Preception And Prejudge(Movie: Thirteen Days) Essay

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Perception and Prejudice The movie "Thirteen Days" was a film based on the Cuban Missile Crisis in the early 1960's. The movie showed event by event the crisis from the point of view of the United States government. The Soviet Union placed missiles in Cuba and the United States was threatened by it. So, the United States President, John F. Kennedy, with his selected committee developed solutions to get the missiles out of the range of the United States without causing another world war. They decided quarantine Cuba. Nothing was allowed to come in without a proper inspection from the U.S.The quarantine forced the Soviets to try to come up with an agreement with the United States. The Soviets sent a letter saying that they would remove the missiles if the United States ended the quarantine and if the United States would not attack Cuba. The United States agreed, but another letter was sent by the Soviets and said they redrew their first statement and have a new statement saying the U.S. would have to remove missiles in Turkey; however, the United States ignored it and acted like they never received it. Then the crisis was over and so was the movie.My reaction to this film was positive. This is the kind of movie I would watch because it was factual. I generally watch movies that make you think, not think for you. But I think I would have enjoyed this movie more if I did not know how the movie was going to end.My perception of entertainment that was validated was that every now and then moviemakers would add something to keep the audiences attention. In the film "Thirteen Days" there were action scenes. There were explosions, shooting, and fancy camera angles. One thing that was validated was the prejudice of the filmmakers to make the United States the good guy. Themes that can be related to perception of prejudice is that the perception of the move was from the "United States." The "United States" was the main focus, the "United States" was right, and the "United States" won the political battle. The movie only had one scene that had the views of the Soviets, and the way it was written the Soviet leader was made to look like a fool. The movie didn't really show the real reason why the missiles were brought in. The Cubans were afraid of an invasion from the Americans because of the Bay of Pigs incident. Castro then called Joseph Stalin for...

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