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Week of December 13, 2010

Question of the Week

What movie do you plan on seeing over the holiday break?

 

Suzanne MacLaren, U-M freshman, Lansing
“I plan on seeing ‘Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1’ for the second time, and probably a lot of Christmas films that are going to be on TV, the classics. There’s ‘Rudolph’ and ‘The Grinch Who Stole Christmas,’ pretty much any movie that has played on ABC Family the last couple years.”
Cynthia Burton, outreach and communications coordinator, Residential College
“I’m a couch potato. I’ll watch pretty much anything that’s on Turner Classic Movies, in black and white or Technicolor. If there are women with cinched waists and puffy skirts, even better. Like ‘White Christmas,’ for example, and if they’re dancing and singing so much the better.”
Vilma Mesa, assistant professor of mathematics education, School of Education
“I probably won’t have much of a break with much free time, since I’ll be revising a couple papers and preparing a syllabus for a class I’ll be teaching in the winter. But we usually watch a couple movies. My son is the one who picks, and it will probably be things like ‘Avatar,’ ‘Harry Potter’ and Miyazaki films that he downloads from Netflix. My husband picks out the really brainy movies, so we’ll watch documentaries, international films and dramas, movies that really make you think.”

—Compiled by Kristin Thomas; photos by Kristin Thomas.

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