March 29

Week 18

So Vertigo is kind of weird. Like it is just trippy to watch at some points and half the time it is like what is even going on. Trying to pay attention to the whole oh Madeleine is being possessed. As the movie continues there is something different about the way the music affects you. It is not really eerie but more just like oh somethings not right about all this. I really do not like this movie at all, everything is just weird and the plot is kind of weird as well. The whole idea of the movie is supposed to make you feel uneasy and it did its job quite well. Though Alfred Hitchcock did his best with what he had it was still not as good as it probably could have been. I do like his use of vertigo like when Scotty is in a high place and it gets that weird camera thing where the camera comes out but it zooms in at the same time that was cool. To make it more modern I would probably add some better graphics to it and some better effects in the movie because it was made in the 50s so it is obviously not gonna be the greatest looking but that is why you change it up a little. Some of the different things probably are not possible like the fact that Madeleine jumps into San Fransisco Bay and just automatically passes out. She would have been a little more lively just really cold when Scotty pulled her out. Also after she gets pulled out Scotty takes her home and undresses her, like that is a little weird and the fact that she just kind of lets it goes like oh this is normal. She seems off the entire time too it is no wonder we never thought that something was wrong but we were so focused on the fact she may be possessed we did not even think that there was something eviler going on.

March 14

Week 17

This is quite a different sort of poem. It is not the usual happy or even sad kind of poem. Half the stuff that Whitman says is just kind of confusing. Our own part is even worse in the fact that he brings animals into it. Like what does this animal have in common with this one, like how are we just supposed to know what he had in his head when he wrote this. From what I can even understand he does hit a lot with Transcendentalist views. It affects his writing in the poem what seems to me quite a bit. The most important lines from my section, I really am not sure what they might be. I mean he does say something about how different animals from different places around the globe are all similar. I guess that may be something important. I still do not even truly understand his entire meaning of using that but I guess if he really wanted us to know what he thought he would have said it straight up instead of letting us interpret it on our own. I am having many difficulties with the work. My entire ideas of how to go through and find things in a poem are totally wrong apparently because I can not for the life of me figure out what the heck he is talking about in most the poem. He really seems off his rocker when he talks. Now I do not know entirely what he went through or anything but he seems just a bit off. Like the fact that this a great work in literature is just confusing to me. Obviously why I will not be going into a Literature type class or career. This is one of the worst poems I have tried to figure out to really understand. That really is not saying anything because im not very good at it in the first place but still, this is one of the most confusing as of yet.