My friend and colleague Chad and I taught a class called Speaking Pictures for Interim 2009. Here is a little presentation I did on parody and the aesthetification of violence. I hope the links still work…..
Clips from Mystery Men.
Chapter 8: Wisdom of the Spinx
Slow Motion Walking and Other Movie Tropes
A Tribute to Michael Bay
(We weren’t able to get through the rest of the lecture because Prof. Williams was struck down with the flu in the midst of the tribute to Michael Bay. Feel free to watch them on your own.)
Foucault’s Favorite Movie. It’s de Certeau’s favorite too.
It’s all there: violence, power, institutions, hacking. And it’s all so beautiful.
(hint: check out the shower of shell casings. So good because it’s so true.)*
The Matrix Lobby Scene
Do they reinforce the model or not?
*From The Matrix
Agent Smith: Here that Mr. Anderson? That is the sound of inevitability. That is the sound of your death.
Neo: My name is Neo!