Watching a Star Wars pre-quel in a Post-Trump Amerikka.

Rogue One was a call to action. This film makes a reference to  the  military-sanctioned torture seen in Abu Ghraib prison back in ’03( trigger warning: torture)  In this particular scene, the multi-talented Brit Riz Ahmed is hooded and captured, while shouting that he knows of a secret  plans. There is something to be said about the blind swordsman,…

Theory Challenge

    Amani Jordan 4 April 2016 Theory Challenge Word Count: 399   Fighting Pigs Within Elsaesser’s ‘Frame’ and Arnheim’s ‘Illusion’   Film must either reflect our reality or create its own. In “Cinema as Window and Frame” film theories are found between two poles: the window and the frame.  The former, utilizes film as a window…

Theory Response Paper EXCERPT

“Change Clothes”: Rethinking Kuleshov’s And Astruc’s Male Cinematic Constructor camera-stylo  looks to the author as genius, a figure that is gifted with knowledge and feels a duty to share it with the rest of the world. Astruc believes that the filmmaker is the new author and  holds power in producing meaning. So, what is the…