25
Jan
[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="236"] As his wife greets him on their doorstep in San Francisco.[/caption] Meet Donnie Rawlen. His father raised him, alone, after his mother died during childbirth. Growing up in the family's grocery store in the suburbs of Chicago, he's accustomed to the rhythm of the city. One day, however, two men showed up and his father gave him some of the money...
25
Jan
The Shadow.  I must have had myself mixed up with The Phantom. [caption id="" align="alignleft" width="248"] You know, that guy![/caption] Although, I can see how The Phantom could have been derived from The Shadow. I'll freely state that I wanted some action in this story.  I had just finished The Killers when I picked this up.   Nobody died in that, by the way.   I...
24
Jan
I started off with Ernest Hemingway's The Killers, this week. "The door of Henry's lunch-room opened and two men came in." I immediately thought of Edward Hopper's "Nighthawks". [caption id="" align="alignleft" width="6000"] Edward Hopper's "Nighthawks"[/caption] I've always imagined that the two men in Hopper's famous painting showed up together, with one leaving the other to try his hand with the lady in red, so that's where this story is taking place,...
19
Jan
Noir. Reminds me of Gothic literature in its vague boundaries, blending elements of different genres. Gothic, with its boundaries between what could be considered science fiction, fantasy, and mystery. Noir, with its crime, corruption, and mystery. Their similarities do not stop there as dark scenes, poorly lit streets, rainfall, and withheld information from the audience. From watching The Watchmen, The Dark Knight, Bugs Bunny, Courageous...
18
Jan
https://twitter.com/spencer_cscott/status/556881343192498176 https://soundcloud.com/spencerscott1990/ds106-intro-voice-memo My name is Spencer Scott and I'm a transfer student here at UMW.  I enrolled in DS106 mainly because of a growing intrigue in live streaming technologies, and an appreciation for independent movie camera work.  Recent Hollywood movies not unlike Cloverfield and Super 8 may have contributed as well.  Being a computer science major, I was weary of taking a full-on art class, with...