(Ch. 8) Response Post (due 4.12 by 11:59 pm)

Due April 12 before 11:59 pm  – Engage in the articles in Chapter 8 on the International impact of cinema,   What is Indie Film , Backwoods meets Hollywood, 10 Things Not to Do as a Critic , More Film Reviewing Concepts and Tips for Reviewing Foreign-Language films.  You should also listen to the interviews below (then answer any four of the questions on this page below the interviews). Answering more than four questions may earn you extra credit.

Mageina Tovah is a film, and TV actress and she’s written, produced, directed and starred in her first indie film Hux”.

Film Critic Matt Brunson has been writing film critique for many years for publications like Creative Loafing & Connect Savannah. He also hosts a film critic’s site theFilmfrenzy.com. Here, he talks about his approach to criticism and his personal film history with Noel Manning. 

  1. Share something that you found interesting about independent filmmaking or indie filmmaker Earl Owensby after the readings.  Why did you find it intriguing? You should address something different than other students or expand the thoughts.
  2. Share something that you found interesting about the international film market after the readings and why? You should address something different than other students or expand the thoughts
  3. Looking at the reviewing concepts (including foreign-language films) and what not do do as a film critic, what do you find the most useful or beneficial as you move forward in writing reviews? Why?
  4. Share something that you found interesting about filmmaker Mageina Tovah from the interview? Also you should share some thoughts about her short film Hux that is linked on this page. You should address something different than other students or expand the thoughts.
  5. Name the most important, useful or intriguing things you gained from the Matt Brunson interview as it relates to film criticism. How will this help you? You should address something different than other students or expand the thoughts.

 

 

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  1. Share something that you found interesting about independent filmmaking or indie filmmaker Earl Owensbyafter the readings. Why did you find it intriguing? You should address something different than other students or expand the thoughts.
    I found the fact the Earl Owensby was so successful in Indie filmmaking when he is from Shelby North Carolina, because you do not normally expect someone to make it big in a big business such as filmmaking when they are from a place like, small town Shelby North Carolina. Earl Owensby kind of gives hope for others in this small town that they too can make it big, that where you are from does not define where you are going. Earl Owensby was able to do something so unexpected that even he himself did not see a success like his coming, because like he said, he was hoping to get the film into places like, Georgia, South Carolina, and other local areas, he never would have imagined that places internationally would pay great deals of money for the rights to show his film.
    Share something that you found interesting about the international film market after the readings and why? You should address something different than other students or expand the thoughts
    I found the fact that marvel films such as, “Thor Ragnarok”, “Avengers”, “Captain America Civil War” were exceedingly successful in the foreign market, because I have little interest in watching films that are very different from my culture, and the language being different from what I am used to. When a film comes out in the United States I do not ever think about the fact that this could not be the first place that the film has been released, I was surprised when I saw that “Thor Ragnarok” was released in other countries first considering it was an American made film. I just found all of this information interesting because it expanded my point of view on the film world because it is almost like I forgot that there is a whole other world out there that like to watch films too, in theaters. Sometimes it can be easy to only think about what has been seen with your own eyes, but sometimes you have to think beyond your borders.
    Looking at the reviewing concepts (including foreign-language films) and what not do do as a film critic, what do you find the most useful or beneficial as you move forward in writing reviews? Why?
    I found the fact that everything you write should not be positive to be the most useful and beneficial as I move forward in writing reviews, because my writings have always been positive because every film I review I seem I struggle to find the negatives in the film, I can sometimes be very easily pleased by films, when I write my film reviews I am always writing how amazing the film is, but I never can figure out a way for the film to improve, and I think I need to learn how to spot the weaknesses in the films better.
    Share something that you found interesting about filmmaker Mageina Tovah from the interview? Also you should share some thoughts about her short film Hux that is linked on this page. You should address something different than other students or expand the thoughts.
    I found the fact that Tovah grew up in a household with her mother as a physical therapist and her father has a psychologist, and this experience giving her the ability to be very familiar with people that have autism, which would of helped her a lot in life because many of us struggle to figure out how to socialize with people that have this disorder. Tovah then unknowingly uses this knowledge of autism in her filmmaking was a really cool thing. Since Tovah is so familiar with autistic people that she no longer thinks of them as someone with autism, but just distinctive qualities that individuals have, and she gave these qualities to a character in her short film. I thought the short film Hux was a really interesting film, I loved to get a look at what autistic children’s lives can be like, I never thought about the stresses that these individuals experience, just when it comes to greeting someone when paying for your groceries.
    Name the most important, useful or intriguing things you gained from the Matt Brunson interview as it relates to film criticism. How will this help you? You should address something different than other students or expand the thoughts.
    The most important thing I gained from the Matt Brunson interview is that watching older films is the key to good reviewing, when young reviewers do not take the time to learn the history in film and connect to the past they will always carry around baggage, and that baggage can act as a barrier in being a successful film critic. This concept will help me because I have never had an interest in older films and that may be a barrier in my film reviewing that I may need to overcome.
    Caitlyn Hamrick

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    1. 1. Share something that you found interesting about independent filmmaking or indie filmmaker Earl Owensby After the readings. Why did you find it intriguing? You should address something different than other students or expand the thoughts.

      The thing I found most interesting about filmmaker Earl Owensby is that he argued with the Motion Picture Association of America for his film Dark Sunday. MPAA wanted to give hid film an X rating, but Earl Owensby was not going to accept that rating. He took MPAA to court where he argued for a G-rating to prove a point that they are unfair to indie filmmakers. Earl Owensby ended up releasing the film with no rating.

      2. Share something that you found interesting about the international film market after the readings and why? You should address something different than other students or expand the thoughts

      The thing that I found the most interesting about the International film market is how it increases a film’s profit. I have never thought of translating films but it makes sense. If a film can make more money by being translated to a different language someone will translate it for the money. If a file was not translated the film would lose money.

      3. Looking at the reviewing concepts (including foreign-language films) and what not do do as a film critic, what do you find the most useful or beneficial as you move forward in writing reviews? Why?

      I found the top 10 things not to do as a film critic to be the most helpful to me. Some items I could work on is trying to not always write a positive review. I also do not need to let others opinions get in the way of my review. One other thing is that I never need to let my film baggage get in my way.

