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August 30, 2014

Films 1023 Journal Batman Begins

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As I started to watch Batman Begins for films class this week I realized that I had not watched it before. I haven’t been a big fan of Batman movies in general, as I find them to be dark and depressing. The lighting used in previous Batman movies I have watched leaves me feeling depressed after watching a couple of hours of dark, dismal Gotham City. That being said I found that I quite enjoyed watching this movie to see how the story of Batman began. I enjoyed the use of flashbacks/nightmares to be able to see Bruce’s point of view growing up.
This is the first movie I have watched after discussing what screenplay beats are and how they work through the movie. Batman Begins starts with a rich, privileged Bruce Wayne who is afraid of bats due to the trauma of falling down an old well. He feels guilty for the death of his parents and you can see that the theme is going to be him finding himself and becoming a legend. He doesn’t care for crime and sees that there is plenty of injustice going on where he lives. His parents being killed in the alley is what starts him on this journey along with not being able to have vengeance on their killer.
The B story starts with introducing new characters like Dr. Crane. You are not aware of how he is going to tie into the story until closer to the end. You also have the lack of romance that Rachel feels for Bruce. She doesn’t see a change in him and just sees him as a playboy. I enjoyed watching him try to see what kind of disguise he was going to use and all of the gadgets and toys. He has kind of an high point when he catches Falcone and his goons, but he is still not accepted as part of the “good guys”.
Then there is the lurking detail of who Dr. Crane really works for and what the real end goal is supposed to be for the criminals. Ra’s Al Ghul shows up as really being the mentor who taught him quite a few of the tricks and fighting skills Bruce now uses to try to help restore Gotham into a good city again. Ra’s was always commenting on how Bruce would never look at his surroundings and that his compassion was not a good thing. He is left for dead in his burning house while Ra’s is about to unleash his terror on the city of Gotham to bring about it’s destruction.
Alfred comes to be his cheering section and shows he hasn’t given up on Bruce as a person. He quotes Bruce’s father from the beginning of the movie, “Why do we fall?, so we can learn to pick ourselves up.” To me that is the kick in the butt Bruce needed to remember he wasn’t finished and could still keep trying to make the city a better place. It was the “dark night of the soul” part of the movie. Obviously he is able to save the city itself from complete destruction that night. He is the hero and on his way to becoming a legend. In the final image you can see him boarding up the old well where he fell years ago and Rachel is now seeing him in a new light. There are no big romantic fireworks, but he has changed. He isn’t looking for revenge any more. He is doing what he can to help rebuild a better Gotham City.

February 15, 2014

Math Art ( Nathan )

Filed under: FlippinSweetBlog — aaron @ 8:45 pm

Nathan tested our some new software I wrote this morning. It generates math art, given different formulas. Here is a couple beautiful pieces of art, that use prime numbers and palindromes that Nathan created.

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Minecraft Completed

Filed under: FlippinSweetBlog — aaron @ 8:06 pm

After playing Minecraft all winter, we finally decided to start a new map and play the game to the end. We killed the dragon as a family tonight. Here is a picture of our house, castle and garden area. Also our family picture, which is my favorite.

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August 11, 2013

Summer Fun

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River rafting trip

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Volunteering with the Tour of Utah

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Nathan & I had drinking contest after the tour.

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Hiking with the boys

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Nathan shaving peach fuzz for the first time.

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Some a$$ put his chairs right in front of us at movie night.

Cycling Cap

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The Bicycle Cap by peSeta for the New Museum from casa peSeta on Vimeo.

July 20, 2013

Two Interesting Videos

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June 28, 2013

Peter Sagan Parking His Bike Like A Boss

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June 16, 2013

Happy Father’s Day

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April 4, 2013

Ride Home From Work

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March 23, 2013

Internet Usage

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