Week One Report

Since my work for week one has been done I thought I might as well get this in now. This last week went really well for the project. I had a lot of attendance at both movie showings from both residents and Res Life staff members, so I'm getting a lot of good feedback. I'm glad that I chose this project because it's something that is not only doable but something I'm enjoying.

The first movie showing was Pitch Perfect. This movie is about a girl named Beca whose father makes her go to college and encourages her to give it a shot to get involved and have fun. All Beca wants to do is make music. But she joins a club, and A Capella group, and makes friends and has a great year, even if some parts of it were rocky.

At the first movie showing I had ten people besides myself come to the event. We held it in Oak, and used the 2nd Floor Lounge's giant television to watch Pitch perfect. Everyone but one had seen it before, which meant a lot of people sang along to the songs or quoted the lines during the movie. (Myself included on that.) I had to guide the discussion more so at this showing because no one wanted to talk first, but once they started to I got a lot of info from them. I think the best of the this showing was getting people's reactions during the movie and documenting what they were saying during it.

The second movie showing was the movie The Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies, which is the third movie to the film adaption of the book The Hobbit by JRR Tolkien. These movies covered teh journey of Bilbo Baggins and the company of dwarves who are traveling to Erebor to reclaim their kingdom that was overtaken by a dragon. He goes along as their "burglar" to help them get their home back. This particular movie covers the last part of the book, where the dwarves get to their mountain, but the dragon kills a town before it is slayed. Then there is a major war, and a lot of death, and Bilbo goes back to his home.

I felt like the discussion at the second movie, The Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies, was a lot more animated, though. There was definitely more heated discussion between people with different view points, which was cool to hear both sides of it. There was over thirty people that came to this movie showing, but it is also an event held by the HMU so it's open to all students. Nine of the thirty or so people stayed for the discussion, which I felt was a good amount. The key part of this discussion was hearing things from the people who have read the book versus the people who haven't; because both sides had different arguments.

I'm excited for this next week of movies, which are Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, and The Theory of Everything.
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