- Luke finds a connection between Animal Farm and the Rebel Alliance.
- Hayley makes a pit stop at the Fonz on her way to Dirty Dancing.
- Brittney brings up The Italian Job and Elvis Presley.
- Amy explores drug imagery from That 70's Show to Disney's Alice In Wonderland.
- Lucy takes care of business a la Blow and Goodfellas.
- Jason trips his way through House and Drunken Master.
- John visits Dazed and Confused, The Graduate, and Dead Poets Society.
- Julie risks reefer madness by delving into Pineapple Express and Harold and Kumar Go To White Castle.
- Suzanne locates the link between Rebel Without a Cause and The Truman Show.
- Emileigh sketches the hippie life as seen in Across the Universe.
- Amanda brings up The Breakfast Club and Finding Nemo.
- Anna also has Across the Universe and Pineapple Express on her mind, but she ends with the M.I.A. song "Paper Planes" and Jack Nicholson as the Joker.
- Logan juxtaposes 300 and Ferris Bueller's Day Off.
- And Jerry explores dissidence in One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest and V for Vendetta.
Thursday, March 19, 2009
Last week the students in my film class watched Easy Rider and chatted about the kind of cool rebellion that characterized the counterculture. In their blogs, they wrote about figures in their experience of pop culture that embody this same kind of cool. Why not click into a few that interest you and leave an encouraging comment?