Cheryl A. Williams
HUM150-Introduction to Film Studies
January 7, 2013
Film Viewer Opinion
This summary will address how I determine which films to watch, what makes a film enjoyable, and what makes a film unenjoyable to watch. The opinions expressed in this summary are solely those of the author and not of University of Phoenix, its staff, or facilitators. Deciding which films to watch is not challenging for this writer. Romance, erotica, action, drama, adventure, mystery, musicals, documentaries, and animated or cartoon are preferred. The aforementioned types of films or movies are preferred because they usually contain an element of humor or provide some type of comedic relief. Enjoyable Characteristics
For a film to be enjoyable for this writer, the film(s) should contain a variety of elements to make one laugh, cry, or both; keeps one on the edge of his or her seat, and keeps one’s eyes glued to the screen in anticipation of what is to happen next. Enjoyable films keep one intrigued, attentive, and wanting to see more. Whether a sequel or just watching the film time and time again and never experiencing boredom, even after the 175th time watching it, one is still excited by what the film offers. Movies or documentaries that teach a lesson, one can learn from the contents of the film, or something of significance can be taken away from it are things that make a film or movie enjoyable for this writer. Technical elements that make a film enjoyable as they relate to this class are the film’s plot, script, characters, actors, the setting or location are determining factors. The emotional aspects of a film or its educational value are also important factors.
Unenjoyable films or movies are those that contain unending violence like “slasher” films that display a multitude of bloody scenes or depict violent acts such as rape, incest, or sodomy. Many films (and other forms of entertainment)...