Category Archives: Blog Prompts

Walking on Eggshells Here

I’ll just start by saying that I’m frothing at the mouth for a conversation about Ms. Marvel. We’ve talked a lot about the portrayal of teenagers in media, but I don’t think the class has discussed anything that’s so painfully … Continue reading

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Enlightened and Frightened

As the last few days of class approaches, I reflect on my experience in this class to find I have retained many topics taught over this semester. If I had the opportunity I would love to learn further in-depth about … Continue reading

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Synecdoche, New York — Edgelord Edition

Synecdoche, New York (Charlie Kaufman, 2008) received enormous praise from critics like Roger Ebert during its release. But despite the name recognition of Kaufman, and lead actor Philip Seymour Hoffman, the 20 million dollar production only raked in 4.4 million at … Continue reading

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Ramp It Up

For my recut trailer, I plan to take a slow, meandering art film (Charlie Kaufman’s 2008 Synecdoche, New York), and dress it up as a high stakes crime thriller. I looked at eight trailers, most of which, for crime dramas, … Continue reading

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Blog #4. Deconstructing Movie Trailers

All of the lectures, work and readings in this class can be classified according to at least one of the following categories: theories related to the interpretation and analysis of media content (e.g., semiotics, psychoanalysis, genre theory, film theory, narrative), … Continue reading

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Blog #3. Refining Thesis Statements

In a short (1,200 to 1,800 word) paper that is due before 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 26th, you will make an original argument about a teen film. The crux of this argument will be expressed in a bold faced thesis statement … Continue reading

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Blog Post #2. Researching Print Advertisements

Imagine that you are the creative director in a small advertising agency that has recently landed your dream client. Your client might be a company that manufactures some sort of consumer product (e.g. sneakers, handbags, gadgets, food, or streaming services), it … Continue reading

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