Introduction to Film
Student shot analysis exploring how the opening of Misery (Rob Reiner, 1990) sets up one of the film's primary themes: although one can anticipate and plan for the future, one never knows what upsets lie ahead. Video shot analysis for introductory film students. Objective: to give students the opportunity…
Sitcom, Satire, Sketch
Student video essay from my Seinfeld course attempting to argue that the world as depicted in Seinfeld represents a “bizarro” world designed to shine a light on the often-strange rules of our society. Uploaded with permission from student.
American Film Comedy
Student project from my American Film Comedy class that considers (via phallic imagery and characterization) postwar notions about masculinity and sex as satirized in Kubrick's Dr. Strangelove. Uploaded with permission from student.