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The paper examines the movie "Four Brothers" where Singleton portrays the inner city as so corrupt that the characters must take vengeance in their own hands in order to achieve justice. The paper analyzes how Singleton drives his story with the use of stereotypes and assumptions about the inner city. The paper shows how this movie boils down to a condemnation of the police and a celebration of vigilantism.
From the Paper:"John Singleton is known for dealing with issues of racial tension and tragic stories of the inner city. In his movie Four Brothers, four men who had been adopted by a woman set out to get revenge after she is murdered in an apparent liquor store robbery. Singleton seems to be attempting to neutralize the issue of race in this film by casting two of the brothers as white men and two as black men. However, in the end, this movie boils down to be a condemnation of the police and a celebration of vigilantism."
Sample of Sources Used:
- Hall, S. (1997) Representation: Cultural Representations and Signifying Practices. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.
- Di Bonaventura, L. (Producer), & Singleton, J. (Director). (2005) Four Brothers [Motion Picture]. United States: Paramount Pictures.
Cite this Film Review:
"Four Brothers" (2010, February 01) Retrieved April 19, 2021, from https://www.academon.com/film-review/four-brothers-118478/
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