Post by StevePulaski on May 12, 2016 16:33:24 GMT -5
An examination of verticality in Fritz Lang's "Metropolis" and Spike Jonze's "Her"
Foreword: "Standing Tall" serves as my first official college essay, written for my First Year Seminar (Cities and Cinema) course, the advanced, freshman year English class focusing on rhetoric, but also placing a heavy focus on films and their respective locations. We have looked at films that profile the cities of Berlin and Tokyo for now, and are closing on some other major international cities towards the conclusion of this trimester (the end of November).
As with high school, I will make a priority of publishing the major essays I write in college (not all, but most), and work to give an overview of them and state their purpose. This essay was dubbed "The Vertical City," where we were required to pick another film and analyze its visual representations of verticality alongside Fritz Lang's classic Metropolis, along with describing what the ideas of verticality bring about in a symbolic manner. I chose to compare Spike Jonze's Her, and received an A- (90%) on this essay, complimented for my "admirable" detail and full use of each praise but quietly criticized for my lack of diction.
Nonetheless I present you with the version of "Standing Tall" I submitted for a grade.