      4. Share something that you found interesting about filmmaker Mageina Tovah from the interview? Also you should share some thoughts about her short film Hux that is linked on this page. You should address something different than other students or expand the thoughts.

      The thing that intrigued me the most about the Mageina Tovah interviewer was the fact that she was a science nerd. She went to a school for science and engineering but she still had a love for acting. I found Hux a great short film. This film can be used to bring awareness to autism.

      5. Name the most important, useful or intriguing things you gained from the Matt Brunson interview as it relates to film criticism. How will this help you? You should address something different than other students or expand the thoughts.

      I found the fact that Mat Brunson tells younger critics that they need to expand their genre to be the most interesting. He is right about it. All film critics need to view all types of films no matter the year or the genre. This teaches me that I need to look at lots of different time periods for films.

      ~Dylan Mistretta

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    2. noeltmanning says:

      Caitlyn Hamrick – Thanks for the engagement. We keep coming back to the idea of baggage as something to consider. NTMII

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  2. 1. Share something that you found interesting about independent filmmaking or indie filmmaker Earl Owensby After the readings. Why did you find it intriguing? You should address something different than other students or expand the thoughts.

    The thing I found most interesting about filmmaker Earl Owensby is that he argued with the Motion Picture Association of America for his film Dark Sunday. MPAA wanted to give hid film an X rating, but Earl Owensby was not going to accept that rating. He took MPAA to court where he argued for a G-rating to prove a point that they are unfair to indie filmmakers. Earl Owensby ended up releasing the film with no rating.

    2. Share something that you found interesting about the international film market after the readings and why? You should address something different than other students or expand the thoughts

    The thing that I found the most interesting about the International film market is how it increases a film’s profit. I have never thought of translating films but it makes sense. If a film can make more money by being translated to a different language someone will translate it for the money. If a file was not translated the film would lose money.

    3. Looking at the reviewing concepts (including foreign-language films) and what not do do as a film critic, what do you find the most useful or beneficial as you move forward in writing reviews? Why?

    I found the top 10 things not to do as a film critic to be the most helpful to me. Some items I could work on is trying to not always write a positive review. I also do not need to let others opinions get in the way of my review. One other thing is that I never need to let my film baggage get in my way.

    4. Share something that you found interesting about filmmaker Mageina Tovah from the interview? Also you should share some thoughts about her short film Hux that is linked on this page. You should address something different than other students or expand the thoughts.

    The thing that intrigued me the most about the Mageina Tovah interviewer was the fact that she was a science nerd. She went to a school for science and engineering but she still had a love for acting. I found Hux a great short film. This film can be used to bring awareness to autism.

    5. Name the most important, useful or intriguing things you gained from the Matt Brunson interview as it relates to film criticism. How will this help you? You should address something different than other students or expand the thoughts.

    I found the fact that Mat Brunson tells younger critics that they need to expand their genre to be the most interesting. He is right about it. All film critics need to view all types of films no matter the year or the genre. This teaches me that I need to look at lots of different time periods for films.

    Dylan Mistretta

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  3. 1. Share something that you found interesting about independent filmmaking or indie filmmaker Earl Owensby After the readings. Why did you find it intriguing? You should address something different than other students or expand the thoughts.

    The thing I found most interesting about filmmaker Earl Owensby is that he argued with the Motion Picture Association of America for his film Dark Sunday. MPAA wanted to give hid film an X rating, but Earl Owensby was not going to accept that rating. He took MPAA to court where he argued for a G-rating to prove a point that they are unfair to indie filmmakers. Earl Owensby ended up releasing the film with no rating.

    2. Share something that you found interesting about the international film market after the readings and why? You should address something different than other students or expand the thoughts

    The thing that I found the most interesting about the International film market is how it increases a film’s profit. I have never thought of translating films but it makes sense. If a film can make more money by being translated to a different language someone will translate it for the money. If a file was not translated the film would lose money.

    3. Looking at the reviewing concepts (including foreign-language films) and what not do do as a film critic, what do you find the most useful or beneficial as you move forward in writing reviews? Why?

    I found the top 10 things not to do as a film critic to be the most helpful to me. Some items I could work on is trying to not always write a positive review. I also do not need to let others opinions get in the way of my review. One other thing is that I never need to let my film baggage get in my way.

    4. Share something that you found interesting about filmmaker Mageina Tovah from the interview? Also you should share some thoughts about her short film Hux that is linked on this page. You should address something different than other students or expand the thoughts.

    The thing that intrigued me the most about the Mageina Tovah interviewer was the fact that she was a science nerd. She went to a school for science and engineering but she still had a love for acting. I found Hux a great short film. This film can be used to bring awareness to autism.

    5. Name the most important, useful or intriguing things you gained from the Matt Brunson interview as it relates to film criticism. How will this help you? You should address something different than other students or expand the thoughts.

    I found the fact that Mat Brunson tells younger critics that they need to expand their genre to be the most interesting. He is right about it. All film critics need to view all types of films no matter the year or the genre. This teaches me that I need to look at lots of different time periods for films.

    ~Dylan Mistretta

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  4. sugarymango says:

    Share something that you found interesting about independent filmmaking or indie filmmaker Earl Owens by after the readings. Why did you find it intriguing? You should address something different than other students or expand the thoughts.

    ~ One thing I found interesting was that he was from somewhere people don’t think of much and once he released something, it became so successful. You have to have a lot of respect for someone like that. I like how he said that people in other countries didn’t care that he didn’t speak their language and that all they wanted was the action and drama. Personally, I take a huge interest in things from other countries (music for example) and I don’t think that language should be a barrier (I mean you should try to learn it, that would benefit you) but I think it should be the art of what that person created and not that “hey what are they saying, this is weird because I don’t understand the language.”

    Share something that you found interesting about the international film market after the readings and why? You should address something different than other students or expand the thoughts

    ~ I found it interesting that people in other countries found movies from here, great, while in America, they were considered flops. I guess it’s just that some places may not have movies with great special effects like we do, and even more things like that. Maybe they just have different tastes. I also think it’s cool that people “dubbed” movies. I watched a Chinese movie once, around 2 whole hours, in subtitles, from the couch, when I had very bad vision. I could barely see the subtitles so I had to just watch what I can, and even though it was an action movie, I cried in one part because I could see the actors portraying the flashbacks and the pain that was brought up in those scenes. I have also watched the dubbed “Godzilla” movies and I found it funny that the actors would speak and the English in it would sound like someone was reading off of a paper. (Really cringy but in a good way.)

