April 19, 2005

McKenna, David Silver_nugget
War and Propaganda Films

Please keep in mind that this review is more than 5 years old.

Love him--I took this cause it fulfilled an Eng requirement, and I was interested in film/history and knew little about both. McKenna knows his shit and is extremely entertaining. I learned a lot about history, politics, and the basics of film seemingly effortlessly cause I like listening to him speak. He is super-liberal and all that jazz, but it's cool cause he doesn't try to push his opinions; he just wants to present things so that you think about them. I agree with the other reviewer--I am much more skeptical of what is presented to me now and more aware of making my own mind up about it. That's a cool thing to get from a class. Right on, McKenna, you crazy mofo.


LIGHT--4 3-4 page papers. Like someone else said, it'll be hard to get an A, but you will learn. If you're motivated by grades, it's not for you (as he'll let you know), but otherwise you'll at least see some cool movies and hear some interesting perspectives on them.