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Old 04-10-2013, 01:32 PM
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For my sociology class we watch sci fi films then evaluate their sociological aspects. For our final paper we need to pick some sociological element and explore it in sci fi films. I've decided to look at the portrayal of law enforcement. Unfortunately I am having trouble finding movies to use for the paper and was hoping you all might be able to help. The films do not need to be strictly about police or other law enforcement agencies, though they can be. But they could also just pop up a few times in the movie, enough for the veiwer to form an opinion about law enforcement in that society. We have watched a few in class that I could use, but I'd like some others as well.

Ones I saw in class and could use are
The Day the Earth Stood Still
Fahrenheit 451
Soylent Green
Handmaid's Tale

The portrayal can be either positive or negative. It must be a movie, no TV, books, comics, etc.
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Old 04-10-2013, 01:33 PM
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Logan's Run would be great for that paper.
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Old 04-10-2013, 02:07 PM
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Serenity the guy with the sword and a beyond-all-reason sense of righteousness.
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Old 04-10-2013, 02:45 PM
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Many of the Star Wars films might have things you can use as well, with the storm troopers and all that
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Old 04-10-2013, 03:35 PM
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Time Bandits has some law enforcement elements. Blade Runner, I think Fifth Element does too. Jodie Dredd. Look on TVTropes, its a really common theme in classic sci-fi.

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Old 04-10-2013, 03:50 PM
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He killed me, Mal. He killed me with a SWORD!
How weird is that !?
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The Matrix has an interesting law enforcement element with all the Mr. Smiths.

Men in Black with Will Smith, the main characters are in law enforcement.
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Judge Dredd, that's the whole premise behind their stories.
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