Film Analysis Of Alan Parker's 'Mississippi Burning'

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MIBURN was the Codename of an FBI case in 1964. MIBURN is short for “Mississippi Burning” which is also the title of the director Alan Parker’s movie from 1988. The movie is occupied with the occurrences from the original FBI case and gives us a general view of what was happening. However, that might not be as true as we think it is. According to “The Guardian” the movie is not very political and historically correct. Actually, the writer of the article’s exact words was: “The Mississippi burning is written, acted and filmed with flair, but its history and politics are as murky as a Mississippi swamp”. The movie is about two FBI agents who lead an investigation on a case concerning the homicide on three civil right workers. The investigation…show more content…
Anderson. When we first become acquainted with Mr. Anderson, he starts singing the Ku Klux Klan song. This scenario creates a little doubt around people who watch the movie - Is he a part of the problem or not? It turns out that he is being sarcastic, and it is also his “south” methods that lead them to the final solution. Mr. Anderson is a southern man himself, and he is very good at fitting into the community. He is a tough man and he knows how to speak the local foreign language or “lingo”. Mr. Anderson’s partner, Mr. Ward wants to play by the book. However, Mr. Anderson knows which methods to be used for creating the greatest results in the case. And it turns out that he was…show more content…
The continuous battle between the black and white people caused many lives. Propaganda was the key-word in the 1960’s and the focus among the population was to change people’s minds. The repertory of the media used for propaganda was huge. It could be anything from prejudice commercials and segregation to historically inspiring speeches such as “I have a Dream”. While Martin Luther King Jr was fighting for the black people’s civil rights, groups as the KKK spread fear among the black people by burning houses and even kill to send a message to the public. KKK started a new era of violence when the Civil Rights began in the 1960’s. The members were critical of the fact that the black people were getting all these rights. The KKK members decided to do something about it, and as we see in the movie they killed three civil right workers, burned down houses and attacked and burned down churches. The KKK as an organization had some similarity to the Nazi’s in World War II. They convinced other people to become a part of the organization by telling them that they would be given food, money, shelter and they were going to become a part of a community - they were going to be a family. The other similarity between the Nazi’s and the KKK is their desire to kill in the cause of what they believe in. And that is also one of the fundamentally carrying stones in the foundation of the KKK - to have something to believe

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