Saturday, February 13, 2010

Quickie Critiques

Jason Bell. YouTube link.

Flagler College students this week reviewed some of the latest movies. This came after a discussion about Hollywood's portrayal of young people in movies.
Among the questions we covered:
What do movies and their portrayal of youth tell us about our values?
What do they tell us about American society?
What can we learn if we try to analyze movies as cultural artifacts?
Who are the stereotypical characters in many teen-age movies?
What are some of the differences between movies about life in urban, suburban and private-school settings?
Our source material for the discussion relied heavily on the book, Hollywood goes to High School by Robert Bulman.

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