Published on December 23, 2015
For more course tutorials visit www.uophelp.com One way of judging films (as well as literature, poetry, other forms of drama, etc.) is through time – specifically, by responding to the four following questions: 1. When was the particular film created and/or produced? It is of an era, after all, and will reflect the era's social morays, cultural quandaries, economic conditions, and so forth. 2. When does the film take place? Very often serious films reflect their era in a more honest and forthright manner by “disguising” their contemporary issues in prior or future times. It can help make the hard stuff easier to swallow. 3. When did you watch it? This, of course, brings up the whole topic of eras again – now vs then. And does when the film is set work better or worse now than when it was originally released? 4. Is the film “timeless”? This is the benchmark by which the great majority of viewers and critics find common ground about the worthiness of a film. Okay, choose one or more movies and respond accordingly.