Reminder – Film 2700 Participation Assignment!

Tonal Montage - Battleship Potemkin

Hi all,

Remember to tweet about Soviet montage before class tomorrow (2/20/14) to receive participation credit! Much like our last assignment, I encourage you to post links to video clips, articles, still images, or interesting facts related to the movement.

If you are in the 8:00 am class, use the hashtags #smontage8 and #ec2700

If you are in the 11:00 am class, use the hashtags #smontage11 and #ec2700

Happy tweeting and I will see you tomorrow!




Hi all,

Word has come down from on high that the administration WILL NOT be adding any make up days to the spring calendar to make up for our recent snow days. As a result, I have (again) made some minor changes to the weekly schedule. Please familiarize yourselves with these changes. In the meantime, here are some important points you should be aware of:

1. Although we did not meet last week, you are still responsible for the reading. There will be questions on the first test related to these materials.
2. Due to time constraints, my lecture on Tuesday (2/18/14) will attempt to cover all of German expressionism in one class. Needless to say, you will be presented with a very superficial overview; so again, it is important that you complete the assigned readings in order to gain a more thorough understanding of the movement.
3. The first exam will (still) take place on Thursday, February 27th. I will be posting a study guide (via Google Docs) on or before this Thursday (2/20/14).
4. In keeping with the last set of schedule changes, the first presentation groups will present on Soviet montage on Tuesday, February 25th. This means that Soviet montage groups should send me a link to their project on or before Tuesday, February 18th.

My hope is that we have seen the last of the snow and no more changes will be required.

Warm thanks to both of my Film 2700 classes for being flexible and responsible in the face of these scheduling challenges!


Changes Have Been Made to the Film 2700 Weekly Schedule!!!!

Hi gang,

Please note that changes have been made to the Film 2700 weekly schedule!

Also, I have changed some of the group presentation dates. Use the link below to get to the new sheet.

As always, let me know if you have any questions. I’m just an email away!


Film 2700 Twitter Assignment- Due 2/6/14

Hi all,

As outlined in our class today, your first Twitter participation assignment is due BEFORE class on Thursday (2/6/14).

Here are the instructions:

Tweet something about D.W. Griffith. It can be a fact, photograph, film clip, link to a website, link to an article, or any other information that will help us learn about this controversial figure from Hollywood’s past.

If you are in the 8:00 a.m. Film 2700 class, you will need to use these hashtags to earn credit for the assignment:

#ec2700 AND #Griffith8

If you are in the 11:00 a.m. Film 2700 class, you will need to use these hashtags to earn credit for the assignment:

#ec2700 and #griffith11

Remember, if you have any questions, I’m just an email away!

Happy tweeting!


1/21/14 My Apologies to the 8:00 am Film 2700 Class!!!

Hi gang,

My apologies for having to cancel our class meeting this morning. Unfortunately, I was stuck on 75 after four lanes had been shut down due to an accident investigation.

Still, no worries. Just stick to the schedule of readings outlined on the syllabus and we will play catch up on Thursday.

Thanks for your understanding!


Film 2700- Spring 2014



I just wanted to take a moment and extend a warm welcome to all of the students who signed up for my Film 2700 classes this spring. Please note that you will find course information, including a weekly schedule, policies, information on ordering your textbook, and a list of graded assignments under the Film 2700 tab in the menu above.

If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to ask. I am only an email away.

I look forward to meeting you all in the coming days and hope to enjoy a productive semester!


Film 1010- Final Paper Due Date Extended till Tuesday 12/10 at 11:59 p.m.

Hi class,

Several of you have emailed me asking for an extension on the due date for the final paper. I know this is a busy time of year, and I feel your pain. As a result, I will extend the deadline by 24 hours. Final papers are now due no later than Tuesday, 12/10/13 at 11:59 p.m.

I hope this helps, and I look forward to reading your papers.

Please feel free to email with any questions.