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Thursday, January 27, 2011

CAT FUSH FINAL

In an era on Internet anonymity, the possibilities for deception are endless. The internet gives free reign for a person to become anyone they want. “Catfish” answers the question ‘How far will someone go on the internet to be someone they’re not’.
 Filmakers Ariel Schulman and Henry Joost follow how this deception changes New York photographer Yaniv Schulman’s life in the new documentary “Catfish”, produced and developed by IAMROGUE productions and Universal Studios.            
            The documentary begins when Yaniv, Nev for short, receives a painting in the mail from a girl named Abby Wessleman. He begins a correspondence with this girl over a period of 8 months. During this period he begins dating Abby’s 19-year-old sister, Meghan. But during this relationship with Meghan, Nev begins to question some of the things told him about the Wessleman family. Unable to stand not knowing if he’s being lied to, Nev eventually flies halfway across the country to see he’s actually being lied to.
            Throughout the entire film I couldn’t understand Nev’s continued interest in this girl and her family before he began to suspect they were lying. Most men in their 20’s don’t usually have long distance relationships with supposed 8-year-old girls, or at least the ones I know.
                I would recommend this movie to others, but I think it’s a bit of a snooze post-climax.  Once the secret has been revealed, it became just a sad story about a middle aged woman with no life

Friday, January 21, 2011

Caaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaat Fish

Um, I'm not sure I have any questions, but I have some things to say.

1. It was a little odd that Nev was befriending an 8 year old girl, even before he knew what was going on.
2. Angela needs to leave Vince. Right now. Clearly she isn't happy, and it's only a matter of time before she does something else.
3. Isn't taking mail out of a mailbox that sin't yours illegal?
Looking at you, Nev.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Well now.

This is actually kind of pathetic. I really want there to be some dramatic ending.... because now it's actually become boring. The music really isn't helping this to become exciting either.                                            

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Caaaatttttfisshhhhhhhhh

Ok, this movie is actually horrifyingly creepy. I wonder if abby is even really there? Maybe the persons just took some pics of a random girl  and then is pretending to be each of the people....?

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Social media freewriting.

The only the that honestly stuck me was the realization of how fast information can now travel. Comparing the number of users on social media sites to citizens in a country was particularly interesting, but not all that mind boggeling. The video for me wasn't that much of an eye opener, but I can see how it would be if you didn't grow up in a time without the internet. I wouldn't doubt it if some older someone watched this and went, "Computers, we must burn them as witches!"