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Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Midterms Already!?

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...


Blogger Justin said...

I thought that Blogging always increased during exams.

6:01 AM  
Blogger Vampire said...

It's roughly midterm time here too, but, luckily, I only have 12 instead of the usual 16 credit hours thanks to my summer work.

I'm interested to see how your screenplay turns out. Mine needs a good working over. Best of luck.

6:35 AM  
Blogger Grinth said...

Hmmm, I'd be interested to see how you work that second topic into just 6 pages.

5:27 PM  

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