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《自由作家》影评(二)：Freedom Writer—-an inspiring story
Our forign teacher showed this movie to us today,and it made us blurt out shouting like"Does American schools are so scared？", or "Why do they shot each other witout any reason？" at first.
Yes, it’s a true story about gang and shoting and soul saving.A group of students who lived in terrible situstion and was aggressive with a brand new English teacher Mr.G started their important high school life together.
As far as I concere, conflict are spread everywhere.Those students hate the society,their teacher;Mr.G should face the doubt and disturb of those experienced and stubbon teachers;Mr.G hold different opinions about the meaning of helping those students with her husband and father;the conflict between those students;the conflict between traditional education and new education.Actually, those conflict makes the movie easy to move us ,inspire us,and educat us. We all think highly of those people who make magics. Mr.G and her stdents are such a group of people who conquered every conflict by communication,tolerance,fighting,and of cource loving.They pulled down the barrier between each other;they opened their heart to accept a new life;they persuaded others they are not someone hopeless;they began to broden their eyesight;and they were back to a right path.
All of the story are inspiring.Hower, Mr.G and her husband or boyfriend broke up because the change between the two. I don’t know it means if Mr.G want to get some progress in teaching,she must lose something precious—-her beloved husband. Does it really means if a woman like her who paies much attention to her career ,she doesn’t love the man？she just love the image she drawed for that man？But in my opinion, it more likely to be that those two are not really suitable,and Mr.G’s change is only a primacord of their break-up.Yeah,he couldn’t stand to be her wife who support her career behind the stage.
Once those students were without hope, and they even don’t imagine whether they can graduate.But, Mr.G helped them to think about life,change,and the right thing to do.And at the same time,Mr.G found her mission,and learnt something from them.
Of course,movie is full of dramatic spots and inspiring moments, but we can’t demand every teacher to be so perfect like Mr.G, AND we should notice those teacher who tried to make difference, who are still brand new and full of passionate to educat students.
o much for this, I want to add that those music in the film are full of passion, I like it.
《自由作家》影评(三)：Everyone is created equal
This film delivers the expected messages about hope and the ability to change one’s destiny, and does it in a manner that it is emotionally and intellectually satisfying.
The film is set in Long Beach shortly after the L.A. riots. Hilary Swank plays Erin Gruwell, a crusading young woman who believes the way to stop racial hatred is to influence young minds. To that aim, Erin Gruwell applies to work in a forcibly integrated school where the students are divided into four camps: whites, Latinos, Cambodians, and blacks. At the beginning, she faces a great challenge in the school. Her lofty goals are not shared by her department head, Margaret Campbell, her ex-activist father, or her neglected husband. Erin’s first few days in class are a rude awakening. She finds that her students are a nightmare of all the teachers of the school. The students segregate themselves into racial groups in the classroom, fights break out, and eventually most of the students stop turning up to class. Not only does Erin meet opposition from her students, but she also has a hard time with her department head, who refuses to let her teach her students with books in case they get damaged and lost, and instead tells her to focus on teaching them discipline and obedience. Erin Gruwell manages to keep the children away from the hatred and dispel the hostility between them, but, as a white teacher, the children set up hard core wall to her. In this situation, her education ideal always hits the wall. However, in her efforts, the turning point emerges. A discussion about Hitler and the Holocaust opens unexpected doors and the teacher begins to connect with some of her students, including the hardcore Eva and the closed-off Andre. She devotes herself to caring about the life of her students. Erin hands out composition books and has the teenagers make daily entries. She gradually begins to earn their trust and buys them composition books to record their diaries, in which they talk about their experiences of being abused, seeing their friends die, and being evicted. Determined to reform her students, she takes two part-time jobs to pay for more books and spends more time at school, to the disappointment of her husband. Her students start to behave with respect and learn more as well. Unfortunately, her husband divorces her and Margaret tells her she cannot teach her kids for their junior year. She fights this decision, eventually convincing the superintendent to allow her to teach her kids’ junior and senior year. The film ends with a note that Gruwell successfully brought many of her students to graduation and college. In 1999, those "assignments" were published as The Freedom Writers Diary, which is the source material for the movie.
The film does not deliberately create myth, and not try to render greatness of a person. It just tells us that everyone is created equal. Kindness and love is the instinct of a man. As long as we treat everyone with kindness and love, the world will become more peaceful.
