Tuesday, July 20, 2004

Course Evaluations

I forgot to mention that course evaluations are now available online.  Go to the following URL to fill out evaluations: http://www.coursesurvey.gatech.edu/student_login.cfm

Final Terms

Here are the terms from teh student presentations.  Keep in mind that this list is not exhaustive, and terms may come from the textbook or from my lectures.
  • Technicolor
  • Rosie the Riveter
  •  Vincente Minnelli
  • RKO studios
  • William Randolph Hearst
  • Works Progress Administration
  • Gregg Toland
  • Errol Morris
  • Philip Glass
  • Interrotron
  • "Dr. Death"
  • Film Noir
  • 1948 Paramount Decision
  • Philip K. Dick
  • Postmodernism
  • Blaxploitation
  • Oscar Micheaux
  • Julie Dash
  • Chris Marker

Friday, July 16, 2004

The Last Angel of History

This might be too little too late, but The Eyedrum is showing The Last Angel of History, an important new film about "the hitherto unexplored relationships between Pan-African culture, science fiction, intergalactic travel, and rapidly progressing computer technology."

The screening takes place tonight (Friday night) at 9 PM.

Thursday, July 15, 2004

Do the Right Thing Lecture Notes

Here are some very helpful lecture notes from another instructor on Spike Lee's Do the Right Thing. You might scan through them to have another perspective on Lee's craftsmanship in this film.

Monday, July 12, 2004

Do the Right Thing

This week's film is Spike Lee's Do the Right Thing. In addition to the film, I'll inlcude one reading on electronic reserve, but I'd also like you to take a look at this poem by Ai, "Riot Act, April 29, 1992," which speaks to some of the issues in Lee's film.

Thursday, July 08, 2004

Errol Morris Interview

Those students writing on Errol Morris might be interested in this interview (PDF file) from Cineaste.

Tuesday, July 06, 2004

Blade Runner

Have been having Blogger issues, but here's a chance to comment on Blade Runner.

Be sure to read the essays on Blade Runner available on electronic reserve.

Monday, July 05, 2004

Weekend Movies

Did anyone see Spiderman 2? Fahrenheit 9/11? Any other movies? Leave comments and tell us what you thought.

New York Times Article on Documentary Film

Here's a New York Times article on documentary (or nonfiction) film featuring an interview with Errol Morris.

Wednesday, June 30, 2004

David Harris News

After our discussion of The Thin Blue Line this week, I thought you all migt be interested to know that David Harris, now 43 years old, faces execution Wednesday for the murder he committed a couple of years after killing the police officer in Dallas.

Tuesday, June 29, 2004

The Lady from Shanghai

Comments and questions about The Lady from Shanghai can go here.

Tuesday, June 22, 2004

Linda Williams Essay

I've just submitted Linda Williams' essay, "Mirrors without Memories" to electronic reserve. It should be available no later than Wednesday. Wiliams provides even more background into the film and the decisions Morris made in constructing the plot of the film.