to American translations and keep the attack moves unchanged. Funimation has a version that is uncut, which shows the full content of the series without any missing signs. It also adheres to Toei’s script “heart”, leaving little room for translation or content.

The overall quality of a show is something most people overlook when watching it. Is there a plot hole? What contradicts an earlier episode? In terms of the completeness of 4kids, I must say that the show that they presented is full plotholes which would have later been exposed or characters that were either overlooked or crudely added with little explanation about the character’s backstory. They either skipped key episodes or tried to keep pace with the popularity. In both the Funimation original and Funimation Funimation versions, Nami becomes sick after visiting the Prehistoric island Little Garden with the crew. Dr. Kureha will treat her in the following arc when the sixth member of the crew is introduced. The 4kids version had her get “Grand Line Fever,” only for Dr. Kureha to ask if she’d been on a Prehistoric island.

Voice direction was given in a half-hearted manner or misinterpreted, causing characters to “miss” or completely miss the mood of certain serious scenes. Coupled with badly edited or translated lines, you’ve got a bad scene. The Soundtrack played American music and was often out of sync with the serious moments. It was common for 4kids to tone down emotionally charged and serious scenes. (4Kids Entertainment.) This is not relevant to the topic. In other media, 4kids had problems with continuity. It seems disrespectful of 4kids that they would be so sloppy with a title Japan regards as “treasured”. It is not my place to accuse them. They chose the title they felt best for their children and then did the rest. Funimation has a much better grasp of the original tale. Although they continued where 4kids stopped, I and many others were confused about the new cast (Voice Compare One Piece), they did a superior job at conveying emotion and character. As I’ve mentioned, they not only recorded the 104 episodes that 4kids filmed but also the original 143. The Straw Hat Pirates were given a deeper look into their tragic pasts. They also filled in the plot holes that 4kids left.

I think 4kids did a good job and can’t fault them for the changes they made. But Funimation was much more faithful to the Japanese original.

Selena Quintanilla-pérez: An Outstanding Musician

Selena Quintanilla has experienced many successes, including screaming fans, packed arenas, numerous awards and hit singles around the world. Selena Quintanilla was faced with many challenges, including jealousy, trouble speaking a foreign language and difficulties in her career. However, she eventually became a well-known award-winning artist. Selena has always had an inner star, even as a young girl. Her father could see her passion for music.

Selena has always loved music. Her father believed she would be a great singer. “Selena started performing when she was a young child. Selena joined the family band Selena Y Los Dinos, (“Selena”) when she was about 10 years old. As Selena’s music progressed, her father became concerned that school could interfere with her ability to sing. “Selena became more popular, increasing the demands placed on the band. Abraham took Selena out of 8th grade and received immediate criticism. Others warned him that he would ruin his children if he violated child labor laws. Critics wrongly predicted, “They’ll drink and use drugs around them and it’ll affect them.”” (Sutherland). Selena’s Dad was criticized for his behavior almost immediately. They didn’t realize that his decision was the right one. The band had to overcome obstacles as they became more popular.

Selena found it difficult to conduct interviews at first. However, as she became more comfortable, the public began to ignore her difficulties with Spanish. She gave Spanish interviews, because the Hispanics were the ones who noticed her the most. Her songs are in Spanish. Selena spoke only English until she was taught to sing Spanish. Selena struggled to speak fluently Spanish after she learned how to sing perfectly in Spanish. Her word choice was awkward and her thinking slow. “The Spanish media ignored her problems because Selena laughed at her mistakes,” (Sutherland). Selena’s music career was progressing as she became more familiar with Spanish. Almost all her songs were in Spanish. Selena Y Los Dinos became popular later on. “Selena Y Los Dinos recorded, “Mis Primeras Grabaciones”, in 1984 under the Freddie Records Label. Abraham bought the rights 11 years later. The band didn’t let that stop them from creating more music. They didn’t let the fact that their album wasn’t a hit stop them.

Selena was awarded her first honors in music when the group’s second “Alpha” album was released. She won the title of “Female vocalist of The Year” in 1987 at the West Texas Hispanic Music Awards. Selena was surprised to see her music becoming more popular. Selena’s music was being recognized by a lot of people, but Jose Behar in particular. “…Selena’s record label Capitol EMI Latin Label was founded in 1989 by Jose Behar. Selena seized this chance to prove that negativity would not stop her. In the future, Selena’s album “Ven Conmigo”, which was released in 2005, became the first Tejano to be certified gold. She and her band toured the world. “Amor Prohibido”, the album they released, went gold. Selena’s popularity grew not only in her hometown, she also became known around the globe.