但在法律条文和政府公文中的歧视消失了，并不意味着现实中歧视的消失。虽然少数黑人能够通过保障性的教育通道获得社会阶层的提升，但这毕竟是少数，大多数黑人的受教育程度和贫困程度依然远超白人，政治不平等之外的经济不平等是被相对固化的，而且短时间内也看不到改善的途径。诚如片中黑人少年所讲，他认识的黑人都是一贫如洗，除非会唱歌或者打球。同时，以“生物学种族主义”为基础的老种族主义消失了，但以文化偏见为基础的“新种族主义”依旧方兴未艾 。但部分白人同时认为自己已经给少数族裔足够的经济补偿，少数族裔若再有进一步要求就是得寸进尺，部分人甚至觉得白人族群受到了逆向歧视 ；少数族裔则依然囿于经济阶层无法提高，并持续忍受着白人始终存在的文化偏见。民权运动二三十年后，洛杉矶1992黑人暴动就昭示着一度拉近的民族鸿沟再一次的扩大。另一方面，二十世纪后半的移民潮流使得非洲裔以外的少数族裔人数大大增多，使美国的种族结构发生变化，也让不同族裔的帮派冲突成为美国社会的新问题。所以，在当下，民权运动的精神和政治遗产尚存，但已不足以解决各种新生的种族问题了，而新问题的解决亟待主流白人社会用一种新的眼光审视几十年来种族平权措施的收获和教训。
Eva的几段自白包含着非常重要的信息。第一段中她在控诉白人警察时说“他们称我们的人为黑帮，因为我们为了我们的美国而战”。生活在单一制而且汉族占绝对人数优势的中国，我们可能不会去思考“谁的中国”的问题，但在种族结构错综复杂的美国，“谁的美国”无疑是一记有力的拷问。建国之初，《独立宣言》上的“We American People”多半仅指美国白人——即便包括黑人，也是按3/5折算后的黑人。后来经过南北战争、民权运动，黑人基本上算进入这个“我们”里面了，但后来的拉丁裔、亚裔、中东裔等少数族裔，其获得的种族优惠权利不仅远少于黑人，而且也同样被排斥在主流社会之外。因此，在Eva描述学校的长独白中，她又很自然而然地提到学校里的“小柬埔寨”、“犹太团体”、墨西哥裔群体和白人的圈子。以白人为主的中产阶级和上层社会享受整个社会充裕的物质和现代化带来的便捷，而由其他族群组成的庞大下层社会则分成各种各样的“小美国”在互相搏杀，末了继续受着白人居高临下的歧视。结果，虽然有种族融合政策，但白人根深蒂固的偏见排斥少数族裔的认同，也未能有效将少数族裔吸收进白人的认同中来，多元文化共存却无法融合，种族歧视和纷争的苗头就这样重新萌发了。
所以说，这部影片从给定的时代背景中向观众展现了一个种族融合的困境：一方面，种族共存的确给美国社会带来了很多改变，不同族群听着同样的嘻哈和说唱音乐，吃着各国风味的食品，穿着类似的服饰。但另一方面，歧视和冲突从未走远，各种名目繁多的平权法律、计划和基金会，无法消弭固有的偏见和障壁，真正的融合必须激发不同族裔主动参与融合的意愿和行动——而提供这种意愿最佳的方式，就是教育。但在教育系统被偏见围绕之时，还要冲破这种族的壁垒，就需要一个冒失的闯入者，Erin Gruwell 恰好担任了这个闯入者的角色。
Erin给学生的日记集所取的名称其实是非常值得深思的一个概念。“自由”（freedom或liberty）一词在西方政治学语境中有很多层次的含义 ，其内涵也有很多不同的意见，但一般认为可以概略地分为消极自由与积极自由。消极自由的即“有权做一切无害于他人的任何事情” ，这是一个“被赋予”的状态。这种状态在美国黑人民权运动过后，少数族裔事实上已经处于这种“自由”之中了。然而他们依旧生活在真正的“自由”之外，这种自由是积极的自由。对这种“积极自由”，笔者认为，首要的条件不是外界的状态，而最重要的是一种内心的意愿（will），这种意愿驱使人不断改变自身的不利处境，奋发向上。其次，积极自由不仅是个人的自由，而应当与集体的自由相协调。达到了这种自由的状态，对洛杉矶社会而言，就是多种族多元文化相融合的完满状态。而这种“意愿”的产生，就离不开像Erin这样的教育者的存在。所以，像Erin这种真正反种族歧视的教育，才是当代美国社会克服种族矛盾，实现种族融合的必经之路。仅仅依靠民权运动的遗产，依靠僵化的政策和无所适从的大笔资金，是不可能最终打破各族群之间的藩篱的。
Freedom Writers, 2007
什么样的女性叫伟大呢，可以用电影里两个镜头来表示。一个是艾恩·格鲁维尔的老公因为相比自己爱人的崇高而自惭，迫不得已选择离开妻子；一个是艾恩·格鲁维尔的父亲对着自己的女儿说出的一句话：“What you’ve done with those kids, I don’t even have words for it. But one thing is for sure, you’re an amazing teacher. I envy you and I admire you.”
