While it seems impossible to believe, this week is already midterms week!
And it strikes me that I haven't really been chatting all that much about my classes, or at least the two core classes that I admitted several weeks ago were starting with less than stellar reviews. I'm afraid not much has changed in that category.
Technically I don't have a midterm in my Screenplay class, though we are hard at work, having passed the conceptual stages and are now beginning the writing process. More on that tomorrow.
My Film Form & Film Sense and Film History & Historiography classes require papers. At only 6 or so pages apiece, it is a far less stringent assignment than I was expecting. Far be it from me to complain.
For FF&FS, I'll be writing a formal scene analysis of the concluding battle sequence in Akira Kurosawa's Seven Samurai, and for FH&H, I'll be writing a essay on the myth of nationalistic cinema and how that spills over into propagandistic cinema both in fascist states and democracies.
So, if I am a bit quiet around here the next week or so, now you know why...