“Gentlemen Prefer Blondes” Screening Tomorrow!


TOMORROW, FRIDAY 9/28: Professor Johnson-Gonzalez and his ENG 363 class are taking a trip to see a screening of 1953 film, “Gentlemen Prefer Blondes” at the Gene Siskel Film Center downtown at 6PM–Tickets are $11.

Please contact, Professor Johnson-Gonzalez directly if you would like to join at BJOHNS58@depaul.edu. His office is located in LPC McGaw 227.

ALL English Majors ARE WELCOME!

Moonrise Kingdom Screening

Moonrise Kingdom, depaulunderground.wordpress.com

This Wednesday at the Cannes Film Festival, the latest Wes Anderson Film, Moonrise Kingdom, opened the festival to the tune of a standing ovation. Even people who “don’t get” Wes Anderson loved the film.

If you hadn’t heard by now, the film, written by Anderson and Roman Coppola tells the story of a pair of young lovers (newbies Jared Gilman and Kara Hayward) who run away from summer camp. The film is set in 1965, and  is chock-full of a who’s who list of actors: Edward Norton, Bill Murray, Bruce Willis, Tilda Swinton, Harvey Keitel, Frances McDormand, and Jason Schwartzman.

Interested? Thought so. I’ve got passes to a screening of the film on Thursday, May 31 7:30pm at the AMC River East Theater. DePaul students should send an email to me, Angel Woods, at awoods8@depaul.edu. In the email heading, please put “Moonrise Kingdom Passes” and in the body of the email, a paragraph about a summer camp experience you had (day camps and vacation bible schools count). If you haven’t been to a camp, no worries, tell me about your favorite summer camp movie. Please include your name, DePaul ID #, and major in the email. 

Winter Quarter Elective


Are you the next Oliver Stone, Wes Anderson , or Sofia Coppola?

Want to be a screenwriter?

As a Winter Quarter elective, the Communications department is offering MCS 389: Topics in Production: Adapting Creative Non-Fiction. This course is not cross-listed, but it may be of interest to English majors, especially creative writers.

TTH 3:10-4:40, LOOP
Winter 2012

Course Description: 
Some of the best scripts in the world begin as real events. Creative nonfiction stories explore true-life situations using the same script techniques such as scene, dialogue and description employed by fiction. In this class you will become a scriptwriter using the truth as a beginning point.

Creative nonfiction heightens the whole concept of reality.  And it allows a writer freedom to employ the diligence of a reporter, the shifting voices and viewpoints of a novelist, the refined wordplay of a poet.  The end product will be finished scripts that can be used for television, film or stage.