Category Archives: Response to movie

The Eagle and the Arrow

The following is in response to Aesop’s “The Eagle and the Arrow” connecting it to the film Kung Fu Panda. The point of this four-sentence-translation of the famous fable is made at the end when the dying Eagle says “We … Continue reading

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Freedom Writers

The following is in response to the film Freedom Writers, based on a book called “The Freedom Writers Diary” that was written by Erin Gruwell and her students. This empowering film is about how an English teacher, Erin Gruwell, turned … Continue reading

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All Writers Are Freaks: Wonder Boys

The following is in response to the film Wonder Boys, based on a book of the same name written by Michael Chabon. This film is about the interactions between two writers: professor Grady Tripp played by Michael Douglas and student … Continue reading

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The Guys

The following is my response to the 2002 film “The Guys,” which is based on a play of the same name written by Anne Nelson. My experience with this film is similar to the majority of the reviews of the … Continue reading

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Capote

The following is in response to the film “Capote” written by Dan Futterman and directed by Bennett Miller. The film is based on a biography of writer Truman Capote of the same name, written by Gerald Clarke. In this well-constructed … Continue reading

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The Diving Bell and the Butterfly

The following is my review of the film The Diving Bell and the Butterfly, based on a book by the same name written by Jean-Dominique Bauby, and several articles on the subject of writing and healing. This heartfelt story follows … Continue reading

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Shakespeare in Love

The following is my response to the film “Shakespeare in Love” written by Marc Norman and Tom Stoppard. This film puts a new twist on the classic story of Romeo and Juliet, showing theater-lovers everywhere a take on how William … Continue reading

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