    Looking at the reviewing concepts (including foreign-language films) and what not do do as a film critic, what do you find the most useful or beneficial as you move forward in writing reviews? Why?

    ~ What I found the most beneficial is “don’t let others sway your opinions” and “don’t let the audience sway your opinions”. I’ve seen many great movies that other people said were crap. It’s just because they have different tastes than me. I mean as long as the story isn’t dragged out, the soundtrack is good, it’s a genre I like, it makes me laugh, and it isn’t too dramafied, I’ll like the movie. If people say “Oh Lucy, *insert movie title* is very bad, I saw it last weekend and I hope I don’t ever see it again.” Then I probably won’t watch it, and it may be one of my favorite movies if I had. That’s why if I need to review a film, and I’ve heard people say it’s terrible, then I will dread watching it and put it off until the last minute.

    Share something that you found interesting about filmmaker Mageina Tovah from the interview? Also you should share some thoughts about her short film Hux that is linked on this page. You should address something different than other students or expand the thoughts.

    ~ The thing I found most interesting about Mageina Tovah from the interview was that she had went to an engineering and science school but she kept trying to find ways to act. She had went to an art school but transferred. I found it interesting that she liked both sides and ended up doing things on both sides. For me, I mostly love the arts but I still find things on the science side fun and interesting to learn. On the short film “Hux” it was interesting that the woman had a hard time interacting with others. I understand that it was because she had autism and that made it hard but you don’t think of things like that because it’s not your “normal.” I liked it at the end when she and the little girl stayed together and the woman finally interacted with someone successfully. It was really sweet.

    Name the most important, useful or intriguing things you gained from the Matt Brunson interview as it relates to film criticism. How will this help you? You should address something different than other students or expand the thoughts.

    ~ The most important thing I learned in the Matt Brunson interview that will help me in reviewing films is not to have baggage. (For example, against old movies) He explained that the problem with younger reviewers/critics is that they don’t take time in learning the history of film or watch older type movies. Which is a type of baggage. If you have that type of baggage, you can’t fully discover where the movies you watch, came from. Personally I love old movies, it’s hard to watch silent films because I’m not used to it, but it is really interesting and different. My favorites are probably 1950s Sci-fi movies, they just have amazing graphics and very good writing talent.

    _Lucy Holland_

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    1. noeltmanning says:

      Lucy – I loved hearing about your “Chinese ” film experience.

      Always be willing to take a chance on a film, even if the buzz you hear or see is all “negative,” Sometimes you may get a surprise.

      Thanks for your feedback -NTMII

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  5. 1. Share something that you found interesting about independent filmmaking or indie filmmaker Earl Owensby after the readings. Why did you find it intriguing? You should address something different than other students or expand their thoughts.

    Something I found interesting about Earl Owensby was that he is from Shelby, NC. This surprised me because not many popular people are from Shelby and it allowed me to realize that Shelby is not a little city that no one knows. We have things like the Banker’s House and someone that went on to be a hall of fame football player. Something else that intrigued me is that in his first movie he sold it for $5 million and it then went on to make $20 million. I thought that for his first movie to make that much is insane.

    2. Looking at the reviewing concepts (including foreign-language films) and what not to do as a film critic, what do you find the most useful or beneficial as you move forward in writing reviews? Why?
    What I found the most useful as I move forward in writing reviews is to not write positive reviews for everything. Me being a more positive person it is hard for me to notice the small errors because I glance over them. I like watching movies and so far I think I have been lucky and have just watched great movies. I like most of the movies I watch so that I can be more into the movie and be more accurate with my evaluations.

    3. Share something that you found interesting about the international film market after the readings and why? You should address something different than other students or expand the thoughts.
    Something I found interesting about the international film market is how much more the Asia/Pacific market makes than the North America market. In 2017 The Asia/Pacific market brung in a ground breaking $16 billion with the North America market only bringing in $11.1 billion. $11.1 billion is a lot but it is nothing compared to the $16 billion. Also the Asia/Pacific box office has grown 18% compared to 2013.

    4. Name the most important, useful or intriguing things you gained from the Matt Brunson interview as it relates to film criticism. How will this help you? You should address something different than other students or expand the thoughts.
    The most important thing I gained from the Matt Brunson interview is that it is good to have a great film history because it can help inform and help you connect to things in the past. It can give you a better background on where film came from and what it used to be and if you do not watch black and white, it can limit many of your sources and relevent relations to the history of film.
    -Dylan Swofford

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    1. noeltmanning says:

      Thank you for the feedback Dylan.

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  6. zachbaynard says:

    Share something that you found interesting about independent filmmaking or indie filmmaker Earl Owensby after the readings. Why did you find it intriguing? You should address something different than other students or expand the thoughts.

    One significant thing that really popped up to me was how much he tried to not have his film “Dark Sunday” rated X. He challenged the MPAA after giving his film an X rating for violence because they have had a history of mistreating indie filmmakers. He went so far that he went to court with them and ended having his film with no rating. I just think that’s significant because typically any film will have a rating for an age group, but he wanted to make a movie rated X because of violence a rated G movie only to prove a point that the MPAA mistreated independent filmmakers and thought of them as less than ones from a major studio.

    Share something that you found interesting about the international film market after the readings and why? You should address something different than other students or expand the thoughts

    I think the most interesting thing I learned from the international film market is that the most money generated to films don’t come North America. They actually come from Asia/Pacific with $16 billion while North America only generates $11 billion. I mean, I know how big the population is in Asia, but I didn’t expect to produce the most money. With the United States having a powerhouse economy, I thought we would generate the most for movies but I was wrong.

    Looking at the reviewing concepts (including foreign-language films) and what not do do as a film critic, what do you find the most useful or beneficial as you move forward in writing reviews? Why?

    I think the most useful piece of information I got came from “What not to do as a film critic” and that would be number 9 to not write only positive reviews. I was born a negative person, however most of the time my parents get mad when I’m being negative about something because they only want positive. And that’s compiled a little bit in film criticism as most of the films I’ve made a review on, I’ve given a positive review. Also if we go to the movies, I usually get asked “how was the movie?” and I always say good even if it might have been the worst movie I ever saw. Personally I think this piece of advice would really help me because I know to give my honest and ethical opinion on a movie and not let my peers influence my decision.

