Category Archives: Film Response 02/23

Week 1: The Exorcist

                 For the first written blog for this class, there was a tough choice of movies to pick to write a blog about. I looked at the lists of movies several times, and even looked on netflix to review several … Continue reading

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A View on the Parallax View

The definition of the word “parallax” is an apparent change in the position of an object resulting from a change in position of the observer, or an apparent change in the position of cross hairs as viewed through a telescope … Continue reading

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Chinatown

Chinatown, starring Jack Nicholson and Faye Dunaway is is a film that dwells off of the film noir movement of the 1940’s-1950’s even though it was released in 1974. The film was directed by the infamous Roman Polanski, and is … Continue reading

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First Film Responses on New Hollywood Film is Now Closed

The Wednesday, March 2, deadline for the first film response has now passed. No responses posted after this point will be accepted or graded. Please post your second film response, which is due on Monday, March 7, on either Eastern … Continue reading

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Film Response-Dog Day Afternoon

Dog Day Afternoon directed by Sidney Lumet begins with scenery of Brooklyn and moves on to Sonny (Al Pacino) and Sal (John Cazale) talking quietly in a car before entering the bank. The movie proceeds with their attempt to rob … Continue reading

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Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore

New Hollywood sometimes referred to as the “American New Wave“, refers to the time from the mid-1960s to the early 1980s when a new generation of young filmmakers started influencing the types of films produced. Technically, the greatest change the … Continue reading

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Mash

Mash was directed by Robert Altman and based on book. Mash is about army doctors in the Korean war.  The film follows the adventures of Hawkeye who is the senior doctor of the army base.  The staff on the hospital … Continue reading

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Dog Day Afternoon

For a New Hollywood Movie I chose was Dog Day Afternoon. The 1975 movie stars Al Pacino and was directed by Sidney Lumet. The movie takes place over a couple of hours on a summer afternoon in New York city. … Continue reading

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“The Exorcist” and How to Think of It

The Exorcist, though gruesome in nature, became a catalyst within the New Hollywood movement for the reexamination of the horror genre. Taboo subjects that filmmakers never considered to use in their films before were now considered in order to revamp … Continue reading

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The Icon, The Trend Setter, The Exorcist…

William Friedkin’s 1973 production of The Exorcist is an iconic horror film whose use of new, racier subject matter exemplifies the meaning of New Hollywood.  From the shadowy figure of the priest to young Regan McNeil, played by Linda Blair, … Continue reading

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Sweet Sweetback’s Baadasssss Song

The 1971 blaxploitation film “Sweet Sweetback’s Baadasssss Song”, dir. Melvin Van Peebles, opens with a shocking scene of a woman having sex with a young boy. The prominent theme of gritty sexuality is explicitly made clear very early on. The … Continue reading

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Sidney Lumet’s Dog Day Afternoon

Dog Day Afternoon is a 1975 film directed by Sidney Lumet that starred Al Pacino and John Cazale. Distributed by Warner Bros., the film tells the story of two men, Sonny and Sal, who decide to rob a bank on … Continue reading

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Dog Day Afternoon

 For my new Hollywood film, I chose Dog Day Afternoon, starring Al Pacino.  The New Hollywood “movement” of films was a real breakthrough for films.  For the first time films were presented with wider framing and the much better sound.  … Continue reading

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Chinatown (1974)

Chinatown is a neo-noir film, meaning its a modern genre of the classic film noirs. It was made in the midst of what is referred to as the American New Wave (New Hollywood). This period began in the mid to … Continue reading

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Dog Day Afternoon

I’ve always been a fan of movies that are based upon true stories and of course Al Pacino as well. So put them both together and you’ve got me watching it. Surprisingly I have never heard about this movie or … Continue reading

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The Scariest Movie of All Time

The Exorcist, directed by William Friedkin, is a film that defines what a horror movie should be about.  Coming out in 1973, The Exorcist brought a new type of horror movie to the table of films.  A young girl who … Continue reading

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Dog Day Afternoon awwww yeeaah

There are little films which compare to the riveting, intense, amusing, and avant garde aspects that make up Dog Day Afternoon. The critically and audience acclaimed bank heist flick boasts a top notch cast and kick-ass screenplay, both of which … Continue reading

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Alice vs. Dorothy

Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore When I first started watching this movie I had a flashback to The Wizard of Oz. Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore starts off with a little girl singing which is the kind of feel that … Continue reading

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The Exorcist sets the Tone

The Exorcist, directed by William Friedkin is not only a clear definition of a New Hollywood film but it is also a film that set the new tone for horror films. Prior to films like The Exorcist, we had psychological … Continue reading

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MASH, 1970 Film Phenom’

   My memories of M*A*S*H come from years ago, summers spent visiting my grandparents in Brooklyn. We would watch re-runs of the television series between the nightly news and re-runs of All in the Family with the elegant Archie Bunker. … Continue reading

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The Exorcist 1973

     I found the opening scenes of the film interesting and how the director juxtaposed the aspects of good and evil. The priest is shown standing across from the statue (which is later presumed to be the devil) and the … Continue reading

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Chinatown (1974)

The Chinatown is a movie about many things. But above all it’s a really good crime movie that has all the suspense and thrills of a noir film. In Chinatown Jake Gittes (Jack Nicholson) is a private investigator who used … Continue reading

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The Exorcist

he Exorcist (1973) directed by William Friedkin, was one of the first horror movies to be considered a blockbuster. Based on the novel by Peter Blatty, the movie follows Regan (Linda Blair) who becomes possessed by a demon. Regan begins showing … Continue reading

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Chinatown

Roman Polanskis Chinatown (1974) contains elements of new Hollywood and noir-ish american crime films. Released in 1974 but filmed to portray the 1930s this film starring Jack Nicholson and Faye Dunaway contains elements of political and social commentary commonly found in … Continue reading

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A Hilariously and Painful Afternoon

I thought Dogs Day Afternoon was a great fantastic film. It was purely funny and had a very dynamic story that was expressed in a very good way. The film first starts off with three men Sonny, Sal and Stevie … Continue reading

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