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Adventures in Teaching: Kubrick

I have the privilege of teaching a class this year called “Major Directors.” It focuses on the works of four filmmakers and emphasizes the ideas of auteurism and authorship. The filmmakers this go-around are Stanley Kubrick, Martin Scorsese, Quentin Tarantino, and Spike Lee. Now that the semester has concluded, let’s take a look back at this rewarding ride.

In installment #1 of “Adventures in Teaching,” I want to discuss the unit on Stanley Kubrick: how I designed it, what I’ve taught my students, and what my students have taught me. If interested, you can find the syllabus here.

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Jean Shepherd: The Voice in the Night

The mass media landscape is littered with characters that are easy to like, personalities we love to hate, and everything in-between. Here at The 2 Shot, we on occasion take a closer look at a specific talent we think you need to know about. In this edition of what we call “Below the Line,” Nick Fleming spotlights raconteur, Jean Shepherd (July 26, 1921 – October 16, 1999).

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