Film as Literature

Film as Literature Summer Reading- Honors & Academic

Film as Literature Honors

Film as Literature Academic

Read I Am Legend by Richard Matheson (just that story itself)


Watch Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope


AND


Watch The Godfather

Read I Am Legend by Richard Matheson (just that story itself)


Watch Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope


OR


Watch The Godfather

General Expectations regardless of level:
  • Each student is responsible for completing the material. For the films, you may want to first check a service like Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime, on Demand, etc. before actually purchasing the film. I would caution though- if you see it available watch it at that moment. The movies change regularly on those services.
  • As you view the film- mark the characters, the plot of the story, any interesting camera shots or scenes, and answer the questions listed below.
  • Your notes and observations will be collected on the first day of class.
  • Prepare for a brief objective evaluation on the first day of class.
  • Even if you’ve seen the movies previously you must watch them again for this class. We are going to be discussing them in a different context than you probably have in the past.

Questions to Answer:


1.) How does the character of your story fit into the concept of the hero or anti-hero?


2.) What choices are made by the script, direction, or acting that lend credibility to your point of view?