The Movie Subject “ We’re on an express elevator to Hell. Goin’ down!” James Cameron-  Aliens “… And all these things will...
Curious? <ul><li>Ever wondered why movies have become so central to our everyday life?  </li></ul><ul><li>How they became ...
Key Areas <ul><li>Techniques of camera and effects </li></ul><ul><li>Cinema language and how film is not only a spoken tex...
What is required <ul><li>Are you prepared to challenge yourself? </li></ul><ul><li>To investigate, argue and use evidence ...
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  1. 1. The Movie Subject “ We’re on an express elevator to Hell. Goin’ down!” James Cameron- Aliens “… And all these things will be lost, like tears, in rain…” Ridley Scott- Bladerunner “ Of all the gin joints, in all the towns, in all the world, she walks into mine…” Michael Curtiz- Casablanca &quot;I want to make sure that decent hard-working people in this community aren't robbed blind by a pack of money-mad pirates, just because they haven't anybody to look after their interests.“ Orson Welles- Citizen Kane
  2. 2. Curious? <ul><li>Ever wondered why movies have become so central to our everyday life? </li></ul><ul><li>How they became not only the premier art form of the 20 th Century, but also how we showed our understandings of what a hero is, what love is and what things are important in the world. </li></ul><ul><li>The Movie Subject investigates how movies teach and speak to us through the cinema, and how in turn we influence and understand them. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Key Areas <ul><li>Techniques of camera and effects </li></ul><ul><li>Cinema language and how film is not only a spoken text, but is also visual and cultural. </li></ul><ul><li>Meaning-making and how film has changed the way we view ourselves and the world around us. </li></ul><ul><li>Film as continuum. The great directors and writers and their influence on us that we may not even be aware of. </li></ul><ul><li>Criticism and analysis of film and film-maker. </li></ul><ul><li>Homage and imitation. How the camera’s art relies on innovation. </li></ul>
  4. 4. What is required <ul><li>Are you prepared to challenge yourself? </li></ul><ul><li>To investigate, argue and use evidence to support your position? </li></ul><ul><li>To watch films from all across the 20 th and 21 st centuries, and from different cultures? </li></ul><ul><li>To interpret and see the impact of world society and events on film-making? </li></ul><ul><li>To question the values passed to us by cinema and the society that created it? </li></ul><ul><li>Then you might just enjoy The Movie Subject </li></ul>

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