FRS The Simpsons Journal #11

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Journal #11: Find an article we’re not reading together as a class. Summarize the argument in a paragraph and then write at least a page response. Summary: In chapter four’s Film analysis of “The Simpsons in the Classroom,” (Dr.) Karma Waltonen and Denise Du Vernay show how The Simpsons influence the many different genres of movies and films. The authors analyze specific episodes to display these various genres, such as action and horror. I would also mention comedy, but this should be apparent almost everywhere in The Simpsons Out of the many episodes, the two most important with respect to film are “A Star is Burns” and “Any Given Sundance.” The authors go on to explain a psychology toward a visual medium, and conclude when all genres are exhausted. When moving pictures was first created, the producers and animists emphasized “astonishment over narrative to display action” (193). A recurring action character would be Rainier Wolfcastle a.k.a Arnold Schwarzenegger. The great thing about this comparison is that when Arnold Schwarzenegger became the Governor of California, Rainier Wolfcastle had also. Waltonen and Du Vernay also noted that the use of explosions in The Simpsons is exaggerated and unrealistic; for example, Homer propelling into the air using only
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This note was uploaded on 03/10/2011 for the course GEOGRAPHY 101 taught by Professor Lee during the Spring '11 term at American River.

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