Do you have any follow up questions or comments about our discussion of editing style (comparing The Perez Family with The Florida Project)?
What do you think of our second set of three films: Zodiac, Leave No Trace and The Florida Project? Which, if any, had you seen before? Which did you enjoy the most or the least? Which did you find most interesting in terms of our critical analysis of m-e-s in class or the theme of "On The Margins"?
What does this film show in terms of how children are often marginalized or left to the margins? The reading assigned with the film emphasizes how children live in a world defined by adults. How does the film show this? How are the families shown in the film also on the margins, and not just the children?
Here are some topics for our discussion of The Florida Project on M. Feel free to suggest additional topics or start the conversation here.
- The use of color.
- Setting: how does the film show us that this place is centered on tourists and what that means for the people who actually live there?
- How the film makes the mundane beautiful.
- The use of props, costume and make-up to develop character.
- The use of editing to fragment m-e-s.
- What's up with the helicopters?
Share your early thoughts and feelings about The Florida Project here.