Tag Archives: Pop Culture Homework Assignment 2011

Pop Culture Homework Assignment: South of the Border

This is a documentary made my Oliver Stone in which he travels to South America and interviews a number of South American presidents who have, since 2000, bucked the trend of allowing IMF, American and other interference in how each … Continue reading

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Pop Culture Homework Assignment: Aimee and Jaguar

This is a German film about a lesbian couple, one of whom was Jewish, during World War II in Berlin.  It was a love story told in flashback, framed by present day scenes with two of the women who had … Continue reading

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Pop Culture Homework Assignment: Lust, Caution

If I had been paying more attention, I would have realized that this film was rated NC-17. And, I can see why. The sex scenes (and there were a few of them) tended towards the Athletic. The film was about … Continue reading

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Pop Culture Homework Assignment: Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

So, I heard a story once about Paul Newman (who was a looker in his day, if I do declare) that his daughter once caught banging around in his garage muttering angrily to himself.  And, she asked him what was … Continue reading

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Tour de Fleece

I bought a spinning wheel last fall with the hopes that one day in the future I’d eventually have a hobby that pays for itself. I thought, oh, I’ll be able to spin and then sell up a spin to … Continue reading

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Pop Culture Homework Assignment: The Future of Food

So, food has been on my mind a lot lately (as you may have gathered from all of the posts about Omnivore’s Dilemma and things that have been cooked).  I have decided that this is an area the is worthy … Continue reading

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Pop Culture Homework Assignment: Jane Eyre

After finishing  The Eyre Affair, I realized that I had the 1996 film version of the novel in my netflix queue.  This film stars William Hurt as Rochester and Charlotte Gainsbourg as Jane Eyre.  Gainsbourg does an excellent job of … Continue reading

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Pop Culture Homework Assignment: Bottle Shock

This is a film that was recommended to me by my sister.  Now, I love my sister and I wouldn’t want to disparage her reputation or her excellent taste in clothes, shoes, food or books but I know she has … Continue reading

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Pop Culture Homework Assignment: Daddy’s Little Dividend

This is one of the films that ended up in my queue because it has Elizabeth Taylor in it.  This is the sequel to the original Father of the Bride film.  Like the remake, it is narrated by the father … Continue reading

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Pop Culture Homework Assignment: Harvie Krumpet

This is an absolutely marvelous stop-motion animation film narrated by  Geoffrey Rush about the life of Harvie Krumpet following him through good times and bad from his birth in Poland before the Nazi invasion to his later life in Australia.  … Continue reading

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