How old were you when the events of September 11 took place? What memories do you have of the tragedy, if any? Would you describe your knowledge of 9/11 as something learned somatically or symbolically, or perhaps both (for more on these terms, see Chapter 1: Introducing Critical Media Studies)? As you answer, please offer specific examples.
In her essay, Lori Harrison-Kahan argues that despite what film critics reported, Inside Man (2006) is as politically charged as any film in Spike Lee's oeuvre. After reading her essay, pull at least two pieces of evidence that further enlighten your viewing of InsideMan, and explain how and/or why such information broadened your interpretation or enjoyment of the film. You might ask yourself this: what did Harrison-Kahan see in the film I didn't, and how was I initially reading these images/symbols/characters/themes?
In our discussion of Reservoir Dogs, we concluded that Tarantino essentially flips the heist/caper film on its head. Is Spike Lee doing anything similar to the genre via Inside Man? What does David Gerstner say? Anything you can add to his analysis? As always, don't forget to include examples from the film to support your responses.
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