Film Review: Babel (2006)

Film Review: Babel (2006)


Two reviews are required in this course: one of a novel and the second of a movie. I will
propose a fiction work and a movie. However, you are encouraged to propose other
movies, and other books that you believe are pertinent to our course. Once you propose
them to me, I will gladly add this to this list, so that they are available to all other
Each review should be 4- pages, double space, 12 Times New Roman.
1. Babel, 2006.
2.  Battle in Seattle .
3.  The Corporation .
4.  The Take .
1. Gibson, William, Pattern Recognition, Berkely, 2005.
2. Kwok, Jean, Girl in Translation, Riverhead Books, 2010.
3. Adiga, Aravind, The White Tiger, Free Press, 2008.
4. Kristof, Nicholas and WuDunn, Sheryl, Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into
Opportunity for Women Worldwide, Knopf, 2009.
5. Diamond, Jared, Guns, Germs and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies, W.W. Norton
& Company, 2005.
6. Clissold, Tim, Mr. China: A Memoir, HarperBusiness, 2006.
7. Barber, Benjamin Consumed: How Markets Corrupt Children, Infantilize Adults, and
Swallow Citizens Whole, W. W. Norton & Company, 2008. (Not Fiction).
8. Barber, Benjamin Jihad vs. McWorld: Terrorism's Challenge to Democracy,
Ballantine Books, 1996. (Not Fiction).
9. Cleave, Chris, Little Bee, Simon & Schuster, 2008.


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Cultural differences are often seen as a barrier and, on the other hand, a bridge between different societies. Babel (2006) is one film that tells such a story. The film has three different plots involving characters who are connected in three different countries. Essentially, the film is about responsibility and the three stories from Japan, Morocco, and United States present the same. Although the characters are enjoined by a chain of events and relationships, the film maintains distinct plots for the three stories. These plots are unique to each other and they also present an unconventional organization of a story that is more of a responsibility story and the separation of cultures. The title of the film alludes to the Tower of Babel which, in the Bible, is seen as a construction site which attempted to reach heaven but God separated the people by the different tongues. Similarly, this film which is directed by Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu presents the same separation. The three major plots include a father or father figure and their children. In Morocco, the father (Abdullah) has two young sons and a teenage daughter. Furthermore, in Tokyo, Japan, Yasujiro Wataya has a deaf-mute sex hungry daughter, Chieko. In San Diego, Richard leaves his………..

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