Selena was awarded the Grammy Award in 1993 for Best Mexican American Album. Selena’s career was set to soar with the release of “Dreaming of You”, her crossover album. With a million-dollar contract, a Grammy Award and endorsements from Coca-Cola as well as her own clothing collection, Selena had everything she needed for a meteoric rise. In addition to working with Alvaro, she was able to produce her solo hits “La Carcacha”, “Como La Flor”, and “La Carcacha”. Billboard Latin Tracks ranked their video at #1. Sutherland states, “She released 2 hit albums in 1990: “Ven Conmigo”, containing the hit “Baila Esta Cumbia”, and 1992’s “Entrada A Mi Mundo”, containing the hit songs “La Carcacha”, as well as “Como La Flor”. She received recognition from both her fans and famous Hispanic performers. Her album “Dreaming Of You”, which was released in 2010, became a success. However, she died before it could be enjoyed.

“Selena released her first English-language “Dreaming Of You”, after she passed away, and it became a huge success,” (“Selena”) Selena passed away on March 31st, 1995. Yolanda Sadivar shot at her from behind. Yolanda, who was Selena’s president and manager of Selena’s store, was promoted by Selena to be the manager. Yolanda stole $60,000.00 in fake checks from Selena’s boutique. Her music got even more popular after her death.

Selena is a popular Hispanic artist whose music is loved around the globe. Selena encountered obstacles every now and then, but she never stopped singing. Selena had to learn Spanish, and both her album and that of the band didn’t fare well. Her dad was criticized for taking her away from school. She became so well-known that everyone knew her. Selena is still a very popular singer.

Psychological Evaluation Of John Nash Through Analysis Of The Film A Beautiful Mind

A woman called me as a clinical psychologist to ask for advice on how to deal with her husband’s bizarre delusions. She said that her husband was experiencing a disconnection from reality as well as withdrawal from people. She brought her husband John Nash to the center the next day for help. He didn’t want to talk with me at first and told me he thought he wasn’t in need of therapy. I learned a great deal about him after he agreed for me to see him for a few sessions.

I was also able to identify some of John’s major problems by analyzing the cognitive and behavioral notions that he expressed in our sessions. Alicia’s (John’s) wife had mentioned that Nash talked to imaginary persons, sometimes yelling, before the therapy started. Nash revealed to his therapist that he had other problems in his life. He was socially awkward and anxious, and didn’t care what people thought of him. He also said that he had hallucinations of people and was constantly impacted by false delusions.

Aside: In the 2001 film “A Beautiful Mind”, John Nash is both afflicted with delusions and persecution. John shouts at the group of Princeton University graduate students from the balcony when he is chatting off with Charles (a character who only exists inside John’s head). He says, “I don’t have time to waste memorizing the weak beliefs of lesser mortals.” The people laughed, thinking that he only spoke to himself. This scene was important because it illustrated how delusions could cause social barriers between people who were affected by them and those who weren’t. It also showed the disconnection John had from reality. John is thrown into another episode when he tells Alicia he believes someone is after him. John comes to her and demands she shut off the light because he thinks he, his wife, are in peril. He is yelling, and yelling again at one of the hallucinated people he has been seeing. She is franticly asking who he was talking to. John’s obsession with paranoia can be seen in this scene. Alicia was able to notice it, and she interpreted the behavior as unusual.

I used DSM-5 to diagnose John’s paranoid schizophrenia based on the information I had about him. Schizophrenia is a psychotic disorder which disrupts the individual’s thinking and feelings. Nash’s paranoid beliefs that someone was out to harm Nash were clear signs of a serious cognitive distortion. DSM-5 says that schizophrenia is diagnosed by the presence of delusions, hallucinations or disorganized speech for at least one full month, as well as negative symptoms. John showed false delusions during our sessions. He also had hallucinations about imaginary characters, which he learned recently were not real. His speech was disorganized, and he spoke in a way that was inconsistent with his thoughts. He spoke of his experiences with social withdrawal, both from fellow graduates and also in regards to what other people thought of him. Both of these are common negative symptoms associated with schizophrenia. The DSM-5 also states that for a patient to be diagnosed with schizophrenia, they must show impaired interpersonal functioning, decreased self-care or reduced function at work. John told me that his hallucinations and delusional thinking caused him to have frequent conflicts with his spouse. The problem is that John knows it’s a serious one and does not wish to argue. But his delusions make him unable to change them in the heat of an argument. DSM-5 states that schizophrenia must have been present continuously for at least 6 months. John said in his consultation that he’s been experiencing symptoms his entire life. I diagnosed Nash with schizophrenia paranoia because of the repeated discussions about Nash’s intense fear that someone was constantly after him.

When I was forming my opinions about his possible treatment, I asked whether he’d experienced any psychological triggers that may have contributed to episodes of extreme unrealistic thinking. The intense pressure he felt to publish his idea and his distress were two aspects of his personality that he described as being a strain. The movie shows Nash being socially outcast by his fellow graduate students. This might have also contributed to the onset of schizophrenic disorders. He has even revealed that he is under a lot of pressure when interacting with other people. When he is in an argument with his spouse, he will often hear and see three different people. Nash has a tendency to display psychotic symptoms after he engages in socially difficult interventions. This suggests that there are possible psychosocial causes for his episodes.

