Best Actor (select 2 and rank order):
(1) Patrick Swayze
(2) Gary Farmer
Actress (select 2 and rank order):
(1) Queen Latifah
(2) Susan Surandon
Best Supporting Actor/Actress (select2 and rank order ):
(1) Jada Pinkett
(2) Abigail Breslin
Best Road Film from GWSS 3007 Series:
Why? "Set It Off" because it portrayed a range of journey between each of the characters and even how some were able to overcome and some could not.
Best Trans-Character in Trans-Cinema Road Film:
Why? Chi-Chi in "To Wong Foo" because I could relate with her along her journey to understanding and accepting her lifestyle.
Most Complicated Character in a Road Film Narrative:
Why? Marianne Faithful in "Girl on a Motorcycle." I don't think she even knew what was going on...
Favorite and Most Memorable Vehicle in a Road Film: (select 2 and rank order):
1. The motorcycle in "Girl on a Motorcycle"
2. The VW van in "Little Miss Sunshine"
Best Example of the Male Gaze in a Road Film?
"Girl on a Motorcycle" Any man at the pub or at the checkpoints
Worst Road Film screened in GWSS 3307:
Why? Because I did not find her journey insightful or a true journey to find herself
Your favorite cop in the road movie genre The cop in "To Wong Foo"
Best Soundtrack in a Road Film:
"Little Miss Sunshine" It comes up on my Pandora station all the time and I love it.
Best feminist film in the GWSS series:
Why? "Set It Off." It had a wide range of topics like single mothers, lesbianism, women in a position in power, ethnicity, as well as the woman's role to succeed in a man's world.
Best Example of "Counter Cinema" in a Road Film Narrative:
Why? "Little Miss Sunshine" because it portrayed the true light of the American Nuclear family, without sugar coating it or trying to disguise the fact that families can be screwed up and showing all is what we need to do.
Your definition of "counter cinema" It is a cinema that goes against the mainstream cinema, portraying the realism of the people on the screen. It was also independently made, and made you think while still being entertained.
Best Filmic Study of Gender on the Road:
Why? "To Wong Foo" because it displayed men, women and how both men and women are portrayed.
Best Filmic Study of Race on the Road:
Why? "Pow Wow Highway" because you got to see the internal and the external conflicts that a race must face everyday because of the color of their skin.
Best Filmic Study of Class on the Road:
Why? "Easy Rider" because it portrayed white, heteronorm males, acting out against what they were bred to do, and showing the counter groups against them.
Best Filmic Study of Queer Bodies on the Road:
Why? "My Own Private Idaho" because it showed people using their bodies, even men, to get money and it wasn't just about the attraction to the opposite or same sex. It didn't matter and tried to give a straight answer when it came to it.
Best Definition of a Road Film from the Readings (excerpt from the readings, give page number and author):
Best Definition of a Road Film from the Readings (excerpt from the readings, give page number and author): "Rebellion against conservative social norms" page 1, Driving Visions.