Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Helpful Link to Think About Film as Literature


Copy and paste a link to another website here, then write 20+ words explaining how this site is helpful/interesting in thinking about one of the films we viewed. Your link address must be different than all others included here.

13 comments:

adam said...

http://www.shadowgalaxy.net/Vendetta/vmain.html

It tells how V was bigger then life and what he stands for in this link. He represents freedom, and identity, and the responsibilities that go along with it.

Mr. Christensen said...

http://www.latrobe.edu.au/screeningthepast/firstrelease/fr0301/tgrfr12a.htm

This website is rather academic and very helpful in thinking about the movie Unforgiven . The points made by Tim Groves are valid and interesting, causing debate in my head. I've seen this film many times, but this website above has made me think in ways I would not have on my own. Here is an excerpt from Groves:

The growing literature on Unforgiven (US 1992) suggests that the film attempts to examine several intersecting concerns.[1] These include generic issues pertaining to the western, such as heroism, justice, violence, and myth-making, as well as screen violence generally, the inequity of gender relations, and contemporary socio-political parallels. However, this criticism tends to identify the most siginficant aspect of the film as "Clint Eastwood", a figure that is the nexus of many critical debates. This figure, "Clint Eastwood", then becomes the criterion of whether or not the film succeeds as a critique of the topics it raises. As Christopher Frayling states succinctly, Unforgiven is a film "where the story of the lead actor's career and the film story become inseparable".[2] For many critics the film marked this figure's redemption as a director and/or cultural identity. Other writers, though, have derided Unforgiven for not breaking with the patterns of "Clint Eastwood's" previous work. Others still have pointed to the film's complexity and that of William Munny, Eastwood's character, who is somehow also "Clint Eastwood". Despite the critical importance of this "Eastwood" figure, there has been a tendency in Unforgiven criticism to conflate the actor/star, the character and the director into a single "Clint Eastwood". There has been little analysis of how "he" is represented stylistically in the film, that is, how this is achieved through direction. Thus, it is precisely Eastwood the director who is repressed in these discussions. It is my contention that Eastwood's direction constructs William Munny and the Eastwood persona in ambiguous and complex ways. If this is the case, why do critics eschew his direction in favour of "forgiving" or "damning" the less sophisticated "Clint Eastwood" they perceive in the film? Hypothesis: critics have an affective investment in "Eastwood" that underpins their interpretations.

T-Barber said...

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0381849/
This website would be very helpful to find out any more information about the movie you would like to know. It has everything from the entire cast previews to a message board.

T-Barber said...

^^^That is for the movie 3:10 to Yuma^^^

T-Barber said...

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0105695/
This link is also another good one to provide any and pretty much all information for the movie Unforgiven.

adam said...

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0120586/

It gives a great previews to the movie american history x and describes the movie and gives people a better understanding about the movie.

South Side said...

http://www.imdb.com/

It has like all the movies online and you can learn about them read and know things that might not even be there?

T-Barber said...
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T-Barber said...

Well I know of this website that will basically tell you anything about everything and I use it almost every time I search something... its called Google.com

Mr. Christensen said...

Please find a specific site, just as I have done, that will lead you to think more deeply about the film, direction, writing, acting, camerawork, staging, setting, plot, symbolism, theme(s), message(s), and/or music.

Mr. Christensen said...

Clever, Tommy, about Google, but of course you realize the purpose of this task. Please find a website that will stimulate the mind in more specific ways. One that you find yourself and is specific to a certain film.

Mr. Christensen said...

These are interesting sites for V for Vendetta :

http://vforvendetta.warnerbros.com/

http://www.shadowgalaxy.net/Vendetta/vmain.html

http://orangepunch.freedomblogging.com/2006/03/23/v-for-vendetta-criticism/

http://www.freezedriedmovies.com/review.php?id=338

http://adactio.com/journal/1159/

Mr. Christensen said...

http://www.rollingstone.com/reviews/movie/14706943/review/17163450/no_country_for_old_men A review of No Country for Old Men , a movie I think you should all see.