ATTENTION. FUN EXPERIMENT IN THE WORKS.

I’M WRITING MY DISSERTATION PROPOSAL ON FILM AND I’D LIKE TO ADVERTISE A FUN TASK FOR ANYONE WHO WOULD BE INTERESTED IN TAKING PART. ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS WHAT ONE OF THESE THREE FILMS, FOCUSING ON THE PARTICULAR CHARACTER I HAVE SPECIFIED AND TELL ME WHAT YOU THINK OF THEM. I CAN’T ELABORATE TOO MUCH SINCE I DON’T WANT YOU TO HAVE ANY PRECONCEIVED IDEAS ABOUT WHAT I WANT YOU TO LOOK FOR. 

- Django Unchained - Calvin J. Candie (Leonardo DiCaprio)
- Notes On a Scandal - Barbara Covett (Judi Dench)
- Silence Of The Lambs - Hannibal Lecter (Anthony Hopkins) 
- (4th film is optional) There Will Be Blood - Daniel Plainview (Daniel Day-Lewis)
- (5th is also optional) Last King Of Scotland (Forest Whitaker)

The Deadline is 25th January, if you can’t manage all of them, don’t worry I have a few people on the task as well. Your feedback can be as casual and short as you like, just be honest about your opinions of the characters. They’re all amazing actors who have given very effective performances so they’re bound to make you feel something! Let me know how you get on!

Message me you feedback before the 25th. 

Thank you! 

Videodrome (1983)
Written by
David CronenbergStarringJames WoodsDeborah Harry

Videodrome (1983)

Written by

David CronenbergStarringJames Woods
Deborah Harry

Videodrome (1983)
Written by
David CronenbergStarringJames WoodsDeborah Harry

Videodrome (1983)

Written by

David CronenbergStarringJames Woods
Deborah Harry

Videodrome (1983)
Written by
David CronenbergStarringJames WoodsDeborah Harry

Videodrome (1983)

Written by

David CronenbergStarringJames Woods
Deborah Harry

Reblogged from Die Young Stay Pretty
Since I’ve already seen Videodrome and Cosmopolis, I thought I’d start with this. 
A Film I watched a while ago and will now return to for an analysis on postmodernism. It’s one of less obvious Cronenberg features that will employ the concepts I’m looking for, however, I think there may be something here about detachment, crime and violence that could be helpful to my essay. 
And onto A Dangerous Method tomorrow I think!

A History of Violence (2005)
Dir. David CronenbergStarring: Viggo Mortensen and Maria Bello 

Since I’ve already seen Videodrome and Cosmopolis, I thought I’d start with this. 

A Film I watched a while ago and will now return to for an analysis on postmodernism. It’s one of less obvious Cronenberg features that will employ the concepts I’m looking for, however, I think there may be something here about detachment, crime and violence that could be helpful to my essay. 

And onto A Dangerous Method tomorrow I think!

A History of Violence (2005)

Dir. David Cronenberg
Starring: Viggo Mortensen and Maria Bello 

This was a pleasant surprise! I think this might be too comedic to feature in an essay based on David Lynch, however I thought I’d blog about it instead seen as it’s such an effective film on pastiche, parody and nostalgia. 
Again, there is the common reminiscence of the 1950s, the teenybopper characters and the reinvention of existing materials e.g. the café escape scene. Also the self-reflexivity in the film, constantly referring to itself. 
Recommended, one of the lighter postmodern films. Now onto to David Cronenberg!
Happy Imitating! 

Back To the Future (1985)
Dir. Robert ZemeckisStarring: Michael J. Fox and Christopher Loyd 
A teenager is accidentally sent 30 years into the past in a time-traveling DeLorean invented by his friend, Dr. Emmett Brown, and must make sure his high-school-age parents unite in order to save his own existence.

This was a pleasant surprise! I think this might be too comedic to feature in an essay based on David Lynch, however I thought I’d blog about it instead seen as it’s such an effective film on pastiche, parody and nostalgia. 

Again, there is the common reminiscence of the 1950s, the teenybopper characters and the reinvention of existing materials e.g. the café escape scene. Also the self-reflexivity in the film, constantly referring to itself. 

Recommended, one of the lighter postmodern films. Now onto to David Cronenberg!

Happy Imitating! 

Back To the Future (1985)

Dir. Robert Zemeckis
Starring: Michael J. Fox and Christopher Loyd 

A teenager is accidentally sent 30 years into the past in a time-traveling DeLorean invented by his friend, Dr. Emmett Brown, and must make sure his high-school-age parents unite in order to save his own existence.

Eraserhead (1977)
Dir. David LynchStarring: Jack Nance, Charlotte Stewart and Allen Joseph 

Eraserhead (1977)

Dir. David Lynch
Starring: Jack Nance, Charlotte Stewart and Allen Joseph 

Another Lynch film to consider (if you can bare it). 
Eraserhead (1977)
Henry Spencer tries to survive his industrial environment, his angry girlfriend, and the unbearable screams of his newly born mutant child.

Dir. David Lynch
Starring: Jack Nance, Charlotte Stewart and Allen Joseph

Another Lynch film to consider (if you can bare it). 

Eraserhead (1977)

Henry Spencer tries to survive his industrial environment, his angry girlfriend, and the unbearable screams of his newly born mutant child.

Dir. David Lynch
Starring: Jack Nance, Charlotte Stewart and Allen Joseph
Blue Velvet (1986)
Dir. David LynchStarring: Isabella Rossellini, Kyle MacLachlan and Dennis Hopper 

Blue Velvet (1986)

Dir. David Lynch
Starring: Isabella Rossellini, Kyle MacLachlan and Dennis Hopper 

Postmodern film cont. I will now move onto David Lynch, whom I have decided to be the focus of my upcoming essay. I’m inspired by the 1950s placement in the film, and the stark contrasts between the neighboring estates red-neck estates. Also the concepts of irony, pastiche, nostalgia, imitation and symbolism, which I will closely follow. 
Strange film I’ve heard, but now I understand it more, I think it should be well acclaimed to watch. 
Blue Velvet (1986)

After finding a severed human ear in a field, a young man soon discovers a sinister underworld lying just beneath his idyllic suburban home town.
Dir. David LynchStarring: Isabella Rossellini, Kyle MacLachlan and Dennis Hopper 

Postmodern film cont. I will now move onto David Lynch, whom I have decided to be the focus of my upcoming essay. I’m inspired by the 1950s placement in the film, and the stark contrasts between the neighboring estates red-neck estates. Also the concepts of irony, pastiche, nostalgia, imitation and symbolism, which I will closely follow. 

Strange film I’ve heard, but now I understand it more, I think it should be well acclaimed to watch. 

Blue Velvet (1986)

After finding a severed human ear in a field, a young man soon discovers a sinister underworld lying just beneath his idyllic suburban home town.

Dir. David Lynch
Starring: 
Isabella Rossellini, Kyle MacLachlan and Dennis Hopper