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"Coming to America" a movie about socializationComing to america is a movie that is...

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trina2005 | Student, Grade 9 | (Level 2) eNoter

Posted March 26, 2012 at 12:18 AM via web

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"Coming to America" a movie about socialization

Coming to america is a movie that is about to come to America for the first time. Is this film a movie about socialization, norms, what roles are there in the film, there ekesmpler the deviation, sanctions, internalisation and socialization, and says nothing about the film culture

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trina2005 | Student, Grade 9 | (Level 2) eNoter

Posted March 26, 2012 at 12:22 AM (Answer #2)

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what i mean is coming to America is a movie about to come to America for the first time. is this a movie about socialization, norms, what roles are there in the film, is there some examples for devination, sanctions, internalisation and culture.

i really need help with this :)

ps. are there some other movies that have those topics?

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e-martin | High School Teacher | (Level 1) Educator Emeritus

Posted March 26, 2012 at 12:43 AM (Answer #3)

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Are you trying to polish up a thesis on Coming to America? 

Here's a little editing help: 

Coming to Americais a movie about coming to America for the first time. The film explores ideas of socialization, norms, and social roles. 

There are other films about immigration and culture shock. You may want to look at Godfather II or The Last Samurai. There are better movies out there for your purposes, and I'm sure other posters will help there, but these are the first two that come to mind. 

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litteacher8 | Middle School Teacher | (Level 1) Distinguished Educator

Posted March 26, 2012 at 12:51 AM (Answer #4)

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There are many movies about immigrants.  Are you interested in documentaries or fictional films?  One movie based on a biography that comes to mind is Angela's Ashes.  This is based on the experiences of Irish immigrant Frank McCourt.  The Godfather II is also largely a film about immigration.  Another famous immigrant movie is Avalon.  It's a popular subject.

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trina2005 | Student, Grade 9 | (Level 2) eNoter

Posted March 26, 2012 at 3:46 AM (Answer #5)

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im interested in both documentaries and fictional films, but i really just want to know examples of socialization, norms, roles, is there some examples for devination, sanctions, internalisation and culture in the movie coming to America or a more modern movie or documantair. but i prectiate you answears

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trina2005 | Student, Grade 9 | (Level 2) eNoter

Posted March 26, 2012 at 3:48 AM (Answer #6)

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i would be happy if you came with some teen movies too with those topics

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rrteacher | College Teacher | (Level 1) Educator Emeritus

Posted March 27, 2012 at 2:08 AM (Answer #7)

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Coming to America is indeed about socialization, though it makes extraordinarily condescending assumptions about African culture. However, it is about an attempt by an immigrant (although a fabulously rich one) to adapt to surroundings that are totally foreign to him. He places himself in this situation, and of course does not become totally acculturated, in fact he brings a woman back to Africa to marry into the royal family. 

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