Falling Man

Now that we start reading “Falling Man” by Don DeLillo and I began to look for interesting material connected with the novel I start to feel that the book was not such a bad choice after all. Still for an elementary course the narrative will bring some hard work, because often locations are switched without […]

Film Stills and Storyboards

When interpreting movies the obvious thing to do is of course watch the movie or use individual sequences from it or even scene stills and see what you can find in them. There is a lot to discover as I would like to prove with this example of a scene still from Steven Spielberg’s […]

Premiere of Eastwood’s “Invictus” in London

“Invictus” had its premiere in London last week and will be released this Friday, February 5th in the UK. German moviegoers have to wait until February 18th. You can already read quite a number of reviews and some general texts about the film, of course there’s also one at wikipedia on “Invictus”. There’s a link […]

Creation

I am looking forward to this movie which is announced for 2010, a specific date not yet given.

Charles Darwin was born in 1809 and his famous “On the Origin of Species” was published 1859. Darwin has changed our world view and the theory of evolution is – while widely accepted in the scientific world […]

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Clint Eastwood’s new movie “Invictus”

I admire Eastwood as a director. His films (Million Dollar Baby, Gran Torino etc.) are a MUST SEE.

“Invictus” is about Nelson Mandela, the former president of South Africa after the apartheid system had been overthrown. It is the true story of Mandela working with the captain of South Africa’s […]

Shake Hands with the Devil

You will remember that this was the title of Lieutenant-General Roméo Dallaire’s book, in which he gave his personal acount on what happened in Rwanda. Now I came across a feature film titled Shake Hands with the Devil which is probably worthwhile seeing. It seems that this film was released in 2007. To my knowledge […]