What is the picture of America in your mind？ Tall buildings, high-tech, and fantastic movies in Hollywood…America is a dreamland for most people. It is a country which is filled with exciting adventures, top fashion, romantic love, and modern life. Actually, it is the world of America. However, there is still another world hided in the shadow of these fantastic things. The Freedom Writers unveils the cover of the hided world. It is the world which is filled with gang violence and racial tension. It is still America. But it is not the America in your dream.
Maybe you will be confused by the title of the movie. It is not a story of the real writers. It is a story of some rebellious students. Freedom Writers is a 2007 American drama film starring Hilary Swank, Scott Glenn, Imelda Staunton and Patrick Dempsey. It is adapted from the book The Freedom Writers Diary by teacher Erin Gruwell who wrote the story based on Woodrow Wilson Classical high School in Long Beach, California. It is a story about transformation. A group of people was abandoned by the world and saved by the brief. It is not just a story on the screen. It can be anyone’s story. Maybe it is yours.
The movie is real but out of the common. It shows a hard journey that some students who are labeled as “at-risk” and “unteachable” get rid of the past shadow with the help of their teacher, Erin Gruwell. Maybe you don’t know the history of segregation and the multiracial problems in America. You still can understand how badly the students who are labeled as “backward student” are treated. You still can understand how hard for these kinds of students to own a bright life. The movie calls up something my inner self. The hided world in America, which is neglected by us for a long time, harms some people. But there are still some people have the courage to choose their own life. They light the lamp for themselves. They stand up in the bad situation.
Your life is what you choose. I am impressed by Eva in the movie. She is a Hispanic girl and narrator for much of the film. She was surrounded by the racial hatred and gang wars since she was a child. She was affected by the kind of life. But a murder changed her life. One night, Eva’s boyfriend accidentally killed Sindy’s boyfriend. Eva became a witness. She must testify in court.
Formerly she must protect her own people in her testimony. But she learned something different from her teacher Eric. She hesitated to make the choice. For the benefit of her, she should against the law to lie. For the fair, she should tell the truth to the judge. “To be or not to be” is not one person’s problem. How to choose？ What is the right thing for her？ It is a kind of torture for her. Finally she chose to tell the truth, much to some of her family members’ dismay. The gang members caught her. It was the breathtaking moment. I was so afraid. Fortunately, for the respected for Eva’s father, the former gang members decided not to kill her. But she was abandoned by her father and her family. It is a turning point for her. She got a chance to change and went far away from gang life. I am happy for her and think a lot. How to control our own destiny？ People make history; unusual people make history interesting; unlucky people can make their own history. The answer is answered.
The past evil thing is still alive in the modern world. We don’t understand the segregation. We think it belongs to the past and is pulverized by the history. We don’t understand the gang war. We think it only exist on the screen. Now we know the cruel life is still alive, even in America. How hard it is for these students in that situation. How shocking for us to know it. The movie widens our horizon. We know more and think more. If I were a girl in such situation, what should I have done？ I don’t know. No accurate answers. Everyone makes the choice by themselves. It is not only the fight in outside world, but also the fight inside world. You need to win yourself. In the movie Eva shows us how to fight in her heart.
esides her, in the movie all students make their choice fighting against original themselves. They are lucky and brave. Maybe you can learn to evoke yourself from them. The woman teacher, Eric Gruwell, is the angel for the students. She is responsible, warm-hearted, and tenacious—she is an admiring teacher. She makes her students become the new people. It is the best rewarding thing for her. Her father said: “What you’ve done with those kids…I don’t even have words for it. But one thing for sure, you are an amazing teacher. Special. You have been blessed with a burden, my daughter. And I envy you that. And I admire you.” She is not only the teacher but also a doctor—save those whose spirit is crushed.
