Paul Haggis’ movie Crash is all about different kinds of social and multicultural differences we observe. We look through a three-category lens made up of race, class, and gender. All of which play roles in stereotypes and assumptions we make about others. The film deals especially with America as it continues to grow as a multicultural society and also explores how racial intolerance and prejudice are collective problems for all of the United States. In the first scene of the movie we observe a Muslim man inside of a firearm store trying to purchase a pistol. The storeowner is a white Caucasian male that refuses to sell the man a firearm. He has a negative attitude toward the customer simply because of his Muslim background. The owner automatically assumed the man was somehow associated with the Al Qaeda terrorist group, a group that is responsible for thousands of American deaths. The stereotype of all Muslims being associated with terrorist groups observed in this scene is one of the many examples of
The movie Crash, created by Paul Haggis, incorporates the many struggles faced by today's racial stereotypes, into a collage of various interconnected, cultural dilemmas encountered by the film's multi-ethnic cast. Most people are born with good hearts, but as they grow up they learn prejudices. “Crash” is a movie that brings out bigotry and racial stereotypes. The movie is set in Los Angeles, a city with a cultural mix of every nationality. The story begins when several people are involved in a multi-car accident. Several stories interweave during two days in Los Angeles involving a collection of inter-related characters, a police detective with a drugged out mother and a mischief younger brother, two car thieves who are constantly theorizing on society and race, the white district attorney and his wife, a racist cop and his younger partner, a successful Hollywood director and his wife, a Persian immigrant father, a Hispanic locksmith and his young daughter....
...Paul Poiret who at the height of his career in pre-World War I France was the undisputed "King of Fashion." His sweeping vision led to a new silhouette that liberated women from the corset and introduced the shocking colors and exotic references of the Ballets Russes to the haute couture. "The historic significance and influence of Poiret's work is breathtaking, and felt in fashion to the present day," said Harold Koda, Curator in Charge of the Metropolitan Museum's Costume Institute. "Poiret pioneered a seductive modernity based on woman's self-confident femininity, and envisioned a 'total lifestyle' that extended from how she dressed and what fragrance she wore to how she decorated her home – an approach reflected in the strategies of many of today's fashion houses." Presented in a series of tableaux, the garments on view will highlight the multiple facets of Poiret's astonishing inventiveness – including the beauty of his draped, unstructured fabrics and his fascination with the Ballets Russes, the Wiener Werkstätte, Orientalism and the 1001 Nights – and will be complemented by paintings, illustrations, furniture and examples of the decorative arts that explicate his expansive artistic vision. At the core of the exhibition will be a grouping of the stunning creations the Metropolitan acquired in the much-heralded 2005 auction of clothing from Poiret's estate. More than any other designer of the 20th century, Paul Poiret — who is credited both...
...By: Stephanie Cairns - SOR
The Second Most Important Man Towards Christianity
Analyse the contribution that Paul of Tarsus had on the development and expression of Christianity.
Paul of Tarsus or Saint Paul is considered by many Christians today to be the most important disciple of Jesus, and beside this the second important found in the development of Christianity. Saint Paul had a major impact on the spread of Christianity, contributing to the underlying unity of the religious tradition by helping expand Jesus’ original teachings into a developed integrated belief system.
The reason why Paul of Tarsus was one of the most significant persons in Christianity is because of his contributions of the development of Christianity, establishing it as a destructive and flourishing tradition. Some of Paul’s contributions were his missionary journeys. Paul’s mission journeys are best understood as systematic plan to take Christianity to Gentiles. His Roman citizenship helped him in considering how widespread Christianity could be. The Christian missions as the disciples understood it was a Jewish mission; the preparations for the end of time involved only the chosen people. Paul’s great innovation was the successful expansion of the Christian mission to include Gentiles; in the end, this was why Christianity survived as a religion. (Paul’s Missionary Journeys worksheet).
Although many of...
...Biography of Paul Robin Krugman
Dr. Paul Robin Krugman is an American economist, bestselling author, and professor. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in 2008 for Economics. Dr. Krugman is an international economics that experience’s in finance, trade theory, and economic geography. This paper is a short summary of his life.
Dr. Paul Krugman is an amazing American economist, Best Selling Author, and Professor. He was awarded by the American Economic Association the John Bates Clark Medal in 1991 and was awarded the Nobel Prize in Economic, in 2008. Krugman loves his work in international economics and economic geography, but he was known for his works like International Trade Theory and the New Trade Theory.
Paul R. Krugman was born in Albany, New York in February 28, 1953. Paul Krugman was the only child to David and Anita Krugman. David Krugman worked as an insurance industry manager. David and Anita Krugman have been married for over 50 years. Paul graduated from John F. Kennedy High School in Bellmore. Paul Krugman Received his Bachelors of Arts degree from Yale University in 1974. Paul continues to Massachusetts Institute of Technology to receive a Doctorates degree of Philosophy in 1977. Krugman and a group of MIT graduates went to Lisbon Portugal for the summer to work with the Central Bank of Portugal in 1976, after of the...
This report paper will be on the life of Paul. We will look at many various different facts about this influential man of God. We all know the apostle Paul was used of God in a miraculous way, but this paper will take a behind the scenes look at some areas. I also endeavor to make this paper come alive and reveal things about the apostle Paul that maybe have never been discovered by the average reader and possibly forgotten by the veteran Christian.
