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Pitch for English 1102

Pitch for English 1102

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Published by: Cory Dennis on Apr 27, 2012
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Cory DennisMr. BorreroEnglish 11028 April 2012PitchDear Executive Board,My name is Cory Dennis and I am the creator of the film
 A Day to Remember.
Idecided to make a movie about World War 2 and D-Day because I wanted to give theaudience a sense of what soldiers had to go through during the war times; as well asthe hard times all Americans were facing after the
Great Depression in the 1930’s,
especially for middle and lower class families. I have always been fascinated with
the 1930’s and 1940’s between the war and all the economic ups and downs
America was going through. I also feel a strong sense of pride in my country when Isee how they managed to prosper after such a devastating time period that impacted so many lives.The purpose for me writing this paper was to inform my audience and toentertain my audience. I believe that all throughout my paper I state facts anddescribe historical events like the Great Depression and the Agricultural Adjustment Act. I also go into detail about D-Day and how soldiers experience the war. I want to
make sure the historical events and the action pact battle keeps the audience
interested and makes sure they can’t stop watching the movie.
Another reason I chose to make this movie during this particular time wasbecause it hits home with me. I have heard stories about my great grandparents and
how after the Great Depression they didn’t trust the banks ever again. After they lost all of their money to the banks they wouldn’t use a bank anymore;
instead theywould hide their money in the house. When they passed away my family remembershaving to be very careful and very thorough while cleaning out the house becausemoney was hidden everywhere. After hearing this story I could better relate to howmany families must have felt towards banks after the Great Depression. The reason Imade the primary focus the war is because my grandfather joined the war; and thereason was to pay his way through college at Indiana University. I want to get abetter sense of what him as well as so many others like him went through.World War 2 is one of the most influential wars of modern history. I havecreated a script for a movie idea I think would be huge. The movie is titled
 A Day toremember 
. It is a movie based on the experiences two friends had during World War2. The movie will begin with President Franklin D. Roosevelt giving his Pearl HarborAddress. In this address FDR discusses that the United States was deliberatelyattacked by Japan. He then talks about how Japan has made an offensive move onour territory; and concludes his speech stating that the United States will triumphand that we have confidence in our armed forces. This will give the audience asense of patriotism. This will catch the audience and keep them on the edge of theirseats right away. I will also address multiple social issues during this time such as
the Great Depression during the
; which was when the stock market crashedand the banks failed. They tried to give the
peoples’ money back but didn’t 
haveenough for everyone. I also address how the film impacted the decision of FDR tojoin the war as well as the main character Robert to enlist in the military. FDR sawan opportunity to create American jobs after the Great Depression impacted somany lives.Joining the war allowed for Americans to produce guns and other essentialresources for the war. America also produced weaponry for Russia, which brought in a lot of revenue domestically. I then show background information on two childhood friends Robert Booker and James Emerson. They were born and raised inBloomington Indiana where they have lived all 18 years of their lives. Robert and hisfamily are a lower middle class family, that are farmers, and James and his motherare a low class family that does what they can to get by. Robert Booker is a smarkid who has never excelled athletically or academically. His father, Bobby Booker,who was in the army when he was younger; has never been proud of Robert foranything. James on the other hand was an All-state basketball player, All-statebaseball player, and scholar athlete at their high school; Bloomington High School in1941. Robert and James hang out together everyday after school, and one day Jamestells Robert he is joining the army in order to pay his way through college. Robert was skeptical at first, but then decides this is his opportunity to get employed andmake his father proud. After all the talks at dinner between Robert and his father herealized how hard it is to get a job in the economic times.

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