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The UNC center for continuing education had published their fall 2012 Community Classroom Series that has a couple classes film lovers might really enjoy. You can find the complete list here: http://www.fridaycent... I have listed the two film related classes below. Each course is $60.
Screenwriter’s POV: Movies about Screenwriters
Wednesdays, 7–9 pm, October 3, 10, 17, 24. Course #2918.
Once upon a time in Hollywood screenwriters clamored to direct their own screenplays. The studio heads begrudgingly acquiesced—one exec even groused that the lunatics were taking over the asylum. In this class we’ll take a look at and talk about some movies that deal with Hollywood’s love-hate relationship with screenwriters: Nicholas Ray’s In A Lonely Place, Billy Wilder’s Sunset Boulevard, The Coen Brother’s Barton Fink, and Robert Altman’s The Player.
Ray Greenfield is a graduate of the Directors Guild of America East Coast Training Program. He has worked as an assistant director on features, films, and episodics in New York and Los Angeles. His credits include: Fame; Fort Apache, The Bronx; Shoot the Moon; Baby Its You; Tempest, and The Hand That Rocks the Cradle. His screenplay, You Don’t Know About Me, has been optioned and shopped around Hollywood. He is a graduate of Brooklyn College (BA in English) and the University of Iowa (MA in Film).
Actors For Their Generation: Bogart, Hoffman, Depp
Tuesdays, 7–9 pm, October 23, 30, November 6, 13. Course #2925
This session will look at the works (mostly in film clips) of three actors who have been a great success and done distinguished work in films in three different generations. Not traditionally “handsome” actors, Bogart, Hoffman, and Depp have none-the-less played contrasting character “types” and have played serious, comic, and romantic roles with equal ease. One night will be devoted to each of the three film stars. On the fourth evening, a clip associated with each actor will lead to a class discussion of the function of all three men. How does each actor respond to the needs of his generation? How do we explain the versatility of each? Why choose these three men from a plethora of fine actors?
Kimball King is professor emeritus of English and adjunct professor of dramatic art at UNC- Chapel Hill. He began and co-lectured one of the first film criticism courses in the United States in 1965. His books and articles have focused on American, British, and Irish dramatic art. Professor King was the recipient of the 2010 Friday Center Excellence in Teaching Award.