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Blog Council Pop Culture Profundity


Great job this week! Rachel, Robbie, Ben, and Jordi really enjoyed discussing the posts.

First, some compliments:

  • Good job taking in the feedback from last week by improving your titles and generating some really great discussions through your comments
  • Great job adding multimedia to your blog posts
  • Blogs this week were engaging and did a great job of generating conversation
  • Overall, really creative use of examples from pop-culture and how they intersect with our class discussions

Now, some feedback and food for thought:

  • We thought that the class did a really good job of writing about topics that interested them and this showed. However, we think that posts could have benefited with a more clear connection to the class throughout the blog post (as opposed to only at the end). We think this could have been accomplished with use of a thesis statement at the introduction.
  • We were hoping for a broader selection of prompt topics by the class: lots of people posted about TV shows, but  no one wrote about music or books. Try to view some of your classmates posts before creating your own so we generate a diverse range of topics in the future.
  • The posts this week generated some really interesting discussion on plot-spoilers: the ethics of plot spoiling, when is it ok or not ok to discuss a plot line. What do you guys think about the ethics of plot spoiling? Consider tv shows vs. movies, Dramas vs Comedies.

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Holy Smoke


In thinking about the themes our class has discussed thus far, I was reminded of the main plot line of one of my favorite movies, The Boondock Saints. The film follows religious twin Irish brothers who are fired from their job after backing one another up in an altercation they did not start. The following morning, they turn themselves into the police for their part in a separate bar fight, which resulted in the death of two Russian mobsters in an act of self-defense. Sick of being oppressed by criminals, and in response to a request from God, they embark on a mission to rid Boston of “wicked men so that the innocent may flourish” (Boondock Saints).   Continue reading Holy Smoke

“You Think That I’m Crazier Than You”


I’ve always wanted to be a novelist growing up. I love and still love to read and make up my own stories. As I got older my love for books merged with my love for television and film, and now if you asked me I think my dream job would be to write movies. One movie that stuck out to me in the last few years is Silver Linings Playbook

The beauty of Silver Linings Playbook for me is it’s slice of life feeling. Although multiple characters are challenged by different mental illnesses, the plot is fundamentally about how a family and friends help and learn to accept each other. The film addresses the difficulties of mental illness through a lens that makes characters like Pat or Tiffany believable and relatable in a way that can unfortunately not always true of films venturing into this subject.

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