Counter-culture is a way of life and set of attitudes opposed to or at variance with the
prevailing social norm (Dictionary.com). This cultural era began to emerge throughout the
United States prominently during the early 1960s to th
The Gold Rush: Reaction Paper
During Charlie Chaplins 1925 film The Gold Rush (later rereleased in 1942) there are
many instances in which Chaplin humanized his characters. Although, he does give them as
many human characteristics
The Graduate: Reaction Paper
As an individual views film they can look at in three different ways: film as an art form,
film as a business, and film as a reflection of culture. In this particular instance we will look at
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
During the turn of the 21st century a new film movement began to emerge called
postmodernism. Postmodernism is a film movement that does not believe in one single answer,
they tend to raise q
Them! Reaction Paper
Throughout the time period 1950s and 1960s the film industry had begun to change
dramatically. The movie industry had begun to create less films that targeted the market a
whole and started to make films that
Reaction Paper: The Adventures of Robin Hood
The 1938 film The Adventures of Robin Hood is a great example of Classical Hollywood
cinema, throughout the film there are many example in which the style emerged with noises,
Citizen Kane: Reaction Paper
During the film Citizen Kane there are many instances of which the movie does not
reflect the Classical Hollywood Cinema. The movie is almost the exact opposite of Classical
Hollywood Cinema, in a nuts
Go Fish Reaction
Before the 1990s there were very negative connotations associated with the
homosexual community. At the start of the 1990s and into the early 2000s a film movement
began to raise awareness and create a voice for
Annie Hall Reaction Paper
During the 1977 film Annie Hall directed by Woody Allen, the relationship between a
comedian Alvy Singer and a nightclub singer Annie hall is documented. Throughout the time era
of 1964 and 1976 films beg
The film The Thing from Another World, was directed by Christian Nyby in 1951. It is
about an alien that invades Earth, and terrifies, and tries to kill anyone, or thing, it come into
contact with. A group of men from the air force discover an unidentifie
Go Fish Reaction Paper
The film Go Fish directed by Rose Troche is an Avant-garde and a political statement because of the
way it was shot, as well as the controversial topic being the central plot of the movi
19 Octorber 2016
Citizen Kane Reaction Paper
The film, Citizen Kane about a man who died, named Kane, and news reporters are
trying to figure out what his last words meant. Citizen Kane is not an example of a classical
BCA 300: Progressive Notes 02
Two articles on African films appear below that mention quite a few film we
will see in class or that are on the out-of-class viewing lists.
An Alternative to Hollywood's Africa: African Film
2007 by Mark Poinde
September 21, 2016
Reaction Paper # 2 - The Gold Rush
Different with how Mack Sennetts films treat the human characters as indestructible
toys or props, Charlie Chaplin is keep making his characters seem more realistic in films.
BCA 300: Progressive Notes 01
The American and European film industries have done much to distort the image of
Africa and to perpetuate misconceptions about what was often called "the dark
continent." Until the 1950's, Africans were almost always portraye
Mulholland Drive (#36)
History & Appreciation Cinema
Mulholland Drive (usually stylized as Mulholland Dr.), written and directed by David
Lynch, is a 2001 American neo-noir mystery film. Initially, he made a two-hour se
December 7, 2016
Reaction Paper #10 Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind is a 2004 American film. In this film, the woman
Clementine erased her boyfriend from her memories because of a brawl. After the
November 10, 2016
Reaction Paper # 7 Breathless
The film is the fame of the film of French New Wave directed by Jean-Luc Godard. The
films described, Michel, an unrestrained young man, stole a car, was speeding on the
highway and encountere
October 26, 2016
Reaction Paper # 5 Strangers on a Train
The film, Strangers on a Train, was telling a convoluted crime story and show as
Film Noir style. Main characters, Guy Haines and Bruno Antony, are strangers met on
the train. Accordi
September 7, 2016
Reaction Paper # 1 - The Graduate
The Graduate reflects the counterculture of 1960s America has shown in the content.
Its style of the counterculture is starting from the beginning of this film. When the film
October 18, 2016
Reaction Paper #3 The Adventures of Robin Hood
The film tells the story of the 12th century British Richard I Lionheart during the reign.
While Richard leaded Red Crusade during the expedition, the king's brother usurped the
October 19, 2016
Reaction Paper #5 Citizen Kane
This film started with the major character Kanes death and rosebud, which is his last word. Then a
journalist was ordered to investigate this strange thing. By the survey which took from five
November 2, 2016
Reaction Paper # 6 Them!
This story started from a little girl who had been frightened over walked in the desert.
She spited out only one word. As the story developed and introduced, the audience could
know that them are gi
November 30, 2016
Reaction Paper Go Fish
Go Fish, shoot in American 1994, was a lesbian-themed independent drama film written
by Guinevere Turner and Rose Troche and directed by Rose Troche. It was talking about the
character Max who was a
Out of Class Viewing Essay
12 Years a Slave (2013)
12 Years a Slave is a historical film which directed by British director Steve McQueen; it
was adapted from Solomon Northups autobiographical novel Twelve Years a Slave wrote in
1853. It ta
2013 12 Years a Slave
2012 - "Argo"
2011 - "The Artist"
2010 - "The King's Speech"
2009 - "The Hurt Locker"
2008 - "Slumdog Millionaire"
2007 - "No Country for Old Men"
2006 - "The Departed"
2005 - "Crash"
2004 - "Millio
Question: Discuss how the film reflects the counter culture of the 1960s.
The Graduate: 1967
Director: Mike Nichols
More than usual stood out to me while watching The Graduate. Not only did Ben Braddock go
against what wa
Question: Charlie Chaplin is known for humanizing his characters, making them seem more
realistic. Describe how Chaplin manages this in The Gold Rush
The Gold Rush: 1942
Director: Charlie Chaplin
In Charlie Chaplins The G
BCA 101 History/Appreciation of Cinema - Reaction Paper #2
The Gold Rush
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16 March 2017
Some things that stood out to me during the movie Them! was the fact that there were
scenes that were very communist. Knowing that Red Scare allegory is the fear Americans had after
WWII that communism would be spread.