Is that part of the message, Clint? And I view that as a sad thing. And the fact that racism and humanism can be delivered at the sometime within the same film, is the exact genius of the film. Eastwood offers vindication for the unapologetic, hard drinking bigot with a heart of gold. I sat there wondering just what was so funny. Interests… cars, tinkering with machines, cigarettes, and his old M1 Garand rifle, which was standard weaponry during the Korean War. Eastwood hammers home his message in homage to Jesus near the end. Walt's wife has just died I would have loved to meet her, and his sons have learned once again that the old bastard wants them to stay the hell out of his business.
He carried both of them in combat. The character belongs on the comic pages, in a cartoon. He turns up unarmed, and creates a ruckus so people will watch his murder. Those are not the words he would use. I thought about writing up a post for this blog, but was really emotionally affected by the experience of watching it in the theater. When he gets to know Thao, the teenage Hmong who lives next door, he takes him down to his barber for a lesson in how Americans talk.
As a veteran, I feel I understand what the screenwriter of this fictional story was trying to teach us. Also, Walt is very fond of Pabst Blue Ribbon not surprising given his generation, class, and location. As Tao begins working for Walt, they slowly develop a father-son relationship that becomes stronger than Walt ever has with his own kids. On strained relations with his grown sons and not wanting the advice of the priest of his wife's church, Walt is a gruff man who has few friends. Kowalski is a cantankerous, retired Polish American car factory worker and Korean War veteran. He and his old friends at the barber shop call each other all kinds of names. We hope you enjoy your time with us! In Gran Torino he takes the trope and expands it from the inside.
Thao botches the theft after getting caught by Walt. Walt has Thao clean up the neighborhood until his debt is paid and shows Thao the ways of American men. Written contents in this article — © 2009 Pete Dunton — All Rights Reserved. Left as the only remaining white male in his neighborhood he becomes prejudice and bias towards the Hmong family that has moved in next door. However, he realizes that the Hmong gang disturbs the neighborhood and after a coward attack of the gangster, Walt decides to take an ultimate attitude.
His life was over anyway and he made his peace with God and his confession. Retrieved on March 17, 2012. And this is on top of the drive-by at her house. After discovering blood when he coughs, Walt visits the doctor. Youre right about the V — I saw my mistake after posting. Many in the Hmong community throughout the U. Hollywood loves rewarding itself for this sort of stuff.
No immigrant can take that pride away from him. And it helps if you live in the kind of neighborhood where they are next door. Overall the Torino and Gran Torino were bigger and heavier than the previous year. He tells Thao to return late in the afternoon. Then Thao's sister Sue , likable and sensible comes over to apologize for her family and offer Thao's services for odd jobs, Walt accepts only reluctantly. Descarga la última versión de uTorrent y baja a la máxima velocidad: Gran Torino Descargar Gran Torino Torrent Género: Peliculas Año: 2008 Director: Clint Eastwood. We can disagree and have productive discussion without name calling.
Spider, upset at Thao's rejection of his gang, begins to retaliate against the family, forcing Walt to intervene. Walt could be the typical Trump voter. He gradually takes Thao under his wing, teaching him a few things about life and helps getting him a job. Yes, Walt saw it that way but it did not mean that he had to give into their destruction of his neighborhood and abuse of its peoples. Eastwood is a symbol of old problematic America, and the laughter in the theater is not characteristic of any larger systemic problems, no way, get a sense of humor, will you? However, Mitch and Karen say they are too busy to talk to him. He knew precisely what he was doing.
Many of the offensive remarks are used in an ironic way. I also disagree that the male and female Hmong fit into either of the stereotypes you describe. Retrieved on March 16, 2012. On the other hand, the Hmongs are immigrants who are vulnerable in an unfamiliar, foreign world, but at home they have strength that comes from their family unity and the traditional values that even the children respect. It seems like you might just be defensively reacting to our analysis of racism in this film without familiarizing yourself with the literature we use as the foundation for our argument. His confession earlier suggests that he actually doesn't need redemption in any eyes but his own.