Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Student Spotlight: Still No Country for Old Men

 Well, it's a new semester, and you know what that means--new student blogs! This Fall I'll be promoting the work of my Movies in the Classroom Learning Community students and students in my former Teacher for Tomorrow Learning Community. Last week, the former students watched the locally filmed No Country for Old Men in their History of Motion Pictures class and blogged about it for me. While the general consensus is that Anton Chigurh is crazy and Javier Bardem is creepy, few students really delved into the film's themes so deeply (or comically) as Sagey:
Ed Tom is now retired and is having breakfast with his woman. He tells her of two dreams he had in the night. The dreams are almost complete analogies to the story of the movie. He reflects saying that he travels into a snowy mountain (his life and being a sherif) and at the top of the mountain waits his father (the killer who waits for him at the end of the chase). Instead of staking out after Chigurh in a fatal battle, Ed Tom chooses a different path and retires.

That's what he imagined.


Take a look at the rest of her post, and let her know what you think!

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