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11’09″01 September 11 is a 2002 international film composed of 11 contributions from different filmmakers, each from a different country. Each gave their own vision of the 9-11 attack in NY  in a short film of 11 minutes, 9 seconds, and one frame.  As with any film of this nature, some segments are stronger than others. Of the four shorts we have viewed, discuss your thoughts on the various styles of the directors, and how they chose to tell their stories.

“M”- Fritz Lang’s Classic German Film


L3 Blog 1

M is one of Fritz Lang’s best known films and arguably his greatest cinematic achievement.  Virtually inventing the psychopathic serial killer genre, M was way ahead of its time in terms of subject matter and style.  Using the cinematic language you have learned thus far, discuss your overall impression of the movie.