Archive for March, 2009
SAB is also jumping on a new cyberbandwagon and using Twitter.
Or tweeting as some call it.
Follow us. We’ll follow you. We might even LiveTweet from some of our events. This is new media, so anything goes.
Last week at Popanonymous, we watched Woody Allen’s latest movie, Vicky Christina Barcelona. Penelope Cruz just won the Academy Award for best supporting actress for her role in the film.
We ended the evening with a long discussion about Allen’s use of narration. Although the use of narration is often seen as a weakness in theatre and movies (because the plot and dialogue are unable to speak for themselves), Allen frequently opts to break this rule. Most of us agreed that it was a successful risk in this case, as the narration made viewers consider the self-awareness of the film’s central characters.
Often the narrator would voice the obvious for comic effect, but I felt that the cases where it gave us more insight into the characters’ psyches were particularly poignant. Of course, not everybody agreed, but that’s what makes Popanonymous fun.
We meet on Monday nights at 9:00 in the Loft. Popanoymous is open for anyone to come. I usually make snacks (Vicky Christina Barcelona was accompanied by a Spanish feast), and we discuss pop culture artifacts like television, movies, and music.
Tonight we’re going to be talking about the band Fleet Foxes. Their album Sun Giant won a lot of critical acclaim in 2008, including four stars from Rolling Stone, 9.0 from Pitchfork, and Billboard’s Critics’ Choice album of the year. Click here to watch them do a beautiful take-away show for La Blogotheque.
Plus they have great beards. Come and talk about them and eat food. This week’s snack won’t be themed, as nobody wants to eat actual fox.