Tuesday Video Fun

Taking a break from grading for a day to work on some other projects that have been occupying my mind and came across some nice video and blog distractions. First, via GreenCine, a video of Eternal Sunshine director Michel Gondry solving a Rubik’s Cube. With his feet. In less than three minutes. Which sorta trumps that Will Smith character in The Pursuit of Happyness.

I’ve also been planning to link to this “Addicted to YouTube” video for several days now, I think after I discovered it while reading the LonelyGirl15 article in Wired.

The LG15 narrative arc has me thinking about documentary, autobiography, and authenticity, topics that Girish touches upon in his recent post on Bill Nichols’ discussion of documentary modes. Girish also points to Steve Shaviro’s related discussion of blogging and “real” life.

2 Comments »

  1. Nels Said,

    December 12, 2006 @ 5:44 pm

    Once, I had an assignment where students had to show how Black Is, Black Ain’t, represents all six types of documentary. It was probably a bit too challenging for students in the first-year, but I do love that film.

    And thanks for turning me on to LonelyGirl. I, too, have an article percolating about her, too, that I plan to submit to a proposal for an edited collection that I just saw.

  2. Chuck Said,

    December 12, 2006 @ 6:57 pm

    That is a tough assignment, but it sounds like it could be fun, too. Glad to hear you’re intrigued by LG15, too. I actually have some more pressing work right now, but hopefully I can go back to LG15 before it’s too late.

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