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Cinema Becomes Her: Allison's Film Log

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Cinema Becomes Her: Allison's Film Log

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Looking forward to the log thing. Maybe I'll post my stats for 2012 in the main post.
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yay
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That one's playing at my local cinema next month, hadn't heard of it till I just checked the schedule today. Will perhaps try and check it out.
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brokenface on May 18 2012, 03:44:02 PM wrote:That one's playing at my local cinema next month, hadn't heard of it till I just checked the schedule today. Will perhaps try and check it out.
Cool. It's not the greatest movie ever. But I really enjoyed it. It was pretty good. :thumbsup:
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Today I read an essay to my studebts by Gregory Bassham which described the parallels between The Matrix and The Bible. Yay.
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And? can we know more about it? What about the comparison between Matrix Reload and the Koran, or Matrix Revolution and the Protestant Reformation?
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There's a documentary about that on YT, very interesting watch indeed.

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Limedebois on May 25 2012, 03:45:10 AM wrote:And? can we know more about it? What about the comparison between Matrix Reload and the Koran, or Matrix Revolution and the Protestant Reformation?
He also compared The Matrix to other philosophies. And I'm not a fan of the later Matrix films. I did show the students some clips from The Matrix, because most of them did not know what it was about and none of them had seen it before.
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All I remember from the first film that's religious is Zion.

Then the sequels get really into it...

Though, it's been years since I'll seen them all the way through.
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allisoncm on May 25 2012, 04:40:55 AM wrote:
Limedebois on May 25 2012, 03:45:10 AM wrote:And? can we know more about it? What about the comparison between Matrix Reload and the Koran, or Matrix Revolution and the Protestant Reformation?
He also compared The Matrix to other philosophies. And I'm not a fan of the later Matrix films. I did show the students some clips from The Matrix, because most of them did not know what it was about and none of them had seen it before.
Wowza, the times sure are changing. :lol:
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Crinderman on May 25 2012, 05:23:41 AM wrote:
allisoncm on May 25 2012, 04:40:55 AM wrote:
Limedebois on May 25 2012, 03:45:10 AM wrote:And? can we know more about it? What about the comparison between Matrix Reload and the Koran, or Matrix Revolution and the Protestant Reformation?
He also compared The Matrix to other philosophies. And I'm not a fan of the later Matrix films. I did show the students some clips from The Matrix, because most of them did not know what it was about and none of them had seen it before.
Wowza, the times sure are changing. :lol:
Yeah, I don't know if it's ignorance or what. I try to expose the girls/students to as much as I can. :lol:
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Yes, The Matrix II and III, it's like the return of Bjorn Borg ten years ago or the return of Michael Schumacher in F1. How gods loose their standing. The Matrix, alone, was a masterpiece, with its little brothers, it's piece of cheese (and that's not far from The Bible indeed).
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allisoncm on May 25 2012, 05:38:52 AM wrote:
Crinderman on May 25 2012, 05:23:41 AM wrote:
allisoncm on May 25 2012, 04:40:55 AM wrote:He also compared The Matrix to other philosophies. And I'm not a fan of the later Matrix films. I did show the students some clips from The Matrix, because most of them did not know what it was about and none of them had seen it before.
Wowza, the times sure are changing. :lol:
Yeah, I don't know if it's ignorance or what. I try to expose the girls/students to as much as I can. :lol:
What do you teach and how old are these students?
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Religion does fascinate me...for some reason...
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Hehe, my dad teaches philosophy in high school and has used the Matrix films as course material.
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Crinderman on May 25 2012, 05:48:12 AM wrote:
allisoncm on May 25 2012, 05:38:52 AM wrote:
Crinderman on May 25 2012, 05:23:41 AM wrote:Wowza, the times sure are changing. :lol:
Yeah, I don't know if it's ignorance or what. I try to expose the girls/students to as much as I can. :lol:
What do you teach and how old are these students?
I teach everything except geometry and these are high school students ranging from 14-17. Maybe one student is 13.
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allisoncm on May 25 2012, 07:47:23 AM wrote:
Crinderman on May 25 2012, 05:48:12 AM wrote:
allisoncm on May 25 2012, 05:38:52 AM wrote:Yeah, I don't know if it's ignorance or what. I try to expose the girls/students to as much as I can. :lol:
What do you teach and how old are these students?
I teach everything except geometry and these are high school students ranging from 14-17. Maybe one student is 13.
17 and never seen, nor heard of The Matrix? I was expecting kindergarten. :lol:

