So finally the time has come to conquer my fear and tackle the big, scary, unknown of the ‘Annotated Bibliography’. What? You can’t believe it?? NEITHER CAN I!!!!!
Here. We. Go…
But first, some music to get me in the mode…maybe some thinking music…Ahhhhh, I have the perfect song.
‘Memory Motel’ by the Rolling Stones…
Okay, now I’m ready…for the Annotated Bibliography…
BUT WAIT!!!! Some tea to soothe the brain.
And now I am ready to proceed in this late hour of the night.
Here goes nothing.
A 15-year-old girl navigates a dangerous urban landscape in search of the brother whom she has hypnotised into believing he is a dog in director Bruce McDonald’s pop-infused, 21st century variation on The Catcher in the Rye.
This film is the first feature film to use Mondrian multi-frame compositions for the entire length. I watched this movie years ago and was truly blown away. Little did I know that it would have such relevance to my life later on. This is actually what I’m studying in this subject. It is not the conventional, classical cinema that everyone knows. The entire film is a spatial montage. It involve a number of images of different sizes appearing on a screen and its ever-changing. The images replace each other and are viewed simultaneously side-by-side.
The film really plays with your head. It makes you dizzy and confused. The screen is ever-changing. It continues to move around, it gets cut up, it disappears. Its something I have never seen before.
Yes, it’s an extremely difficult film to watch, yes it only got 6/10 on IMDB and 35% on Rotten Tomatoes BUT i believe its a film that has achieve a hell of a lot. Its a brave film to even think of making!! Especially a feature-length film. I personally love it. Not necessarily because of the story, characters or style but because of what it achieved. Seth brought up in the lecture that Spatial Fragmentation or montage hasn’t been explored to its full potential because of the single frame convention/culture of cinema – the industrial factory metaphor. I believe, however, that this film shows how it has reached its potential. Its a ground-breaking film in my eyes and one that shows the cinema world that Spatial fragmentation is possible in a feature length film.
Wow, now was that a rant or what!?!?! LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!
Oh, and watch the trailer above – you will see what I mean when you watch it. I reckon it’ll make you wanna watch it.
WHAT DO I NEED TO WRITE ABOUT IN THIS THING!?!
Experiment with voice and texture – One may be formal, informal, creative or one may be personal etc. Change it up !!!
I should also have some blogs with photos, videos, music etc…ANYTHING!!!!!
Quality – Must engage with the course content beyond what was actually done!!! i can’t just simply write what I heard in the lecture….
In terms of attributing something – I need to give the website, author etc.
Very exciting start to semester 2!!! So far, Networked Media has been much more than i ever imagined. I didn’t think it would appeal to me but so far the course has gripped me and kept me intrigued. I like the idea of keeping a constant blog where i can say what ever i want, when i want. I want to use the blog for entries on the lectures, a blog entry on the labs – something I learnt or fixed and a personal entry like something I watched on TV, radio or on the web that relates to the course…
So all in all I am PUMPED for this semester and hopefully everything goes to plan!!