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“La Bella Confusione” in 8 1/2 The greatest scenes in Fellini films are often the most surreal. In 8 ½, Fellini depicts the creative process (and correspondingly, the creative block), a famously surreal subject in and of itself. Perhaps one of the most iconic scenes in cinematic history is the beginning dream sequence, in which … Read more1

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The Value of Artistic Responses to 9/11: “September 11, 2001” and “Falling Man” “Fact or fiction? Which is the best way to handle an event as momentous as 9/11?” – Michael Billington. In the wake of the 9/11 terror attacks, media and non-fictional responses were rife; the image of the burning Twin Towers is one … Read more1

The Value of Artistic Responses to 9/11: “September 11, 2001” and “Falling Man”

“Fact or fiction? Which is the best way to handle an event as momentous as 9/11?” – Michael Billington. In the wake of the 9/11 terror attacks, media and non-fictional responses were rife; the image of the burning Twin Towers is one which has become embedded in the global consciousness. However, amongst these ‘factual’ depictions, … Read moreThe Value of Artistic Responses to 9/11: “September 11, 2001” and “Falling Man”

Watch Me

Common Application: General topic of your choice. I’m sure I have the visiting team’s attention by the time I finish my first lap around the soccer field. Standing in a circle, contemplating my presence, they venture guesses quietly, “Cross country? Lost? Girl’s soccer?” Finishing my second lap, I can always feel them looking at me, … Read moreWatch Me

“Oh, the Places you’ll Go”

Evaluate a significant experience, achievement, or risk that you have taken and its impact on you. “You’re off to Great Places!Today is your day!Your mountain is waiting.So…get on your way!” Somewhere in a far off town in Australia, these words penetrated the deafening silence that pervaded the room in which I stood, deeply immersed in … Read more“Oh, the Places you’ll Go”