Welcome to the course! If you’re looking for a copy of the syllabus, you can download a copy in PDF format here: Syllabus, Understanding Anglophone Cultures Through Film, Fall 2011 I will ask you, with a partner, to fill out the student information paper which you can download here: Student Info Sheet (PDF) … but […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Welcome to Understanding Anglophone Cultures Through Film, Fall 2011!
Folks, Welcome to week 2 of our course. Today, I will talk a little bit about the ways we’re going to look at films in this course. We will watch and discuss “The Monsters are Due on Maple Street,” which is an episode of the famous TV series The Twilight Zone. The episode is available […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on “The Monsters are Due on Maple Street” and The Host, and next week’s homework…
Folks, I can’t seem to find my copy of The Muppet Movie, but someone out there on the net has kindly, illegally uploaded it for you. It’s here, and please let me know if the file works. For more information on the Muppets (which you may not have experienced as a kid, like most people […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on The Muppet Show
The next film we will discuss in class is The Stepford Wives (1975). If you don’t have a copy, or can’t find one, the Froggy Flix blog has a link to a copy. Remember, you should try to develop some ideas towards a “reading” of this film. I’ve decided I would like you to keep […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Up Next: The Stepford Wives (1975)
Here’s a discussion forum for our course. Please sign up in the next 24 hours and post some comments on the threads, or make a new thread if you like!Continue Reading... Comments Off on Discussion Forum Opened!
I have just received permission/funding to make some beer for the Cocktail Party we will be holding later in semester. (With leftover beer being saved for the Movie Night, supposedly, and maybe an end-of-department party.) I thought it might be a good chance for any students who want to learn how, to get a lesson […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Want to Learn How to Make Beer? Want to Help Make Beer for the Department Cocktail Party?
For next Tuesday, we’ll be discussing the film Ferris Beuller’s Day Off, a 1980s comedy about… well, you tell me. For those of you who cannot find a DVD to watch, there’s a link to the film on this page. It’s down where it says “Single Link”. Ignore the racing girl pictures at the top […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Ferris Beuller’s Day Off
UPDATE: This video’s image quality is terrible, so unless you’re really unable to make the link I posted before work (this link is the one to use) then I wouldn’t use the student-recommended link below… but it worked for me, so it should work for you! Just go into the archive and extract the .mkv […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Ferris Beuller, Second Try
For our next class, we’ll be discussing the film Grizzly Man, directed by Werner Herzog. In class, I described this film as a documentary. But in fact, there are other ways of thinking about it. Here’s some reading, for other ways of thinking about the film: some ideas regarding the tragic hero (in terms of […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Grizzly Man, dir. Werner Herzog
For those having problems accessing Grizzly Man (with Hungarian subtitles) I’ll be adding a link to another version here soon. Please check back Sunday afternoon. UPDATE: I couldn’t get the files uploaded, so relax: we’ll watch this in class and discuss it at the last hour of class. However, if you have time on Monday […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Grizzly Man (Again)