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The content on these pages outlines classic, art house, and world cinema. The notes focus upon: cinematography, plot structure, theme, and ideology. 

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Phreddie Spider’s Web: “Listening To Difference” — 2.007

"Pure and simple every time" George touched the screen, and Care-Nurse Carrie entered with a big smile. George noticed her tightly wound hair, it wound a circle around her head. He expected her to bring a stuffed toy animal or a pad of paper and colored pens, but she...

Phreddie Spider’s Web: “Routines” — 2.006

Routines Carrie stood up and looked down upon Ms. Elda. In the silence, Carrie stared at Ms. Elda's shoes – the two shoes were white, like a crisp winter snow. The laces were yellow, like a warm Sunday. The baby blue dress coat blurred in the soft glow of the laces....

Phreddie Spider’s Web: “Life Is A Journey” — 2.005

George awoke and muttered, “Life is a journey.” He sighed, and turned to his side and pulled the blanket over his head, trying to hide from the cameras he knew where watching. His foot itched. He listens to his thoughts, but his mind's thoughts were useless. The...

United States Civil War: Battles 1862-1863

CIVIL WAR BATTLES Shiloh, TN – April 1862- Lee surprised the Union, won 1st day- Grant would not retreat, with reinforcements, won 2nd day- No one “won” – 13,000 Union dead or wounded, 10,000 Confederate dead or woundedMississippi River – April 1862- seized New...

The Americas: Pre-Columbus

Visits to "America" Norse, traveling from Greenland...1001, Leif, son of Erik the Red, settled in Canada [Newfoundland] (for one winter) John Cabot arrived in Newfoundland in 1497, forgotten, but his voyage was later used for British claims to North...

Cold War: Capitalism & Communism

Cold War (beginning overview)  Communism vs. Capitalism Russia vs. USA Two “superpowers” left at the end of WWII GB greatly overstrained France, barely rising from the near death of German occupation, internal divisions Germany in ruins China, not yet ready for...