Ideology is a very broad topic. Described as a body of ideas reflecting the social needs and aspirations of an individual, group, class or culture (Giannetti 428), ideology can be discussed anywhere when dealing with any kind of social opposites. In filmmaking, all types of beliefs are examined under scrutiny and the camera magnifies the belief that the director is attempting to show on the screen. Directors feel they are doing a justice for the movie-going populace by portraying a certain ideology in such a manner that the audience member will reflect on it and perhaps act upon their opinions of such a message, all while being entertained at the movies. Virtually everything is ultimately ideological and art, in the form of filmmaking, is to provide pleasure but also to teach (Giannetti 428). Then what is the message of any film? It need not be a social or political statement it simply means a passion for communicating with a unique point of view (Bloom 1).
[...] She gets one strike for being black (pun intended), and one strike for being a woman (pun still intended). Count in her obesity and she's riding the pine. Baseball has followed history and has reflected the societal changes onto the diamond. Civil rights were established and Jackie Robinson wins the Rookie of the Year. Today, baseball “seamlessly blends the rural and the urban” (Cavalcade and is a serious melting pot of all creeds and colors but no women are on the field. Women's liberties have ripped through the USA and sexual harassment in the workplace has been invented. [...]
[...] If baseball were left-wing, then the leftist ideals of progress and evolution toward a more just and equitable society would be put into practice in the MLB with white and black men and women (Giannetti 438). Also, Giannetti explains, “Rightists emphasize the differences among people, insisting that the best and the brightest are entitled to a larger share of power and the economic pie than less productive workers” (435). During the times where blacks and women weren't in baseball, whites, in a rightist society, felt both to be inferior to them. [...]
[...] The message is implicit in A League of Their Own women can play baseball and saved the game during wartime. Their accomplishment is extremely commendable, but now, in the modern times of the MLB, women's roles in society according to baseball are far too solidified to change. There are more than enough male players to cover the positions of name” players who would go off to war (God forbid they're needed to). It's not like we, as conservatives for the game and society, don't want women to play, the game simply doesn't need them to play. [...]
[...] Film has seen its heavy share of pieces dealing with race segregation and civil rights, like in Malcolm X (1992) and A Time to Kill (1996) (to name two out of a countless number of films dealing with said issues) but not many baseball films have dealt with the issue of blacks playing in Major League Baseball. Is that because blacks can now play? Films made before Jackie Robinson broke the color barrier in 1947 never acknowledged racial issues (Most & Rudd 144). [...]
[...] David S. Ward, Paramount Pictures Malcolm X. Dir. Spike Lee, Largo International The Natural. Dir. Barry Levinson, Tri-Star Pictures A Time to Kill. Dir. Joel Schumacher, Warner Bros PRINTED TEXTS: Bloom, Michael. Thinking Like a Director. 1st ed. New York, NY: Faber and Faber, Inc Giamatti, A. Bartlett. "The Green Fields of the Mind." Literary Cavalcade 55 (2003): 6. T o p o f F o r m B o t t o m o f F o r m Giannetti, [...]
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