    Share something that you found interesting about filmmaker Mageina Tovah from the interview? Also you should share some thoughts about her short film Hux that is linked on this page. You should address something different than other students or expand the thoughts.

    One interesting thing from the interview I learned was that she was a science nerd. This kind of inspires me since although I’m a math nerd, I still do show an interest for science but even being a science nerd, she still went into filmmaking. She even went to college for science but instead of pursuing a career in science, she went into filmmaking and became more successful which really mind blows me knowing she changed her career.

    Name the most important, useful or intriguing things you gained from the Matt Brunson interview as it relates to film criticism. How will this help you? You should address something different than other students or expand the thoughts.

    One important thing that was really renovated for me was that younger film critics should expand on the genre’s of movies that they review. For example, I still and never have been a fan of romance movies. However when I made my film review of Annie Hall, one thing that really struck me was that even if a movie is in one of your least favorite genres, it can still be a really good movie. And I think one important aspect of that movie that got me into it was the comedy part. Mixing your favorite genre with your least favorite can really make a difference. But not all movies won’t be part comedy, so that’s one thing I have to remember. And the fact that I should explore all genres, not just my favorites such as comedy or sci-fi. It’s okay to give a movie a 0 because of how much you hated it, just explore a variety of genres and review movies in any genre because who knows? You watch a movie in your least favorite genre and you love that movie so much, it becomes one of your favorite genres.

    -Zach Baynard

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    1. noeltmanning says:

      Zach -Thank you for the engagement. I’m also happy you were able to overcome some negative film baggage early in the course (Annie Hall). NTMII

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  7. noeltmanning says:

    1. Share something that you found interesting about independent filmmaking or indie filmmaker Earl Owensby After the readings. Why did you find it intriguing? You should address something different than other students or expand the thoughts.

    The thing I found most interesting about filmmaker Earl Owensby is that he argued with the Motion Picture Association of America for his film Dark Sunday. MPAA wanted to give hid film an X rating, but Earl Owensby was not going to accept that rating. He took MPAA to court where he argued for a G-rating to prove a point that they are unfair to indie filmmakers. Earl Owensby ended up releasing the film with no rating.

    2. Share something that you found interesting about the international film market after the readings and why? You should address something different than other students or expand the thoughts

    The thing that I found the most interesting about the International film market is how it increases a film’s profit. I have never thought of translating films but it makes sense. If a film can make more money by being translated to a different language someone will translate it for the money. If a file was not translated the film would lose money.

    3. Looking at the reviewing concepts (including foreign-language films) and what not do do as a film critic, what do you find the most useful or beneficial as you move forward in writing reviews? Why?

    I found the top 10 things not to do as a film critic to be the most helpful to me. Some items I could work on is trying to not always write a positive review. I also do not need to let others opinions get in the way of my review. One other thing is that I never need to let my film baggage get in my way.

    4. Share something that you found interesting about filmmaker Mageina Tovah from the interview? Also you should share some thoughts about her short film Hux that is linked on this page. You should address something different than other students or expand the thoughts.

    The thing that intrigued me the most about the Mageina Tovah interviewer was the fact that she was a science nerd. She went to a school for science and engineering but she still had a love for acting. I found Hux a great short film. This film can be used to bring awareness to autism.

    5. Name the most important, useful or intriguing things you gained from the Matt Brunson interview as it relates to film criticism. How will this help you? You should address something different than other students or expand the thoughts.

    I found the fact that Mat Brunson tells younger critics that they need to expand their genre to be the most interesting. He is right about it. All film critics need to view all types of films no matter the year or the genre. This teaches me that I need to look at lots of different time periods for films.

    ~Dylan Mistretta

    Thank you again,
    Dylan Mistretta

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  8. katiecstone says:

    1. Share something that you found interesting about independent filmmaking or indie filmmaker Earl Owensby after the readings. Why did you find it intriguing? You should address something different than other students or expand the thoughts.

    I learned that indie films are just films that are at least 51% funded by non-major U.S. studios. I was surprised to learn that A Quiet Place (2018) is actually considered an independent film. In my head, independent films starred small actors and would work with tiny budgets. I am glad to know that I was wrong, and to have learned more about just what makes an independent film, independent.

    2. Share something that you found interesting about the international film market after the readings and why? You should address something different than other students or expand the thoughts.

    I discovered that 3D films are 81% more likely to be successful in international markets as opposed to 2D films. While U.S. audiences need more of a connection to the story, which 3D sometimes ruins, foreign audiences care more about the “gimmick”.

    3. Looking at the reviewing concepts (including foreign-language films) and what not do do as a film critic, what do you find the most useful or beneficial as you move forward in writing reviews? Why?

    I think that going into a film and believing that it will at least be average, then grading it either up or down, is an approach I will start using! Another useful tip I will remember is to not be a film snob. Not every film has to be a masterpiece for me to critique it.

    4. Share something that you found interesting about filmmaker Mageina Tovah from the interview? Also, you should share some thoughts about her short film Hux that is linked on this page. You should address something different than other students or expand the thoughts.

    From the interview, I learned that Mageina Tovah did a lot of theatre and even mentioned having her own theatre company! In reference to the film Hux, without previous knowledge, you can understand that Hux has special qualities. I thought that Mageina not intentionally creating the character to be autistic was fascinating. I enjoyed the enhanced pictures when she goes into the store, which signify her alertness to noises that other people just hear in the background.

    5. Name the most important, useful or intriguing things you gained from the Matt Brunson interview as it relates to film criticism. How will this help you? You should address something different than other students or expand the thoughts.

    When reviewing older “home” movies, Matt talks about how he is able to look up history and add that into his reviews. When seeing and reviewing a brand new movie in the theater, it is harder to incorporate history due to the lack of information you can find on the new film. Plus, if you are reviewing it in the theater, you are limited to what you see on the screen. This was a good reminder for me to take advantage of the materials available for older films, and use that information to benefit my reviews.

