PALO ALTO: FRANCO AND COPPOLA’S NATURALISTIC REPRESENTATION OF TEENAGE ANGST

Here is a post by a friend and a brilliant Media and Communications student! Enjoy Plamena’s blog and specifically her account of the film ‘Palo Alto’! 🙂

Plamena Zhelyazkova

Palo Alto, based on a book of related short stories of the same title, written by James Franco, is Gia Coppola’s stunning film directing debut. As the granddaughter of Francis Ford Coppola and niece of Sofia Coppola, a lot was expected from the rather young (27 year-old at the time) emerging film director. Gia was also given the task of writing the screenplay for Palo Alto for which Franco granted her complete artistic freedom when choosing how to approach the adaptation and which short stories she was going to focus on.  In an interview for WeGotThisCovered.com, James Franco said that he made this decision because he wanted “the Gia Coppola kind of experience”.

The film focuses on the characters of Teddy (Jack Kilmer, son of Val Kilmer) and Fred (Nat Wolff), two young boys experimenting with drugs, going to parties, and being altogether reckless in their actions, and April…

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The Essence of the ‘N Word’ as Presented by Tarantino in ‘Django Unchained’. Or a Bunch of Contradictions

By Rali Chorbadzhiyska *When submitting a longer version of this article for an assignment, one of the comments was that there is a discrepancy between the text’s attitude towards the ‘N word’ and its simultaneous use by the author (myself). I am yet uncertain how to answer this one. I know this was in no … Continue reading The Essence of the ‘N Word’ as Presented by Tarantino in ‘Django Unchained’. Or a Bunch of Contradictions