Today I’ve established two important parts of my project. Through peer reviews, I solidified my topic: Use of amnesia in films. This allowed me to create a 4 part general outline of how my essay will be broken down. And secondly, I compiled a more specified list of films.
My project will be split into four separate chapters/groups:
PART 1 — MEMORY LOSS PROCEDURE
PART 2 — REALIZING MEMORY HAS BEEN LOST
PART 3 — STRUGGLING WITH TRYING TO REGAIN MEMORY
PART 4 — REGAINING MEMORY/BEING CONTENT WITH MEMORY LOSS
The movies I will definitely be using are The Vow, Memento, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. The other movies that I still need to watch are:
- Shutter Island
- Saving Private Ryan
- The Butterfly Effect
- 50 First Dates
- Bourne Identity
- The Hangover
I want to incorporate a combination of drama, humor, and action films to show how this one commonality is seen across all different types of films. By next class, I will have watched the rest of the movies, and begin ripping the files so that I can edit them in iMovie.