    – Katherine Stone 4/11/19

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    1. noeltmanning says:

      Katie -Thanks for the feedback and engagement. Going into films with the “average” grading concept has helped me more times than I can name. I, too appreciate Matt Brunson’s “Home video viewings.” – NTMII

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  9. jmcmullens2 says:

    1)Share something that you found interesting about independent filmmaking or indie filmmaker Earl Owensby after the readings. Why did you find it intriguing? You should address something different than other students or expand the thoughts.
    What was intriguing to me was that he was Shelby Nc. I say this because it is just interesting to me and I never heard of anyone who was that successful in the movie industry that was from Shelby. I also found it interesting that his movie was an almost controversial topic on the ating and eventually going fro NC-17 to NR. This caught my attention because I personally would not think that it would be such and issue with the rating compared to other things that could have been an issue within the film itself.
    2) Share something that you found interesting about the international film market after the readings and why? You should address something different than other students or expand the thoughts.
    What I found interesting about the international film market would be that a movie in America may be a great success in another. I found this interesting because some movies to us was not worth the making and is barely going anywhere but when you look at it from a different perspective from someone on the other side of the world there is probably a reason why they found it more interesting. If it was a comedy movie and it was not funny to americans but it was to another race for example hispanics because thy get it that’s where they came from and that’s probably why it is so successful in the hispanic communities. It all comes from your background and film baggage. At first I didn’t think about it that way but it make sense when you do.
    3)Looking at the reviewing concepts (including foreign-language films) and what not do do as a film critic, what do you find the most useful or beneficial as you move forward in writing reviews? Why?
    By looking at foreign-language films I think that what would help me the most in that section would to just stick to how you would judge a movie that was not a foreign language. Do not be biased just because of where it was made and the language that they are speaking stay true to your critic style because they are the same as a non-foreign movie. From the section of what not to do as a film critic I found that no letting others get in the way and forming an opinion for you do it yourself and also dont only talk about the good things talk about the things that could be improved because every movie is not going to have many great scenes while some bad scene outweigh the good ones. From them all I learned to just be honest and don’t stretch the truth.
    5)Name the most important, useful or intriguing things you gained from the Matt Brunson interview as it relates to film criticism. How will this help you? You should address something different than other students or expand the thoughts.
    The most important things that I gained from the Matt Brunson interview was that you should expand your genere selections and also that you can watch older films and it will help you grow as a film critic. This will help me because I usually just look at the same kinds of films and I am comfortable at criticizing them however, if I was to get out of them genres and look at other genres it can expand on my knowledge about other genres so I can grow as a film critic and help find my standard way of how I critic making sure it is constant and not biased because I am not use to that film genre however I have heard about it.
    -Jada McMullens 04.11.19

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    1. noeltmanning says:

      Jada -The more films you view (and in different genres, and even from different countries, and even obscure indie film) -you’ll find your tastes and your ability to review expand as well. – NTMII

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  10. noeltmanning says:

    1.Share something that you found interesting about independent filmmaking or indie filmmaker Earl Owensby after the readings. Why did you find it intriguing? You should address something different than other students or expand their thoughts.
    I found it very interesting how he made 500,000 for his first film I think that is very amazing. Also, I think that his film earning 20 million globally was very impressive to be an independent filmmaker. He sued the MPAA and brought independent filmmaking into the spotlight. I found it interesting that he is from Shelby NC because that’s where I am from.

    2.Share something that you found interesting about the international film market after the readings and why? You should address something different than other students or expand the thoughts
    The thing that was most interesting about the international film market was how it can increase a film’s profit. Translating films can be good because the person translating it will get paid. Also for people who understand different languages can purchase the movie and understand it which gives the people who produced the movie more profit.

    3.Looking at the reviewing concepts (including foreign-language films) and what not do as a film critic, what do you find the most useful or beneficial as you move forward in writing reviews? Why?
    The most useful information that I found was from the top 10 things not to do as a film critic. One of the things that I learned is not to let other people’s opinion get in the way of my film reviews. Also not to let my film baggage get in the way.

    4.Share something that you found interesting about filmmaker Mageina Tovah from the interview? Also, you should share some thoughts about her short film Hux that is linked on this page. You should address something different than other students or expand their thoughts.
    The most interesting thing that I found about Mageina Tovah was that she went to school for science and engineering. But she still had a passion for acting. Hux, her short film can be used to let people know about autism.

    5.Name the most important, useful or intriguing things you gained from the Matt Brunson interview as it relates to film criticism. How will this help you? You should address something different than other students or expand their thoughts.
    Matt Brunson talks about the younger film critics and how they need to go into detail when they discuss their genre so it can be more captivating. This teaches me that I need to view more films for more experience when doing reviews.

    Jahseim Merritt

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    1. noeltmanning says:

      Jahseim Merritt -Thanks for sharing. NTMII

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  11. mzod21 says:

    1.Share something that you found interesting about independent filmmaking or indie filmmaker Earl Owensby after the readings. Why did you find it intriguing? You should address something different than other students or expand the thoughts. I know many people may have mentioned this already but, it really is amazing how he started off here in Shelby, North Carolina because in my opinion this state hasn’t had many great successions aside from musical artists but, Earl came from a small town and made big bucks following his dream/ passion its not only impressive but its admirable I mean he was so many things from a mill worker, entrepreneur etc already seeing his profession background was impressive enough .
    2.Share something that you found interesting about the international film market after the readings and why? You should address something different than other students or expand the thoughts.
    What impressed was was the demands and the box office numbers that have risen for international films different from what has been predicted before. This shows how the international film experience is greatly appreciated these films can make the viewer see placeses that they have never experienced.
    3.Looking at the reviewing concepts (including foreign-language films) and what not do do as a film critic, what do you find the most useful or beneficial as you move forward in writing reviews? Why?
    4. Share something that you found interesting about filmmaker Mageina Tovah from the interview? Also you should share some thoughts about her short film Hux that is linked on this page. You should address something different than other students or expand the thoughts.
    Her film gave a well directed insight on autism and the struggles that one with autism will or have faced and what makes this film even more impressive is that the creator of it acts in it as the lead a woman with autism that alone in her world trying to figure things out on her own with her dog at her side but the accuracy of the effects of autism hearing and sight wise are well produced and directed. Another thing that interested me about her is how she moved back to her old profession but still kept the love of film with her.
    5.Name the most important, useful or intriguing things you gained from the Matt Brunson interview as it relates to film criticism. How will this help you? You should address something different than other students or expand the thoughts.
    It addresses the problem that I constantly face which is either too little or too much detail he mentions the youths lack of detailing this will help me a bit with this problem that i have i just need to work harder at it.

