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On Body Image & Beauty Standards

I am, by traditional North American standards, exotic. With my long, straight, raven colored hair, coffee colored skin, muscular legs, and ‘flat’ nose are a stark contrast to the fair skinned, blond, blue eyed, ultra thin women often gracing the magazines today.  864 more words

Brown Gal Chronicles

Wish I Was Here

Am I here?  Are you here?  Are any of us actually here?

No, that’s not a philosophical question about the reality of this life; it’s a comment on the fact that many of us are, for much of the time, not fully present.   405 more words

Friends And Family

American Beauty: Breaking out of the prisons of our own making


One of the things most people tend to work to keep is appearance. They construct it like a persona that seems to grow more and more and take a life of its own. 1,221 more words


American Beauty | Movie Review

 American Beauty: American Classic

This film is a Must See for all moviegoers. Director Sam Mendes has created the perfect mix of humor, drama and visual superiority in this complex and highly entertaining cinematic masterpiece. 71 more words



W filmie każdy drobiazg ma znaczenie i został przez twórców zastosowany świadomie, z lepszym lub gorszym skutkiem. Niemniej najbardziej skłonni do nadawania symbolom przesadnie dużego znaczenia jesteśmy my, widzowie. 1,156 more words

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Victoria Principal

Victoria Principal: American TV actress, born to a US Air Force sergeant in Japan in 1950, screen debut in The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean (1972), last credit 2001.


Symbols & Themes

  1. Identify 2 important themes in the film. The American Dream will be one.                      One important theme in the film American Beauty is the american dream, this means that the film was based around the family wanting the american dream, the theme american dream means the classic white picket fence, a good well paying job, a nice expensive house, a wife and kids etc.
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