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His life is lived apart from his two sons and having to deal with such predicament of disrespectful grandchildren. As an embittered veteran of the Korean War, he is widowed by his wife whose last wishes were for Walt was confession and retirement to his ill-feelings towards “other” people. For Walt’s, he trusts no one but his M-1 rifle which he makes it clean all the time and Daisy, his Labrador. Walt, an old man, is described as an ill-tempered person full of resentment and stubborn notions.
Walt Kowalski had no choice but to live surrounded by Hmong immigrants whom he despises greatly when all his neighbors have gone or transferred to another place. His prejudice over the Southeast Asian people is shown through his resentment in everything he sees about them which are foreign to him. He hates most the teenagers who belong to gangs of Hmong and Latino and African-American youth who think and act as if the whole neighborhood is their possession. The Hmong, who live next door, along with gang bangers roaming around the streets, displeases Walt.
In one evening, when Thao, a member of Hmong settlers, steals Walt’s 1972 Gran Torino prized possession to please the gang he wished to join. Equipped with his prejudgment among those people, Walt abhors their lack of morals. Then he discovers that Thao’s cousin, who is among the gang, compels Thao to steal his vintage car as an initiation. Thao’s family make amends by insisting him to work for Walt.
As much as possible, Walt resented any dealings with the immigrants but he was forced to accept which eventually led to a deeper relationship with them as the days go by. Later development made Walt realize the warmth and love of the Hmongs. He discovers and realizes certain truths about them due to their continued kindness. The Hmongs were provincial refugees in the past. Now becomes his friends and a defender of them too.
Universal adage says, “there’s always a second chance.’ In the film,
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Lead character Jasmin Munchgstettner played by Marianne Sagebrecht is a German tourist with her husband played by Hans Stadlbauer. While driving across the California desert, the couple has a fight and she stormed out of the car, odging her suitcase out of the trunk to thesolitary highway as her husband drove off.
There, Jack, who is to be married, has several sexual affairs and Miles continues to act depressed and does not recognize that a woman is interested in him. Since this movie shows several different ways that social perception works to influence Miles’ and Jacks’ behavior, this paper will show the specific scenes which show specific principles underlying the social perception theory, which is a subset of social psychology.
It is very noticeable that there were only minimal actions in the film and more on conversations. The movie lines were generally entertaining. There were a number of funny dialogues particularly every time they mocked each other. A lot of them depicted the great and fond memories they had made together nine years back.
These events took place at a time when no one was brave enough to address the issue. All over the world, people saw it happen in their televisions, they saw the genocide and carnage images, but they dismissed these happenings with ignorance and carried on their daily activities.
Upon its release, The Gods must be crazy broke all box office record in South Africa (Pfaff, 2004). It was later on released in the United States in 1884 and was well received, breaking the box office record for foreign movies in America. The movie also did very well in other countries across Europe and Asia, breaking all box office record in Japan (Pfaff, 2004).
Tarantino explores the deeper aspects of the story, taking a page from each of the robbers' lives and delving down into their inner motivations, their pasts helping the audience to understand how they've come to this place, the warehouse where the majority of the action takes place.