Talking Technophobia in Film
A Film Class Discussion
“It’s alive! It’s alive!” From the very beginning, Hollywood has offered a frightening reflection of our deep fear of technology, its effects, and sinister implications. Experiments gone wrong, new monstrous life, innocent victims, and mad scientists all give us a sense of just how terrified Hollywood writers, directors, and producers think we are (or should be).
In this class we will investigate popular, pivotal movies and discuss their fears, warnings, and possible solutions to this ever-increasing cultural technophobia. Discussion topics will include: “the mad scientist and you,” “ghosts in the machines,” “malfunctioning machinations,” “risks and rewards,” and “the power of human ingenuity.”
In Season 3 of this class we will investigate popular, pivotal movies and discuss their fears, warnings, and possible solutions to this ever-increasing cultural technophobia. Our central Theme for the year is: “Monsters & Madmen.“
Talking Technophobia in Film is a film discussion class. It’s like a book club, but for film nerds who like talking about society in relation to movie plots. It’s led by Film Buff/YouTube Addict/(Actual Teacher) @ProfessorMovies.
So if you are a Film/Pop-culture Buff and like talking about movies, then you should join the class! It’s streamed live on Facebook, so international film nerds can join in too!
Friday December 3
It’s time to grab your hover chair and practice your best rendition of “Hello Dolly”. This December on “Talking Technophobia in Film,” we conclude our Third Season and year-long discussion of “Monsters & Mad Men” with Disney’s most horrifying film so far.
So get ready to clean up this mess of a planet, try blue (it’s the new red), and contemplate the very nature of robo-love, as we turn our attention to the 2008 Pixar comedy, WALL-E.
We will touch upon the human ingenuity, environmentalism, and the responsibility of creator to creation. Some themes will include “Malfunction” “Old vs. New,” and the “Redemptive Power of Love”.
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