Reel Dilemmas

GENINT 742.249

Osher (50+). This film course constitutes first viewing a film and then addressing the existential dilemma put before us in the work—the flesh and blood human situation in which the characters find themselves. 

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What you can learn.

  • Analyze film structure as realized from a screenplay
  • Analyze the use of verbal, visual, and visceral art forms
  • Understand how to critically view films from a first viewing

About this course:

“The play’s the thing wherein to catch the conscience of the king,” Hamlet said. This course constitutes first viewing a film—the screenplay actualized—and then addressing the existential dilemma put before us in the work—the flesh and blood human situation in which the characters find themselves. We break the film down, analyze how it uses the verbal, visual, and visceral art forms in presenting our dilemma. Each Reel Dilemmas course offers films, none of which have been screen in previous Reel Dilemmas courses, and none of which are advertised ahead of time to ensure that the class is not affected by preconceptions or reviews. You would be surprised how it changes the understanding of the film.  Please appreciate the philosophy behind that process.

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