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Tahir Hussain <[log in to unmask]>
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Film and TV Studies Discussion List <[log in to unmask]>
Thu, 18 Jan 1996 17:25:13 -0500
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Hello Mark,
    Several movies came out in the 70's dealing with a struggle of an
individual against another force.  Two of my favorite movies with two of my
favorite actors come to mind.
     Dirty Harry, a cop who gets the job done his own way.  He is against the
unjust government and the bureaucracy's involved.
     Death Wish, is another.  One of the most controversial films ever about
a man, Charles Bronson, who's wife is killed and daughter raped.  Bronson
becomes a vigilante and goes out at night looking for criminals.  The movie
is about a struggle between a man and the unjust  government ideologies and
problems with the system.
      Also it's important to remember a big reason why the movie of the
anti-hero like these were popular was because the Vietnam War was ending and
people liked seeing a character that stood up to the system like Eastwood in
Dirty Harry and Bronson in Death Wish.
          Hope I've been of help.   Please E-mail me at [log in to unmask] if
you have any questions.
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