20 May 09

For all levels — A disturbing article in TIME magazine about technology and privacy:



Literacy and the American Classic Cinema – Four eras over five days, with a test on Friday… “High Noon,” “Citizen Kane,” “Casablanca,” “On the Waterfront.”

Questions that appear on the “Citizen Kane” handout:

  1. What is the “story-telling vehicle” of the film?
  2. Charles Foster Kane  claims he doesn’t  care about money, but he’s very rich. On the other hand, he is interested in newspapers. What does that tell us about Kane’s real interests.
  3. I’ve mentioned that Orson Wells who stars in Citizen Kane was a great movie master. This film is strong on technique. What techniques have you seen thus far in the film?
  4. What is gained by using these techniques, what purpose do they serve?
  5. How is “Citizen Kane” like a detective story? And how is a detective story like reporting?
  6. Note — “High Noon” relied on the clock to “drive” the drama. “Citizen Kane” relies on Kane’s last words. 

For Level IIs, if you’re up to it:

Greensboro Filmmakers–

Don’t forget… early bird registration ends this coming Monday, May 25th!  Save $20 by registering now.
Go to:  http://www.48hourfilm.com/greensboro

The project kicks off on June 19th, and your completed film will screen up on the big screen at the Carousel Luxury Theaters.

Also, a quick note from our friends at the City of Greensboro about permits:

Please remember if you are planning on filming in the Greensboro area – in parks, cemeteries, downtown, etc. – you must have a completed agreement (attached) signed for approval and returned to Barbara McKenzie no later than June 1, 2009.

Barbara McKenzie
City of Greensboro, Special Events