Friday, October 29, 2010

Post for November 1

Hello All,

This post should be easy (if you were in class on Friday): post your thesis statement for your film analysis.

On Monday, bring your introduction (at a minimum, for you can always write more) to class.

On Wednesday, we'll have a short workshop on transitions, and then we'll spend the rest of the time writing (or revising) your film analyses; the final drafts of those analyses will be due on Friday.

Take care, and have a Happy Halloween !


  1. Lindsey Garibay
    Thesis: The Wedding Date uses the archetypes of abolition of norms, relationships, and persona to convey the themes of love and betrayal.

  2. Mel Ynostroza

    Thesis: The film "The Last Samurai" uses the archetypes of the center and individuation to convey the hero Algren's journey of redemption.

  3. Danielle Williams:

    Thesis: The film "A Clockwork Orange" (1971), directed by Stanley Kubrick, uses the archetypes of the center, the road to the center, primordial chaos, repetition of the cosmogonic act, individuation, and the personas of the Outlaw, the Jester, and the Everyman to convey the themes of authority vs chaos, anarchy, rebellion, and freedom vs restriction in relation to behavior modification.

  4. Diana camacho
    The film "Slumdog Millionare" (2008), uses the archetypes of the journey to the center to convey the themes of love and determination.

  5. The movie ,the matrix (1999), uses the archetype the Road of the center to convery the theme of the self-identity and the awakeness of the Unconsciousness.

    Basil Qumsiyeh

  6. The movie, Dear John (2010), uses the archetypes of the road to center and relationships to convey the theme of love and heartache.

    Megan Reimer

  7. Trisha Morrissey

    Finding the center, one’s identity, is challenging for all, but to wake up as Jason Bourne, not knowing you are Jason Bourne is a mystery in itself. As the film, "The Bourne Identity" conveys, the journey in life has many obstacles; however, the hardest is not only finding oneself, but accepting oneself.

  8. Nadee Ramirez
    thesis: Peter Pan uses the archetypes of sacred time and space, formation of self-identity, and finding oneself to convey the theme of maturaty and always keeping the heart to childhood.

  9. Thesis: The movie "Made of Honor" (2008)uses the archetypes of center of the road and abolition of norms and relationships.

  10. Mark Macanas


    The film “Crash” deals with the events and emotions of everyday people of the norm, with normal everyday problems. They all live such different lives, yet all of the characters share one world, one city, and one life. This film depicts how their lives crash and mingle to make what we call life. The film uses the archetypes abolition of norms, profane vs. sacred, road to center, and individuation to depict the theme of “one life”.

  11. Jorge Solis

    The Bank Job uses the archetypes of the center, chaos, sexual excess, and persona to convey the theme of financial desperation.

  12. Erma Morales
    The film "American History X" uses archetypes restoration of Primordial chaos and masks. A loss of identity in order to create a new one, which can only come with chaos.

  13. Jessica Delgadillo
    Through the archetypes of the Syzygy, the center, and the road to the center, The Notebook portrays the theme of true love.

  14. Brian Dolph
    Thesis: Ron Howard's film "Angels and Demons" utalizes the symbols of sacred time and space versus profane time and space, the various elements, relationships, and the archetype of the trickster to convoy a theme of religious contradtictions and confrontations.

  15. Nathan Whiting

    In the film Equilibrium the hero, John Preston is on a mission to keep the social peace while maintaining order in his own life and family. The film places the Hero archetype on Preston who must sift the through primordial chaos of his time and use ritual combat to bring true intermediate peace to society.

  16. Joey Rico
    "v for Vendetta" uses the archetypes of the center, the abolition of norms, and many symbolic objects to convey the theme of an individuals need for freedom.

  17. Ashley Black
    Wolfgang Reitherman's film "The Jungle Book" (1967), uses the archetypes abolition of norms, the Explorer, the Innocent, and animals to convey the theme of one's search for self-identity

  18. Through these archetypes of Road to the Center, Individualization and realtionships, Children of Men asserts in making his idea of the Indeterminate Unity which proves that sacrifice and faith are primordial to the fulfillment of life.

  19. Maria De La Riva

    The film uses the archetypes of the Center in Eliade and Relationships and Self-identityin Stevens; to convey the themes of love, sacrifice, and heroism in "My Sister's Keeper."