John was not presenting with any medical conditions during the sessions. However, he told me about a time when he had an episode where his hallucinations and delusions led him to harm himself. This behavior is common in schizophrenia. John’s delusional behavior led him into a physical injury with a sharp opposition. Even though he didn’t admit to having any injuries recently, his behavior was so alarming that I decided to recommend him alternative therapy options to suit his specific needs.

Psychological treatments can help people with schizophrenia cope with the illness and live a better life. Having met John personally and having discussed his case with him, I believe that cognitive psychotherapy or Cognitive Behavioral Therapy would be best to help treat John’s symptoms. I’ve recommended that he give Ellis’ Rational-Emotive Therapy a try. This goal-oriented form of therapy is designed to rid clients of pessimistic and negative thinking. This therapy encourages rational thinking and helps individuals to view life in a more realistic way. Albert Ellis created the A-B-C Model, which is at the core of this therapy. This prototype can be explained by saying that “A represents ‘activating event’, which is related to rational or non-rational ‘beliefs (B)”. These beliefs have ‘consequences (C), and if they are irrational then these emotional disturbances may result. This model is designed to help clients better understand their feelings, thoughts, and behavior in order to increase their happiness. RET is based on the belief that clients should not be bothered by negative events. It also teaches them to view situations in a positive light. Albert Ellis supports the theory by stating that “men’s views on things are what disturbs them, not the actual events”. I think this form of treatment would also be beneficial for John Nash. It could help him stop being affected by his delusions. By changing his obstructive perspectives, he’ll be able identify more positively with the positive aspects of life.

Stress Inoculation Training or SIT is another form that I suggest. This therapy model, developed by American psychotherapist Donald Meichenbaum aims to improve coping mechanisms and teach people new and more effective methods of dealing with stress and other life challenges. SIT helps individuals identify triggers, and learn to rationally handle difficult situations. SIT can be broken down into 3 phases: 1) conceptualization 2) skill development and rehearsal 3) application. The conceptualization step is when a therapist attempts to identify triggers of stress and anxiety. This second part of the therapy involves cognitive restructuring and behavior activation. The therapist also helps the patient feel better. The client can practice skills that they learned by role playing or applying them. This method is believed to work because SIT helps patients become more resilient to stress. SIT helps clients identify the effects of stress on their behavior and adjust accordingly. John Nash may benefit from SIT because it allows him to identify his psychotic episodes and learn new coping strategies. This therapy can also reduce the distress caused by his hallucinations and delusions.

Rational Emotive Therapy (RET) is best for this particular client because of the important differences between CBT. RET is a continuous process of working on the problematic notions associated with schizophrenia. RET works on a much longer term basis, and because it is a constant battle to find a solution, its effects will only get stronger with time. SIT, in contrast, is more focused on dealing with the stressors that arise at the time and not as effective for addressing the underlying issues of schizophrenia. The RET program can also reduce stress because the schizophrenic delusions, or Nash’s, do not dominate the client’s daily life.

John Nash suffers from paranoid schizophrenia and his life has fallen apart for no apparent cause. My first thought was to use cognitive psychotherapies. I had diagnosed John with paranoid-schizophrenia. SIT and RET both work well to help John. However RET is better suited for Nash’s needs. It teaches Nash to replace negative thinking with rational, realistic thought paths, teaches him to be less disturbed by life events, and helps Nash to resolve emotional and behavioral issues caused by positive schizophrenic symptom. John Nash is likely to benefit from further therapy sessions. He can also overcome this debilitating illness with effort.

Marilyn Monroe’s Life And Times

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Marilyn Monroe: Early Years

Famed Career

Legacy Left Behind

Marilyn Monroe’s only chance of success was to overcome a tough childhood and fight her way to top. Marilyn Monroe’s life was not as easy and fun as it may seem. She had to overcome a difficult childhood and fight her way up. Modeling and acting in many motion pictures can lead to a luxurious life, or one of hidden pain. Marilyn Monroe’s life ended when she took too many sleeping pills at age 36.

Marilyn Monroe’s ChildhoodMarilyn Monroe is a Californian born on the 1st of June 1926. Marilyn Monroe was born Norma Jeane Mortenson. She later changed her name to Norma Jeane Baker. Glady Monroe developed mental problems during Monroe’s youth and was ultimately placed in an institution. Marilyn’s mother tried to smother Marilyn with a cushion in her crib. Marilyn had a half sister, but they were not close and she only saw her a few occasions. Monroe didn’t know who her birthfather was, but there were rumors claiming Clark Gable to be his father. Glady never met Gable or knew him. (Marilyn Monroe 1)

Marilyn spent most of her childhood living in orphanages, foster homes, and other institutions. She spent the majority of her childhood in this place. She moved from school-to-school. Marilyn was only raised by the Goddards a couple of years. Marilyn’s mum paid them 25 dollars per week for raising her. Marilyn had to remain in her hometown due to financial problems after Mr. Goddard received a job that he simply could not refuse on the East Coast.

