What do you want to discuss more in relation to this week's discussion of the shot, the frame and m-e-s?
Which film did you find the most interesting from the perspective of geography?
Which film did you find most interesting from the perspective of film theory?
Which film did you find the most confusing in terms our critical analysis of the selections?
Was there a film that helped clarify some concept in geography or film theory? Which concept or concepts and how was the film helpful?
Continue our discussion of mind/body relationships (or, as noted in class, relationships between mind and bodies - digital and "real"). How do the film makers use character bodies to signify differences in the space of the matrix and the space of the real? For you, what are the most effective devices used to show the relationship between mind, digital body, and material body? By the end of the film, how has Neo reconfigured that relationship to do things that no one else can do? By reference to the film text, can you offer an explanation for how or why he is able to do this?
One of the concepts that a number of students indicate that they are struggling with is "space". What questions do you have about how we are defining and using this term? How do you understand the word? Did the discussion of Memento help to clarify the idea?