Contributing writer for The Artifice.
Junior Contributor II
Time Runs Strangely: An Exploration of Idenity
A discussion of how a character’s perspective on time influences their identity.
Some films to consider: Mr. Nobody (time and memory woven and re-runable), The Time Traveler’s Wife (time as uncontrollable), Kate and Leopold (does ones place in time impact their identity?), Age of Adeline (the effect of aging differently), About Time (how does taking control of time impact the Characters?), and In time (Time as a limited commodity). For fun a whimsical look at the new Alice Through the Looking Glass could also be interesting.
Dark, Light, and Color in Tim Burton's films
An examination of how color, light, and dark have been used in Tim Burton’s films to reflect the view points of his characters and the observance of the mundane vs the outrageous. Specifically looking at how Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children differs from many of of Tim Burton’s other films by providing more "grey" spaces that are neither colorful "dream worlds" nor colorless "realities". It would also be interesting to include an analysis of the film Edward Scissorhands and how the "normal"/suburban world is portrayed as the "dream world" through color reflecting Edwards viewpoint.
What can we expect from the upcoming Star Wars stories movies?
What role will the new Star Wars stories play in the unfolding expanded universe? The impact of Rogue One on the meaning and value of the data at the beginning of a New Hope may give us some idea, but there could be so much more. How will opinions of characters such as Han Solo continue to change and evolve? What about other characters such as Obi-Wan Kenobi?