Post-MLA Video Links

I may write a longer MLA wrap-up post when I get back to the ‘ville, but for now, a couple of pointers to some interesting video links. First, The Washington Post has video footage (apparently taken from an Arabic television network) of Saddam Hussein being led to the gallows just before he was executed. It’s rather gruesome stuff, even if the video doesn’t show the actual hanging, but for some reason the footage reminds me of the Edison short, Execution of Czolgosz.

Unrelated: I’ve been planning to link to Steven’s discussion of a couple of NPR reports (report #2) on YouTube, but because of MLA, I haven’t had time. More later when I’m back in the ‘ville where my wireless internet access is free and fast.


  1. ohdave Said,

    December 31, 2006 @ 4:50 pm


    Thanks for dropping by my site. I am glad you did because I am a former film teacher and I have a strong interest in film and media studies.

    I developed and taught a film course when I was a hs teacher. I’m an administrator now but I have managed to groom teachers at the school (I’m still at the same school) to keep the course going. It’s very popular and manages to give students a basic vocabulary to talk about film as narrative and photographic art.

    I’ll check back.

  2. Chuck Said,

    January 1, 2007 @ 1:33 pm

    I certainly enjoy teaching film and find it to be a popular course (it’s one of the more popular humanities electives at several of the universities where I’ve taught).

    Thanks for stopping by.

  3. ohdave Said,

    January 1, 2007 @ 10:16 pm

    I would like to do more movie reviews on my site, but so far I have only done one (spend more time on books) on The Heart of the Game… have you seen it? Nice documentary.

  4. Chuck Said,

    January 1, 2007 @ 10:45 pm

    I heard about it but missed seeing it when it was playing in DC (not sure why). I’ve been wanting to see it because I am a fan of women’s b-ball.

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