Dear students

Welcome to English 124 and our blog. This blog will provide you with the materials we will be using in class for your review. Here you will find the class schedule and other documents discussed on the first day of class, power point presentations, videos and quizzes. I hope it will also be a good place to comment about films that you have watched and liked or disliked. Please feel free to comment on the progress of our blog. If there are sites you feel are important to include in our blogroll, feel free to suggest them so that they can be included.  I’m looking forward to a very enjoyable semester.

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3 thoughts on “Dear students

  1. Blade Runner 2049 (2017)

    The sequel to my all-time favorite film Blade Runner directed by Denis Villeneuve starring Ryan Gosling as Officer KD6-3.7 and Harrison Ford as Rick Deckard set 30 years after the original although it is a sequel it is enjoyable as its own movie. I loved this film so much I got emotional half way through the film because it reminded me so much of the original in terms of its amazing cinematography world building spectacular soundtrack and breath taking visual effects, I cannot emphasize how good this movie is I loved the characters the mystery the twists although almost 3 hours long it left me wanting more so much so that when I finished watching it in the theater I got back in line and bought another ticket to watch it again. The acting is great I what I think is Harrison Fords best performance in a long time. If you like science fiction and visual effects I highly recommend it.

  2. Angela A. Pagan

    The Movie the Purge is one of my favorite movies and in this case is how the government wants poor people to die. I enjoy the second movie and it’s because the director shows us how teens don’t respect elders in their jobs, so they try to be more ‘’superior’’ then others. In one scene one of the elders was fighting over the phone because his insurances for his shop where suspended the same day that the purge was going to be starting. Later from his phone call a few millennials drop by in their fancy car and just being cruel to people in and out the shop. They try to steal a few chocolate bars maybe a something to drink and the owner of the shop notices so he walks to worse the millennials and ask then nicely to drop what they were doing and one of the girls had no respect to the owner that is an elder and she even try threat the poor guy that she was going to burn down the place even with him in it. Okay I am not in the agreeing that killing is good, but I am agreeing that in the way that the movie is writing is on facts that are happening in the world and maybe we don’t see it sometimes. I don’t dislike the fact that the government in the movie want people to kill one another just for the simply fact that the world is over populated. Sometimes I think about the movie The Giver that in their society they are the ones in control of how you live, who you marry and how many kids you can only have. In the characters we see that some of them want justice but what if wear being control for a reason only because in my opinion us humans don’t know how to measure are decisions but is not the options for people being in control by the government because let’s face it nobody likes to be control by someone.

  3. One of my favorite films of all time is Blow Out. Blow Out was written and directed by Brian De Palma, he also directed well known films such as Carrie and Scarface. The movie stars John Travolta, Nancy Allen and John Lithgow. John Travolta’s character is a movie sound recordist who accidently records evidence that a car accident was actually a murder of a well known political figure. I really enjoy this film because of the originality in the plot, it is unlike any film I’ve seen. John Travolta’s performance is one of my favorite performances in a film. Quentin Tarantino cast John Travolta in Pulp Fiction because of his performance in this film. The ending of this film is very bittersweet in a way. I would recommend this movie to anyone who likes conspiracies or John Travolta.

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