Posts tagged ‘films’

October 31, 2011

what would Barry Goldfarb see?

by adandelionchild

Barry Goldfarb is a loveable, older man with a classic broadcaster voice that wears checked button-downs and khakis and taught my Cinema Drama class. I LOVED this man’s class. He handled the impassioned speeches and extreme opinions of my classmates with cheeky retorts, always with a mischievous glint in his eye, and, without any profound comments to add, I spent most of the class trying to stifle my laughter at these exchanges. I took the class because I needed to fulfill an elective credit and I’ve always loved movies. Everything about them are interesting to me: the process, the casting, the script, the directing, the styling… the list goes on forever.

But to me, films always come back to the overall experience and I could see that I didn’t share the same frenzied fervor for every minute detail like the film studies majors. That is what I liked about Barry. He could argue the merits of a dolly shot versus a handheld approach but also knew that for most viewers, that won’t matter one bit. He just loved movies for the simple experience. Like me.

So even though I took that class last spring, I still think of him fondly when I see a movie with potential–one that Barry Goldfarb might see (well, that he might love, because he is, after all, a cinema teacher and probably watches everything that comes out.)  The first of these was the remake of True Grit. I knew we were kindred movie spirits when we chatted about it for a good twenty minutes before class one afternoon.

In the spirit of movie watching, here are two trailers for films that I can not wait to see. Both look very good to me, even if we can all guess the ending of the Abigail Breslin film.




What movies are you looking forward to seeing?