Month: July 2018

Memento and Meaning (MLS504-1.1)

My favorite film of all time is Memento (2000), by the director Christopher Nolan. It was this film that made me a fan of this director and I am always fascinated by the depth of the characters in his films, and the exploration he nearly always does of how a person’s weaknesses, when unchecked, almost …

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The Journey of “A Trip to the Moon” (MLS504.1.3)

Georges Melies’ classic and groundbreaking film A Trip to the Moon (1902) was the first narrative film ever produced. It was the logical progression of Melies’ experiments with early film special effects- which were discovered by accident as most of the world’s greatest discoveries are (Corn Flakes, anyone?). Visual effects in film were born when …

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