Due April 15 – You may select one of the following writing assignments for Chapter 8
Final Review Assignment: April 28
Due May 6 (11:59 PM)-
Write a Review (55o word minimum)using the general techniques and expectations …
(Module 11) The Blumhouse Impact on Horror
Blum, the production genius behind the successes of Paranormal Activity, The Purge, Get Out, Split and Halloween (2018), understands
(Module 8) Reviewing Foreign Language Films: 11 Tips
Reviewing foreign language films may seem daunting to the general film goer, but there is much than can be learned from exploring international cinema.
(Module 8) Editing: The Invisible Artform
The impact of film editing brings together the narrative, acting, sound design, sound mixing, script and the director’s vision into a product for audiences.
(Module 8) It is a Reel Small World After All
The international box-office has moved Hollywood into the back seat in the 21st Century
(Module 8) Hollywood meets Backwoods
One of the most successful indie filmmakers in the United States is Earl Owensby from Shelby, NC. (READ MORE)
(Module 7) An Exploration of Comedy
The language (or the math) of comedy is something that does not always translate (or calculate) for everyone (READ MORE)
(Module 5) Evaluating Remakes and Sequels
If at all possible it is best to review a remake after watching the original film or an earlier version (Read more)
Module 4 – Interview with Film Critic Lawrence Toppman
Due Feb. 22 – Lawrence Toppman is the movie, TV & arts critic for The Charlotte Observer (since 1987) and has served as a critic
(Module 4) Theory and Practice
Film, some argue, at its best, is when it is a shared or a collective experience with others. Film, as an art-form
Module 2: Baggage: What is it, and how can I unpack it?
What is your film bias, or prejudice, or baggage …. (READ MORE)