After watching the Bell Hooks film "Cultural Criticism and Transformation" I felt like I hadn't notcied a lot of the ways filmmakers try to force their ideas and perspectives onto the viewer of the film. In the movie "Kids" I thought the rape scene was really disturbing because it was almost as if the director tried to make the rape ok because of the way the boy was saying nice things to the girl while it was happening, not that she could hear him anyway, and trying to make it look like he wasn't forcing himself on her, but he was. It is scary to think of a young boy watching this film and then think it is ok to do something like this because it was portrayed in a way that didn't look like rape, when in fact it was. I think that after watching this film in the future I will notice more the ways the filmmakers try to portray different kinds of people in the manner they believe is the right way, when really it is just their opinion on how that person should be. For example, in the film "Smoke" I thought it was interesting how the character of the black boy wasn't written specifically for a black character but the personality of the character caused the director to pick a black person because the director thought that is who would represent that character better. But why did a black person have to play that character? It wasn't necessary, it was just the way the director viewed the character, which then forced anyone who watched that film to view that character as black.