302: Film as Literature II
In this advanced level Film Studies course, we continue our in-depth look at the art form of film, this time focusing on genres. We look closely at transcendent film in the following genres: Sports, Comedy, Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Romance, Animation, Action, Western, Horror and Classics.
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. This course also provides extensive supplemental reading. 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: Rocky, Raging Bull, Raising Arizona, Alien, King Kong (1933), The Searchers, Wall-E, When Harry Met Sally, The Magnificent 7
RECOMMENDED WATCHING: Field of Dreams, Best in Show, Hoop Dreams, Bend it Like Beckham, Ground Hog's Day, Spy (2015), Coming to America, Star Trek (2009), Jurassic Park, Terminator 2: Judgment Day, Casablanca, The Seventh Seal, King Kong (2005), The Imitation Game, The Blind Side, Aliens, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, Cool Hand Luke, Toy Story, Up, Sleepless in Seattle, Blade Runner, The Quick and the Dead, Remember the Titans, and more.