The Author of Acts
First, let me begin by saying that in Acts class we learned the importance of Acts for the local New Testament church today. When the church is of course if we would just be reminded to get back to the book of Acts then we would see many of our church problems disappear in no time at all. Contrary to what many baby Christians believe the Apostle Paul did not write the Book of Acts, but rather we learn that Luke wrote it. This was Luke’s second treatise as it is written.
The Apostle Paul that we know at the end of his Epistles is not the same as when we first meet him in the Scriptures. The Apostle Paul came a long way from where he was to where he ended up. The Bible tells us that he would persecute the Church passionately and without regard for the Believers.
The Apostle Paul was arguably the world’s most influential missionary (obviously not...
...Les Paul, known to friends as Lester William Polsfuss was born on June the 9th 1915. He is on the most important figure heads in the creation of a solid-bodied electric guitar and overdubbing recording techniques, not to mention various effects also.
Paul's interest in music began when he took up the harmonica at age eight
In 1947, Paul released a song through Capitol Records that had originally begun as an experiment in his garage, titled "Lover (When You're Near Me)" which featured Paul playing eight different electric guitar parts,
some of them recorded at half-speed, hence "double-fast" when played back at normal speed for the master. This was the first time that multi-tracking had been used in a recording. Amazingly, these recordings were made, not with magnetic tape, but with wax disks.
"Lover" is a popular song written by Richard Rodgers, with words by Lorenz Hart. It was featured in the movie Love Me Tonight (1932)
He built the multi-track recording with overlaid tracks, rather than parallel ones as he did later.
Paul even built his own wax-cutter assembly, based on car parts. He favored the flywheel from a Cadillac for its weight and flatness. Even in these early days, he used the wax disk setup to record parts at different speeds and with delay, resulting in his signature sound with echoes and birdsong-like guitar riffs. When he later began using magnetic tape, the major change was that he...
...Paul Robeson was a famous African American athlete, singer, actor and advocate for the civil
rights of people around the world. He rose to prominence in a time when segregation was legal in America and black people were being lynched by white mobs, especially in the South.
Born on April 9, 1898 in Princeton, New Jersey, Paul Robeson was the youngest of five children. His father was a runaway slave who went on to graduate from Lincoln University, and his mother came from a family of Quakers who worked for the abolition of slavery. His family was familiar with hardship and the determination to rise above it. His own life was no less challenging.
In 1915, Paul won a four-year academic scholarship to Rutgers University. In spite of open violence and racism expressed by teammates, Robeson won 15 varsity letters in sports (baseball, basketball, track) and was twice named to the All American Football Team. He received the Phi Beta Kappa key in his junior year, belonged to the Cap & Skull Honor Society and was the Valedictorian of his graduating class in 1919. However, it wasn't until 1995, nineteen years after his death, that Paul Robeson was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame.
At Columbia Law School (1919 to 1923), Paul met and married DR.Eslanda Cordoza Goode, who was to become the first black woman to head a pathology
laboratory. He took a job with a law firm, but left when a white...
...The Paul Mccartney conspiracy theory
In October of 1969, three weeks after The Beatles Abbey Road album was released, wknr-FM `s Russ Gibb took a call from a man who identified himself as Tom who told the deejay and all the listener’s about carefully hidden clues in The Beatles songs and album art which he claimed that they indicated Paul Mccartney had died on 9th November 1966 in a car accident soon millions of people started to tell people about other evidence they have discovered which proved Paul is dead was this a prank set up by john Lemmon or was Paul really dead ?
During the early-morning hours of November 9, 1966, while driving to a friend's house, Paul picked up a female hitchhiker who couldn't control her excitement when she realized who picked her up. As a result she tried to hug Paul, causing him to lose control of his Aston Martin. It smashed into a stone fence and burst into flames, killing them both. Paul was decapitated and burnt to a crisp, making a positive ID difficult. Despite no evidence to support either the story of the fatal crash or of a cover-up, the rumours persisted that Paul was dead.
The need for a cover up
The reason for the cover up was simple since the Beatles were one of the major money incomes for Britain if they broke up or the fans did not like the band since Paul was dead Britain will...
...representation, personal expression and abstract pictorial order” (Gale). “Cezanne was a suspicious man” (Harris) and preferred to paint in peace and quiet of the countryside. Although, he was “difficult minded” (Paul Cezanne Biography) and destroyed or left unfinished many of his works, Cezanne was the “father of modern art and greatest of the Post-Impressionist painters” (Harris).
This amazing artist, Paul Cezanne, was born on January 19, 1839, in Aix-en-Provence, France. His parents were Louis-Anguste Cezanne and Anne-Elisabeth Honorine Aubert. He also had two younger sisters, Marie and Rose. His father was a wealthy banker so Cezanne could attend the best school in Aix. Cezanne met his two good friends, Emile Zola and Jean-Baptistin Baille, at school and the three became “the inseparables” (Harris). In 1861, he left Aix for Paris to join his friend, Zola and pursue his dream, art. The time between 1861 and 1870 was Cezanne’s dark period because his works were rejected by the official Salon. His paintings were unusual and sometimes painted with a palette knife. Most of Cezanne’s paintings at that time were dark colored and violent, such as The Murder in 1868. In 1872, he met nineteen year old Hortense Finquet who “calmed him to order and harmony” (Harris). Although his son Paul was born in 1869, Cezanne’s relationship with Hortense was not approved by his parents until 1886. Also in 1886, his eighty-eight year old father...