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MIDTERM EXAMINATION

In pairs, develop a scene based on a phone conversation between two people in different places. Adhere to all the following: Complete object exercises for both characters. Beats for both characters. Complete scored script. Fourth wall (s) listening: find the reaction beat. Base the scene on your own shared experiences and characters based on your […]

THE PROGRESSION OF EARLY CINEMA: AMERICA

Edweard Muybridge (1885) Thomas Alva Edison (1893) Black Maria Studio Fred Ott’s Sneeze

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SAD POSTING

Aleesha Farhana, the transgender Malaysian who was referred to in the Straits Times article about HER as Moh’d Ashraf Haviz died today at age 26. The cause was a heart attack and low blood pressure.

THE END

Our final screening, Dr Strangelove, or How I Stopped Worrying and Learned to Love the Bomb provides a suitable apocalypse for our course. Thanks for all your good work.

BLOGGED ESSAY: KAI OLLEH

ET 15: SINGING IN THE RAIN: MUSICAL NUMBERS “They don’t talk. They don’t act. They just make a lot of dumb show”. With reference to the character Kathy played by Debbie Reynolds, the musical film “Singin’ in the Rain” depicts the microcosm of growing film industry and a star system as a false image, without […]

THE LAST WEEK: THE COLD WAR

Our final two films are The Atomic Cafe, written by Michael Edwards and Dr. Strangelove or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb directed by Stanley Kubrik. Both require a basic  knowledge of the Cold War — the period of tension between the United States and the Soviet Union that immediately followed World War II […]