Cinema Studies 299

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Art project

May 20, 2011 by Emma Hosford on Emma Hosford's Blog · Uncategorized

In my sculpture class we looked at this art project that took all the frames of The Godfather and put them all onto one page. The nature of film is transient because we can’t see all of it at once. It is interesting to think about the difference that could… read more

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Difference between trailers and films

May 20, 2011 by Emma Hosford on Emma Hosford's Blog · Uncategorized

For the Dvd commentary project, my group did Shutter Island. One of the most interesting things i encountered in my research was the huge difference between the feeling of the trailer and the film itself. The trailer is marketed it as more of a horror film, but really, there are… read more

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5 Second Films

May 13, 2011 by Ryan Glover on Ryan Glover's Blog · Uncategorized

These videos are impressive. The writers/directors are effectively establishing characters as well as a understandable plot in five seconds. Check these out: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=saqO_ZqX6uY&list=PLA9CC3AA53F76C99D

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Short Psychological Thriller

May 13, 2011 by Ryan Glover on Ryan Glover's Blog · Uncategorized

Check this psychological thriller out: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OjTOs1L3SBg&list=PLA9CC3AA53F76C99D

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The Social Network

April 29, 2011 by Madeline Meyer on Madeline Meyer's Blog · Uncategorized

New York Times’ “Capturing the Facebook Obsession”

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The Harder They Come

April 22, 2011 by Madeline Meyer on Madeline Meyer's Blog · Uncategorized

One of the elements of The Harder They Come I enjoyed most was its ability to convince you that you’re watching one movie and then completely shifting gears. ┬áThe first half seemed like the familiar story of “talented artist struggles to be recognized” and the second half was somewhat akin… read more

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The Harder They Come to be remade

April 18, 2011 by Stefan Berg on Stefan Berg's Blog · Uncategorized

Before going to the screening of the great The Harder They Come, I googled the movie to see what it was about and came across this bit of news: “‘The Harder They Come’ set to be remade by Trudie Styler (the original director’s daughter)” The full article can be read here: http://www.nme.com/filmandtv/news/the-harder-they-come-to-be-remade-by-trudie-style/211887 The… read more

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Willkommen, Bienvenue, Welcome: Adaptation and Cabaret

April 18, 2011 by Alanna Bennett on Alanna Bennett's Blog · Uncategorized

Cabaret is one of my favorite movies. As someone who has always been a big fan of both film and musical theater, the way that Cabaret tackles both so cleverly has always impressed me. [Read more →]

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I got it, I’m gone.

April 15, 2011 by Daniel Siegelman on Daniel Siegelman's Blog · Uncategorized

What is Do the Right Thing about? As I watched the film, the answer to this question was constantly changing in my mind. At first, it seemed like a parable about a certain time and place, about racial tensions in 1980’s Brooklyn. The film’s heavy emphasis on setting, as well… read more

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Nights of Cabiria: Reinvigorating the Italian spirit post fascism

April 13, 2011 by Melissa Bloomer on Melissa Bloomer's Blog · Uncategorized

I thought I would comment on Fellini’s 1957 film, Nights of Cabiria, after having finished a paper on it for Daniel Goulding’s module. This film, starring Fellini’s wife Giulietta Masina as the title character, is one of the most effective of Fellini’s neo-realist films. Before Fellini progressed to… read more

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