Archive for April, 2012

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spixploitation films

April 27, 2012

What did you learn about the presentation of Latinos in American film since 9/11?

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el norte

April 27, 2012

I thought there were quite a few parallels between this film and Journey of Hope.  That could be a place for you to start discussing your reaction to El Norte and how strong you think its message is.

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kebab connection

April 20, 2012

I hope everyone enjoyed our switch to comedy.  What caught your attention?  Were there things you liked about the characters, the plot, or the filming?  Did you make comparisons with other films from class or just any you know about?  Was there anything you found confusing or didn’t like?

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the mortal storm

April 19, 2012

The Mortal Storm is a rarely seen film, yet it addresses one of the most important events in history, WWII.  It’s the most direct anti-Nazi statement Hollywood made before the war.  What did you think of the movie or the presentation the following night?

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road to guantanamo

April 6, 2012

This film provides one of the most troubling pictures of the diasporic experience that we’ve seen.  Perhaps this is because the characters do nothing to deserve what happens to them, and then they become so thoroughly helpless at the hands of people who could helpful.  Is this film that it was good to work up to by seeing other dimensions of immigrants struggles first?  Was there some logical continuty in the sequence of these films?  What in the film affected you most?