i had never heard of vertigo before until it was introduced in class and i knew we were gonna watch it. i was initially really excited to watch it because i love movies and an old movie like this that you have to pay close attention to and pick up on little details and big plot twists are especially good. i had heard of other Alfred Hitchcock movies before and remembered this one episode of that 70’s show where they made fun of Alfred Hitchcock movies but until now i never realized they were making fun off vertigo. they had one character be afraid of heights like Scotty in the movie, swirl patterns, and close ups of peoples faces when they are scared to show vertigo. i got excited cause i made that little connection, which now that i’m thinking about it isn’t that amazing, but now i now how famous that movie is. back to the review of the movie, in the beginning it was interesting and easy to predict but then the huge plot twist happened and we find out what Gavin did and i was so shook. it was so shocking i’m still thinking about what happened sitting here in Spanish wondering whats gonna happen and we haven’t even finished it. after that happened i have very high ratings on the movie because that really made it exciting and the music and camera angles did too even how dated they are it really does do something when you are watching it too add that extra effect. with knowing the effects are dated i would just change them to make it more modern which i can’t imagine how much that would change it and make someone dizzy or confused if they do just from these little cartoon effects and zoomed in screen. like with using modern cameras and special effects it would be extra suspenseful on a whole other level. i would also make scotty just a bit less creepy but i guess that adds to the whole Madeline might be possessed effect but he still loves her, even though she really isn’t Madeline and everyone is just confused. so looking past some of the cringe parts the actual story line we’ve watched so far is pretty good, 10/10 rating.
my initial reaction to song of myself was a bit confused. when i first started off reading i could see that he was going to talk about himself and how hes going to better himself, but as i kept reading and he used bigger words i didn’t connect to symbols he was trying to use to explain things and compare things so i got very confused. My group was assigned section 3 a pretty large section of the poem and it wasn’t any less confusing than the beginning ill say that. right off the bat Whitman says “I have heard what the talkers were talking, the talk of the beginning and the end,”. when he said that i thought he was saying people he like to read about of influences but then i learned that he meant the talkers are people who are all talk and no do, they aren’t taking action toward their goal they are just stating what they want to do. meaning he was going to actually achieve his goal for what he wants to do. which makes more sense when i kept reading on. i think one of the most important lines in the poem is “Nor any more youth or age than there is now,” because i think he is really trying to say that there is no better time to accomplish your goals then there is now and i agree with that because till the day he dies he is trying to perfect his poem like he was trying to always better himself and i respect that highly because as a young pretty low accomplished teenager you are always thinking about the future and what we want to do with our lives when we should really just focus on right now and our grades and what we want to do just senior year then getting into college. we can think about what we want to do after we are successful then the next step happens. but back to what he said he really just sets the tone and how serious he is about the rest of the poem. there are also other parts like “To elaborate is no avail, learn’d and unlearn’d feel that it is so” which is very confusing to me. he talks about learning more which i understand but “to elaborate in no avail” i don’t understand. but for the most part at the end of making the slide show i understood our section for the most part.