Sarah Bish

Sarah Bish

I am a senior film studies student at Huntington Univ. I was a writing major for two years, and want to critique film professionally.

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Love in Christopher Nolan's Interstellar

Analyze the lack of on-screen romantic love, as the spouses/love interests of the two main adult characters (Cooper and Dr. Amelia Brand) have both died. However, there is an incredible amount of love between Cooper and his daughter Murph, which allows for there to be love within the story.

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    Story vs. Plot

    Discuss the difference of story and plot, and how each contribute to the film experience an audience has. Many people think that story and plot are the same thing; however, the story consists of any events that impact the characters, while plot consists of what we see on the screen.

    • A good idea for a topic sugestion, Sarah. After all, how often to people generally misunderstand the difference between story, plot, summary and synopsis, even exposition for that matter? You have my vote. – Amyus 2 years ago
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    • I think it's a good topic, too, but I don't share your definitions of story and plot. You write: "the story consists of any events that impact the characters, while plot consists of what we see on the screen."For me, it doesn't matter if something happens on screen or off screen. What matters is whether or not there is causality. E.M. Forster famously wrote: "‘A plot is also a narrative of events, the emphasis falling on causality – “The king died and then the queen died” is a story.’ But ‘“the king died and then the queen died of grief” is a plot. The time-sequence is preserved, but the sense of causality overshadows it.’"Forster's definition isn't the only one out there, of course, but it's a standard one.As I understand it, "story" has simply to do with the telling of events in time. This happened, and then that happened, and so on. When we talk casually to a friend about what happened the previous day, for example, we often tell a story but often are not thinking at all about plot. We usually haven't plotted out a chain of events that leads to some resolution. We're usually just telling what happened -- that happened, then that, etc. -- over the course of the day.Maybe a specific example or two from film would go a long way toward convincing me! :) – JamesBKelley 2 years ago
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    Sarah Bish

    tclaytor,

    I love your article, but do wish you would have touched on the “abduction as romance” trope. Found in a lot of Hitchcock movies and even in Disney classics like Beauty and the Beast, it plays with the Stockholm syndrome concept in which a captive falls in love with their captor.

    Good writing, and keep it up!

    The Dark Side of Romance in Movies
    Sarah Bish

    I think that this article was very well-done, and took a creative and alternative approach to a series that most people view as set in stone. While I am an avid Star Wars vet and probably won’t watch the movies in this order, I may recommend it to friends who have yet to view the saga. Keep up the wonderful work!

    How to Watch Star Wars
    Sarah Bish

    I’ve read Frankenstein and several fictional variations, but the one I found the most interesting is the book Angelmonster by Veronica Bennett. This fictional story details the relationship between Mary and Percy Shelley, and how the relationship essentially drove her to madness.

    The Monsters We Marry—The Weight of Percy Shelley On His Wife, Mary
    Sarah Bish

    This explanation of the timelines is useful. The ending quote from Sarah Connor is resonant and applicable to everyone. Keep up the great work!

    The Four Timelines of The Terminator Movies
    Sarah Bish

    I love the first two movies and haven’t seen the rest, but I do think that, according to popular opinion, the newer movies are not as skillfully made or good as the originals. This explanation of timelines is useful, as the overlap of storylines and time periods can confuse viewers. Good job.

    The Four Timelines of The Terminator Movies
    Sarah Bish

    The indie horror films discussed in the article do exactly what they were intended to do: Horrify. They are genuinely scary, and I agree that they are monumentally important in the evolution of the horror genre. I also agree that the modern disappointments are disappointing, and that they didn’t do everything that we wanted. Great article!

    Indie Horror: Recent Rise of a Meta-Genre
    Sarah Bish

    I love the show, and do think that it does follow some pretty common tropes for sci-fi/fantasy television. I also do think that the longer the show has aired the more stereotypical and poorly written it has become. However, the comparisons that you made are not significant enough to make me question the creativity or originality of Supernatural. Maybe try to make stronger connections next time.

    Supernatural: Just Another Shapeshifter of Shows?