Archive for November, 2006

The School of Film

Tuesday, November 14th, 2006

One of the most unique classrooms that a University of Michigan student might visit is the Michigan Theater. Every spring and fall, at least one UM department sponsors a film series at the Michigan. Currently, the syllabus comes with a laugh track for the Comic Masters Series being presented by the UM Department of Screen Arts and Cultures.


Wartime Film

Saturday, November 11th, 2006

As I drove home from the Redford Theatre last night, oldies station WOMC-FM was playing “Ballad of the Green Berets”, a 1966 salute to soldiers fighting in the Vietnam War. That popular song honored U.S. troops during a war that, like the current Iraq War, divided the country, provoked many protests, and shook up the political power structure in the United States.