Jail as a Metaphor in Film – New!

Some Birds Weren’t Meant To Be Caged: Jail as a Metaphor in Film – New!
4 sessions • 8 hours
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If film is art, it must capture the essence of what it is to be human. The setting of a prison or jail cell is the best reflection of our yearning to be free from the cages that surround us. With films including The Shawshank Redemption, Shutter Island, and Cool Hand Luke, explore the metaphor of what it means to find freedom in a challenging world. Review scenes from several modern American films and analyze the art of the medium including the use of editing, camera movement, lighting, and sound. An intriguing experience. Sign up with a friend!

Instructor: Eric Reickel
Eric Reickel taught high school English in Frederick County for 34 years, as well as classes at FCC and McDaniel College. He is a lifelong reader of great literature. Additionally, he created and then taught a film class in Frederick County for 15 years.

Some Birds Weren’t Meant To Be Caged: Jail as a Metaphor in Film – New!

ILR963 • 5-Digit Number: 19393
Tuesdays • 9:00 – 11:00 a.m. • 3/3 – 3/24
Sweadner Hall • Lecture Hall
Tuition: $20 | Fee: $69 | Total: $89
MD residents age 60+ pay fee only