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1165 Film Week – Spring 18

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Hello 1165,

First exam in the books! Congrats. You will receive your grade at the end of next week’s class.

For next week: Read Rodman’s Film chapter

Your TA should respond by Monday, March 5th. If you have not heard from them by the 6th, email me at profdunphy@gmail.com

If you haven’t been doing the work or heard from them yet… where have you been?

Your Blog Assignment is as follows:

Word Count – 1500+ words. 

Take the notes of your TA, and use them to guide you on your work.

First and foremost!! Hope you like the movies I selected for us.

Gattaca (1997) and Pump Up The Volume (1990) – yep. Old school. At least they’re not black & white.

For the film GATTACA (1997) a personal favorite, directed by Andrew Niccol:

Did you like it, why or why not. Which characters did you like? Why? Always think of why.

Important note – know the character names, and info. It’s not Ethan Hawke, it’s Vincent. Etc.

This movie was made 20+ years ago — does it hold up? If released today, would this movie work? Be successful? Give me reasons. Anything else you want to add? Go for it! Use Rodman’s text or anything else so far in the semester if you want.

I will give you a wide berth here so discuss the film how you want.

The only unacceptable answer is: I don’t like/watch these kind of movies.

I don’t like romantic comedies yet I saw Sleepless in Seattle. And it’s so good.

Second Film is Pump Up the Volume.

Compare the two films. Are they comparable? You can use the above questions but see below for required work.

React, review, use Rodman’s Chapter 2 for this film or films.

There are several theories in chapter 2, see if you can get them or maybe even surprise me on some! This is required. 

But also a review and give some reactions… be honest… if you loved it — try to figure out why. If you hated it — why.

What do you think happens after the movie ends?

Both films will be sent in MP4 format, so you can watch them on your iPhone, iPad, etc.

Both films are about 1 hour 40 minutes.

If you haven’t received the wetransfer link by Friday afternoon, email me at profdunphy@gmail.com.

Looking forward to lecturing on film history and BOTH films next week.

Have a good one!

Professor Dunphy


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