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Movies about the conflicts bewteen America culture & other cultures

 
 
Reply Sat 21 Mar, 2009 05:15 am
I'm having a course about America culture. I want to have some movies to get better understangding about the conflicts between cultures. I've finished Crash. Bable tower,etc. And i need some more references.
Contanct me if possible.
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Phoenix32890
 
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Reply Sat 21 Mar, 2009 05:45 am
@Melodyzhong,
The problem with films, unless they are documentaries, are that they are fiction. A writer writes with a specific point of view, He embellishes the story so that it will have the most impact on audiences. Therefore, a story that might be based in fact, usually becomes very distorted when put into a film.

You would be much better off reading books on the subject. History is not my "thing", but there are those on A2K who could probably point you to some good references.
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joefromchicago
 
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Reply Sat 21 Mar, 2009 07:54 am
@Melodyzhong,
Melodyzhong wrote:

I'm having a course about America culture. I want to have some movies to get better understangding about the conflicts between cultures.

That is a very rich source for movie plots.

Just some examples off the top of my head:

Lost in Translation
Gung Ho
The Quiet Man
Stroszek
The Sand Pebbles
Coming to America
The Magnificent Seven
Flower Drum Song
Sayonara
Goodbye Lenin
Moscow on the Hudson
Robert Gentel
 
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Reply Sat 21 Mar, 2009 07:58 am
Best culture clash film: The Gods Must Be Crazy

Ok ok, a more serious recommendation:

Spanglish
jespah
 
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Reply Sat 21 Mar, 2009 09:55 am
@Robert Gentel,
For something lighter, My Big Fat Greek Wedding.
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Shapeless
 
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Reply Sat 21 Mar, 2009 12:06 pm
Vicki Christina Barcelona
National Lampoon's European Vacation
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Ragman
 
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Reply Sat 21 Mar, 2009 01:01 pm
@Melodyzhong,
'Spanglish'

'To Kill a Mockingbird' - great classic movie (about racism conflict/cultural clash and changes)

'Crash'

'American Desi'

'My Big Fat Greek Wedding'

'The Graduate' - clash w/grad student coming-of-age/ corporate world/America/parental values

'Babel'
farmerman
 
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Reply Sat 21 Mar, 2009 01:16 pm
@Ragman,
HBO did a movie based on Dee Browns "Bury my Heart at Wounded Knee". The book was panned by historians (mostly out of a sense of incredulousness about what really went on with the AMerican Indian during the time after the Civil War).

The book was popular among readers and, today, much of Browns resources are being recognized via tribal and other verbal history.
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Foofie
 
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Reply Sat 21 Mar, 2009 08:07 pm
Avalon. Just my opinion.
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talk72000
 
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Reply Sun 22 Mar, 2009 10:00 pm
@joefromchicago,
How about:
Ferry to Hong Kong
Love is a Many Splendored Thing
The King and I
South Pacific
Mocambo
Three Coins in a Fountain
La Dolce Vita
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talk72000
 
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Reply Mon 23 Mar, 2009 12:18 am
@joefromchicago,
'The Ugly American' starring Marlon Brando
'West Side Story' starring Natalie Wood, Richard Beymer, Rita Moreno, George Chikaris (?), Russ Tamblyn
'The Wild Bunch' starring William Holden

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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Mon 23 Mar, 2009 04:40 am
I just saw Burt Lancaster in Apache. I highly recommend it.
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Melodyzhong
 
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Reply Mon 23 Mar, 2009 05:36 am
i wanna some new age films. not to be so old.
but thanks you all.
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violet2512
 
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Reply Sat 12 Nov, 2011 10:39 pm
@Melodyzhong,
Please, I'd like to suggest you to start saying "PLEASE" and "Thanks". saddly, many Americans do not say these important words, it is like they are "démodé" ( and certainly they are not). This is a sample of culture conflict between America and other cultures, the immediacy of things, the demanding way that thinks the world gravitates around America...
I love this country and the people who make it. However, it still shocks me to see how common this lack of politeness is present among many fellow Americans: sad.
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