David Lynch

Now that  you’ve seen “Eraserhead” (1977) and “Blue Velvet” (1986), write a 50 word blog post tracing the continuities of themes and techniques in both of these films.  What seem like the elements of David Lynch’s signature style?  For full credit, you must post in the correct number of words, and by 12 pm this Thursday (see course syllabus).

It Happened One Night

Now that you’ve seen Frank Capra’s “It Happened One Night,” try to place yourself in the shoes of an audience member from 1934 (when the film was first released to public acclaim). How does the film engage in “communal” problem solving?  Consider the atmosphere of the 1930s.  How was the film therapeutic to paying audiences at the time? Respond in 50 words by Thursday at 12pm. We’ll discuss your responses in class.