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12 May 2010
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Death of Cinema?

As I have commented on a few other blogs, I don’t believe that the cinema will die. With time comes change. The world constantly evolves and so does our technology. There are many arguments about the technology that is utilized for film making. Friedberg argues that …

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1 May 2010
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El Secreto De Sus Ojos

This film is directed by Juan Jose Campanella. One word to describe this film: brilliant. I was completely blown away by Campanella’s work. This is first time I have ever seen a piece by him. From the very start of the film, the editing of …

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28 April 2010
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Thesis for paper!

I have been a fan of vampires and am drawn to the mystique of vampirism.  What always struck me was the way in which sexuality has always been linked to vampires.  A vampire’s sexual orientation almost always leans towards heterosexuality (Queen of the Damned) or has homoerotic tendencies (Interview with …

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19 April 2010
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World on a Wire

Yesterday I went, along with a few others, to see the Fassbinder film World on a Wire.  Fassbinder’s film was originally made for German television and based on the novel Simulacron-3 by Daniel F. Galouve.  This film is about computer generated people who figure out what they are and disrupt …

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17 April 2010
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The Oppositional Gaze: Black Female Spectators

This has to be, by far, the best reading.  I was really intrigued by what Hooks had to say about black female spectatorship.  The way in which she began her article just drew me in.  It felt personal.  I am not black, but I can empathize with the way she …

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15 April 2010
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The Imaginary Signifier

Christian Metz is very hard to read.  I feel as though he talks in circles and I have to reread almost every other paragraph to understand what he is saying.  Metz discusses identification and the mirror.   Cinema has been described as a “synthesis of all the arts”.  Which I agree …

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15 April 2010
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Vampires: Gender and Sexuality (paper topic)

I have always been a fan of vampire flicks.  Not only have I always been a fan but I have noticed the sexual nature of these films as well.  I want to discuss the homoerotic implications, the relationships, and find out more about “Transylvania”.  Why did Bram Stoker pick this …

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23 March 2010
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White Ribbon

Okay…so last night I saw White Ribbon directed by Michael Haneke.  The only other film of his that I have seen was Funny Games.  The film was shot in black and white which was appropriate for the time period\location that this film was set in which was pre-war Germany.  Haneke …

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17 March 2010
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Third Cinema of the Third World

As I was reading “Towards a Third Cinema” I began to understand the Third Cinema as a cinema that is resistant. It speaks to those that live in countries that have been affected by the harshness of colonialism. However, the impact of colonialism has not left these countries. …

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15 March 2010
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Auteur Theory: Film vs. Music Videos

I was just wondering. Does the auteur theory only pertain to film directors or can it pertain to directors who direct music videos as well?
Francis Lawrence directed I Am Legend and he also directed Lady Gaga’s Bad Romance. In my opinion, I believe he is an auteur even …

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