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  1. Introduction
  2. Propaganda of American values
  3. Contributions of the dual transmission
  4. Analysis of the sequence of the double transmission in Gran Torino
  5. Conclusion

In the three films that we are studying, students mostly have common characteristics. The first is the opposition to the values of the natural family.
Thao (Gran Torino) Maggie (Million Dollar Baby) and Whit (Honkytonk Man) belong to the new generation nt rejects the values of their family. Whit belongs to a family that lives on agriculture. The film was historical context for America years 1930. It is a time of crisis following the crisis in the stock Krak 1929 impoverishing the country. In addition, from the beginning of the film, a tornado destroyed what little was left to the family of Whit.

Family Whit has values They work the land, they want to move to California because their land is devastated to become cotton pickers. They do not seek to excel, they remain in their conditions of peasants and reproduces what their parents did. Whit is fascinated by objects that his uncle has: The car is that it has a nice convertible and the guitar is bright, new, these objects reflect the success of his uncle.

[...] "Because if the students can be seen as positive heroes with their values openness to others, this is not the case el" antihero The " antihero The antihero played by Clint Eastwood is a classic from the western. This is a character which does not apparently characteristic of the hero. In our corpus of films, these are elderly men who should; by their statutes old men have acquired wisdom in their lives. Yet they are not wise. Indeed, Red is irresponsible he knows he is condemned by tuberculosis, but instead to heal, he smokes and drinks too much. It endangers his health, but also that of others. [...]

[...] He leads his family in his car while it is s or. It inci you his nephew to drink alcohol. In addition, his sister is aware of his irresponsibility as it says " custody "Whit to his young son. " I'll tell you why I let you go with him. It is so that you avoid him into trouble. Finally if you can. Let him not drive especially when he has a shot in the nose. »Red Stovall is an antihero in the staging. [...]

[...] He never speaks of it, we learn through Scrap it is taboo Maggie addresses. Moreover, it is through this dialogue that we learn that her daughter was to be a boxer too. This may explain the traumatic memory " misogyny "Frankie that does not support the idea of leading someone else could have been his daughter. Finally Walt as a veteran of the war in South Korea on his conscience the murder of a young Korean and as he confess himself Thao " The greatest pain comes from what you did not order Their respective injuries explain their closures to others, their marginality. [...]

[...] He also addressed the processing of music and light in the work of Eastwood, particularly in Million Dollar Baby. Finally, there is also the notion of there is fatum appears in many of his works on affiliation with Million Dollar Baby and Mystic River. DVD : Million Dollar Baby, Studio Canal Video Honkytonk Man, Warner Bros Video Gran Torino VD and Bonus Man and car : Virility É to the United States) Excerpt from the interview with Marc-Olivier Fogiel about Gran Torino on www. [...]

[...] For example, Frankie who will not send combat his star boxer or he is injured. The three anti-heroes have in common their marginality, they are individualistic and does not seek contact with each other. That's between them as students. However, in the three movies, it is emphasized that these " antihero r were locked after traumatic memories. We'll see what the consequences have these memories in the construction of these characters. The three anti-heroes all have traumatic memories that haunt them. [...]

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