The End…?

We’ve finally come to the end of the class. We are very nearly finished with this academic adventure. Do I know more about the meaning of life? Eh, probably not. Am I motivated to solve the world’s injustices using my words as a super power to unlock the minds and hearts of every leader in…

Watching Bad Movies is Fun

The podcast How Did This Get Made explores the fun of watching bad movies. This is exemplified from the opener, and the bouncy theme song that plays at the beginning and the fun and energetic introductions by the hosts. The point of the podcast is to debate different opinions on “bad movies” that the audience…

Rough Hewn Herky

Rough Hewn Herky has a very unique shape compared to the others, given that it is meant to portray the in-progress sculpting of the statue. The bottom is a solid block of stone, with only the top half “carved out.” Two tools lay on the block. This Herky doesn’t have any drawn teeth or eyes,…

“We Choose to Go to the Moon”

This speech was given by President John F. Kennedy at Rice University on September 12, 1969 when he announced the United States would go to the moon. This was not only a jab at Soviet Union, who was competing against the United States in the infamous Space Race, but also a moral boost to unite…

Movies Are Better Experienced in a Theater

There was a time where movie theaters were king. Back in the day, any time somebody wanted to see the new talkie, they grabbed the kids, sprayed their hair with pure carcinogens, hopped in their horribly gas inefficient car, and drove to the theater. It was perfect. That is, until the advent of home video…

“So… you’re going to college for movies?”

Yes, I am. My name is Dalton Bantz, and I am going to college for movies. I decided to go for a double major here at the University of Iowa in both Cinema and English last semester. I love to tell stories and entertain the people around me, which is what I hope I can…