The product of the movie industry is a story . . . told primarily in visual imagery and movement, and . . . dialogue. The movie shares the function of all storytelling, of all literature, of all theater: that of a comment on some phase of existence.
—Hortense Powdermaker (1950)*
A point of view can be a dangerous luxury when substituted for insight and understanding.
― Marshall McLuhan (1962)*
MOVIES SPEAK FOR THEMSELVES
Movies on My Mind publishes monthly research articles and essays on movies, typically according to a theme sequence, aspiring to earn reader support as an important source of insight and critical thought on what films communicate to their audiences.
Come along with us this year to explore propaganda in film. If you are just tuning in, persuasion was the focus of our films last year. What’s the difference, you say? While similarities do exist between the concepts of propaganda and persuasion, we reveal their differences in this new film series. If you missed anything from last year, catch up by reading our informative background articles here. Subscribe below to make sure you are notified about the coming attraction each month.
Stay current right now by watching the following films with us:
2018 Spring Schedule
1993 Documentary 119 mins
2016 Drama 117 mins
2007 Drama 102 mins
Powdermaker, H. (1950). Hollywood, the dream factory: An Anthropologist looks at the movie-makers (1st Ed.). Boston: Little, Brown.
McLuhan, M. (1962). The Gutenberg galaxy: The Making of typographic man. Toronto: University of Toronto Press.
|Located in Atlanta, Georgia, the film capital of the South, MoviesonMyMind was founded in 2010, and since then we have provided monthly film critiques in a private group setting—now to the public.|