The two films: Gattaca (1997) and Before Sunrise (1995)
Did you like the films, why or why not. Which characters did you like? Why? Always think of why.
What do you believe the filmmakers are attempting to say and how are they saying it?
Important note – know the character names, and info. It’s not Ethan Hawke, it’s Vincent or Jesse.
Maybe you want to approach it from the plot/story? Maybe the characters/acting? Writing. I would love that!
Compare the two films. Are they comparable? Maybe there is a theme? First time I’m doing this so I am interested to see what you come up with.
But also a review and give some reactions… be honest… if you loved it — try to figure out why. If you hated it — why. You won’t offend me… not giving a reason will offend me.
Before Sunrise is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year so that’s why I decided to show it to you and Gattaca is from 1997.
Do they hold up? If released today, would the movie work? Be successful? Give me reasons. Anything else you want to add?
Discuss the story, plot, the ending (for both), character/character development… anything that moves you in one way or another.
The only unacceptable answer is: I don’t like/watch these kind of movies.
I don’t like romantic comedies yet I saw Sleepless in Seattle and You’ve Got Mail! And they’re so good.
If you want to go your own way with this, that’s fine too just make sure it’s worthy.
Both films are in MP4 format, so you can watch them on your iPhone, iPad, etc. The run time is about 1 hour 40 minutes for each so please make the time to watch both.
The link expires on Monday at 12:30pm so if you haven’t downloaded it by Monday morning, you missed out.
Looking forward to lecturing on film history and BOTH films next week.
Extra Credit: Really go to town on these, and extend the work. I will consider extra credit for it.
That’s about it.
Wash you hands for more than 20 seconds.