Monroe married Jim Dougherty at age 16, her neighbor and boyfriend. She saw it as an alternative to being sent into another foster family or home. Dougherty joined the South Pacific just a few months after the wedding. Monroe got a small job in California to earn some extra cash. David Conover discovered her and offered her a small modelling job. Marilyn was a successful model by the time Dougherty returned to New York in 1944. As a result of her newfound fame, she divorced from her husband. (Marilyn Monroe 1)

Famed CareerAfter the divorce in 1946 was finalized, Norma changed to Marilyn Monroe. Marilyn Monroe seemed more appropriate to her as she hoped to become a well-known actress. In addition to the change of name, her hair would also be a different color. It was no longer the brown she had been born with. Instead, it was a stunning blonde. Marilyn had signed her studio contract around 1946 shortly after Marilyn’s career as a model began. (Fox Par 5) This was the first time she had a big break. Twenty-five dollars were promised per week over an entire year. She began to get noticed. Scudda Doo Scuddahay, her debut film, was never released in theaters. Marilyn turned to modeling again after she lost her job as an actress. Marilyn didn’t abandon her dreams, however. Marilyn finally got an offer in 1950 for a small role on The Asphalt Jungle. It was a sure way to get her noticed, and she was able to relaunch her career. The fan mail was proof. (McHenry 1)

Her success started to increase. She was soon awarded a new contract by Fox. All About Eve won her the contract. Marilyn Monroe became a household name in no time. Monroe began singing in her films, as well as acting. In 1951, Monroe starred as a lead in Let’s Make It Legal. Marilyn Monroe’s career was booming. She was the rising star. Monroe was a rising star in Niagara, just two years after her breakthrough in Niagara. Marilyn Monroe was now being viewed as a sex icon, a sex god. (Matthews 1)

Marilyn Monroe’s first film, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953), was a musical comedy that became a hit. She won numerous awards and attracted large audiences. Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (2005) was Monroe’s first hit musical film. She began a series of comedic films, including How to Marry a Millionaire in 1954, There’s No Business Like Show Business (1954), The Seven Year Itch in 1955. (Marilyn Monroe 1).

Marilyn Monroe experienced pre-performance stress, which made her ill at times. Marilyn’s notorious tardiness was also due to this anxiety. Her lateness would irritate her co-stars as well as producers. Monroe was an international superstar. She was admired for her hourglass shape and breathy vocals. Monroe’s tardiness was a major problem in the film industry. This led to her being released and signed from several contracts. Marilyn Monroe 2: Tired with the same “dumb blondes” roles she was playing, Marilyn moved from Los Angeles to New York City. She studied acting in the Actors’ Studio. It was not something that most actors or actresses of experience would have done. Marilyn wanted a wider range of acting. Monroe appeared in Bus Stop (1956), an action comedy, in which a rancher fell in love with a Saloon Singer. Monroe received mixed but mostly positive reviews. Monroe’s acting style returned to its more comfortable state shortly after. In Some Like It Hot (1959), an amusing film, Monroe played a song-singer who wanted to marry a wealthy man. Monroe won the Golden Globe Award for “Best Actress of a Comedy” (1959) for her role in Some Like It Hot. (Marilyn Monroe 2). Marilyn Monroe’s Last Completed Film was The Misfits (1961). Monroe was excused in 1962 from filming due to her repeated absences. Monroe claimed to have been ill, according to a New York Times article.

Monroe’s professional as well as personal life was in trouble. Let’s Make Love, 1960 and The Misfits, 1961 were both box-office disappointments. Marilyn’s private life was in disarray as well. She had failed marriages and relationships. In January 1954 she married Yankees’ baseball sensation Joe DiMaggio. The marriage lasted only nine months. In 1956, she married Arthur Miller. Monroe performed her now famous “Happy Birthday Mr. President” on May 19, 1962. (Marilyn Monroe 3)

Monroe’s LegacyLeft BehindAt only thirty-six years of age, Monroe died at her Los Angles apartment on the 5th August 1962. The empty sleeping pill bottle was found by her bedside. Marilyn’s death is ruled to be a result of drug overdose. (Marilyn Monroe #3) There have been rumors about Monroe’s involvement with John F. Kennedy &/or Robert Kennedy around the period of her death. However, this has not been proven.

Hugh Hefner and Joe DiMaggio bought the adjacent crypt to Monroe. Marilyn Monroe did not own a house until she was in her final year. She owned surprisingly few things. Albert Einstein had signed a photo of Marilyn for her, inscribed with “To Marilyn, With respect, Love and Thanks.” Marilyn’s career grossed more money than any other performer during that period. Even today, Marilyn is regarded as a popular icon of beauty and sex. Monroe said that if you closed your eyes and thought about Hollywood all you see is a large varicose artery.

