Discussion Topic 9: Film Study

Reflect on this discussion prompt. If you wish, please post your thoughts on the discussion forum. Leave a reply to your classmates' posts as well!

The film industry is a major part of the economy and, like other artistic mediums, it reflects and anticipates the culture surrounding it, although Hollywood arguably has a culture all its own. Now, independent films (those made outside of the big Hollywood studios) are having a larger effect on audiences because they can examine themes and ideas beyond what the big studios decide to finance.

  • How often do you see a film? 
  • Do you view films in a theatre or on other digital media? 
  • What kind of films do you like; human interest stories, action films, romances, fantasy or animation? 
  • What are your thoughts on film’s role to entertain and inform? 
  • What is your favorite film? Why?