WHAT MAKES A MOVIE “CLASSIC”?


QUESTIONS TO CONSIDER:

1. DOES THIS FILM ADDRESS ANY SIGNIFICANT SOCIAL ISSUES? HOW SO? WHAT MESSAGE DOES IT SEND ABOUT THE ISSUE?

2. DOES THIS FILM TOUCH ON ANY CERTAIN ASPECT OF THE “HUMAN CONDITION”? WHICH ONE? HOW SO? WHAT DO WE LEARN ABOUT OURSELVES OR IDENTIFY WITH?

3. WHAT DOES THE FILM USE TO CONNECT WITH THE AUDIENCE? AMAZING CINEMATOGRAPHY? A WITTY SCRIPT? STRIKING VISUAL APPEARANCES? AMAZING ACTING? SPECIAL EFFECTS? HOW WELL ARE THE KEY TECHNIQUES USED?

4. WILL THIS FILM STILL HAVE “VALUE” FOR VIEWERS 20 OR 30 YEARS FROM NOW? HOW SO?


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