Releasing today on dvd, the blind side, featuring sandra bullock's oscar winning performance for best actress, is a prime example that movies with good morals can thrive in hollywood with a production budget of a mere $29 million, this story of a family taking a chance on someone less fortunate. The 2009 based on a true story film the blind side was a massive box office hit, beloved by both critics and the viewing public the movie raked in $300 million, earned an oscar nod. The blind side written and directed by john lee hancock based on the book by michael lewis starring quinton aaron, sandra bullock, tim mcgraw, lily collins and jae head. Sociological analysis control theory (outer): michael oher is controlled by the tuohy family, his tutor, teachers, coaches, and fans control theory (inner): michael oher is controlled by his own survival needs, morals, and thoughts. Meredith bremer sociology 2001 may 2, 2014 bonus paper assignment the blind side is an excellent movie that gives examples of social experiences and topics that have been covered in our class.
The blind side is an excellent movie with fine storytelling and great performances it is a small movie with conflicts that hit home but are not earth shaking even so, the subtle conflict may be the movie's biggest draw. All of these problems are related to one another when you look at it from a sociological perspective as seen in the blind side, these problems were all occurring at once this movie is a great tool to use to connect society to a sociological point of view. Michael oher said the 2009 hit movie the blind side has taken away from what he does on the field andrew weber/usa today sports i'm not trying to prove anything,'' oher said.
Several weeks ago, i saw the blind side which is, as lots of people have already pointed out, yet another addition to that long list of white savior movies if you're not familiar with this particular movie trope, you should read hernan and gordon's screen saviors: hollywood fictions of whiteness. The story of michael oher, a homeless and traumatized boy who became an all american football player and first round nfl draft pick with the help of a caring woman and her family. Published: wed, 29 jun 2016 john lee hancock's film entitled the blind side describes the struggle of a black man to become part of the white society michael oher, the main character in the story shows the audience how a black man experiences mistreatment and discrimination from his white community which is the common trend of american mainstream.
in the blind side, many parts of society are interrelated and work to keep society operating in an orderly way since functionalism is a macro level approach, you must look at it from a distant perspective. The blind side (2009) cast and crew credits, including actors, actresses, directors, writers and more. Granted there is a temptation to read more into it, but the blind side is a small movie about one person and one family it is not a polemic, and it is not an overtly political documentary it is not a polemic, and it is not an overtly political documentary. Soc 1004 movie review summary: the movie that i chose to do the sociological movie review on is called, the blind side the movie starts off with michael oher, a tall black make, also known as big mike being recruited to go to a mostly all white academy school because of his athletics. Exemplifying sociological social psychology perspectives in the field of sociological social psychology, there are many perspectives that help explain the behavior of individuals, mainly by analyzing the elements that influence individual thoughts, actions and feelings.
About the various sociological perspectives to the main themes within the film communicate your ideas using course and textbook content and your personal views. The movie the blind side is a must see in my mind but to give you a better perspective of what this true story is all about, see the abc video about michael oher and his story see this video since it shows scenes from the movie as well as clips from some of the real people who were portrayed in the film. Because most sports movies are mediocre, and because most movies starring sandra bullock are worse than that and because i have read the book upon which it is based, i had no intention of seeing the blind side. The movie fudges it - it is raised, perfunctorily, only at the very end the rest of the action is taken up with predictable, hammily acted nonsense there is a rich, complex story to be told about michael oher, and his mentor, leigh anne tuohy.
I absolutely adore the movie, the blind sidethe semi-biographical film, starring sandra bullock, quinton aaron, tim mcgraw, kathy bates, lily collins, and jae head, was released in 2009. The blind side is also apparently the first female-lead movie to make over $200 million given that women over 40 (bullock is 45) are rarely cast in active, strong leading roles, and are never expected to make money, bullock's coup is worth an oscar, even as i rue the racist slant of her material. The blind side is the story of michael oher, who came from a disadvantaged childhood and is now a professional football player we are reading this book because it illustrates many of the sociological concepts we learn during the semester including, social promotion, racial inequality, culture shock, among others.
Blind side movie review the blind side-october 13,2010 the blind side on november 20, 2009, a great movie was brought forth for the world to see the blind side is a 2009 drama-sports film written and directed by john lee hancock. The blind side describes the struggle of a black man to become part of the white society michael oher, the main character in the story shows the audience how a black man experiences mistreatment and discrimination from his white community that is the common trend of american mainstream. The blind side the movie i chose was the blind side the blind side is a 2009 american semi-biographical drama film written and directed by john lee hancock it was based on the 2006 book.
The conflict of this book would be person vs society in the book it shows how leigh anne and sean help michael through school and help him with the problems he had when the first met him the conflict in the book would be external, because it tells how michael dealt with what society thought about him. 1/20/12 sociology of sports the blind side the movie, the blind side which opened in the box office in november, 2009, is based on the true life account of a wealthy, upper class woman, leigh anne tuohy, who has a big heart and a love for the sport of football. Meanwhile, blacks, for the most part, have been noticeably silent about the blind side, the sandra bullock-helmed movie based on the true story of a memphis family, the tuohys, who take in a.