In this 7-week course, students will watch and analyze two foreign films: “The 400 Blows” (in French) by Director Francois Truffaut, and “Slumdog Millionnaire” an Anglo-Indian film by Director Danny Boyle (in English).
Movies, movies, movies
The purpose of this class is to introduce and sensitize students to cultural elements different from their own. As we watch these films, students will begin to learn how to look at each film as an art form. In order to see more than what the usual audience sees, students will be introduced to the idea of color, music, camera movements, emotions, the actors’ performance, the storyline, and the overall message the Director wishes to impart.
After viewing each film and discussing it through the lens of a critic, students were required to write down their impressions touching on the following points:
Through class discussion, the students improved their ability to analyze films in all of the respects listed above. They will now view films with a more honed and trained eye for these details.
TEACHER: Marie Badarani
Voyagers’ Community School
215 Broad Street
Eatontown, NJ 07724
Proud to be MSA Accredited