The article then went on to list a number of Russian weapons systems which were clearly superior to their US counterparts when those even existed. The USA definitely has the quantitative advantage, but in terms of quality and training, Russia is way ahead. So what is going on here? Why do otherwise very well informed people have such totally contradictory views?
Angry and sullen Korean War veteran, Walt Kowalski, has to learn to live with his Korean neighbors and accept that his neighborhood is in drastic need of change and cultural acceptance. This Eastwood classic and masterpiece shows violence, the moving away from violence, and change due to the removal of violence.
His change occurs when a young man from the Hmong culture of Southeast Asia moves next door. The young man has distinct cultural differences to the Detroit born and bred Kowalski.
Accepting the neighbors is hard enough and then the young man, Vang Thoa Lor, tries to steal the sacred Garn Torino as a gang ritual. This major plot line is encircled with the constant violence of Mexican and Korean gangs. The violence starts with language and suggested weapons, and ends up with strong violence including rape and eventual death of Kowalski.
Ironically, Kowalski ends up being a role model for Thoa.
He also saves his sister, Sue Lorfirst from an inappropriate encounter and then after her horrific rape. The moving away from the violence is in part due to cultural acceptance and a realization that the community does matter and that Walt can make a change. After the brutal rape and beating of Thoa, there is no looking back, Walt must make a stand against the gang members in the community.
The next to last scene of the movie is a blaze of gunshots and tragedy.
Walt never actually pulls his gun, and shadows representing darkness unload bullets on his body. This scene is not surprise, as the movie has been headed this way since the first scene. With his death, the community moves closer to an understanding that he has sacrificed for change and that change must happen.
The movie is played out in dark shadows, violence, and anger, but the violence, moving away from violence, and eventual death of Walt all show that changes is coming and that the change is positive. The reading of the will at the end of the movie provides a neat and unexpected ending symbolizing change for the better in the neighborhood.
About our resource This website will help you understand the main techniques of writing informative, descriptive, argumentative and other type of common academic essays.Gran Torino is a American drama film directed and produced by Clint Eastwood, who also starred in the film.
The film co-stars Christopher Carley, Bee Vang and Ahney Her. This was Eastwood's first starring role since 's Million Dollar Baby. Film Analysis – Grand Torino To give a bit of an overview, the movie “Gran Torino” was directed and produced by Clint Eastwood who also starred in the movie.
“Gran Torino,” directed by Clint Eastwood, is a very moving and captivating drama. It’s a simple story about tolerance and cultural differences, but also one of hope, self-sacrifice, and unlikely friendships.
The movie centers around Walt, a Korean War veteran whose wife has recently passed away leaving him unhappy, angry, and disappointed in the behaviors of his family and country.
His housing area has become populated with poor, immigrant families and gang violence has become commonplace. The plot of “Gran Torino” revolves around Walt Kowalski (played by Eastwood), a Korean war veteran, a retired autoworker, and an extremely misanthropic and apparently deeply racist man.
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