teach film, save money
Luckily, the laws don't apply if the film is "for class" so here's another reason why colleges and universities should take film studies seriously. So that everyone can watch cool (old, new, foreign, indie, classic Hollywood) films for free, even in the boondocks. When I'm teaching film, I like to get as many people, in the class or not, to the screenings so that you get that radically-different-but-shared-experience sensation. Even if you reserve actual discussion-using-spoken-language for classtime.
So I have to disagree with this, from the Sun-Time article,
"Lindsay Kralovetz, 21, a film student from Green Bay, Wis., said the experience of watching classic movies on a big screen furthers students' appreciation of the films.
'To be able to watch them with a bunch of other people that appreciate them like you do in that kind of environment is a great experience.' "
For me, it's more about watching with people who might experience the films "unlike" I do, and appreciation has nothing to with it at all. I hate the old "clapping for credit" stigma that is now attached to film classes and I tend to think that uppity campus film societies contribute to this problem rather than encouraging us to think critically and analytically about the films.
PS. Do you ever go to movies alone? Just curious . . . . I do.
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