202: Film as Literature I

Film as Literature

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

 

  • About

    Course Catalog

     

    We have completely re-vamped our curriculum. Courses are being made available on a weekly basis!

    The Aloha Film School offers a variety of courses. Courses are designed with multiple levels and multiple purposes.

    What are the classes like at the Aloha Film School? At its core, you can take a course designed for self-study that can be finished in four segments completed in 4-days! While the courses are designed to be completed in 4-Days, you have complete access for 90 days to complete your course!

    Looking for more? You can option to take any course with instructor guided activities, assignment completion, and certification.  At the completion of any single instructor-guided course, you receive a "Certificate of Completion" from the Aloha Film School.  If you take and complete six or more courses, you will receive a "Film & Media Certification of Excellence in" an area of emphasis (Broadcast Media, Video Production, Film Production, Screenwriting) from Koa Aloha Media.

    Film Studies

    Film Studies Info Page    Take any  4 of these courses along with the 1 Free Intro to Photography Course to receive a "Certificate of Expertise in Film Studies." Individual courses receive a "Certification of Completion."

    Broadcast Journalism

    Broadcast Journalism Info Page
    • 121: Intro to Broadcast Journalism
    • 221: YouTube Channel Creation
    • 321: Advanced Broadcast Journalism
    • 421: Live Streaming (emphasis in Broadcast)
      Take any  3 of these courses along with the 1 Free Intro to Photography Course to receive a "Certificate of Expertise in Film Studies." Individual courses receive a "Certification of Completion."

    Screenwriting

    Screenwriting Info Page
    • 131: Intro to Screenwriting
    • 231: Screenwriting Archetypes in Cinema
    • 331: Advanced Screenwriting
    • 431: Writing Your Screenplay
      Take all 4 of these courses to receive a "Certificate of Expertise in Screenwriting." Individual courses receive a "Certification of Completion."

    Video Production

    Video Production Info Page
    • 141: Intro to Video Production
    • 241: Video Editing and Product Delivery
    • 341: Live Streaming (emphasis in Event Production)
    • 441: Wedding and Event Video Production
    • 442: Infomercials, Interviews, and Corporate Videos
      Take any  4 of these courses along with the 1 Free Intro to Photography Course to receive a "Certificate of Expertise in Film Studies." Individual courses receive a "Certification of Completion."

    Photography

    Photography  

    Take any  3 of these courses to receive a "Certificate of Expertise in Photography." Individual courses receive a "Certification of Completion."

    Fees, Hours & Refunds

    Fees, Hours & Refunds

    Fees: Most classes are $49. Our Intro to Photography course is free. We have a few other courses such as the "Wedding and Event Video Production" course that cost a bit more as they are considerably more in-depth and all encompassing.

    Hours: Typically, courses are designed to have at least 20 hours of class contact hours. This means if you work through the process as presented, it can be completed in 4 days, 5 hours a day. Of course, experiences may vary. Classes are available for 90 days after purchase.

    Refund Guarantee: You may refund any course within 48 hours of purchase as long as you have not moved beyond the first unit of that course.  If you move beyond the first unit or 48 hours passes, the course is not eligible for refund.