All in all, it is an unmissable movie. You will be touched and inspired. The movie is a teacher for us. The plot is attractive and compact. The soundtracks touch your heart deeply. You will know more about the America. The movie deserves your appreciation. Don’t miss it.
《自由作家》影评(九)：Film Review: Freedom Writer
y Chandler Chan陈舒扬 英语2班 122214101202 Like every time I wrote a movie review, before jumping into the details of the film, I would like to go through its cast members first. Hilary Swank is the leading role of this film, I do not know much about her, but I am informed that she is a two-time Oscar winner. The last time I saw her was being a cameo in New Year’s Eve. Very ashamed to say that compared with other stars in that film, I just judged her as not pretty enough at that time. But having seen this film, I am highly impressed by her performance. Her acting is very professional and believable. Imelda Staunton, who is often remembered as the most hated role Dolores Umbridge in the Harry Potter films, always plays those annoying middle-aged ladies, which can be also seen in Romeo + Juliet, Sense and Sensibility, Shakespeare in Love and The Girl in my watchlist. In Freedom Writer, again, she shoulders the major and typical “bad guy” Margaret Campbell, the only difference from pervious bothersome ones I can tell is perhaps that she speak American accent this time. Erin’s husband is played by the good-looking Patrick Dempsey, I saw him in Enchanted and Valentine’s Day, the handsome husband or father most of time. All three of them gave tremendous acting in the Freedom Writer. I wasn’t paying attention to any shortcoming of the film, because I was so engrossed to the amazing Swank. Imelda Staunton in Dr .John’s office and Patrick Dempsey deciding to leave both nearly moved me to tears, very impressive and touching. As someone who has already been determined to become a teacher one day, and dedicated to the teaching career probably the whole life, I showed my great enthusiasm to the films about teachers. I have seen several good teachers’ films, like Front of the Class, Never give up, because nothing can beat love; Dead Poets Society, Oh captain, my captain; and The History Boy , I can still clearly recall Hector saying, pass it on, pass it on. And this particular film immediately reminds me of The Ron Clark Story with one of my favorite actor Matthew Perry, both are talking about a newcome teacher changing greatly his or her students, who are normally considered hopeless and incurable. And most importantly, these two films are based on true stories, and real prototypes do exist around us. What is the ultimate duty of a teacher？Make a difference, and make it counts, to the students you educated. That’s how I value this position, and also what Erin Gruwell has been doing in every single day of her teaching life. The film is talking about how Erin made a class of so called “helpless” students find their life back to the way that they are supposed to walk on. At the beginning of the film, Eva declared it’s a war, many of her classmates mentioned that as well. In a certain degree, I agree with her. Different groups of different races ,or backgrounds ,or interests eventually are fighting all the time with each other in our real world, just like what happened in that school, people in the same group gather together to gain the biggest benefits for themselves, and reduce as much as benefits of others by all means. But at the other hand, though the violence among gangsters within school is undoubtedly appalling, it cannot be counted as a war. They are only teenagers, and they thought what they were doing was something marvelous and hugely worthwhile. In fact, as what Erin has been skillfully and subtly proved, it was simply a piece of pointless doodles crap. She compared the inner school gang fights with the holocaust, which involves countries and countries causing millions of people to die. But to her and absolutely my surprises, they didn’t even know the holocaust. Therefore, at that moment, she finally perceived that the most urgent need is to let them start to actually learn something. Also from that moment, Erin discovered there were some commons in her students. No matter what races they are, they share the same identity, namely, the minority. They all hate white people, they all receive unequal treatments, and more importantly, they are all suffering. She made a little game called Line Game, which let them realize they were, as a matter of fact, all in a same one group. So the first step above is to convince them into a same side, and secondly, to set the same enemy in front of them, not each other, not the white people, but the persons they used to be, by allowing them truly know about the holocaust and feel respected through the tour. At last, she set an example for them to empathize and model after, Anna Frank, and even successfully invite the woman who helped the Franks into the classroom. The woman gave an anti-heroes speech to those students by showing them what the true hero is. Through all of these, it gradually comes to the young that wining the gang war is not an hero, the hero wins the war between him and himself, and just do what he has to do, because it is the right thing to do. That is exactly where the purpose of education lies in, isn’t it？ to teach students to distinguish right from wrong, and stick to it to make a better person. So we can find that when Eva was about to give her testimony, she spoke the truth. Because from the class family she learned that every one is in the misery, having his own family, and deserve to be treated right and equally, whatever one’s race or group is. There should not be gangs, and even if there is a gang, everyone is the gang member of it. Seeing them transferred so much, hugging and dancing together now, Even Eva and the Asian girl, who personally witnessed Eva’s friend shot hers, I was deeply touched, and sincerely admired what Erin had done as a qualified teacher and strong woman. Speaking of such a strong female Erin Gruwell is, apart from how Erin taught their students step by step, we may move to her personal life, two vital relationships with her father and husband. The father used to be an enthusiastic Civil Rights campaigner. What made him so indifferent to what her daughter had been trying to do, which is exactly included by the Civil Rights movement？ And I dare say, His influence to Erin from a very young age must be part of, or probably the most of the reason why she became so dedicated to or even obsessed with bring those students equal rights. Near the end of film, this father told the exhausted Erin that he envied her, and how many fathers could have the chance to say that. Not only because he felt so proud of her that merely taking pride in her seemed not enough , but also because his daughter had done something that he himself might never be able to do in his life, his beloved daughter literally surpassed him, and made herself an excellent successor to what he belongs to, isn’t that every parents’ biggest dream？ But how did he loss his passion and faith, I am afraid to judge that the society ought to be blamed mostly. Growing up and being mature can be considered purely as a process of learning to compromise and adapt, a process of de-romanticizing. How we viewed the world before endangered great collapses with what you later saw in the real world, people may feel like being disserted, by themselves, and betrayed by their parents and schools. The delicate bubbles we had been carefully building since we were little kids could be cruelly and completely destroyed only in one night. Most people thought they were young, they didn’t have to give in to the reality so soon, but when one day they found that time had rubbed down their ambitions, age had corrupted their personalities, it was finally realized that they started to miss the person who they were at the very beginning. Essentially speaking, we are not living in the world that has been destroyed, but distorted. When you standing in front of me, looking at me, can you feel the sadness in my heart, and can you feel the sadness in your heart？ We are silent. Not because we don’t have anything to say, nor we cannot say them, we just don’t where to start？ Probably, we are not waiting for some one or some event, but the time, waiting for the time to bring us changes, to give us answers. However, as what Tagore once wrote we read the world wrong and say that it deceives us. Fortunately, the life-long achievement obtained by Erin strongly proves that one’s ideal would not be necessarily doomed in the end. If you really devoted yourself to it, you could and would reach that final point you’ve always desired. I think that is one of the bright sides that the film is meaning to deliver. Sadly, when someone really devoted himself to a certain career, that person might not be capable of sparing time with other items in individual’s life. That is the exact same consequence happened to Erin. The husband left her. To some extent, I do understand this poor man, who cannot even spend time with his wife. But mostly, I look down upon him, he does not appreciate the true meaning of being supportive, it’s not just speaking few words on his wife’s side on the table with father-in-law, but truly helping her get over any obstacles side by side, hand in hand. Not having enough sex time, seems to me, constitutes mainly the reason why he abandoned the woman he claimed to be in love with. If you like a person, naturally, you would be of great desire to occupy and get hold of him or her. But if you love a person, actually, you would be willing to witness this person to be who he or she really wants to be, and happy about your love being truly happy, the people who like you want your present, the people who love you want your future. That’s how like and love to be distinguished, and how true love to be properly defined. Therefore, I would say Erin’s husband does sincerely love her, but just like her. And she do not need to be so upset about the divorce, because she has received so much true love from others, from his father, from her students and students, and from all the kindness of the society. Finally, Freedom Writer is a very enjoyable film, with outstanding casts and an impressive story. Having a teacher like Erin Gruwell is a great fortune. She sets a model for the followers to look up, she encourages teachers to realize their duty, and she also encourages everyone to pursuit their dreams, that is what the hero is, the hero from the ordinary, and of the ordinary. Being an great English has always been my dream, so I desire to talk a little bit about myself at the end of this film review. On that job, I might be able to realize my full potential because that’s where my interest lies on. Do what I like, like what I do. I believe, driven by the interest, I can be fully devoted to my work and really make some difference. I am not expecting that I can be a teacher like Erin in this film , but I will do my beat and see what will happen. And most of my teachers, who totally proves the saying that a good teacher explain a good teacher inspire, encourage me to show my initiative rather than simply cram knowledge into my brain. Sometimes they can be a little bit exam-oriented, but performances in the final examination do need to put much stress on after all. Total:2023words