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 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…

“Don’t disrespect the game like that.”

In light of the fiftieth super bowl this past week month, I have decided to share a remix of 2-time champ, Ray Lewis of the Baltimore Ravens. the video was compiled by DJ Steve Porter. Due to the juxtaposition of the  sports interview and on-field personas, these types of remixes transform the sports celebrity into something musical, and comedic.   The clip takes…

Week 5 Discussion Questions

Postmodernism is characterized by a subversion of established ideas, humor and self-awareness. Where do we see instances of self-awareness and self parody in “You only Live Twice”? How do these enhance the narrative for the viewer? What does the viewer need to be aware of and understand to “get” the joke? In other words, what…