Friday, April 18, 2008

Film Studies in London

I had to take a break. Trying to read and re-write my friend's paper on film studies like reading a direct Google translation from Mandarin to Chinese. The words make sense, but the sentence doesn't make sense. You try to read it really fast in one go without stopping and hope that your brain is able to stitch everything together to form a coherent message.

Film Studies is not what some people assume it to be; an easy to study subject. It should be but those who love to break it down into complex blocks and theoritical analysis make it very hard to understand.

Take for example the movie Psycho by Alfred Hitchcock. It's an easy movie to enjoy; a psycho killer kills a girl in the shower and he has a mummy for a mother. However film study critics love to analyse every aspect of the film, like the use of the bird elements in the film. For me, that just spoils the fun of the movie already.

That's how I feel now. I'm looking at a paper that is trying to break down a film genre and it's meaning. Why can't these buggers just enjoy the movies for what it is... a movie.

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