Joel Schumacher's movie

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Author: Domingo, Aileen Anne and Tabera, Othniel Sam

Accession Number: 1637-UGT

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Copyright Year: 2015

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This study entitled Joel Schumacher's movie "A time to kill" : a court room drama against racism is designed to analyze the selected film using the marxist approach. This qualitative study was conducted to specifically answer the following questions: (1) what social forces and institutions are represented in the work? how are these forces portrayed? (2) what political and economical elements appear in the works? how important are they in determining or influencing the lives of the character? (3) to what extent in the lives of the character influenced by the social, political and economic forces? to what extent are the characters aware of this forces? The researchers used the qualitative method. This study identified the social forces, determine the political and economic elements and know how the lives of the characters were influenced by the social political and economic elements. The results revealed that there are prevailing social, political and economic forces with the film which includes: call for freedom, cry for justice, inequlaity, oppression, powerlessness, prejudice, apartheid, bias laws, domicile and education and employment. The story of the film is about how white men mistreated the black men and how black men have the justice they crave after the rape of the little girl. In this study, the researcher intensively watched the film and identified the parts whcih strongly displayed racism. Using the marxist approach, the researchers found out the forces and elements that can be seen in the film.


Keywords: Racism, court room drama, Joel Schumacher-

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