Grades 9-12, semester-long class
Course will not receive English credit, receives elective credit
This course explores a variety of topics in both film and literature such as learning how to “read” a film. We will study the language of film and look specifically at how filmmakers use composition, lighting, editing, camera angles, music, and editing to create an overall effect and message. We will also examine the complex relationship between film and written works—selected novels and short stories will be analyzed in relation to the film versions.