Here is the flipped lesson:
Here is the flipped lesson:
I hope you all (besides Danny!) enjoyed Moonlight as much as I did. I think that it is an wonderful exploration of African American masculinity and the performances from the actors playing Chiron are superbly crafted by Barry Jenkins. In particular, I think that the performance of Trevante Rhodes who plays ‘Black’ is very impressive because he is able to subtly transition between the hegemonic masculinity of ‘Black’ and the vulnerable Chiron.
Please watch and listen to the following links to help you engage with the film as much as possible:
Filmspotting (the podcast I listen to) – interview with Naomi Harris and Barry Jenkins, and review of the film: https://beta.prx.org/stories/190735 and the review: http://www.larsenonfilm.com/moonlight and an article by regular contributor, Michael Phillips: http://www.chicagotribune.com/entertainment/movies/91209110-132.html
INTERVIEWS WITH DIRECTOR, BARRY JENKINS
INTERVIEW WITH ASHTON SANDERS (Chiron Act 2)
INTERVIEW WITH TARELL ALVIN MCCRANEY
ACADEMY CONVERSATIONS – MOONLIGHT
MOONLIGHT EXPLAINED: Symbols, Camera & More
Here is the Moonlight workbook we are using:
Here is the PowerPoint we used in class
That’s The Walking Dead’s Rosita Espinosa with newly shaven armpits.
This is also gender ideology at work: the privileging of an idea of gender over real life or, in this case, realism.
The Walking Dead’s producers go to great lengths to portray what a zombie apocalypse might be like. They are especially keen to show us the nasty bits: what it really looks like when dead people don’t die, what it looks like to kill the undead, and the evil it spawns in those left alive. It’s gruesome. The show is a gore orgy. But armpit hair on women? Apparently that’s just gross.
If gender ideology had lost this battle with realism, we’d see armpit hair on the women in Gilligan’s Island, Planet of the Apes, The Blue Lagoon, Beauty and the Beast, Waterworld, Lost, and The Hunger Games – but we don’t. (Thanks to Ariane Lange at Buzzfeed for the whole collection and to @uheartdanny for the link.)
At least Rosita could conceivably have a razor. How do women supposedly shave their armpits on deserted islands? Did the Beast slip Belle a razor, you know, just as part of his controlling personality? And maybe some persnickety women would continue to shave even if they were lost in purgatory, but Riley in Alien? Come on.
Our interest in realism only goes so far. Armpit hair on women is apparently one of its limits.
Independent Film Bucks the Odds
“All the studios said no to it,” director Matthew Vaughn told Reuters.
So, the “Layer Cake” director raised the $35 million he needed from private investors and reached his target only weeks before the first signs of 2008’s financial market meltdown.
Backed by private funding, Vaughn added some star appeal by hiring comic fan Cage, and Brad Pitt’s Plan B Entertainment signed up as a co-producer with Vaughn’s Marv Films.
Mini-major studio Lions Gate, which released Oscar winner “Crash” and nominee “Precious: Based On the Novel ‘Push’ by Sapphire,” smelled a hit and acquired U.S. distribution rights for a mere $15 million