For all us film junkies who probably weren’t alive for when the majority of criterion movies were released :)
BU here. Just watched The Fountain, which remains one of, if not my favorite movie of all time.
Stupid double posts.
I am also a college student, from the University of Missouri-Columbia/Mizzou. I’m the president of the film club here.
The Fountain is amazing, it’s probably my favorite of Darren Aronofsky’s films.
Nice to see some fellow college students as well. I went to the University of Oregon for my first two years and I recently transferred to the Art Institute of Portland to pursue a degree in Digital Film and Video. I have been doing a lot of film production for a while and am just a huge fan of all things film.
Speaking of The Fountain, it’s definitely one of those films where all the initial reaction from general audiences doesn’t reflect how good the actual film is. Where people go into the film expecting something and they end up seeing something completely different, they don’t necessarily gravitate towards it as much. This is all very general of course, because a lot of times the best films are the ones we don’t see coming. The Fountain was definitely one of those types of films. One of those films that believes in itself, even if you may not. And that is where the strength of the film lies. In Tom Creo’s belief that he could be with Izzy forever (his last name meaning “I believe” in Spanish).
Personally, I think I may enjoy Requiem more, but I’m really looking forward to The Wrestler.
I went to Mizzou for three years and dropped out because my girlfriend dumped me and I’m dramatic. There were two film courses at the time and I took them both. The were basically Film from Beginning to 1945 and Film 1946-Present. The latter was Oscar themed. The next year they started offered film as a minor, I think. I don’t know if they still do. I haven’t even been in the new Ragtag. I sort of miss Columbia.
Film is still a minor here, and I think it’s officially becoming a major either in January or August 2009. Film is my major through the interdisciplinary studies program.
The new Ragtag is pretty awesome, but I miss the old one a bit.
A legendary professor at NYU by the name of William K. Everson (died 1996) had an inspiring class called "Fairytale, Legend and Nightmare. Included the films: “The Blue Bird” with Shirley Temple, The Devil and Daniel Webster, Don’t Look Now and Vampyr. He was a sad loss to film academia.
RANG DE BASANTI….its a new cult indian film.
The film (we call it CAMS) department isn’t very big. Partly because of that, I’m a senior and an English major who has yet to take a film course- but I will next semester.
Currently a sophomore at the University of Maryland College Park. No film major here. A few film studies classes, but that’s all unfortunately.
Just finished Agnes Scott College in Atlanta (really Decatur). No film major there, but I imagine you could design one yourself if you like making your life difficult. I did english instead. The one film class I took there was AWESOME, though.