Mr. Smith goes to washington
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what year was "Mr. Smith goes to Washington" made?
who gets to appoint a new senator when the old one died?
why is the editor/publisher of the newspaper more powerful than the governor
he runs/controls all the politics/advertisement. he is the puppet master
why was Mr. Smith picked to be senator
the governor's kids persuaded him, and the coin landed next to a newspaper with Mr. Smith's name
what are the reasons that the governor gave to Taylor for his appointment of Smith?
votes, he doesn't know politics, and he would just sit there and not ask questions
what happened to Mr. Smith's father?
he was shot in the back and died
who presides over the senate
who is Mr. President
another senator who sits in the big chair above everyone else the senate room
why does senator payne NOT want mr. smith to know what is going on?
he could become suspicious
why do the reporters in Washington make fun of smith when he arrives
he is so nieve, and they don't think he can/should be senator
what does smith think that he will be able to do as senator?
create a bill
how many senators are there in the movie?Therefore how many states?
96 senators, 48 states
what is the bill that Mr. Smith introduces
make a boys camp they can go to on the summer
what are the problems with the bill Mr. Smith introduces?
it is at willet creek
why does senator payne want smith to work on the camp bill
so he doesn't know about the willet creek dam Bill he is working on
what was saunders like when she first came to Washington? what is she like now?
her eyes were big blue question marks, and now they are full of green dollar signs
who "owns" the other congressmen and senator payne? what is meant by "own"?
Jim taylor. They are the puppets, and he is the puppet master
what is the taylor machine?
Jim Taylor operating, making something, producing something with money, and creating lies
give some examples of the taylor machine at work
he bought payne his job, spreaded the lies about smith in the newspaper
what is taylor's interest in willet creek
he wants the money
why is smith unable to "keep the floor," on his first attempt?
he yielded the floor to payne
obviously smith was attempting a filibuster, what must he do in order for it to work?
he must keep talking, not sit down, stay on the subject
where have all the telegrams come from? Who is behind it all?
1) the people back home 2) taylor
why don't the people "back home" support Smith?
taylor has everyone home believing in lies about smith from what they read in the newspapers
during the movie, what is the role that the press plays? are they out to hurt him?
they are on the border between good and evil the boys help smith, while the adults are against smith, then with him
what are some of the ways the director makes sure that we know who is good and who is bad?
lighting, sound, money, the size of people
what role does Lincoln play in the movie
hope that the government is truly of the people by the people for the people
what are some of the symbols that the directors uses through throughout the movie
coins: smith is so happy to have pennies, while the senate is only happy, and is only talking about millions of dollars (rich v. poor)
what is the importance of the kids?
they support smith, and aren't as nieve
what techniques does the director use in filming the movie to get his ideas across the viewer?
highlighting parts of the Gettysburg address
shining the governor's face when he is being "interrogated" by taylor
what are the basice themes of the movie
good v. evil, man v. boy, truth v. lie, rich v. poor
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