Friday, March 18, 2011

The Fighter- emotional turning point.

I have been thinking about this film of late because it felt as if something was missing to push it over the top when I finally figured it out.

In the scene between Mickey and his Mom, after Dicky returns from jail, he says something to his Mom about her having two sons. This occurs while at the gym, standing in the boxing ring. She always puts Dicky on a pedestal yet he is the drug addict loser in the film.  This moment in the film is its turning point for Mickey yet I felt barely anything for him. 

We, the audience should have been crying our eyes out to feel the reveal of Micky's pain and confession to his mother about his feelings.  HE is the good son who deserves his mother's love.

After this moment, Micky's life starts to come together.

Monday, January 10, 2011

Shrunken Headman at SJSU

Lectured for the group this past Saturday and as always it was a blast!  All of the students are enthusiastic and friendly.  Paul did a great job of treating me with kindness and professionalism.   I had a great time and look forward to lecturing for them again!! shrunkenheadman web link