Welcome to the webpage for the Understanding English & American Culture Through Film course (or “Anglo Culture Through Film” for short) for Fall 2010 at CUK. This page will contain copies of (selected) handouts, information on events and homework, and more.Here are copies of two important documents for our class: Student Info Sheet (PDF) which I […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Welcome!
By the way, just in case you’re having trouble making a blog for Creative Writing class: it’s a short and simple process. Go to Blogger.com (or, if you prefer, WordPress.com) and sign up, make your blog, and then write down the address of your blog. Please use your real name, instead of some cute username, so I can […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Making a Blog (Film Class)
One student in the Dept. of English Language & Culture, Seoyeon Kim, is starting a book club. Did you know that reading is a great way of improving all of your English-related skills? Not only your reading ability, but also your writing, speaking, and listening will improve more quickly, if you are reading English text […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Want to Join a Book Club?
Hi everyone! Well, as I mentioned in class today, one of the films I’m assigning you to see outside of class is El Sistema (ì—˜ ì‹œìŠ¤í…Œë§ˆ), which is a documentary film about a program for underprivileged kids in Venezuela that combines music education with community outreach and social justice. (Click on the poster — after […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on El Sistema… Schedules and Location
This Friday, we’ll see Ferris Beuller’s Day Off, a famous film from the 1980s about a teenager skipping school. We’ll mainly talk about culture, criticism, and satire, but there is an article I would like you to read related to this, by Robert Epstein and titled “The Myth of the Teen Brain.” If you don’t […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on This Friday: Ferris Beuller’s Day Off (and Some Related Reading)
First, a reminder: I have assigned two films to you to watch outside of class. The first one, El Sistema, has apparently stopped playing in the cinema. Your second film is a movie called ë°©ê°€ë°©ê°€, which I’m told is screening in a number of cinemas across Seoul.Last time, we watched the James Bond (007) film […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Talking About James Bond (007): You Only Live Twice, and a reminder
Hi everyone, I’ve received some emails and questions regarding your midterm project, the “reading” I’ve asked you to to conceive of, edit, and upload to Youtube. First off, some of you don’t have any idea what I have in mind, so here’s a short explanation: First, choose a film. The film should be a film […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Your Midterm
Everyone, I know I told you I’d upload a movie for you to watch, but I decided to simply show you the film Brassed Off in class. It’s a great movie and more fun with a bigger screen and decent sound system. Please bring a USB drive to class, so you can get a copy […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Brassed Off
Here’s that poll I mentioned, where you can input information (your class blog address, your name, etc.) that I need for the course. If you’ve already filled it out, don’t worry, I can cut the repeated information later. Thanks. Also, you may or may not be familiar with the Curious George series of children’s books, but […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Some Stuff…
It will take a while to download it, but the film for next Friday, Nov. 22 is here. Sorry, that was the wrong link. I’ll post an update. There are no subtitles, so you may need to watch a few times. Some of the dialog (especially about mathematics) may be very hard, so don’t feel […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on The Movie for Class