Monday, October 29, 2007

The sea inside

What is your general reaction and response to the film? What do you think of Ramon's request for assisted suicide, the court's response to him, and his eventual actions? What do you think of his friends who agreed to help him?

I thought it was a pretty emotional movie, with Ramon and Julia becoming sick and the family having to take care of them. I think anyone in his situation they would want the same fate. I also think it was wrong for the court to not let him do what he wanted with his own life. I think it was good that he finally got out of his never ending misery. I think his friends just wanted ihm to be happy and in that case it was okay to do what they did.

Compare and contrast The Sea Inside to The Diving Bell and the Butterfly. What similarities and differences do you notice? In your opinion, which was more powerful?

Well first off I'll point out the obvious, they both had a main character that was Quadriplegic. They both wanted to publish a book and had people help them do so. They both tought of themselves as worthless, or less of person. They were different in the way that Ramon could talk and move his head around.
I think the Diving Bell and the Butterfly was more powerful because the guy couldn't move at all and had kids and a wife that could never communicate and make memories with.

Refer to your notes on camera technique, camera angles, and camera movement. What scenes, in particular, do you remember where the film technique underscored meaning and added to the message the director was sending? Describe the shot, its significance, and its meaning in detail.

I remember the first scene when the camera went out the window onto the beach and down the coast, i think the director was trying to send a message of peace and pleasure. When they did an extreme close up of Ramon in his bed for seriousness. There was also firehosing at one point to show anger. Slow truck of Julia for emotion.

Monday, October 15, 2007

sec 4 (new book)

Tuesdays With Morrie
"Do I wither up and disappear, or do I make the best of my time left?"
I think this is pretty deep the way Morrie is just making the best of his time left, not even letting his unstopable painful death faze him what so ever. He just keeps his chin up and cheers his friends up, with his happy personality.

Monday, October 8, 2007

TDBATB Reflection Homework

Jesse Smasal

I didn't really like the book in all honesty. It was written very well but all the random day dreams and stories just didn’t do it for me. I think it is great people helped him get all of his thoughts on paper, having locked-in-syndrome and all. I do feel bad for his kids and how they had to see him like that, and also him seeing his kids and not being able to be their “father.” I feel the same grief for his wife in all the same ways as his kids. I mean she can never really love him with him loving her back. He might love her back but I’m saying they can’t express their love to each other like a normal family should be able to. I liked symbolism of his locked in syndrome, with the diving bell and the butterfly, I thought that was pretty cool. In conclusion I thought the book was written well and had great meaning, but it just wasn’t the kind of book I would read out of school.

Sunday, October 7, 2007

week 3 sec 1

Honestly I don't think you want me sumerizing some of the things in this section just becuase it's down right nasty. Any way, I'll do what's appropriate. Agusten and his siter Natilie were sitting in the kitchen both having just a terrible day. They decide the cieling is too small and take all night tearing it down. In the morning Mr. F isn't even very mad as long as they fix it up. So he agrees to give them 200 dollars. They make another hole in the roof for a window and demand 150 extra dollars and get 50. They figure they really don't need that much any way and will spend their surplus on beer and cigarettes. Mr. F has a brake throught and thinks god is talking to his through his poop, because the end of the coil is pointing upwards. He has Hope scoop up all the poop and put it out in the picnic table for it to dry. His other daughter come to visit unexpected and is informed on the poop and just left. There is a couple other scenes in this section I left out, it's about Agusten and his 33 yearold lover/gardian and if you really want to know about it in detail read it yourself.