Film Studies<br />The Meaning of Movies<br />
Why study film?<br />“Every great film should seem new every time you see it” – Roger Ebert<br />As students we are lookin...
Why movies?<br />Why do you think we spend so much time with them?<br />The US box office sold 10 Billion dollars worth of...
Movies with Meaning<br />Are there any movies that have deeply affected you? What about them affected you?<br />
Today’s Film<br />Today’s film is The King of Kong (2007)<br />How this film affected me<br />Discussion Question:<br />Is...
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Film Studies -- Week 1 Lecture / The Meaning of Movies

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Week 1 Lecture of Film Studies at Lake Washington Technical College. Discussion of the meaning of movies and why we gravitate towards certain films.

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Film Studies -- Week 1 Lecture / The Meaning of Movies

  1. 1. Film Studies<br />The Meaning of Movies<br />
  2. 2. Why study film?<br />“Every great film should seem new every time you see it” – Roger Ebert<br />As students we are looking to create stories that endure, as such, we need to see what it is about great movies that stay with us<br />All great films are influenced by those that come before<br />2001 vs. Inception<br />
  3. 3. Why movies?<br />Why do you think we spend so much time with them?<br />The US box office sold 10 Billion dollars worth of tickets in 2010<br />1.2 Billion tickets were sold<br />http://www.the-numbers.com/market/2010.php<br />What personally draws you to the movies?<br />What is the relationship between your personality and the movies that you watch?<br />My Vimeo likes<br />
  4. 4. Movies with Meaning<br />Are there any movies that have deeply affected you? What about them affected you?<br />
  5. 5. Today’s Film<br />Today’s film is The King of Kong (2007)<br />How this film affected me<br />Discussion Question:<br />Is this normally a movie that you would have picked out for yourself? Why or why not?<br />What is your personal reaction to the film? Did you find the story compelling? Did you have an emotional reaction to the film?<br />

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