Why can the movie '8 Mile' be considered a local color story?
Pre-University Paper from the year 2010 in the subject English - Applied Geography, grade: -1, , language: English, abstract: Definition: Local color Local color or regional literature is fiction and poetry that focuses on the characters, dialect, customs, topography, and other features particular to a specific region. Influenced by Southwestern and Down East humor, between the Civil War and the end of the nineteenth century this mode of writing became dominant in American literature. Especially Representatives of the United States were for example Mark Twain and Mary Austin, Zone Gale, Hamlin Garland and - probably the most famous one - Bret Hart. 'The short story 'The Outcasts of Poker Flat' is a superb example of local color fiction' because it has the following characteristics: a) it is written for popular fiction, b) it contains accurate dialect, c) it shows realistic representations of local customs, dress, mannerisms, and habits of thought, d) it contains sentimentality, e) it contains humor, f) it contains the subject of life, friendship, and love, g) it came from personal experience of the author, and h) it contains eccentric characters. 'Local Color' has not only played a big role in the past but can be also found in the present. In the following we are going to find out if the movie '8 Mile' is a typical 'Local Color' story. To begin with we will be looking at the most important information of the movie which includes a summary, a biography of the Producer and Director Curtis Hanson, a biography of Eminem and the most important figures. After that we are going to talk about three songs of the movie and finally we are going to see that the movie '8 Mile' has a lot of local color characteristics.
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