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Apertures Relating to the Common Hare 101

I’m very interested to see how you will connect postmodernism to conspiracy theories. I really don’t know much about postmodern theory, and I hope to understand it a little better by the end of the semester. I also would like … Continue reading

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For my remixed television intro, I chose to turn the serial sit-com Arrested Development into the genre so popular these days: a drama with supernatural elements. I’m a huge fan of the show, and from watching it so much, I noticed that … Continue reading

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The Truth is Out There (On Youtube)

Most of the trailers I watched had credit sequences ranging from about 26 seconds for the shortest, Gray’s Anatomy, to about 1 minute 30 seconds for the longest, Twin Peaks. The average length was approximately 50 seconds. The length of … Continue reading

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Incredibly Smart or Incredibly Stupid

Tony Scott’s paranoia thriller Enemy of the State follows Will Smith as a successful labor lawyer whose life is thrown into chaos when a chance encounter with a college friend lands him in the middle of an NSA coverup. It … Continue reading

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They’re coming to get you, America…

One widespread conspiracy meme is built around the idea that Muslims are surreptitiously taking control of America. Similar in concept to the well-known Red Scare of the Cold War, this meme has spread especially well after the events of 9/11. … Continue reading

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These shots were made for Walken

Long Take In Bernard Dick’s Film, Space, and Mise-en-Scene, he defines a long take as “a shot that lasts more than a minute” (p. 95). Any time the camera doesn’t cut from one shot to another for an unusually long time … Continue reading

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“And that’s why… You always do your blog posts.”

My name is John Dylan Wagner (but I go by Dylan), and I’m from Houston, Texas. I’m 5’5″ and enjoy long walks on the beach and candlelit dinners. I’m a freshman here at Trinity, and after my college advisors told … Continue reading

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