The Cinema Studies program at the University of Tennessee will be hosting screenwriter Scott Myers on Friday. Myers will appear at an informal “brown-bag” luncheon early in the day before returning later for a lecture.
Myers’ lecture is titled “Archetypes: Character Structure, Film Analysis, and Screenwriting Theory.” It is built on the ideas of types of characters portrayed in films and how many different ranges of films can be related due to characters.
“I thought it would be fun to bring Scott here because he’s seen it from both sides, from teaching screenwriting and production. It would be interesting to hear him talk about some of the classics that many of us know,” said Charles Maland, head of the Cinema Studies program.
Most of watch and are interested by movies and sometimes we don’t reflect about them so much even though they can affect us very powerfully. -Charles Maland, head of Cinema Studies program
Maland mentioned some of the films that Myers would speak about including such classics as Star Wars and The Wizard of Oz.
“He would ask ‘Well what do these films have in common and I think he will mainly focus on those character archetypes,” Maland said.
Maland also reiterated that while the topic is film it could be something that could interest anyone, not just film students.
Most of watch and are interested by movies and sometimes we don’t reflect about them so much even though they can affect us very powerfully,” said Maland. “We don’t really reflect on why it impacted us.”
Maland continued with the goal of education being to understand us and the world around understanding film and us is a great part of that.
As part of the Scott Myers weekend, the UT Cinema Club will be screening Myers’ film K-9 on Thursday at 7 p.m. in the Art and Architecture building in room 111 and will have a discussion preceding the film.
The luncheon on Friday will take place from noon to 1 p.m. and will be in room 1210-11 in McClung Tower.
It has been described as a “brown-bag” lunch and anyone interested in attending are welcome to bring their own lunch.
The lecture will be held at 3 p.m. in the Hodges Library Auditorium with a reception preceding that in the Mary Green room.
If interested in attending the luncheon, contact Charles Maland at email@example.com in order to help get a head counts on all attending.