Nov 05 2009

Bonus Opportunity: Paranormal Activity

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The independent film Paranormal Activity is being screened in Caribbean Cinemas at Western Plaza and elsewhere.
Watch this film and post a 250-word analysis of whatever aspect(s) you’re interested in to earn some bonus points for the course.
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Nov 05 2009

Analysis of Rushmore

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In order to do this posting, you do two things:

Watch Wes Anderson’s Bottle Rocket and Rushmore.
Read the following (brief) entries at Film Reference.com:

AUTEUR THEORY AND AUTHORSHIP
ASCERTAINING AUTHORSHIP IN CINEMA
AUTHORSHIP AND US CINEMA
AUTHORSHIP AND POSTWARFRENCH CRITICISM
AUTHORSHIP AND MISE-EN-SCÈNE
AUTHORSHIP AND FILM CRITICISM IN BRITAIN AND THE US IN THE [...]

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Nov 02 2009

Analysis of Bottle Rocket

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For this analysis, you must describe what you think are important elements and/or themes for Wes Anderson, the director of this film. You can focus on any aspects that grab your attention thinking along the lines of cinematic style and/or world view as expressed in the film’s themes, symbolism, etc. Watch both the short and [...]

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Sep 29 2009

Announcements

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A few announcements:

The Assignments page in the blog has been updated and you have the details for both Essay #1 and Essay #2 (so you can start planning). Essay #1 is due on Tuesday, October 13.
The reading for Tuesday, October 6 is available in the Course Documents site. Here’s a link.
The Midterm Exam will be [...]

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Sep 29 2009

Analysis of Sound in “Gas, Food, Lodging”

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For this posting, you must analyze the use of sound in Allison Anders’ debut film Gas, Food, Lodging. Focus on a scene or group of scene and analyze the use, design, function, and/or  purpose of sound in the film. The screening checklist in page 311 may be useful. Your initial 250-word posting is due [...]

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Sep 22 2009

Protected: Analysis of Editing in Clerks

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Sep 15 2009

Protected: Analysis of Acting in “Reservoir Dogs”

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Aug 20 2009

Stranger than Paradise

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Instructions:
You may watch the film, but don’t write your posting until after class on Tuesday, after which you may need to rewatch a few scenes for your analysis.
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