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The History of Film -- Germany. HONORS 280 – Wednesday, August 27, 2014. Attendance. Monday’s Icebreaker: Good Movies and Good Insights. Differences between Hollywood films and foreign films: “[…] more about artistry than making money.” – Tia Chen

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The history of film germany

The History of Film -- Germany

HONORS 280 – Wednesday, August 27, 2014


Attendance

Attendance


Monday s icebreaker good movies and good insights

Monday’s Icebreaker: Good Movies and Good Insights

  • Differences between Hollywood films and foreign films:

  • “[…] more about artistry than making money.” – Tia Chen

  • “Hollywood films are more about making money.” – Don Hume

  • “Foreign films have […] less shock and awe.” – Luke Kempf

  • “They seem to be more artistic […].” – Michael Anderson


Homework for friday august 27 2014

Homework for Friday, August 27, 2014

  • “Early German Film History 1895-1918: Historical Overview,” pp. 13-27 in A Critical History of German Film. (Text available in ANGEL.)

  • “Weimar Cinema 1919-1933: Historical Overview,” pp. 42-57 in A Critical History of German Film. (Text available in ANGEL.)

  • Reading with a Purpose: What do you think are the most significant things about early German film history that are presented in the reading texts?


Amour 2012 film reviews

Amour (2012)– Film Reviews

  • Small Group Discussion:

  • Discuss reviews you read by comparing and contrasting your responses to the questions posed on the worksheet.

  • Compile a master list of the factors that play a role in the film critic’s evaluation of Amour, i.e. a list of important influences, points of comparison, and extra information.

  • Identify general guidelines this offers us for talking and writing about movies.


Amour 2012 film review assignment

Amour (2012)– Film Review Assignment

  • Please turn in your completed worksheet. 


Great respect for german films by verena lueken

“Great Respect for German Films” by Verena Lueken

Think – Pair – Share*

  • What is your response to the following two pairs of statements she makes about the current state of German film and the reception of German film in the United States? This is really a two-part question:

  • What underlying assumptions does she have about Americans and life in the United States?

  • How does she explain the small audiences German films have in the United States?

    (*What’s this all about?)


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“Great Respect for German Films” by VerenaLueken

  • “The Americans are not known for their strong interest in the cinema culture of other countries” (36).

  • “On the other hand, there certainly is an audience interested in films beyond the commercial Hollywood blockbusters and who is positively enthusiastic about foreign-language films – particularly in large cities on the East and West coasts” (36).

  • What underlying assumptions does she have about Americans and life in the United States?

  • How does she explain the small audiences German films have in the United States?


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“Great Respect for German Films” by VerenaLueken

  • “Which just shows where the problem lies – with the blockbusters that dominate the cinemas and ensure that the same films run everywhere” (37).

  • “So how do German films rank in America? Very highly among those who actually get to see them. But most people have no chance of seeing them” (37).

  • What underlying assumptions does she have about Americans and life in the United States?

  • How does she explain the small audiences German films have in the United States?


Final project getting started

Final Project: Getting Started

  • Final Projects: Friday, September 12, 2014 – Initial indication of your film choice for final project.


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