OK, so there's a good chance that never happened. What's it like when Harvey Weinstein calls? The real Oscar Grant was probably like those people on the subway, blending together as we pass them at breakneck speed on a train or casually on the sidewalk.
That's where we die. But, I'm hoping to make something that I'm as passionate about as I was about this story -- making something from the inside out. To put that in perspective, the movie was higher-reviewed than every other single movie in the top ten box office the week of its release.
When he was killed, Trayvon had trace amounts of THC, the active ingredient in marijuana, in his system. Do you know what I mean? But whether his future was to be more righteous, more legal, or not, his killing would be just as appalling. Clearly, the discourse has to evolve.
They were in apartments and he always wanted a dog. The judge ruled that this evidence could be used in the case, and the defense argued that Trayvon was paranoid and aggressive from marijuana use. Fruitvale Station mostly follows a linear narrative structure but the first moving image shot the audience are introduced to is the actual real-life footage of Oscar Grant being shot by a BART officer in which the films portrayal of this is shown at the end which is a non-linear approach.
Only Sophina and Tatiana arguably get the real Oscar: Mehserle, who claimed he was reaching for his Taser, was found guilty of involuntary manslaughter and served 11 months of a two-year sentence. Some people hate the whole movie because of the scene.
Apart from a few heavy-handed missteps such as a scene in which his mother recommends he take the train that night instead of drivingwhich serve to undermine rather than underscore the drama, Coogler constructs a narrative that is utterly crushing. The scene towards the end of the film, in which Oscar is shot by a police-officer, brings out the strong theme of humanity.
Coogler's film gives him the benefit of the doubt — the film-making equivalent, perhaps, of a presumption of innocence. Grant is a guy whose New Year's resolution is to clean up his act — because he has just been mortifyingly caught cheating by Sophina, who is contemptuous of Grant's mumbling claims that this was the only time he had strayed.
Grant, 22, was pulled off the train with others, suspected of involvement in a brawl. African-Americans are also portrayed in negative ways and they most often are seen in the media regarding death or murder. The shooting happened at point-blank range, while Grant was unarmed, handcuffed and lying face-down.
I believe this is very significant because it truly fits to the conventions of a biography as it allows the audience to know as much as possible about Oscar in a short amount of time, allowing them to be affected by his death as if he was family to them.
The biggest thing that I liked about him was how smart he was in terms of film. Promotion wise, in the lead up to the film, The Weinstein Company arranged three paintings to be made by street artists: We see Grant how Coogler wants us to see him—not as he was, but how the film requires us to: African-American males are six times more likely to be incarcerated than white males and 2.
It does, however, mold a character from shreds of his actual existence. Every phone conversation, every encounter, every argument, every silly or fleeting thought; everything assumes a new mysteriously vivid quality, an occult focus, as the shadow of death falls across it.
Therefore, by inserting the actual footage at the beginning of the film, Coogler may have intended for the audience to have a change of perception and he may have wanted them to realise this so they understand the construction of the news and how they are not always given the full story.
In this scene, we learn that Oscar plans on asking Sophina to marry him but money is a huge barrier to this and when he tells the husband this, he admits that he used to be broke and even had to steal a ring for his wife. I can tell you what the scene was about and why it's there -- because, it's funny, it's a very polarizing scene.
Like Rodney King, another brutality victim caught on video, he was flawed.
Seconds later, the dog is run over by a car, which speeds away as Oscar yells after it. Additionally within the narrative, there is a manipulation of time by showing a flashback of when Oscar was in prison.
I wasn't interested in that, for the film.Critiquing Critical Perspectives on “Fruitvale Station” Emotional resonance.
That, and an unprecedented topical relevance, are two big reasons why the Oscar Grant movie “Fruitvale Station and the effective first-time direction by Ryan Coogler.
Jul 26, · Watch video · Directed by Ryan Coogler. With Michael B. Jordan, Melonie Diaz, Octavia Spencer, Kevin Durand. The story of Oscar Grant III, a year-old Bay Area resident, who crosses paths with friends, enemies, family, and strangers on the last day of /10(K).
Coogler’s first feature, Fruitvale Station, came out of joeshammas.comCoogler was 26 years old, a former college football player and a graduate of USC’s film school, where he made several. Jul 26, · Watch video · SPOILER: Fruitvale Station () was written and directed by Ryan Coogler.
Michael B. Jordan plays Oscar Grant III, an African-American man who was shot to death in the Fruitvale BART station on January 1st, /10(K). Filmmaker Ryan Coogler makes his feature directorial debut with this drama centered on the tragic shooting of Oscar Grant (Michael B.
Jordan), a vibrant year-old Bay Area father who was senselessly gunned down by BART officers on New Year's Day inand whose murder sent shockwaves through the nation after being captured on camera by his fellow passengers.8/ Jul 12, · Ryan Coogler, the director of "Fruitvale Station," narrates a scene from his film.
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