Here at Chaparral High School, hundreds of courses are offered. They have the basic core classes, the typical electives, and the ones not many know about. Literature of Film is one of the more unknown ones. Any student has the opportunity to take this semester long class, and because of the “unique content and amazing teacher,” says junior Andrew Feghali, the opportunity should be taken. In the grand scheme of things, they “watch movies and have discussions about our thoughts, how the characters developed, and techniques we saw used in the movie,” says student Mason Gump. The class has watched movies of many genres, and they are able to take a movie such as Lord of the Rings and turn them into an educational experience by evaluating all components of the movie.Some students may claim it’s just an easy A, but after students finish taking the class, they feel as if they’ve “learned a lot of interesting information [I] didn’t know before,” says Feghali. “The main components of this class, are to teach the students to recognize everyday techniques used and why they are used, and to give them new insight on movies and more,” exclaims teacher Mike McEwan. “I love teaching this class, because it’s very intriguing to see the different angles each student sees the movies at,” says McEwan. If you choose to take Literature of Film, and you genuinely enjoy it, there is an option to take Literature of Film ll as well. “I would definitely take Literature of Film ll, I loved the first one so I don’t see why not,” says Gump. “Yes I would most likely take Literature of Film ll,” says Feghali. Obviously you must take Literature of Film before taking the second one, and if you’re looking for a laid-back and different class, this is the one for you. “It’s very chill and something new compared to other classes, so I would recommend it to other students,” says Gump. “It’s highly encouraged to expand your horizons,” says McEwan. So if Literature of Film peaks your interest, sign up for next year!
Story by Terra Koontz