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Exterminate the Humans!

I am what some would consider a video game “noob” – I have almost no knowledge of video games outside of Mario Kart and Need for Speed back during my Gamecube days. While delving into the subject of “serious games” … Continue reading

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Closing up shop

Well here we are at the end. I’m sure you, Dr. Delwiche, are tearing up at the thought of not having to read these hundreds of blog posts and papers every week, just as I am at the thought of … Continue reading

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The Next Genre of Film: Will Ferrell Comedy

When it comes to the comedy genre, Step Brothers (McKay 2010) is about as standard as it gets. Come to think of it, is Will Ferrell comedy a genre of its own yet? All of his movies seem to end … Continue reading

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Billy Madison: from misfit to inspiration.

For this blog post I watched eight different trailers spanning a wide variety of genres including science fiction, comedy, romance, war, and drama movies. While each trailer is unique, I sense there is a general pattern or blueprint used to … Continue reading

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“Get out while you can…while you still have a soul.”

The Good Shepherd (2006) directed by Robert De Niro is a conspiracy film bas ed loosely on the creation of counter-intelligence in the CIA. Jumping back and forth in time between the 1930s and the 1960s, the audience is given … Continue reading

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The Commies are Brainwashing!

One widespread conspiracy meme concerns the belief that the Communist parties in foreign governments were brainwashing Americans with the hope of infiltrating and bringing down the United States government. Sparked by interest in The Manchurian Candidate, I did some research … Continue reading

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All kinds of shots.

Subjective Camera  In the text, Dicke describes subjective camera as representing what the character sees (pg. 56). In other words, the shot is filmed as if the audience is looking through the character’s eyes at everything that is happening to … Continue reading

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