May 2, 2007

Watching list

After years of reading lists, I've suddenly shifted to watching lists. I recently perused the syllabi for two of my classes for the fall semester at NYU, and it seems I'll be watching more than reading, as I probably should...in a news and documentary program.

The list is long and spans from mainstream films like Shattered Glass and Veronica Guerin to relatively unknown documentaries like Marcia Rock's McSorley's New York and Natural History of the Chicken.

I can't wait to get started. The libraries in Pa. have many of the titles, so I'm going to abuse the system that is Inter-Library Loan and get a head start.

And don't worry, my literary friends, I'm not going over to the dark side completely. Two Pulitzer winners lie in wait on my bedside table, clamoring for a good read.

Posted by Amanda Cochran at May 2, 2007 11:13 AM | TrackBack
Comments

When Shattered Glass first came out, I was bombarded with PR packets urging me to show it in class. But the Jayson Blair thing happened around the same time, and the current real-world example was far more interesting.

Posted by: Dennis G. Jerz at May 2, 2007 12:47 PM

Sounds neat. But I know in my heart that you'll always be a writer :)

Posted by: Karissa at May 2, 2007 1:57 PM
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