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    The Conversation is a psychological thriller film from 1974 and it was written, produced, and directed by Francis Ford Coppola.  It stars Gene Hackman as Harry Caul, a surveillance expert living in San […]

  • In Atom Egoyan’s 1993 film Calendar, we see this photographer who keeps having reoccurring memories of a trip to Armenia with his wife. We find out through these memories and clues in the present that their marriage had failed and the scenes of them in Armenia give us some first hand looks into how and […]

  • maya1 wrote a new post, Sans Soleil, on the site History of Cinema 8 years, 6 months ago

    Sans Soleil is a film directed by Chris Marker and is by far the most confusing film I’ve watched in class so far. Marker uses seemingly unconnected people and places and puts them all together in this film with an unseen narrator throughout the entire film.  The biggest aspect of this film and the thing […]

  • Thumbnail The Red and The White (1967) was a film done by Hungarian film director Miklos Jancso that dealt with the Russian Civil War. The film depicted both the “White Army” and the “Red Army” and how the members of each side dealt with the strains and chaos of war time and with each other. This film […]

  • Thumbnail The Exorcist is an American horror film that was released in 1973 and directed by William Friedkin based on the novel of the same name written by William Peter Blatty. The main plot of the movie is that a young girl named Regan (Linda Blair) has been possessed by a demon and her mother (Ellen […]

  • maya1 commented on the blog post Wild / Cover Letter 8 years, 10 months ago

    Wild states, “The process of revision allows room for correcting sentences-level errors, but the emphasis in the development of critical thinking skills lies in the act of revision”(23). Being able to revise is part of any good piece of writing but critical thinking skills are what is essential to revising. One has to be able […]

  • maya1 commented on the blog post Wild / Cover Letter 8 years, 10 months ago

    The process of revision allows room for correcting sentences-level errors, but the emphasis in the development of critical thinking skills lies in the act of revision. Revision, the act of seeing again and anew and to subsequently integrate one’s insights into re writing, might serve as a basis. When doing revision, we have to think […]

  • maya1 commented on the blog post KINO FILM 8 years, 10 months ago

    John- I really liked how you oriented the reader to russ and his piece. it worked and flowed really well.

  • maya1 commented on the blog post Kino Pravda 8 years, 10 months ago

    Carlene I really liked your program notes for Brad’s film. I liked how you mirrored how real film critics would have mentioned others quotes on how they liked/disliked something and you used classmates quotes instead and it worked really well.

  • Psycho  is a classic suspense thriller from the great mind of Alfred Hitchcock. Originally released by Paramount Pictures in 1960 to mixed reviews, it caused quite a stir when it came out. The amount of risks that were taken in this film is amazing to think about really. Looking at the opening shot, you see […]

  • maya1 commented on the blog post Film Essay 8 years, 10 months ago

    Maya Stella December 7, 2010 ENG 110 Program Notes: Kino Pravda Film Essay Kino Pravda Film Essay (2010) is a student film about a piece of art called Square in Four Parts in the campus of Queens College in New York City. Directed by Maya Stella, the film shows how or if the piece has […]

  • Ha right with you with this one. Best Show Ever!!!

  • -brief insight of directors thoughts before filming
    -summary/brief walk through of video
    -brief summary of filming process
    -community interviews summary

  • In my video I liked my transition from the community interviews to the plaque and then the white out at the end because it made the connection of the importance of the campus community without having to explain it. You can feel the connection just my watching it. I think I would’ve use some music […]

  • maya1 commented on the blog post KINO FILM 8 years, 10 months ago

    really awesome way of making something that could’ve ended up being boring so entertaining. love the humor while having the info throughout. awesome job

  • maya1 commented on the blog post My Film Essay 8 years, 10 months ago

    i really like the music cindy. it gave a soothing feel through your video and the flow was really good. the info and the pics all worked well and were interesting

  • really good information throughout and even though the weather could have made problems while you were filming, you kept the info coming and i really liked it

  • maya1 wrote a new post, Film Essay, on the site Reading Film 8 years, 10 months ago

    Ugh so it looks like the text on the quotes i used are way too blurry and small to read so I’ll put them on the bottom of the post just in case sorry… http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3PF4W94sAZA ok here are what they each say there are four and they appear in this order sorry again: 1)“The most […]

  • maya1 wrote a new post, Breathless, on the site maya's blog 8 years, 10 months ago

    Having never seen a Godard film prior to class, I have to say I really enjoyed it. It had a very distinct feel I haven’t felt in any other film we’ve watched before and it was constantly entertaining. It was great to see a filmmaker take the risks Godard took. The music for me was […]

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