Week 1 Blog Assignment

Hi, my name’s Rachel Han, and I’m from Jacksonville.  I’m a sophomore – currently an Exploratory major following a Pre-med track.  I love singing, playing violin, playing piano, etc., basically anything music-related.  I also love to dance and choreograph, representing UF’s Anomaly Dance Crew.  I enjoy writing and art in general, and I’ve always had a huge appreciation for the art of film; I’ve chosen to take this course in order to learn more about it.

My 3 favorite films are 500 Days of Summer, The Prestige, and Another Earth.

My 3 least favorite films are The Fourth Kind, the Twilight saga, and Speed Racer.

Week 1 Introductions

It’s not really first week of classes now, I was just being a giant idiot and took forever to work out the site. Regardless, here is my fashionably late intro.

My name is Jyles Cinco. Don’t know how to pronounce it? Just thing “Miles” with a J. I am originally from Detroit, Michigan, but moved down here when I started 1st grade. So I can easily say that Florida is my one true home.

I am a freshmen that is majoring in pharmacy. This class sounded really intriguing and fun to take. It also helped that my Norse Myth class was cancelled at the last second and I had this as my backup. That and the gen. ed. requirements it filled. So yeah.

To be honest, I was never a big movie person. But my dad was an avid viewer of action films, particularly ones that had any sort of martial arts and kung fu. Go figure.

My favorite movie has to be Ip Man, a movie with historical roots to Bruce Lee’s own mentor. A movie which I’ve noticed that another student has listed as their favorite as well. My second movie would be Avatar, you know the one with the giant and agile smurfs? Yeah, that one. My other favorite would have to be Forrest Gump, and, hey, who doesn’t like a bit of Gump?

My least favorites  is a bit hard to say. I’d say the Chronicles of Riddick is up there. I guess Paranormal Activity. And… Daredevil.

Intro

Hi guys! My name is Katie Sedacca and I’m from Orlando (DP if anyone else is from Orlando). I’m a sophomore and just changed my major from psychology to business management, big change I know. I love photography and have tried to make some mini-movie type things about my friends and such but I can’t say they were too great. RomComs are my guilty pleasure but my actual 3 favorite movies are: Blue Valentine (hands down, so great), Into the Wild, and A Beautiful Mind. My 3 least favorite movies are: The Time Traveler’s Wife (I don’t remember why but I remember hating it), Funny People (wasn’t funny), and Avatar. 

I’m really excited to be taking this class because I’ve been trying to get a seat for the past 3 semesters!

Week One Introductions

Hello, my name is Chun Yu, but I go by Jennifer. I was born in Shanghai, China and moved to the United States when I was eight years old. I am double majoring in Microbiology and East Asian Languages (Chinese) and am a freshman in Weaver Hall this year. I’ll be honest, film analysis is a humanities credit and worth six thousand words, which helps complete my general education requirements. I also believe that it is a fun class, a belief which has not been disproven. 

One of my favorite films is About A Boy. I enjoy light hearted movies that have meaning and feeling to them. Love Actually is also like this. Both feature Hugh Grant, of which I am a huge fan. IP Man is a movie that I liked outside of my usual genre, as it was an action movie that was quite gruesome. It is a biographical account of a martial arts master, which was Bruce Lee’s mentor. This Hong Kong film made me laugh and cry with anxiety the whole time, it is also one of the few movies I want to watch more than once. 

My least favorite film is Birds, the Alfred Hitchcock movie I watched for my television productions class. I did not think it lived up to the short story.  I disliked Atonement because it seemed to be one horrible event after another for what seemed to be no reason at all. I also disliked Love In Disguise, a movie directed by Leehom Wang, a popular star in China. It was terribly cliche, and I had a hard time paying attention. 

Introductory Blog Assignment

My name is Brodie Popovic, from Port Orange, Florida (That tiny town near Daytona). I am, for better or for worse, a freshman. I’m majoring in Physics, but am taking this class because I do enjoy movies, although I enjoy critiquing them more. My favourite movies are Serenity (because of Joss Whedon and Firefly), Blade Runner, and The Shining. The worst movies would be harder to decide, but I agree with Abe, BattleShip is up there, along with The Room, and Ghost Rider 2. I’m looking forward to learning about the techniques behind the films, like CG versus analogue effects (The new The Thing against John Carpenter’s, Sam Raimi’s Evil Dead against the new one, etc). Going to be a good class.

