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Dr. Campbell’s Film, Text, and Culture class has taught us all about how to analyze the technical aspects of film, and literature; and how that relates to the culture we live in. Personally, I have gained a tremendous amount of knowledge in regards to the many different components that are necessary to create a film. […]


Posted at: July 24th, 2007 - 4:55 am - Number of Comments » 1

http://www.hbo.com/docs/programs/coma/index.html Here is a link to the HBO site that talks about the documentary “Coma.” There is also a video preview of the film on this site as well.


Posted at: July 23rd, 2007 - 9:41 am - Number of Comments » 2

I wanted to talk a little bit about a documentary film I saw over the weekend on HBO. The title of the film is “Coma,” and it’s a gripping account of four people who have endured severe head injuries, and the struggles that face them, and their families. The film maker, Liz Garbus follows each […]


Posted at: July 23rd, 2007 - 9:39 am - Number of Comments » 3

Posted at: July 23rd, 2007 - 9:15 am - Comments Off on picture

The only two documentaries I can recall seeing prior to the Errol Morris films we saw in class were “Fahrenheit 911,” and “Super Size Me.” Errol Morris kind of opened my eyes to the complexities involved in producing such a film. While I found both “Fahrenheit 911,” and “Super Size Me” to be very interesting, […]


Posted at: July 23rd, 2007 - 9:06 am - Number of Comments » 1

“Psychiatrists like to meet me,“ says the subject of the acclaimed 1988 movie documentary “The Thin Blue Line.“ “Everyone comments on my sense of peace, my gentleness. I do have a sense of peace. I came 72 hours from being executed. At that point, you better make peace with yourself.“ “The man you see before […]


Posted at: July 17th, 2007 - 8:08 pm - Comments Off on Randall Adams

Today’s FTC Discussion brought about many interesting questions. Kraucer’s opinions on what films should be was especially perplexing to me. His approach was that film makers should strive to create a film that is as close to “real life” as possible. Film is a type of art in my opinion, and I think that any […]


Posted at: July 17th, 2007 - 7:28 pm - Number of Comments » 1

Melodrama, Pornography, and Horror. When we first began examining these three genres as a group I thought it a bit strange. What do these three types of films really have in common anyway?? I can’t really speak for the latter two, but as far as melodrama goes, I suppose you could call me an expert. […]


Posted at: July 11th, 2007 - 9:17 am - Number of Comments » 1

In contemplating yesterday’s class discussion on gender roles in film, and in our culture, I thought about the many ways in which the media uses gender roles to cause a certain type of reaction from their audience. While I still believe that women aggressors in film are often portrayed as “pathetic,” I found that film, […]


Posted at: July 10th, 2007 - 9:44 am - Number of Comments » 1

After our last class discussion I went home and did a little research on Ms. Katharine Hepburn…or Kate as she preferred to be called. I knew that she was considered one of the greatest actresses to ever grace the silver screen, but I wanted to find out a little more about Katharine Hepburn, the person. […]


Posted at: July 9th, 2007 - 9:04 am - Number of Comments » 1