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QUICK NOTE FOR MY SUMMER 2010 STUDENTS
Glad to see you "here." There's hardly any content so far, but you and I will spend this summer beefing it up. You can click through the old COM111 pages, but your experience of the course this summer will be markedly different in fundamental ways, so this is really where you should be spending your time.
Before you can do anything on the site other than reading, however, you need to sign up to be a member of the Andrew Teaches site, and that will require you to first sign up for a general WetPaint account. You will then use that account to sign up for membership to Andrew Teaches.
(As an alternative, you can sign up using your accounts in Facebook, Twitter, or Windows Live ID, but I'm not sure whether that's a better option for you.)
UPDATE (21 IV 2010): I've put up the list of films we are screening for the summer.
UPDATE (26 IV 2010): I've attached the course syllabus as a PDF file on this page.
A few more considerations:
I need your user names to follow the following format: 111A-yourusername. You're free to choose your own user name after "111A-" prefix, but pick one that won't embarrass you (or me, for that matter).
After you set up your account AND sign up here, play around with your profile. Have fun with it (you can add pictures and whatnot), but what I really really need to see there is your ID number.
Finally, here's a link to an old page for Mulholland Drive. "Follow" me there. Go on, click on the link.
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|jongcardenas||Movies cont.||0||Jun 3 2010, 8:41 AM EDT by jongcardenas|
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I think I have to watch the movie over and over again in order to get the full juice of it. Wes Anderson has a great skill of creating deeply truthfull messages in simple yet still mesmerizing in style, unlike David Finch who indulges his fetish for confusing his audience. All in all, COM111 was a great experience and I learned a whole lot from it. From Aristotle to recitation.
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|jongcardenas||Movies||0||Jun 3 2010, 8:38 AM EDT by jongcardenas|
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Movies are awesome. Out of all the movies we viewed over the course, I personally liked Spider, Primer, Punch-drunk Love and Darjeeling Limited. Enjoyed these movies on different levels but I think Darjeeling Limited has the most substance in its story and imagery. I find it very relevant because it talks about life and family, characters searching for meaning and spirituality. It included life and death and everything in between: sex, snakes, India, trains, bags, cars and a whole lot of other things. All these objects are both relevant and vital to the story and, in my opinion, everyone's life. HOOHA.
I was a fan of Wes Anderson's Royal Tenenbaums but after seeing Darjeeling Limited, my fondness for the director elevated into something similar to a fixation. I couldn't take my eyes, ears and mind off the movie, plus it had the Kinks on its soundtrack, which is still my currently favorite band. I love the Kinks. The song Strangers came from the movie and hearing it made me love the band and movie even more. Anyway, the scene where Anderson took a dolly shot of a train with different compartments, resolving some of the images that weren't thoroughly disclosed in the sequences was very effective. It was a nice way to shed light on to the dark spots of the movie. I also found the "eye-talk" quite amazing and interesting. Many movies use eyes to send messages but they never really talked about doing it like in Darjeeling Limited. Adrien Brody's snake was also a fantastically effective metaphor, I think. And a whole lot more.................................
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|jomel-com111||dark water, --horror?---asian?||0||May 22 2010, 3:57 AM EDT by jomel-com111|
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i dont understand why dark water is a "horror" film. i think this film disrespects all horror films because the essence of "horror" isn't there at all. This is the only film that has a ghost that doesnt spook, ghost buster's ghosts are scarrier. also, i think the american re-make F*ed up the real version. The americans should play their role..as in the ones being coppied not the coppier. They're better at originals. They made the ring ugly they made ju-on ugly and now dark water. they should just admit asians look scarrier than they are. Also Ive noticed that all asian horror films such as the famous Ju-on, the ring and even dark water are all about "life Fulfillment" compared to the american horror films. Like ju-on is about jealousy and hatred so after her death she haunted innocent people, in the ring she was murdered like her honor was so disrespected so she came back hunting innocent people too, and in dark water the little girl wanted a mother so that too is jealousy. All the asian films are about a spirit coming back cuz they were wronged or had something wrong with their lives so its not really "EVIL" cuz they just dont do it for the sake of "horror". I guess this came from asian cultures since we value Honor a lot more compared to the westerners etc...we're more family oriented and traditional and stuff.. you get the picture
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