Saturday, May 26, 2018

Movie Poster Class 2018

I just finished up my two-week movie poster class, Interpreting the Visual Culture of Hollywood. This year the class focused on the 1980s. All work pictured is by the students, 99% of whom are Communication & Media majors who have never made a screen print before.

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Thinking About Gone with the Wind

Here's a piece from Slate about screening Gone with the Wind and thinking through its representation of the south.

"Sometimes the relative subtlety of Gone With the Wind’s politics, when compared to The Birth of a Nation or Triumph of the Will, can make it even more dangerous. Just as the Civil War “wasn’t about” slavery according to its revisionist history, neither is Gone With the Wind—at least according to the movie itself, in which black characters are never referred to as slaves and just seem happy to be there."

And here's a documentary, Old South/New South commissioned by Warner Bros. when the movie was re-released for its 75th anniversary.

Thursday, April 06, 2017

Interpreting Visual Culture of 1960s Hollywood Movies