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COMM 1851 Introduction to Film

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    Jan 10, 2017
    | Would not recommend.

    This class was tough.

    Course Overview:

    Even though students would find this course rather easy, this professor is the most challenging grader in the department. A teacher who tests your knowledge by competitive grading is not a good look for the outcome. He has made it difficult for some students to succeed.

    Course highlights:

    I've learned a lot about film. This course is all about watching a film, then writing essays about each one of them. Sounds easy right? Wrong. I've learned that my spectacular way in writing essays does not suit for this professor. This professor wants you to just get down into the point instead of using hooks, thesis statements, or even conclusions. Besides the difficulty of this course, this classes just teaches you everything that you don't need to know about the background of filming and that's what the essays and finals are graded upon.

    Hours per week:

    6-8 hours

    Advice for students:

    For this course, I'd encourage you not to waste your time. But if you do, trying your hardest in this course is not enough to please this simple minded professor. If you still decide to take the course, the best thing to do is to write your essay immediately after the class is over or at least the day after. If you wait, the movie clears out of your mind and focuses on other things you're doing which causes you to rewatch the movie for memory.

    • Fall 2016
    • RichardL.Bullington
    • Lots of Writing A Few Big Assignments Participation Counts
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    Jan 07, 2017
    | Would highly recommend.

    Pretty easy, overall.

    Course Overview:

    I recommend taking this course because it really brings you out of your element. When you watch a movie, you're watching it for the thrill, but this course takes us deeper than that. We focused on what makes that thrill come us to when we watch these movies. It was great to watch movies and see film techniques that I completely ignored in other movies.

    Course highlights:

    The highlights of the course were the movies, because the course and the lectures were crafted around them. Specifically, the major highlight was the movie Safe by Todd Hayes. The movie is about a woman who suddenly becomes allergic to nearly everything around her. For the essay, we were to discuss how the movie broke Classical Hollywood Conventions. While writing, I learned that clarity is a big part of classical hollywood conventions. Clarity gives us a sense of who the characters are and what their motive is. However, in the movie Safe, we learned nothing about Carol, the main character. Nothing was revealed about her and Todd used techniques, such as low key light, that distanced us from her.

    Hours per week:

    3-5 hours

    Advice for students:

    For students who want to take thus class, please come prepared. Bring a laptop or a paper and a writing utensil. Put the phones away. The professor hates cell phone usage in his class and he will remove you from class if you're caught with it out. Bring a snack, because the class is three hours long with a 5 to 10 minute break. Lastly, come to class with an open mind. A lot of us have a certain movies that we like. For example, I love science fiction movies. But the class is not catered to us. We watched a movie in german, entitled Run Lola Run. Even though it is not a science fiction movie, it was still a great film that carried a deep message.

    • Fall 2016
    • RichardL.Bullington
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