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    1. noeltmanning says:

      Mageina Tovah did an amazing job taking a concept like autism while putting it into a post-apoc type of storyline. Ideas, messages and themes can come from any genre -NTMII

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  12. petertuong says:

    Share something that you found interesting about independent filmmaking or indie filmmaker Earl Owensby after the readings. Why did you find it intriguing? You should
    address something different than other students or expand the thoughts.

    What I found most interesting in the independent filmmaking readings was that 70 percent or more movies made in the United states each year are independent and that number is growing. I found this interesting because I thought that the higher corporations and movie studios would have more control and movies but independent movies have been a large part of the movie world and it is growing because the other movie studios are seeing more potential in independent films.

    Share something that you found interesting about the international film market after the readings and why? You should address something different than other students or expand the thoughts

    What I found most interesting in the international film market was that the key to making it overseas was that you needed action and adventure, you didn’t need cultural ties so that everyone didn’t need to be from one place to understand it. The reading even said that Owensby stated that,“Films that are visual in nature and do not rely on dialogue to move the story is the secret to international success”.

    Looking at the reviewing concepts (including foreign-language films) and what not do do as a film critic, what do you find the most useful or beneficial as you move forward in writing reviews? Why?

    Looking back at those readings I thought the most important thing was a mix of the first five tips in the reviewing foreign movie tips. It was that the movie is still a movie, just because it is in a different language doesn’t mean it can’t have good acting or a good story. This is important because it emphasizes that all movies can be put under the same light and reviewed no matter the language or origin.

    Share something that you found interesting about filmmaker Mageina Tovah from the interview? Also you should share some thoughts about her short film Hux that is linked on this page. You should address something different than other students or expand the thoughts.

    What I found most interesting was that her family was like her, having the love of both acting and art as well as the more academic things. This was interesting because that could have affected her and made her what she is now. I watched Hux and I think that it is film that focuses on characters and their interactions with each other and especially with oneself, I think that she played that character well and really sold the idea that the main character was nowhere near social and had social problems because she was on the autism spectrum.
    Peter Tuong

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  13. jscism5 says:

    1. The most interesting thing to me about Owensby is how far he was willing to go in honor of his craft. It said in the article he took the MPAA all the way to court because of their unfair treatment towards indie film makers. This shows you the passion he has for film making and he thought everyone deserved fair and equal treatment even if they weren’t part of one of the major companies. He was truly a pioneer for indie film makers and made it easier for current indie film makers today because he fought for what he believed in.

    2. The thing I found most interesting about the international movie market is the amount of money being brought in across the globe for films, and how it’s changing the way Hollywood is doing movies. I also found it interesting what the North Carolina film maker said about it taking so long to be discovered and he didn’t know why. When you think about it, it makes total sense just based on population alone. Asia has a much larger population than North America so naturally it would have more people seeing films.

    3. One thing that seemed to come up a lot in these posts is how important it is to not let other influence your reviews of a film. I usually watch movies with friends and we have conversations afterwards about things we did and didn’t like in a film. This is something that I really enjoy doing with my friends but looking back at it I realize how much it impacts my original thoughts towards a film. As a film critic it’s important to give your honest review of a film and you can’t let other peoples decisions about it if you want it to be YOUR review. I felt this was really important and kept coming up in all of the posts and this will really help me as a movie critic in the future. I will have to learn to not let things other people say influence my opinions on a film.

    5. I think the most important thing I learned from this interview is the importance of old films. Being young and not having much knowledge of films that are more than 15-20 years old could cause serious baggage when reviewing a film. If I was to go and look into older films and how things have changed over time I feel this would give me a newfound respect for how far film has come and how truly amazing some of the things are that we take for granted as critics.

    Josh Scism
    4/12/19

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    1. noeltmanning says:

      Josh, I’d encourage you to go back and watch films from earlier decades; the more you watch from before the time of your birth, the more you should be able to appreciate the cultural impact of film and story during different times of history. NTMII

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  14. Cinema Scope says:

    Share something that you found interesting about independent filmmaking or indie filmmaker Earl Owensby after the readings. Why did you find it intriguing? You should address something different than other students or expand the thoughts.
    What I found interesting about filmmaker Earl Owensby was that he is from Shelby, North Carolina which is where I am from. I find it interesting because it shows that someone from North Carolina can become very successful, which I didn’t really think before.
    Share something that you found interesting about the international film market after the readings and why? You should address something different than other students or expand the thoughts
    Something I found interesting about the international film market is that other countries are willing to pay mass sums of money to get rights to play your film. It just seems a little odd that someone would do that, at least to me. I would think the producer of the movie would have to pay countries to play their movies, not the other way around.
    Looking at the reviewing concepts (including foreign-language films) and what not do do as a film critic, what do you find the most useful or beneficial as you move forward in writing reviews? Why?
    The most useful for me is to not watch early reviews or take your friends or families opinions into your own opinion of the movie. This is the most beneficial to me because I always somehow watch an early review of a film before I go watch it and I let that early review effect my opinion on the movie and it effects me watching the movie too. The same thing goes with opinions from my friends and family, if they say that a movie isn’t good or that the characters aren’t I will either not watch the movie altogether and not have no opinion on the movie or I will use their opinions of the movie a lot while watching the movie.

    Share something that you found interesting about filmmaker Mageina Tovah from the interview? Also you should share some thoughts about her short film Hux that is linked on this page. You should address something different than other students or expand the thoughts.
    What I found interesting about the filmmaker Mageina Tovah was how she got into the Marvel Universe of Spiderman. It seems so cool and a little bit funny how she acted like a manager/agency and tried to get in to give her submission in. I’m surprised at how brave she was to do that I would have probably chickened out after they told me that I wasn’t on the list. But she just showed that persistence helps you succeed. Mageina Tovah’s film, Hux, was really good. I felt sad while watching this film, I couldn’t imagine living in a world like that every single day. She portrayed an autistic woman very well, I didn’t feel like she was acting one bit. The sound effects she used was really good to, she enhanced the sounds of the different things in the store to make you feel more panicked along with her. Overall the film was very good.
    Name the most important, useful or intriguing things you gained from the Matt Brunson interview as it relates to film criticism. How will this help you? You should address something different than other students or expand the thoughts.
    One useful thing I gained from Matt Brunson’s interview was that you should look at film history before you start criticizing films. It will help you when reviewing because you can compare them and see the differences, and it can also open up your baggage a little bit more by looking at the older films. Another thing that was interesting to me is what he called the two E’s, entertainment and education. That will be very beneficial when criticizing films in the future. It will help me see if I should give a film a good grade or not. I never thought about thinking about education when watching a film but Matt is right you do kind of learn things when watching a new film, it can be a new kind of plot or a different way of filming. You can learn something from a film but it doesn’t have to be factual.

