Archive | June 2011

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HITCH SPEAKS AND MORE

Hitch gives a great interview to Tom Snyder. Worth watching for sure. Part one is here: You can access the rest of the interview from there. Parts 2-6. There are dozens of other Hitch resources: interviews, excerpts from films and television shows, other directors discussing him.   Hitchcock even has his own Wiki. It’s full of […]

BLOGGED ESSAY 2: MOMOKO UCHIMURA

M directed by Fritz Lang is the top listed criminal genre movie of all time history. The movie revolves around “the serial murderer” who fears the city of Berlin in 1930s. Movie is mainly plotted with the chase and justification of the murderer by two opposite parties, the police and the criminals. However, this movie opens […]

THEORY: FREUD 2

Freud theorized about the development of sexuality in children. His most famous theory is the “Oedipal Complex” named after the play by Sophocles Oedipus the King  Psychosexual Development: In the early years the id (libido) fixates on three areas of pleasure and conflict: Oral Stage: sucking the breast: ends with weaning Anal Stage: controlling the […]

THEORY: FREUD 1

Sigmund Freud (1856-1939): Freud is one of the seminal thinkers of the modern age. His psychological theories had a huge impact on all the arts, especially film. His most important work was done in Vienna around the turn of the 20th century. After the First World War, Germany and Austria were in political and social […]

FILM COMPARISON PAPER DUE DATE

  Wednesday, 20 July. You should discuss your topic with me SOON.

ORSON SPEAKS: “ROSEBUD”

Afzal came across this excellent explanation of “Rosebud” by Orson Welles himself. The interview is very carefully constructed, and hides as much as it reveals. Fascinating. Thanks Afzal.

ET 16: CITIZEN KANE

What is Citizen Kane it about? How is it about what it is about? Who is it about? How is it about who it is about? Answer one of the above questions. Please avoid simplistic answers. Go deep. Focus on specific moments and scenes.