Movie Discussions (8 Weeks) (MOD101)
This course will introduce a menu of landmark international movies and generate intelligent critical analysis. By discussing several movies each week from various perspectives students will develop an English language structure to broaden their appreciation of cinema in general. They will develop their personal taste and enhanced excitement for movies they prefer, ultimately heightening their pleasure from this integrative art medium. Students will also begin to see how movies are conceived, constructed, and how they enrich the lives of their audiences. Prior interest in cinema and willingness to participate in critical discussion is the only requirement.
This course will be offered alternately on different semesters. Different topics will be covered.
Tom Boardman was born and educated in the United States. He received his BA degree in literature from the University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire and his Master Degree in Library Science from the University of Oregon - Eugene. Mr. Boardman has been a librarian with the Fairbanks North Star Borough Library in Fairbanks, Alaska, the San Francisco Public Library, and for the past 23 years, Temple University, Japan Campus. He has been responsible for selecting and building the media collections in both Fairbanks and at TUJ. Film has been a lifelong passion for Mr. Boardman and he looks forward to sharing his knowledge of and enthusiasm for film.
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