Analysis Of Persuasive Techniques In The Film Supersize Me

Morgan Spurlock’s documentary Supersize Me focuses on the impact of fast food and its effects on your health. During the viewing of this documentary film, a number of elements related to Burke’s views regarding rhetoric were evident. Morgan appeared to be identifying with the audience in an attempt to unite them and show that we could all work together to face the dangers of fast food. Supersize ME used identification, symbols, terministic screen, and many other techniques to help viewers understand the issues caused by fast food.

Morgan Spurlock, the narrator of the documentary, was trying to convince others of the harmful effects fast food has on our body, as well the obesity epidemic in America. Spurlock vows to eat Mcdonalds every day for 30 days straight in this 100-minute film. He also promises to sample everything on their menu. He sets himself a set of rules to help him complete the project. The rules were: he had to buy everything at Mcdonald’s, he had to supersize every meal he ordered, and he could not exercise.

I was impressed by Spurlock’s documentary. He wasn’t just trying to entertain, but to also make the audience aware of the dangers fast food poses to our health. I think that he showed the transformation of his body during the entire process. Morgan started out as a healthy person. He gained around 25 pounds by the time the project was over. He also became depressed and his cholesterol shot up. I thought that documenting this entire experience helped to make the rhetoric more effective because it supported Mark’s claims and gave viewers actual proof. The fact that Mark was able to document his experience from beginning to end was crucial to the rhetoric. It supported what he was trying to show the viewers and gave them actual evidence.

Spurlock uses a sarcastic tone that is sure to keep the audience engaged. He was concerned about the impact of fast food on the body and wanted the audience to be aware. His choice of words also kept viewers’ interest because they were entertained and felt relatable to the topic.

The documentary is largely a rhetorical piece, as much of the content has an impact on viewers. Morgan chose to film himself and demonstrate how much sugar and fat he ate. This was the part I felt had the greatest impact on viewers.

Pathos and logos were used frequently in the documentary. Ethos are also used in the documentary, but it seems that Logos & Pathos have a stronger impact on the viewer. Logos involves persuading an audience using logic. Persuasion with facts and statistics is one example. Morgan used statistics to prove and convince the audience about the problems that Fast Food causes in America. As an example, Morgan claimed that America had the highest obesity rate in the entire world. Over 60% of the obese were adults. Statistic also showed that 40% of American meals were fast food. I think that logos have a greater impact on the audience because you show proof of what’s going on. Spurlock did exactly this.

Pathos is the appeal of emotions to persuade someone. Pathos has been used often in this document because, as anyone who has watched Supersize Me knows, it tends to make you feel disgusted. My parents were shocked when I told them that I had become a vegetarian after watching the documentary. Spurlock uses emotions to engage the audience and keep them wanting more.

The documentary used other rhetorical devices to catch the audience’s attention. Children and adults with obesity in America were asked to talk about the impact it had on them. They also talked about what foods they enjoy and what their occupations are. This is a termistic screen. Most people see only one side of it, but this is just one.

I feel that this really touched Spurlock, so he felt as if this documentary was a good way to persuade viewers in changing something within our society and having it under control in the ways you could control it. Spurlock felt this was an issue that really affected him, so he thought this documentary could be used to influence viewers and convince them to make changes in society. This could be achieved by not consuming it as often, not purchasing it for your child, or even not supporting its use. Spurlock lost 25 pounds in 15 months, which I believe showed how it affects your life. Spurlock’s documentary was a success because he used many rhetorical terms to convince and inform viewers about the need to change our society in order to stop obesity in America. The documentary Supersize Me has a profound effect on people. It transforms the way that they perceive fast food.

The Family-focused Tourist Destinations Of Disneyland Resorts And Walt Disney World

Disneyland Resorts have long been known as family friendly tourist destinations. Disney’s American Parks and Resorts fits this description. Disney does, however, attract families without children. Walt Disney World’s families are predominantly ‘affluent.’ Geographically, Walt Disney World’s patronage is disproportionately dominated by Americans living along the coast, with the highest concentration in Virginia and New Jersey. It is possible that the proximity of Walt Disney World to its location could be the reason why so many people are attracted to it. [ii]

Disney Parks and Resorts are faced with many competitors. Disney Parks and Resorts provides services which other tourism companies also provide. Six Flags is a major competitor, as are local and international hotels and food festivals. Disney Parks and Resorts offer a wide range of products. These include souvenirs, Disney apparel and clothing as well as the experience of using Disney hotels and attractions. They are now expanding globally with new locations in China, Japan and other countries. Prices are moderate, but tickets to hotels in local areas can cost hundreds[iii]. It uses social media as well as traditional advertising methods such television[iv]. Pixar, Walt Disney Animation Studios and Touchstone Pictures are primarily focused on family-oriented movies such as Up or Tangled which have a wide appeal[vi]. Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures and Marvel Studios each target a more mature and older demographic. While Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures produces live action films like Pirates of the Caribbean that have a very strong appeal, Marvel Studios makes films that are aimed at a smaller niche and capitalize on their titular intellectual property. Touchstone Pictures was able to position itself, despite being a distributor only, as a movie source for an older demographic. Good Morning Vietnam was marketed individually to a mature audience who were willing to take on serious narratives based on contemporary events.

