BCM325 LIVE-TWEETING SUMMARY #1

NATALIE HANNAN

Over the past five weeks in BCM325, I’ve been live-tweeting our weekly screenings of iconic science fiction films. The schedule has included:

1. 2001: A Space Odyssey
2. Westworld
3. Blade Runner
4. Ghost in the Shell
5. The Matrix

The process of live-tweeting was originally overwhelming, especially when the film was one that I was unfamiliar with. I found in these circumstances, research aided my understanding and context of themes in the film. It was also helpful to post tweets that centred around the cinematography, behind-the-scenes facts or film trivia.

However, it was my goal to live-tweet with purpose, sharing sources (both academic and pop-culture) and relating film themes to BCM325 lecture content. Therefore, from week four, I started pre-watching the film to draft tweets. I believe this enhanced the quality of my tweets, evident in these tweets and threads about ‘The Matrix’ and ‘Ghost in The…

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