Archive for October, 2013

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lgbt films

October 30, 2013

What did you think about the film(s) you saw Sunday night?  Tell us about the plot, the characters, the emotions involved, and any interesting stylistic elements.  Would you recommend the film to others?  Why or why not?

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unforgiven

October 25, 2013

Unforgiven seems like a simple film, but it’s also a puzzle.  Much of it shows all the stories of the Old West to be lies.  But then Clint Eastwood’s character, Will Munny, after saying he’s done with killing and will honor his late wife’s memory, kills a room full of people without getting scratched even though they all have guns.  And we’re left with the question of why his wife fell in love with someone who was a mass murderer.  What are we supposed to think?  Why would Eastwood (also the director and writer) give us these questions?  What did you think of his character and of the movie?

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“Five Friends” filmmaker

October 16, 2013

What did you learn about this filmmaker and his film?  Exactly what was the issue?  Why did he think it was important?  Did he show any clips?  Overall, how did you react?  What was good and bad about the evening?

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the exquisite corpse project

October 8, 2013

Write a couple paragraphs telling what you thought of The Exquisite Corpse Project and the filmmakers who came to talk about it.  Did you enjoy the movie and the evening?  Did you enjoy the discussion?  Did you discover anything new about filmmaking?  Were there any additional questions you wanted to ask or have thought about asking since?

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Mr. Hush

October 1, 2013

Give some thought to what’s going on in Mr. Hush and suggest some ideas of what you think it’s about, why you have your interpretation, and how the cinematography relates to it.