https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/d/d4/Theathres_of_Pompeii.jpg/438px-Theathres_of_Pompeii.jpg View of Pompeii ruins with Mount Vesuvius in the backgroundElfQrin, CC BY-SA 4.0 https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0, via Wikimedia Commons Daily Life in Pompeii For over 250 years, the city of Pompeii was a popular vacation spot until 79 AD. The city had extravagant villas for wealthy visitors. Markets and bath houses were part of daily life. There were … Continue reading History in the Media: The Destruction of the Beloved City of Pompeii
Death and Society: An Analysis of “Heathers”
A deeper look into the film "Heathers." Please, note, this post will only focus on the original. No related productions or spin-offs will be discussed. In the 80s, some of the most popular films about high school were The Breakfast Club and Ferris Bueller's Day Off by John Hughs; unfortunately, they merely scratched the surface of teenaged life. While classics … Continue reading Death and Society: An Analysis of “Heathers”
Gender Politics Pie: An Analysis of the film “Waitress”
The film Waitress (2007) was written and directed by Adrienne Shelly; a strong advocate for women's rights. Adrienne wrote the script about her own feelings at eight months pregnant. Society paints it as a time for joy and excitement; however, she mostly felt afraid and guilty. She wanted to shed light on the unspoken apprehension that comes as … Continue reading Gender Politics Pie: An Analysis of the film “Waitress”
Gender and Social Class: An Analysis of “Shopgirl”
Released in 2005, the film Shopgirl is written by Steve Martin and based on his novella of the same name. In its simplest analysis it is a Cinderella story, but it doesn't end with a servant woman marrying a prince. This time, Cinderella is looking for a man who can do more than financially provide for her. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bz4KxyvaaXM Mirabelle … Continue reading Gender and Social Class: An Analysis of “Shopgirl”
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