Monday, 2 March 2009

Year 12 Film Studies: The American Dream in Film

As we move through the the topic of the 'American Dream' in Hollywood Cinema, Leanne and I will post lots of useful articles, essays, clips and videos to support you with your critical analysis of this ideological framework. 

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Pursuit of Happyness: Chris Gardener Talking about the Film

For many Happiness can be so elusive, yet we search for it every moment of every day for an entire lifetime. Our education, our careers, our money, our homes, cars, clothes, toys and even looks can all be trophies of evidence in our ‘Pursuit of Happyness.

What is happiness to you? What does it look like, feel like and taste like? Can true happiness ever be obtained? How do you know when you really have true happiness? and does it really matter as long as you are happy?

What messages and values about 'Happiness' are embodied in 'Pursuit of Happyness'? What portrait of the American Dream does it seek to paint?

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