The Walt Disney Studios faces competition from other producers, because it is both a producer and a distributor. Viacom Inc. Twenty First Century Fox Comcast, CBS, and CBS are among its biggest competitors. The company offers a variety of products ranging from music to movies and live theatre performances[viii]. These products can be purchased through various distribution channels including radio, theaters and movie theatres. Prices are set according to market rates and promotions include both traditional and social media advertising. As an example, Guardians of the Galaxy tickets were priced the same way as other movies[x] with both television commercials and social media advertising[xi].

Disney Consumer Products offers both merchandise and books. Disney Publishing is one of the company’s subsidiaries that sells magazines and books to children between 0-12 years old[xii]. Disney Store’s second subsidiary sells items for children and adults. The most notable product range is clothing inspired by Disney animated intellectual properties[xiii]. Disney’s animated properties are designed to appeal to kids and families. Therefore, some of its products may not be appealing to adults who do not have children. Disney Publishing’s all-digital format allows it to reach an unlimited number of people. Disney Stores are not located in every state, despite the fact that there are several. Disney Consumer Products has to compete with many other retailers as well as publishers. Penguin Books, HarperCollins LLC and other major publishers are among the main competitors. It has an extensive range of merchandise including apparel, toys, books and merchandise. The products are announced primarily through social media and with fewer traditional promotions. They also have a more expensive price tag compared to other retailers. For example, a Disney Cars Artists Series toy may be priced higher than generic toy cars purchased from other retailers after it is announced on social networks[xiv].

Disney Interactive also has a market similar to that of Disney. Its products are primarily games that use Disney’s animated characters. A website is one of its products that is explicitly called a “virtual environment for children”. Disney’s family-oriented audience is nicely completed by a parent blogging space. Other blogging websites, spaces geared towards children, and game makers are its main competitors. The main competitors are Tumblr and WordPress, PBS Kids and Nintendo, which produce video games aimed at children. These products usually have aggressive prices, are sold by Amazon resellers, and are heavily advertised using traditional media. Disney Infinity was, for example priced lower than the average price video games are sold at, sold via distributors such as Amazon or Best Buy, and advertised with multiple commercials.

Disney Media Networks are extensive and cover a wide range of demographics, from young children to adults. Disney Junior and Disney XD cover early childhood programming across 160 countries[xvii], whereas ABC Daytime, ABC Entertainment Group and ABC Family are marketed as adult-oriented programming stations with a high penetration in the 18-49 demo (as demonstrated by their Neilsen award)[xviii]. ABC-owned channels are able reach more that a fifth all television households[xix]. ESPN is also able to draw a young male demographic that is mostly employed and has a college education[xx]. Disney’s demographics on television are mostly affluent. They are also more likely than not to come from affluent families who live in urban areas. The mix consists of a variety of original programs aimed at adults, like Scandal or The View. Also included are children’s shows and sports and news broadcasts. Disney distributes these products through their own channels. ABC stations are also included. They are often priced in cable and television subscription packages. Both traditional and digital media are used to promote the products.

Disney is a major competitor in the news, television, and sports industries. Fox Broadcasting Company serves again as a competitor, producing news, TV, and acting as a source of sports information. Yahoo and MSN are also sources of sports and news information.

Disney is in a position to have a sustainable and powerful competitive advantage because of its strong brand, widespread goodwill, extensive trademarks and IP, as well as copyrights. Forbes rated the brand of Disney as one the most powerful in the World[xxi]. Of its assets of 72 billions of dollars, nearly 10 percent was made up of intellectual property and copyrights[xxii]. A similar estimate of 27 billions was made[xxiii]. Forbes ranked Disney at the top of the list for “leisure”. Its nearest competitor, Fox ranked only 34 places below it[xxiv]. Disney is unbeatable.

Disney’s life cycle is currently at a ‘growth’ phase. Disney’s recent earnings[xxv] have increased, and its market value[xxvi] has risen. There are still opportunities for growth, both locally and internationally. Sales are rising. Risks are decreasing. Time Warner, Viacom and other key competitors are struggling to secure sales[xxvii]. Disney has now reached its peak.

