The Description of Hollywood as a ‘Dream Factory’ Expresses an Essential Contradiction at the Heart of Hollywood Film.
This piece requires an examination of the term ‘Dream Factory’ in reference to the Hollywood film industry. The contradiction between creativity and artistic dreams and the factory like commercial interests will be examined. An examination of the difference between traditional ‘dreams’ of Hollywood and the reality, will be shown. The detraction from creativity by commercial […]
In 1608 Sir Edward Coke openly challenged the authority of King James I; stating that “the King in his own person cannot adjudge any case… but that this ought to be… adjudged in some Court of Justice, according to the law and custom of England.” This was a time in which the king believed himself […]
What are the chief constitutional issues and social/moral/political issues raised by the US Supreme Court's decision on Roe Vs Wade?
The US Supreme Court’s decision on Roe v. Wade was a seminal moment not just in US legal history but for US history as a whole. The landmark ruling remains controversial to this day with public opinion sharply divided on the matter. As we shall see, the legitimacy of Roe v. Wade has been long […]
In One or More Films Introduction In this essay, I would like to discuss the representation of gender in the film Daughters of the Dust, directed by Julie Dash in 1991. The film tells the story of a Gullah family in 1902, who live in the Sea Islands (off the cost of South Carolina and […]