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  1. Oct 2016
    1. All That’s Plastic Melts: Pixar Noir

      This topic dives into the dark reality of Pixars desire to engage the parents or adults to think directly about their violent and "Rated R" values. The author points out the scene in which Woody pushes Buzz out of the window. It also goes into telling the viewers how we are altering our values from "us revolving around objects" to "objects revolving us around". The argument in this section is that we will surround ourselves with objects and eventually dump them and forget them. We will create a "city of mass-consumption". It will collectively join the rest of the conversation in the arguments desire to expose just how great Pixar films are engaging children to begin to question their own involvement of "mass-consumption" and exposing adults to decide whether or not we should continue the path of "mass-consumption" and overall destructive tendencies.

    2. They also cause them to ponder their relationship to “the end”

      This marks a transition sentence.

    3. If identification with the object is ex-hilarating, it is also, at moments, fright-ening.

      This is the topic sentence for the first paragraph.

    4. it has un-wittingly led to an increasing attention to the body: “information technologies have turned the body into property in a particular way” and it is this concern about the body that these films express (Nakamura 96).

      Also seen portrayed by Lucas films in "Star Wars: A New Hope" you see C3P0 as depicted as a human. He is portrayed as a "clumsy", "uncoordinated" and "clueless" and is always in dire need to be saved. You are than introduced to R2D2 who is not objectified as a human and he is intelligent.

    5. Not only do they bear the ar-chitecture of our social world but, as computers and robots, they have bod-ies, “characteristics,” personality, and style. WALL-E and the Toy Story films suggest that they, like us, have a soul.

      Sincerely is the passion to which we strive so eloquently to engage in the production of another race to dominate and strangle as "ours" and breathe light unto. We feel this need to fill holes in our life with "things" and we, as alpha species must be the dominant of all.

    6. Pete’s unnamed new girl owner never directly addresses Pete but tells her Barbie doll that Pete “needs a makeover,” one she will presumably perform herself, as she has on Barbie, with the help of markers, stickers, and (a final marker of drag) glitter.

      Even though this is to be seen as normal everyday play from a young girl playing dolls. Pixar hits home to the males in the crowd because it forces young and old men to question their childhood growing up and playing with dolls or "action figures" yet this little playful touch from the motion picture company also allows us to see the gender objectification that we as society places on our children that boys have boy toys and girls have girl toys.

    7. Toy Story and Toy Story 2 strongly sug-gests the danger of girls, as do EVE’s destructive, gun-happy tendencies in WALL-E. I

      Do parents see this when they watch the movies? I fear that even as intelligent as this is, that most parents can hardly see through the tape and see the behind the scenes action taking place. Unless a person has taken philosophy courses or film courses in school they might not see these however if one is looking for these issues they become more clear. I as a child who saw these movies as a young adult did not see this as an issue and now that I am a parent showing these to my kids I feel that I only recognize these issues because I myself have been introduced to them.

    8. servant and master.

      Seen a lot in Wall-E with the robots being in complete servitude to the humans. Other Pixar movies have shown this ownership over entities by humans. With Toy Story the toys are shown to have life and they are only to live for the imagination of the humans.

    9. they are more reflections on movement—stud-ies of movement and its dynamics—than exhilarating thrill rides bent on effacing mechanics as most action films are.

      Pixar has shown that they are more into the industry of studying movement and its dynamics. it just falls into the realm of movies. They have transformed the study of movement into films.

    10. Toy Story 3 (2010) be-gins with Andy’s toys playing pretend. The setting is the Old West. Sheriff Woody fights the Potato Heads-cum-bandits to rescue a moving train full of orphan trolls. The Potato Heads escape the train in Barbie’s dream car. But the train is headed toward the precipice at the end of a dynamited trestle. Despite Woody’s efforts, the train plunges off the edge. We hear it thud below and see smoke rise from the chasm. Cow-girl Jessie’s jaw drops in utter disbelief and disappointment. For several long seconds as the energy of the action se-quence diffuses, we believe that Woody has failed. Then Buzz lifts the train out of the hole. But the threat is not, as we had imagined, contained but is instead reanimated and escalated. The toys are assailed by a mushroom cloud of “death by monkeys” and finally an unnamed threat behind a red button in Evil Dr. Porkchop’s dirigible.

      This section of text immediately shows the authors credibility. He transports us (the reader) directly into the issue.

    1. a “rational/economic” redemption of sorts which shaped the new dominant ethical-behavioral order.

      The drive for protection and the building of capitalism was essential for America's ability to later dislocate itself from Britain.

    2. What Wynter is arguing here however, is not just a material centrality, i.e. the labor of black slaves (and the economic profit extracted as a result of it) was central to the formation of these new societies, but also a social one.

      Another question to ask is whether Karl Marx's account of capitalism and free trade accounted for the need to produce more commodities with lower production cost. In the new Americas is there also not a reason that because of the lands ability to reproduce commodities could venture to say that one lands fruitfulness and the lack of another's fueled the fire that we call slavery or free wage work?