I feel old. :(

Did they pester you for putting on such an old, and therefor also useless and shitty movie?
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Crinderman on May 25 2012, 10:03:55 AM wrote:
allisoncm on May 25 2012, 07:47:23 AM wrote:
Crinderman on May 25 2012, 05:48:12 AM wrote:What do you teach and how old are these students?
I teach everything except geometry and these are high school students ranging from 14-17. Maybe one student is 13.
17 and never seen, nor heard of The Matrix? I was expecting kindergarten. :lol:

I feel old. :(

Did they pester you for putting on such an old, and therefor also useless and shitty movie?
No, they said it looked "sick" and they all want to see it now. I had to explain words in the essay I read from like "etymologically" and "parallelism", but they seemed to sort of get it.

BTW, I'm not sure kindergarteners would quite get it.

And the other teacher complained that the volume was too loud and asked me to turn it down, but by that time the presentation was over (like 45 minutes). I think she was jealous that I did this, but she could have participated too. Image
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what a lost generation when all the "best films" are Nolan's films... In my time, "Inception" was not in my vocabulary (still not) and I would say it was an artificial fecundation for the protozoa.
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Every week a student picks out a movie to watch....thought they were going to pick The Matrix. The girl who called The Matrix "sick" is going to choose She's the Man for her pick. So much for educating these kids.
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Try introducing them to Godard, Rivette or Ruiz instead. :P
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After Alphaville, Duelle, and Manoel and the Island of Wonders, I think they would kill me. Maybe they'd like Breathless, though. If they didn't, I'd cry.
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Try Série noire, Le Trou, Un condamné à mort, les Enfants du paradis, or even Le Grand bleu^, instead. (Godard, ça va quoi^).
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Forget about Breathless and Alphaville, show them Wind From the East and Vladimir et Rosa instead. :lol:

(yes, the two films I might be the only JLG fan who likes)
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Limedebois on May 25 2012, 01:29:29 PM wrote:Try Série noire, Le Trou, Un condamné à mort, les Enfants du paradis, or even Le Grand bleu^, instead. (Godard, ça va quoi^).
Serie noire is great, but I have to show them gateway movies or else they'll hate me. Besides, I don't think I'm allowed to show them nudity, even if it is a woman. :rolleyes: Even if it's the great Marie Trintignant.
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allisoncm on May 25 2012, 03:42:14 PM wrote: I don't think I'm allowed to show them nudity, even if it is a woman.
Ah lala. Welcome to us education...

In France we all have to strip naked at 14 in class. Then the teacher shows her hairy armpits and we celebrate this with a glass of wine. What's the problem with the us, really don't understand.

I don't understand either what "gateway movies" means. But that's all right.
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Gateway movies: Movies that ease you into the more arty ones. Stuff like Wes Anderson and Chris Nolan. Before you know it you're watching Godard and Alex Proyas. Then before you know it, you're watching stuff like Jodorowsky and Tarkovsky.
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This girl applied to be Lillian Gish in my thesis film. Thoughts? Because I think I've hit the jackpot. :shifty:

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Wow, great casting right there.
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Just started a Kickstarter for my thesis project: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/All ... -in-the-si

If you would like any information or have any questions, feel free to send me a message.
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Is there someone named Gareth who contributed from this forum? If so, thank you. :)
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I sent 10 bucks coz I am a generous and wonderful person :)
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(l) Yes, you are! I only launched this Kickstarter project a few hours ago and already I have received 10% of the total goal. Thank you. :cheers:
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You should watch this one from Alice Guy:
http://www.icheckmovies.com/movies/les+ ... feminisme/
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Limedebois on Feb 6 2013, 10:04:41 AM wrote:You should watch this one from Alice Guy:
http://www.icheckmovies.com/movies/les+ ... feminisme/
Thank you. I am trying to watch everything that is available.
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Limedebois on Feb 6 2013, 10:04:41 AM wrote:You should watch this one from Alice Guy:
http://www.icheckmovies.com/movies/les+ ... feminisme/
I just watched that and, even though it was made by a woman, thought it was very anti-feministic. :blink:
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jvv on Feb 6 2013, 11:45:15 AM wrote:
Limedebois on Feb 6 2013, 10:04:41 AM wrote:You should watch this one from Alice Guy:
http://www.icheckmovies.com/movies/les+ ... feminisme/
I just watched that and, even though it was made by a woman, thought it was very anti-feministic. :blink:
It's a parody of the anti-feminist pushback and fearmongering of the time.
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