    -Jessica Randolph

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    1. noeltmanning says:

      Jessica -Great comment and thoughts about the two “e”s – two E’s, entertainment and education. NTMII

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  15. Josh Rubino says:

    1. Share something that you found interesting about independent filmmaking or indie filmmaker Earl Owensby After the readings. Why did you find it intriguing? You should address something different than other students or expand the thoughts.

    What I found interesting about Earl Owensby is that he produced his first movie for $500,000 and made more money off of it then he did to produce. I think that is neat because first of all he came from a small county in North Carolina, so instead of producing a film and barely getting any money for it, he made a movie that was his first and made way more money than it took him to make it. Also Earl is a real risk taker because what if his movie did not do that good then he would have lost $500,000 which I know was a lot of money back then. I thought it was also cool that he fought for the fairness and the rights of independent filmmakers.

    2. Share something that you found interesting about the international film market after the readings and why? You should address something different than other students or expand the thoughts

    The thing that was interesting to me was that you can sell your movies all over the world and any country can buy your movie for them to show. I think that’s interesting because if you make a movie you can make even more money when it is getting sold all around the world. Also just being able to see your movie getting shown by different people with different backgrounds and beliefs. What intrigued me also was that countries will pay you in high prices to show your movie in their country. So if I was a film maker then I would bargain with countries and the people that want to show my movie.

    3. Looking at the reviewing concepts (including foreign-language films) and what not do do as a film critic, what do you find the most useful or beneficial as you move forward in writing reviews? Why?

    I think the most beneficial to me is that I should not let other people sway my opinions because usually if a lot of people sway on one thing I usually do it too. I think also that I don’t need to let my baggage get in my way, I need to do my evaluation biased on the acting and how well executed the movie is. If my baggage gets in the way then my opinion and view on the movie might change because maybe the movie is not my favorite type of genre and I review it biased on that.

    4. Share something that you found interesting about filmmaker Mageina Tovah from the interview? Also you should share some thoughts about her short film Hux that is linked on this page. You should address something different than other students or expand the thoughts.

    What I found interesting about Mageina was that she was apart of the Spiderman movie franchise and was able to be apart of it. When Mageina was growing up she was mostly about arts and science, she was different and was not into acting all the way even though she tried in anyway to act even if it was a Renaissance play. In the short film it showed a woman with autism who struggles to make any social actions and who lost her grandfather and is struggling without him. In the beginning it showed how nervous she was as she went to the store, she did not talk to anyone and kept repeating the same things over and over again. This movie was inspiring and shows what people with autism might be dealing with and you cannot take your health for granted in anyway.

    5. Name the most important, useful or intriguing things you gained from the Matt Brunson interview as it relates to film criticism. How will this help you? You should address something different than other students or expand the thoughts.

    Matt said that it is good for a film critic to have a grasp on some history of different movies and actors that you might think we’re really good. I think this will be able to help me because I can compare what movies and actors were legends to me and compare them to movies that I watch all the time. I try not to let my baggage get in the way of my film reviews but I think I can’t help but use it. Also he said that we need to look back on movie history and back to the silent area because when we write the reviews it will help us inform and back up our reviews.

    -Josh Rubino

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  16. 1. Share something that you found interesting about independent filmmaking or indie filmmaker Earl Owensby after the readings. Why did you find it intriguing? You should address something different than other students or expand their thoughts.

    Earl Owensby was from the “backwoods” and yet, he came to fame for Hollywood and innovated the independent film massively, changing the way large film studios view indie film studios and essentially made large influences on interactions between corporations such as the MPAA and smaller independent film studios. Another interesting thing about the indie filmmaker Earl Owensby is that his home is from Shelby, North Carolina and yet, he has gone on to earn millions and have an influential career, really highlighted the possibilities of what is capable from even an individual from the “backwoods.” Altogether, Earl Owensby is an excellent filmmaker and fought for the sake of indie film studios and this is truly a remarkable thing to commit to, even in the face of a larger studio.

    2. Share something that you found interesting about the international film market after the readings and why? You should address something different than other students or expand their thoughts.

    Something that I have found interesting is the fact that even though some films can do poorly in their local state, country, or province, these films can also do excellently in other states, countries, or provinces. The reason this intrigues me is that some films are designed for a certain culture, do poorly in that audience, and yet, perform well in other cultures that the film was not intended to be shown to in the production of the film. Also, another thing of interest in the international film market is of film markets that open for a limited time, id est the American Film Market opens for 8 consecutive days and yet, draws thousands of people and even large corporations to exhibit or view films.

    3. Looking at the reviewing concepts (including foreign-language films) and what not do as a film critic, what do you find the most useful or beneficial as you move forward in writing reviews? Why?

    Looking at these two readings, I find the information on how you should review foreign-language films beneficial because this method of review promotes understanding of culture while not exhibiting a bias towards or against that culture. Because some may view today’s world as the most divided, this method of review can still promote togetherness between cultures and demotes prejudice against any certain way of life, e.g. bias towards that of a different culture that lives in a different manner and speaks a different language than you.

    4. Share something that you found interesting about filmmaker Mageina Tovah from the interview? Also, you should share some thoughts about her short film Hux that is linked on this page. You should address something different than other students or expand their thoughts.

    Something that I have found interesting about filmmaker Mageina Tovah is the fact that although she was the director, producer, writer, editor, and leading actor for her film “Hux,” she still was able to produce such an amazing piece of film. Her film “Hux” has seen much success despite this heavy workload on this single individual such as being critically acclaimed “universally” and has been officially selected by many film festivals. Also,

    5. Name the most important, useful or intriguing things you gained from the Matt Brunson interview as it relates to film criticism. How will this help you? You should address something different than other students or expand their thoughts.

