202: Film as Literature I
In this introductory Film Studies course, we take an in-depth look at the art form of film. Students will delve deeply into film aesthetics, adaptations, Oscar winners, and literary films. Students will view and evaluate movies in the way we address the written word -- literature. After all, this is Film as Literature! Students are taught to “read” films with an eye toward symbolism, themes, social and historical context, bias, points of view, plot development, and character development. All students keep a film journal in which they will take notes and write comprehensive literary analyses of the films. Preview the Course Outline Here.
REQUIREMENTS: Access to video rentals. We will provide links to Amazon where it is then the student's responsibility to watch the movie.
REQUIRED WATCHING: No Country for Old Men, The Silence of the Lambs, Inception, Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope, Jaws, A Few Good Men, The Godfather, 2001: A Space Odyssey
RECOMMENDED WATCHING: Argo, The Hurt Locker, There Will Be Blood, Gladiator, Shakespeare in Love, Amadeus, Gone with the Wind, The Grand Budapest Hotel, Citizen Kane, The Untouchables, Stand by Me, Forrest Gump, Apocalypse Now, Dances with Wolves, The Shawshank Redemption, The Prestige, Chinatown