So I was thinking about all the fun things my class did this year. Yeah we went to WW18, contest play, group interpretations, and other auditorium adventures, but we also explored something else: movies. Accompanying some of the books we read, we also watched its interpretation on screen. Why should this go unnoticed? It is a form of literature because we see the point of view twisted through the director’s eyes and can appreciate the plot in a different way. Here’s a list of the movies we watch already/ will watch:
Pride and Prejudice
In my opinion, I enjoy watching movies in class not only because it’s a break from the usual, but because it helps me understand the book a little better. For example, before I read Pride and Prejudice, I watched this same movie and hated it. The plot was foreign to me and I kept falling asleep. Though after reading the book, I loved the movie! Together, they are better because they help us to appreciate the references and expand our knowledge of the books.
So, what do you guys think about watching movies in class? Does your class set time aside to appreciate them?