Visual Word Course Page

  • This course gives students the opportunity to interpret films, and the making of them, as a form of literature.  Artistic techniques such as composition, lighting, editing, and cinematrography are studied as ways to build traditional literary concepts such as point of view, characterization, plot, theme, and tone. Students read various works of fiction and analyze their cinematic adaptations. Additionally, students will apply what is learned in class to out of class viewing of selected films chosen for their application of each unit's key concepts.
    The text for the course, Looking at Movies by Richard Barsam and Dave Monahan, has helpful online resources that can be accessed through the site