As host of "Getting to Know You" over at Create a Connection-this is my question for this week. (I am just Q & A girl)
If someone from your local community college approached you about teaching a class, would you do it? What subject? Would there be field trips? What books would be required reading? Any guest lecturers?
As much as I love painting and drawing, I don't think I would teach a class about it. (Well not at this very second)
I would teach a film class. The class would be Modern Film and Music. (I should think of a catchier title.)
I could have entire syllabus worked up for this, it's how much I love this topic.
The basic overall theme of the class would be about how music plays an important part in films, as much as cinematography. It can make a good film great or have some disastrous results.
We'd watch Wes Anderson, Sofia Coppola, Michel Gondry.
Does using current popular music date films?
Is it hard to watch Midnight Cowboy or Saturday Night Fever because of the soundtrack?
Do you think Coppola's use of 80's and current music in Marie Antoinette helps or hurts the film?
How does classical music affect a futuristic modern film? A Clockwork Orange, and 2001 Space Odyssey for example.
How does Gondry and Spike Jonze work in music video translate into feature length films?
A field trip would be to people watch in Union Square. Just sit, have some lunch and watch.
The project for the end of the semester would be to make a short film and of course, create a soundtrack.
Speakers could be any of the previously mentioned directors/writers. That would be lovely.
I bet there is a class like this somewhere, but this is MINE right now.