Archive for the 'Short Films' Category

Nov 09 2009

Poor Mommy

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I think that the way that Andrea Arnold was able to portray such a controversial issue in 26 minutes was outstanding. I never imagined being so impacted by a short film. Continue Reading »

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Nov 05 2009

“You are not your facebook account.”

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“More” is a short film that will make Karl Marx, Theodore Kaczynski and Tyler Durden smile in their graves.  It portrays a dull gray world whose weary inhabitant try to find happiness in 50 ft high advertisements and pre-packaged cardboard boxes.

Though we try to distance ourselves from the pale and grotesque beings in the film, we could find that we have a lot in common.

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Oct 30 2009

The Quest for Happiness

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The short film “More” reminded me a lot of my sociology class. I felt like it represented the consumerist society that we live in and the effects of publicity on society. Publicity (such as advertising) makes us want to buy the product or service that is being sold. However, in order to do this, it is necessary to create a dissatisfaction in our lives or within ourselves. To fix this dissatisfaction, we must buy the product being sold. The main problem with this is that happiness cannot be purchased through material objects. Continue Reading »

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Oct 29 2009

Desiring for More

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We always desire more, more and more until there is no more.

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Oct 28 2009

Ironic…

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I love movies that can highlight the irony inherent in life.

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Oct 26 2009

A Loving Mother

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From the very beginning of the film, “Wasp” invites judgments from me with a theme of a bare-footed Zoe leading her children into a fight. As the film progresses, this trend continues as the it shows a disorganized home where the fridge is pasted with foul language and the only food is molded bread, a picture that identifies Zoe as a unfit mother. Continue Reading »

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Oct 22 2009

Menacing Insect? Or White Anglo-Saxon Protestant?

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Suspenseful stories are like snuff films, not of a random victim, but of the poor main character, of whom the director and writer subjects to acts upon acts of emotional and sometimes physical torment in order to instill a sadomasochistic twist of enjoyment and discomfort in the viewer, but not really.

Zoe and her children in the midst of family-bonding time.

Zoe and her children in the midst of family-bonding time.

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