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what I have to go through to teach

this morning I must watch a movie, "The Virginian" with Gary Cooper, in order to prepare for class. it's a 90-minute long film so we will watch it in class and discuss in the time left. class is nearly three hours long so there's time.

I decided in two weeks to replace "Little Big Man" with a young Dustin Hofmann (sp? I don't feel like googling) with "Dead Man" with Johnny Depp. similar theme with a much more intriguing plot and imagery. these films I will have to ask them to view outside of class as they are too long to watch and discuss. they will balk. I will have to stand firm.

ok it's of to the movies. I will let you all know how it goes over in class.

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daisydumont
Oct. 17th, 2006 01:44 pm (UTC)
i liked Dead Man when i rented it so much that i watched it twice. oh course, i have a thing for gary farmer, so that's why. but the neil young soundtrack was amazin'. i read one reviewer who said it sounded like neil just kept dropping his electric guitar onto the floor over and over.
daisydumont
Oct. 17th, 2006 01:45 pm (UTC)
too much decaf at lunch! please read: of course. geez louise.
eriktrips
Oct. 18th, 2006 12:38 am (UTC)
I've watched it twice myself. maybe three times, come to think of it. ohh that reminds me. I should rip a version of it for my hard drive as the library at sfai doesn't have it so they will be reserving mine for students to watch. an art school without jim jarmusch movies. how could that be??
agoraphiliac
Oct. 17th, 2006 04:53 pm (UTC)
Sounds great. I think "Little Big Man" looks a little dated nowadays, even though it's good.

I loved "Dead Man." All the small parts are great (John Hurt! Robert Mitchum! Whoever that is that plays the motor-mouth bounty-hunter!) I don't see how anyone could complain about being assigned to watch that.
eriktrips
Oct. 18th, 2006 12:43 am (UTC)
little big man's datedness would have been a topic of discussion itself but I decided dead man does something similar a whole lot better, more poetically, and both more and less romantically.

people actually shouted little 'yays' when I announced the change.
yangming
Oct. 18th, 2006 01:19 am (UTC)
Dead Man is a great movie. I remember watching little big man, but I remember it being kind of silly...?
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