Does it make me a bad person that I don’t give a furry rats
ass about Kobe Bryant? Yes, it’s sad but let’s not forget that he died in a
helicopter crash which means he was rich enough to have a helicopter. Richard
Cory be damned, he had an awesome life while he was here and, while it’s not exactly
what Eldon Tyrell had in mind, the star that shines twice as bright burns for
half as long.
Furthermore, I didn’t know the man, personally. The eulogies
celebrate his charitable contributions and, while I don’t mean to belittle his
achievements, it’s easy to be a philanthropist when paid a galumptious salary.
But I feel no personal hurt or loss; I did not follow the sport. I feel sadness
for any death but is it conscionable that we feel sadness for this particular
life yet many die with no recognition?
I’ve decided to take a hiatus from classes this semester so I have a little more time to post. The fourth film we looked at was Sunset Boulevard.
I haven’t posted anything here for a while because I’ve been dealing with the next batch of classes. There’s a small lull so here’s the next film we reviewed.
Class starts again next week. I’m looking forward to creating new pieces to share with you. One of the requirements of the film class, in addition to analyzing the assigned films, was to select three films to view and review independently. Here’s the first one: Die Hard!
As observed in Toy Story 2, the transition from Wild West Frontier to the Final Frontier was sealed with the launch of Sputnik I in 1957 but the doors were opened with various sightings during the Second World War resulting in the 1951 film masterpiece The Day the Earth Stood Still. This was the second film we looked at in Introduction to Film Art.
Due to the positive responses given to my film reviews for the Introduction to Film Art course that I took last Spring, I have decided to share them with all of you.
I’ll post them, more or less, in the order in which they were written and submitted. This week: True Grit (1969)