Last chance to get your film questions answered.
Are mutants/the X-Men compelling to you as marginalized figures? What do see them as being a metaphor for, e.g., sexuality, gender identity, race and ethnicity, ability? How does X2 show this marginalization?
So, thinking back on all of the films we have screened this term:
- Which film is your favorite?
- Least favorite?
- Which are you likely to watch again?
- Which are you likely to never watch aagain?
- What film are most glad to have seen?
- Least glad?
- Which was most interesting to you in terms of mise-en-scène?
- What was most interesting to you in terms of the theme of On the Margins?
Post on other matters from the week here.
Share your initial reactions to X-Men: United here.
How do Carol (Cate Blanchett) and Therese (Rooney Mara) negotiate their identities in daily life? In what way do they try and flee "to the margins" to live their lives together? Why doesn't this work? What are the power differences between the two of them?
Next to last chance to ask whatever you want about film.
Post on other matters from the class here.
Here are topics for our discussion of Carol on Monday. Feel free to start the conversation here or to suggest additional topics.
- Framing & decor: the use of windows and mirrors in framing shots.
- How the filmmakers use mise-en-scène to create a film that not only looks and feels like the period, but also looks and feels like a film from the period.
- Action and performance: how Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara use facial expression and body language to show emotion and change. We can also talk about how costume and make-up support these performances.
Share your initial thoughts and feelings on Carol here.