Jeen Kim

  • Good point in your first paragraph, we have to “learn” how to watch movies and this class definitely taught us how. Also I never noticed the placement of the pistols, this is a really detailed observation

  • Very interesting point about Humphrey Bogart. The filmmakers, in a way, killed two birds with one stone referencing him to point towards both materiality and characterization. I also did Breathless but forgot about this good scene

  • I too felt the same way about whether or not this movie would be scary or not, it being “old”. But after watching it I realized the point wasn’t to frighten at all, it was to instill paranoia and this feeling of constantly looking over your shoulder. In this sense, this horror film accomplished its […]

  • Jeen Kim commented on the blog post Bonnie and Clyde 8 years, 7 months ago

    I felt uneasy in the scene with the police officer because they were in a sense toying with and provoking the law, almost not taking what they were doing seriously, which led to their eventual downfall.

  • Thank God I finally saw this movie- Now I can understand all the references to it in other movies and television and such. Anyway, I felt that this movie was a perfect finish to an amazing semester. In this last film we could see the substantial changes in film from the previous films we watched, […]

  • Jeen Kim commented on the blog post Bonnie and Clyde 8 years, 7 months ago

    I feel the same way about the last scene. It’s hard to forget the death scene, I think, because of the magnitude of the brutality; It’s so visually powerful and mentally scarring. The only other scene like this that I’ve seen is in The Godfather when Sonny is killed.

  • I liked what you said about the film being in constant motion and consisting of mostly short takes. It makes me wonder what caused this transition of older movies having long takes and the newer movies where they never hold takes as long as they used to.

  • Jeen Kim wrote a new post, Formal Analysis, on the site Jeen Kim 8 years, 7 months ago This is the scene from Breathless (1960) where Michel Poiccard drives a stolen car, eventually murders a cop and then runs away early in the movie. For the first couple of shots, Michel is just driving while making comments. He says “Nothing like the countryside” and “I really like France”. At this point we […]

  • I agree, the birds do give off a feeling of domination and inferiority.

  • Jeen Kim wrote a new post, Psycho (1960), on the site Jeen Kim 8 years, 8 months ago

    ThumbnailWow. This movie was awesome. I really didn’t expect the ending to be like that. It reminded me of Identity (2003), another movie I enjoyed. You could think of Identity as a sort of spin off of Hitchcock’s Psycho and I think the original Psycho had an influence on the more modern Identity. Anyways, I found […]

  • I liked how you noticed how he was the only elderly person there and how you associated the music with the train’s arrival, I didn’t notice that

  • ThumbnailI noticed that this movie was about… about pretty much nothing. It felt like a look into a normal family and their life. But of course, as we have read, during this time Japanese filmmakers had been limited substantially. Watching this movie was quite a different experience; it felt somewhat uniform throughout. Yasujiro Ozu’s style was […]

  • ThumbnailDouble Indemnity (1944)- 0:47:59 – 0:49:48 This is the scene where Neff prepares before killing Mr. Dietrichson. It is basically a montage of what Neff does prior to the murder. 0:47:59 – 0:48:17 Medium-long shot, straight on, non-diegetic sounds, low-key lighting, relatively short take. The camera follows Neff throughout the take as he drives into the […]

  • Thumbnail I’d like to start off by saying this genre of crime/the gangster is probably one of my favorites. I don’t know, there’s just something about they way these people live, behave, speak and dress that’s captivating to me. When I first heard the title, I initially thought that “Public Enemies” (2009) was a remake of […]