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The Documentary “They Call Us Monsters” Analysis

The documentary, “They Call Us Monsters”, goes inside Sylmar Juvenile hall’s segregated juvenile unit. Three teenagers await trial and spend their days and evenings waiting to find out their fate. The film “They Call Us Monsters” takes place in a segregated unit for juveniles being tried as adults at Sylmar Juvenile Hall. It introduces three teenagers who are awaiting trial and spend their days and nights waiting to learn the fate of their violent crimes.

The film also explores the Californian legislature’s efforts to reform juvenile laws and give them a second chance. When the young people collaborated on the screenplay, Juan and Jarad shared stories about their own personal experiences instead of what they claimed were their friends. I found it interesting that while they were open about their feelings on camera, they refused to reveal their identities as the people they discussed in their stories. The workshop gave the youths the opportunity to express themselves. Juan and his brother Jarad seemed to be proud of what they accomplished in writing and editing this screenplay. I was surprised to learn that Antonio’s physical and mental condition was better inside the facility while he was doing his time than it was when he got out. I wondered if Juan and Jarad would have benefitted more or suffered the same disappointment if this opportunity had been presented. Antonio was released from prison into a dysfunctional family situation. According to his brother, he returned to his old habits and began using marijuana and drugs. Juan felt unaccepted and competed with his brother, Jarad, because he had seen his stepfather try to commit suicide. Jarad’s mum was also concerned because she had known that Jarad, prior to his arrest, would get into serious trouble. But she didn’t have the resources available to help him. I realized that at this point in the movie, this was a great example of how rehabilitation can start long before any crime has been committed. In California juveniles from 14-17 can receive sentences that are longer than they would normally expect to live. Antonio, Juan, Jarad and others are facing prison sentences exceeding 90 years because they committed attempted murder or murder in the first degree. The film shows that youths differ from adults in many ways. Richard Bloom states that young people lack judgement, impulse control, and are unable to understand risk or consequences. The system appears to be more focused on punishing offenders than rehabilitating them. The film also highlights the fact that most states still enforce juvenile sentences with no parole, which is another example of the system’s agenda. By granting juveniles a chance to change their ways, the teens can overcome their criminal past and transform into a new version of themselves that is ready to return to society. One can argue that juveniles must be tried in adult court because their crimes are similar. It is not the age that prevents juveniles from engaging in criminal activity. Therefore, it should not determine the extent of punishment. The age does not matter. Crimes are crimes. The mental capacity of children should allow them to discern between right and wrong. The victims’ families and violent offenders should receive severe punishments for crimes such a murder, assault, or rape. This could significantly reduce recidivism, as youths might be less likely to repeat crimes due to fear of what could happen to them. The juvenile would be in a better position to benefit since they would face a jury rather than a single court judge. There are several ways to stop juvenile delinquency.

It all starts with parents. They must establish a healthy and strong relationship with their kids. As a child I remember my parents as being very loving, caring and patient with me. However, they were also strict when I misbehaved. Children can learn the importance and consequences of laws by being taught at an early age. It is important to encourage youth to be active during their spare time by implementing free programs. These include tutoring sessions, joining clubs that share a common interest, or engaging in physical activities. Prop 57 gives nonviolent criminals a chance to be released early after serving some time. The reduction of overcrowded prisons and the saving of money for the states are some of the major impacts. For inmates who wish to have their sentences reduced, they must demonstrate good conduct and participate in education activities. Prop 260 was a measure that allowed for the review of juvenile cases based on their age.

Clint Eastwood’s Flags Of Our Fathers: The Psychological Effects Of War On Soliders

Flags of Our Fathers, an American war movie, takes place during and after World War II. This film explores the effects of warfare on three soldiers. They are famed for their famous pictures. We see them struggle to continue as they have flashbacks or suffer from PTSD. The struggle to cope with fame and the loss of their comrades is also evident. Clint Eastwood directed the film, which stars actors like Ryan Philippe and Jesse Bradford. This film, despite its lighthearted humor, is a powerful one that shows life after war as a heavy burden. Letters from Iwo Jima offers a new perspective on the Japanese, their treatment of their soldiers, as well as their war efforts. We discover that their lives continue despite the war.

As they embark on a bond tour, we see Ira and Rene reflecting upon their experiences. During the tour, we see Ira, Rene and Doc reminisce on their experiences or deal with PTSD. We follow them as they go from Hawaii to Iwo Jima. We see the battle and many of their friends are killed. The soldiers continue to fight and raise the flag when they are given an order. The battle continues and we watch as others are slowly killed until the end. The war is over, but these three heroes still have their own trials to overcome. Ira for instance, faces discrimination due to his Native American heritage and struggles with alcoholism. In one particular scene, we can see Ira getting drunk and attacking police officers. He was denied service by the police because he’s Native American. After many years have passed, we discover what became of the soldiers. Ira succumbs to exposure as the result of a drinking night. Doc goes on to live his life as an office worker, while Rene fails in his attempt at a career in business. Doc, as he lies dying, tells the story to Rene and then shows a scene from their final meeting. This film has some powerful scenes. We see, for instance, our heroes struggling with post traumatic anxiety disorder. Ira struggles with alcoholism and survivor’s guilty. Doc battles survivor guilt and insomnia. Racism was also prevalent during this time. Ira receives the most abuse and is constantly receiving racist “jokes”. The only other person that is consistently attacked is Ira. He is mocked by a Senator who speaks to him in the native language of his people or by someone else asking if he is proud. The characters in this film are also depicted as heroic or larger than life figures, but they don’t want to. These characters just want to be portrayed as normal people. In a different scene, Ira is seen working on a farmer’s farm when he is approached by a group of people who want to snap a photo.

