Wednesday, 30 March 2011
Monday, 28 March 2011
Can we all make sure we have our bibliography and illustrations all on a memory stick so I don't have to trudge through the internet to find them...
I think we are meeting Wednesday morning to iron out any creases and put together our power point....?
Steven Spielberg’s childhood seems to have had a massive influence on his career. He was an Orthodox Jew and suffered from anti-Semitic abuse and has been described as “A Jewish kid who felt like an alien while growing up”, later on in life in 2002 he was even a target of a white supremacist plot. His parents divorced when he was young and he lived with his father, who was often away from home. He was a fairly unremarkable boy, with nothing to distinguish him positively and it has been suggested that this could have pushed him towards the film industry:
“making movies as a way of finding the social acceptance he craved”
This can be viewed as a Freudian concept, his id craving acceptance and his ego providing a socially appropriate way of allowing this.
His Jewish background may well explain his huge interest in the holocaust and WW2 based films and documentaries, which he has both directed and produced, including: Schindler’s List, Band of Brothers, Broken Silence, Eyes of the Holocaust and Flags of our Fathers. These works show his emotional attachment to the genre due to his religious upbringing and past experiences. He has even founded an organisation which aims to record the experiences of holocaust survivors.
Other aspects arising from his childhood can also be seen in his work. Several of his films show children in danger, families with divorced parents or an absent father, which may well be a reflection of the way he felt when he was growing up.
His films also often show unremarkable people doing or discovering remarkable things, such as
Jury convicts white supremacists
Published: July 26, 2002
By Dave Haskel
By Joseph McBride
Published in the
by Grahame Hill
(highlighted quotes to be put on the powerpoint)
Feedback would be awesome guys :) do I need to make it longer/shorter? anything else you want to be included? Let me know ASAP :)
Sunday, 27 March 2011
Saturday, 26 March 2011
Monday, 14 March 2011
I think they'd both be really interesting ones to talk about, but Rowan Atkinson might be more entertaining? I vote him....
I looked on his Imdb page - this has obviously got all of his work on there. A lot of them being his own sketch shows, the iconic series' that is Blackadder, films like Mr Bean, The Lion King, Johnny English and Keeping Mum.
He also was on A Bit of Fry and Laurie, the origins of which were made into a documentary on GOLD on the TV a couple of weeks ago (theres a clip belowww). This was actually quite a good programme- it had loads of other comedians and acts talk about them and how they had inspired their work. Maybe these guys would be a good one to research instead? just another idea...
if we used a comedian we could go into the history of stand up comics? charlie chaplin etc... how its evolved to what it is now, whoever we pick's early career, what they moved onto... who they inspired, what they are doing etc.
just some ideaaas :) but we should probably have a meet up soon and decide :) xxx