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The Power of One in Steven Spielberg Films   

In Steven Spielberg's Oscar-Winning "Schindler’s List" (1993), a character cites a line of scripture from the Hebrew Talmud “He who saves a single life saves the world entire.”  In other notable directorial efforts such as "Saving Private Ryan" (1997) "Munich" (2005) and “Bridge of Spies” (2015), Spielberg has continued to explore this idea while putting a spin on it in each. In this online course, through instructor analysis and class discussion, we will explore the practical implications and deep philosophical questions that arise as we look at these three post-Schindler films with the application of the above idea in mind.

This course is offered on zoom.

 
The Power of One in Steven Spielberg Films
Instructor: Bernard (Butch) Epps, M.F.A.
Course Date(s) & Time: 7/13/2023 - 7/27/2023, Th, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM Pacific Time
Fee: $30.00
Location: ZOOM, Online, , CA  

In Steven Spielberg's Oscar-Winning "Schindler’s List" (1993), a character cites a line of scripture from the Hebrew Talmud “He who saves a single life saves the world entire.”  In other notable directorial efforts such as "Saving Private Ryan" (1997) "Munich" (2005) and “Bridge of Spies” (2015), Spielberg has continued to explore this idea while putting a spin on it in each. In this online course, through instructor analysis and class discussion, we will explore the practical implications and deep philosophical questions that arise as we look at these three post-Schindler films with the application of the above idea in mind.

Note: The screening order with available rental streaming sources will be provided one week before the first class. Registrants will be expected to watch the assigned weekly movie ahead of time before each class meeting. Also, keep an out eye for a special on-campus screening of “Schindler’s List” with separate online analysis and discussion in the Fall. This course is offered on zoom.

Butch Epps

Narrative Biography:

Butch Epps has received his MFA degree from the UCLA Department of Film and Television’s Independent Producers Program where he focused on story development and working with screenwriters. He also served as the academic liaison to high profile professional faculty, including studio heads, development executives, and others. Butch has taught over 30 film appreciation courses in the Coachella Valley over the past 9 years while developing a book - his magnum opus - on Orson Welles’s Mercury Production of Citizen Kane.

 

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