USC Film Symposium (CTCS 466): One of My Movie Breaks

vlad Uncategorized 0 Comments

Over the course of my tenure at USC, I have turned to movies as a way to not only enjoy myself, but to else ease the stress of school. This semester, I’m taking a class called Film Symposium. The class lasts 4 hours during which you learn all sorts of different things about the movie world, get to watch movies before they come out, and then do a Q&A session with someone involved with the film. Sitting there for 4 hours with no phone access forces me to just pay attention in class and, in effect, I become engrossed with whatever we’re talking about.

So far, two of my favorite movies that we’ve seen are The Perks of Being a Wallflower and The Seven Psychopaths. Plus, the author/director of The Perks of Being a Wallflower (a USC alum) missed the premiere of his movie just so he could come and do the Q&A with our class which I thought was pretty awesome of him.

Outside of this class, I’ve only seen a couple of movies in theaters. Yesterday, I saw Ben Affleck’s Argo. It was one of the best movies I’ve seen this year and might now be on my top 10 movies all time. During the last 20-30 minutes, I was literally on the edge of my seat anxiously trying to anticipate what was going to happen in the movie. Definitely go see it if you have the chance.

Want to learn more? Here's the best place to ask: