GKAS 2010 Committee Meeting 6/3/09 – Dave and Buster’s Meeting Minutes Members in Attendance: Chris Salierno (Chair), Victor Grazina, Scott Firestone, Nick Vittoria, Jeff Seiver Site Selection: Drs. Grazina and Seiver will discuss with Dr. Lane regarding the possibility of holding the event at the South Hampton Stony Brook campus. If this location is not practical, we will hold the event at the Museum of the East End. Action Items: Drs. Grazina, Lane, and Seiver will reach a consensus regarding the location and present at the next meeting. Volunteers: Dr. Salierno is awaiting a reply from the Long Island chapter of the AHA regarding recruiting volunteers for the events. It was also discussed that SCDS members may be encouraged to participate if there were a CE incentive. Although CE credits cannot be given for volunteer work, it may be possible that a volunteer could receive a voucher for SCDS CE events to discount the tuition. Action Item: Dr. Seiver will meet with the Education Committee to explore the possibility of presenting vouchers to volunteers.
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Coen Brothers Films There are several kinds of Coen Brothers Films that could be categorized in several different ways. Coen Brothers movies include: Blood Simple, The Man Who Wasn’t There, No Country for Old Men, Raising Arizona, Barton Fink, O Brother, Where Art Thou?, The Hudsucker Proxy, The Big Lebowski, Intolerable Cruelty, Burn After Reading, Miller’s Crossing, and Fargo, to name a few. Are you actually still reading this? Do you like the Coen Brothers? I think they’re great. They’ve won lots of Oscars. Not that that is a consistent measure of a film. Remember when Titanic won Best Picture? That movie sucks. James Cameron is a great director, and I like Leo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet, but the story is just too cheesy for my tastes. It’s predictable and seems perfectly engineered for tears. LA Confidential totally should have won that year. Oh, man, I think I broke my toe. It’s black and blue, but I can still move it. Should I see a doctor? Let’s divide the types of Coen Brothers films into: Comedy, Drama, and Dramedy. Really all of their movies have comedic and dramatic elements. But, hey, we’re trying to categorize them, so we’re going to have to make some tough decisions about which film should go in which category. Drama: Blood Simple, The Man Who Wasn’t There, No Country for Old Men. Comedy: Raising Arizona, Barton Fink, O Brother, Where Art Thou?, The Hudsucker Proxy, The Big Lebowski, Intolerable Cruelty, Burn After Reading. Dramedy: Miller’s Crossing, and Fargo Some of you might say that No Country for Old Men should be in the Dramedy category because its been compared to Fargo a lot. But I think it really is more of a dramatic piece. The violence is more disturbing whereas the violence in Fargo is almost comical. Also, the themes of No Country for Old Men are much darker then Fargo’s. Hey, if you disagree, why don’t you come up with your own freaking list? No one’s stopping you. I’m sure it’ll be great… really. Man, I love lists. Isn’t it fun to come up with lists? I’m not good at Top Ten or Top Five lists, though. It’s hard for me to pick my favorites and put them in an order. Some people don’t have a problem with it, but I hate committing to an exact order.
Coen Brothers Films Drama Blood Simple The Man Who Wasn’t There No Country for Old Men Comedy Raising Arizona Barton Fink O Brother, Where Art Thou? The Hudsucker Proxy The Big Lebowski Intolerable Cruelty The Ladykillers Burn After Reading Dramadey Miller’s Crossing Fargo