Introduction Post

Hello! My name is Erin Cinney. I’m from St. Augustine, Florida, but originally from Albany, New York. I’m a freshman majoring in English here at UF. I’m in love with watching movies and was so excited when I signed up to take this class. I look forward to learning about the process that takes place in making a film. Three of my favorite movies are The Sandlot, Crazy Stupid Love, and The Perks of Being a Wallflower. My three least favorite movies are Divorce Invitation, My Girlfriend’s Boyfriend, and Confessions of a Shopaholic. I’m really excited about taking film analysis and learning more about movie making!

Hello!

Hi everyone, I’m Kaehla (Kayla) Maurer. I am a freshman animal science major from Orlando, FL. I love to be in the water so I really want to go to Lake Wauburg. I play soccer and the piano!

It was really hard to pick three favorite movies but I really enjoy 21 Jump Street, Perks of Being a Wallflower, and Avatar. I am so easily entertained that it is hard to pick even one movie that I hate, but I really dislike the Twilight series, and I just saw Turbo, which was less exciting than I thought a snail would be.

I think a film class is a fun way to get some word requirements out of the way because I used to make videos so the effects and techniques behind the screen are just as interesting to me as the movies themselves.

Week 1 Blog Assignment

Hi,
My name is Wesley Aldridge. I was originally born in South Carolina but moved to Mississippi when I was 2. I have lived in Mississippi for 17 years now, but just last weekend my family moved to Orlando, FL, so I guess home is located there now.

I am a sophomore Computer Engineering major. I decided to take this course because I love to watch movies and, until yesterday, have never given much thought about how they are produced. I love classes that involve writing and history, so this seemed like a good class to take to fulfill my Composition requirement.

I think I like movies so much because they allow me to experience emotions that I do not often experience, such as fear, anger, sadness, etc.

My three favorite films are probably Fried Green Tomatoes, Shutter Island, and either Howl’s Moving Castle or Spirited Away.. I can’t decide between the two; I love them both equally.

My least favorite films are The Hangover, The Hangover Part II and The Hangover Part III.

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Week 1 Blog Assignment

Hey guys! My name is Nicholas Garcia and I’m a freshman psychology major from Miami, Florida. Back home, I went to a Jesuit high school and had the opportunity of playing varsity football for 4 years. Some of my other hobbies include reading, traveling and watching movies. Movies were always a big cornerstone of my upbringing. A as kid, I would become obsessed with the characters and heroes I saw on the big screen. Whether it was Batman, Marty McFly or Luke Skywalker, to name a few, these characters truly had an influence on me, especially during Halloween! A movie character that has stuck with me over the years, however, is Indiana Jones. I love Spielberg’s and Lucas’ original three Indiana Jones films and eventually even grew to love the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. I feel that Indiana Jones is the right combination of human and hero. In film, I find it rare to find a hero that can also show that he’s just a regular human being as well. I feel that Indy truly embodies that and it makes him all the more a beloved character in my eyes.

My three favorite movies are definitely Raiders of the Lost Ark, No Country for Old Men and Silver Linings Playbook. I feel that each one of these films has unique story line that makes me want to watch them over and over again. My three least favorite movies are Syriana, Batman and Robin and Super Babies 2: Baby Geniuses. I decided to take this class because I wanted to further my understanding of the full movie experience as well as further understand each film’s unique message. I’m looking forward to learning all about the film industry and watching all these really cool movies together. I hope we all have a great semester!

Week 1 Blog Assignment

Hi! My name is Rebecca Jenetopulos and I am from Miami, Florida. I am currently a Sophomore on the pre- Nursing track. My main hobby is water polo, which I actually play here for the University of Florida’s club women’s water polo team. Going to the beach, bike riding, and working out are just a few other hobbies I have. Mainly any outdoor activity that allows me to be outside enjoying the fresh air and sun are appealing to me. My favorite three movies would have to be Crazy, Stupid, Love, Friends with Benefits, and The Matrix. In all honesty, I do prefer Romantic Comedies over almost all other genres. On the contrary, there are not to many movies I can actually say I dislike. However, I do not prefer to watch Star Wars, Confession of a Shopaholic, or Avatar. I enrolled in ENG2300 Film Analysis because it sounded very interesting and it will contribute 6,000 words toward the required 24,000 words Gordon Rule prerequisite. Learning about movies seems to me like it would be valuable information that pertains to the past, present, and even future. Growing up I would constantly watch movies with my family and friends. They have been a part of my life for entertainment as well as learning purposes. Picture films can be found in movie theaters, on the Internet, and even on our phones. It will be interesting to learn about what goes into these motion pictures that we find so intriguing, and where it all began. A lot goes into making a movie, from the script to the set to the music and more. There is more to music than what meets the naked eye. For this reason, I want to learn what it actually takes to put such a production on the big screen.