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Thursday, September 24, 2015

The First Meeting (Wed, Sep 23, 2015)

The inaugural meeting of the TSU Film Club was held at 1:00pm on Wed, Sep 23, 2015 in room 103 of the Davis Humanities building. The meeting, which was a fairly informal affair, was led by Jennifer Shafer, an English major who has a deep interest in film and television. 

While there were only seven attendees, the discussion was lively and honest. Every single person took the opportunity to talk about specific films and aspects of the meaning-making processes of film that have had a discernible impact on him or her. Some of the specific films discussed included George Lucas’ Star Wars (1977), Brian De Palma's Scar Face (1983), Joe Dante's Matinee (1993), the Wachowski’s The Matrix (1999), Alfonso CuarĂ³n's Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004), and George Miller’s Mad Max: Fury Road (2015). The participants also discussed several topics related to film as a medium: archetypes, character functions, film-making technology, narrative patterns, cultural effects, and the use of sound as meaning.

The next meeting is currently scheduled for 4:00pm on Thu, Oct 22, 2015 in the same room (HUM 103). There will be presentations on genre conventions by Dr. Jeff Thompson, film language by Prof. Philip Shafer, and the history of film by Jordan Price.
Please contact Prof. Michelle Wise (mwise1@tnstate.edu), the faculty member who initiated this club, in HUM 304 for more information. You may also send any questions or comments to the main club tsufilmclub@gmail.com.