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Week Two: A Summary

An absolutely crazy week for me, I didn’t have nearly enough time to do the work I wanted, but I’m all geared up to be right there starting next week. I had fun reading through more examples of noir. In particular, I was thrilled to read through Robert Towne’s Chinatown screenplay. I’ve heard for some time that its a “perfect” screenplay, and it’s always been one of my favorite films, so I’m glad I finally knocked that one off the list. I have to be honest though, while it’s certainly a sound work, I’m more drawn to Polanksi’s direction and style than the core of the plot. Also, you can never beat actually seeing Jack Nicholson with a huge splint on his nose.

Anyway, in other news, I’m still working on getting this blog site to look how I want it. I don’t want anything too flashy, just something clean, professional, and accessible. I’ve done a few of these now, so I’m trying to stay away from using the same themes and layouts. I want to think a little bit more out of the box.

I particularly enjoyed the writing assignments this week. I was able to work with a number of topics and things that have been on my plate quite often recently, so that was enjoyable. I’m always pumped when I get a chance to do some video game reviewing, so that particular assignment was probably my favorite. I also love that I turned back to There Will Be Blood for my alternative ending assignment. I’ve always thought that film begged for just something a little different there at its conclusion. I definitely jumped off of the wall a bit with where I took it, but it was a ton of fun to write.

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