In the end, it seems that all of these men’s sufferings were in vain. They were still proclaimed heroes despite everything. But these men weren’t larger-than-life characters. They just wanted to be normal men. They were forced to the forefront and faced PTSD, depression, social dysfunctions and other trials.

As for the Japanese. There is a sense of patriotism, but the people are less willing to fight. They don’t want to go to Japan and there aren’t any parades for the men leaving. Instead, we see a few parents waving flags. The treatment of American soldiers is harsh, but nothing like the Japanese. In one instance, a captain hits his soldiers in anger because they had “conspired” to use unpatriotic phrases. This, however, is due to the fact that these soldiers are probably in bad conditions and not given enough rest. Also, we see superiors yelling at lower-ranked troops. The Japanese do have a more sensitive side. In one scene, a Japanese soldier is seen conversing with a wounded American soldier. The Japanese, who led a fierce war but were eventually killed and overpowered except for a small number of them taken to the POW beach.

Both films show that there is no real bad guy, which is the reason why they are so powerful. Each side is told in their own way and neither character is larger than life. That’s the magic.

A Theme Of Racism In Remember The Titans

In movies centered around racism, the characters often change. Racist characters change and grow from the beginning to the end. They start to accept people as they are, and develop a new outlook on people. It is evident in a few movies, such as Remember the Titans or American History X. These movies show how people can learn to let go of racial bias once they realize that race is not what defines a person. Remember the Titans offers a good example of people changing their minds about racism. Remember the Titans demonstrates how different races are able to learn acceptance. When two football squads of different races must integrate to form one, racial bias divides them. When the “all-white” team learns that they will be getting a black coach, tensions begin to rise. Coach Boone has been promoted to replace the white team’s coach. Gerry, the captain of the white team that had been integrated into the “black” group, initially opposed the idea. The team slowly becomes more accepting as they spend more time together. Coach Boone recognizes that there is a racial split and he puts his team through a lot of training. Then, he takes the group to Gettysburg Cemetery and gives them a motivational lecture. Gerry had a racist mindset until he listened to the speech and met his teammates. Gerry was able to change his perspective and that of the entire team towards each other. Gerry ends up becoming good friends with Jullius (the “black” team leader). Remember the Titans shows that people can change their perspective and racist attitude towards different races. The main antagonist of Gran Torino is Walt, a perfect example of a racist character who has been able change. Walt, a Korean War veteran, has a racial bias against people of Asian descent. Walt’s neighbours, who are Koreans, show a lot of coldness at the beginning. Walt’s neighbours respect him after he helps them, but he doesn’t like it. Walt ignores that his neighbours have a very good heart, despite their kindness. Walt begins to respect the family as things progress. Thao the neighbor’s son is assigned to help Walt in the home after an accident involving Walt’s Gran Torino. Walt wasn’t too keen on the idea, but still agreed. Walt starts to realize how Thao is as time goes on and they form a friendship. Walt starts to forget about his racial prejudices and begins warming up to Thao’s family. Walt has become very close to his family at the end and no longer sees their race as a factor. Walt is a great example of a racist character who has changed their mind and perception towards other races. American History X is another example of characters who are able readjust racist attitudes. The film centers around Derek Vinyard (left) and Danny Vinyard (right), who are both racists at first. Danny and Derek had a racist dad as children, which led to them having a preconceived notion about other races. Derek was driven to lead a Neo-Nazi organization after their brother’s hate for other races increased. Derek became a racist and shot two blacks who attempted to steal his truck. Derek was jailed for 3 years after he shot two black men who tried to steal his truck. Derek had to share a prison cell with an African-American man, which caused him to rethink his views on race. Derkes visit to prison led him to realize who he has become, and this made him change Danny’s attitude towards racism. Derek and Danny were two characters that showed the character’s ability to accept other races. Characters can always change their racism. Gerry refused to accept any black player in Remember the Titans. Gerry’s entire outlook on race was changed in the end. The same thing happens in Gran Torino when Walt meets Thao. Walt had always been racist, but that changed when he met Thao. Thao helped Walt to rethink how he views different races. American History X demonstrates how Derek changed his racist beliefs and went back to help his brother. These movies show how characters can learn to let go of racial bias once they realize that race is not what defines who someone is.

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