Students MUST post reactions (minimum 250 words) to the assigned viewing/reading(s) linked below. Students are encouraged (but not required) to additionally respond to other student reactions.
"The Badass Interview: MARTIN MCDONAGH" by Amy Nicholson:
"Martin McDonagh is the biggest thing since Shakespeare. That's not an
opinion—that's a fact. The two playwrights are the only men in history
to have five plays running in London at the same time. And like
Shakespeare, McDonagh loves wordplay, antiheroes and death." Click heading to read interview.
"Interview w. screenwriter MARTIN MCDONAGH" by Jeff Myers: "McDonagh first tried his hand at cinema in 2005, with a pitch black 27 minute film called Six Shooter.
With a budget of $125,000 and Brendan Gleeson in the lead, it won the
Academy Award for Best Live Action Short Film. He has since made several
Hollywood features, always mixing grim humor, moral hand-wringing, and
sudden violence into an irreverent and hyper-literate cocktail." Click heading to read interview.
Click HERE to watch Martin McDonagh's Oscar winning short film Six Shooter.