    I believe that one of the most important and useful things that I have gained from the Matt Brunson interview as it relates to film criticism is to set your expectations at an average level. Because the film critic starts at an average level of a film, the critic can grade up or down from there. This will help me in the future of my film criticism because this will potentially not get my hopes up for a film that I may have originally thought to be a great film. Also, another thing to point out is Matt Brunson’s opinion that the history of film is extremely important to today’s film criticism because of the need for the knowledge of concepts in the production of film.

    -Nathanael Leclercq

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    1. noeltmanning says:

      Nathanael Leclercq – Great and engaging feedback. You may be able to incorporate some of the reviewing tips you gained her on future film reviews or future film appreciation. NTMII

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  17. Share something that you found interesting about independent filmmaking or indie filmmaker Earl Owensby after the readings. Why did you find it intriguing? You should address something different than other students or expand the thoughts. Independent film production each year exceeds that of the major studios.

    They are also surprisingly creating more job opportunities than the major studios are. I found this intriguing because I would think the major companies and studios would be creating more jobs and producing more than smaller studios.

    Share something that you found interesting about the international film market after the readings and why? You should address something different than other students or expand the thoughts

    It’s actually really common to edit american-made films for successful opportunities abroad. Editing a film before showing it abroad can impact how successful it is.

    Looking at the reviewing concepts (including foreign-language films)and what not to do as a film critic, what do you find the most useful or beneficial as you move forward in writing reviews? Why?

    The most beneficial information that I found was the top 10 things not to do as a film critic. I think I rely a lot on my baggage even though I don’t realize that I do, but from the other articles I learned that I should take time before I write a review, so that I can think about the film and focus on it more than what I thought about it at first.

    Name the most important, useful or intriguing things you gained from the Matt Brunson interview as it relates to film criticism. How will this help you? You should address something different than other students or expand the thoughts.

    I think the most important thing I learned is how Matt says that younger critics don’t focus on old movies and he says that they should watch all types of film in order to build their knowledge and experience in order to be a good film critic. I think this will help me by making me more open to watching older movies that don’t exactly interest me, but it could help me gain knowledge on how film has changed over the years.

    – Rileah Graham

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    1. noeltmanning says:

      Rileah Graham -Thanks

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  18. 1.) Share something that you found interesting about independent filmmaking or indie filmmaker Earl Owensby after the readings. Why did you find it intriguing? You should address something different than other students or expand the thoughts.

    -Something that I found interesting about Earl Owensby was that Earl Owensby first film he made earned $20 million globally and after that film he proceed to make over 35 other films. The reason I find it intriguing was because his first film succeed and because of that one film it encouraged him to create even more films which also succeeded. He was a very successful indie filmmaker and because of all of his work he made something out of himself and became very successful in filmmaking.

    2.) Share something that you found interesting about the international film market after the readings and why? You should address something different than other students or expand the thoughts

    -Something interesting that I read was that the growth of film profits have gone up and not just in the United States but all over the world especially in Asia and the Pacific market. There has been a 18% growth and that is tremendous because the international film market is making a lot more profit then it was predict to. The reason it is interesting is because in the readings it mentioned that because of the growth it is forcing American film industries to adapt to the needs of the audience which means that they may start to lose profit. This doesn’t just affect filmmakers and the industries but it also affects us the audience because if the people making the films start to lose profit and have to make big risks that can damage their careers and work they won’t let it happen so they my stop making films or produce less so we won’t be able to watch as much films and review many films.

    3.) Looking at the reviewing concepts (including foreign-language films) and what not do do as a film critic, what do you find the most useful or beneficial as you move forward in writing reviews? Why?

    -The most useful information that I have gain from the readings was to stay away from earl film reviews. The reason is because when reviewing films we do not want to read other film reviews before watching a film that we are going to review or before we are going to review because if we do we are going to have their words and thoughts of the film in our heads. When we do create the film review we might have their opinions in our words without us knowing when we are reviewing which is some that we should avoid when reviewing and what we should think about if we are going to review a film.

    4.) Name the most important, useful or intriguing things you gained from the Matt Brunson interview as it relates to film criticism. How will this help you? You should address something different than other students or expand the thoughts.

    -Something interesting and helpful that I have gained from the interview was that Matt Brunson mentioned that he believed that to be a good film critic you need to know about the history of film he mentions that some young from film critics do not watch films of black and white because it does not interest them and that’s is putting a limit to their critic. He mentions that if they know the history of films that will help them out with their reviews because it allows them to be able to connect to films from the past. That can help me out because I am one of those viewers who are not interested in films from the past and that is limiting my reviews and if a practice the advice he mentioned I believe that my film reviews would be more expanded and better.

    -Marleny Martinez

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    1. noeltmanning says:

      Marleny Martinez -Expanding our film viewing in genres, timeframes and internationally – can all have a tremendous impact on our ability to review with authority. NTMII

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  19. blakepow says:

    Share something that you found interesting about independent filmmaking or indie filmmaker Earl Owensby after the readings. Why did you find it intriguing? You should address something different than other students or expand the thoughts. I thought that it was interesting and cool that Earl Owensby brought independent filmmaking into the spotlight. It is interesting to me because I don’t really think much of North Carolina, I mean not much happens here. I also don’t know many famous people from North Carolina, so it was kind of cool to learn about him in that aspect.
    Share something that you found interesting about the international film market after the readings and why? You should address something different than other students or expand the thoughts. Something that I found interesting about the international film market is that we give oscars to them. I thought that was interesting because I thought we just gave oscars to american made movies.
    Looking at the reviewing concepts (including foreign-language films) and what not do do as a film critic, what do you find the most useful or beneficial as you move forward in writing reviews? Why? The thing that will be most useful to me as I move forward in writing reviews is not letting the audience change my opinion about a movie. This will help me in getting my own opinion across nice and clearly.
    Share something that you found interesting about filmmaker Mageina Tovah from the interview? Also you should share some thoughts about her short film Hux that is linked on this page. You should address something different than other students or expand the thoughts. I thought that it was interesting that Mageina Tovah starred in, directed and edited Hux. I’m thinking that Hux reflected what she was feeling about life during the time that she made the short film.
    Name the most important, useful or intriguing things you gained from the Matt Brunson interview as it relates to film criticism. How will this help you? You should address something different than other students or expand the thoughts. Something that I thought was useful is have fun when you critique films. This will help me to keep a positive attitude when criticizing films which will keep the content of the review at its peak quality.
    – Ethan Blake Powell

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