SIGN ME UP!
Sigh, If only I was still in college.
The University of Baltimore will be offering a film course examining the intricate, interwoven narratives and box office strategy behind Marvel Studios’ interconnected cinematic universe starting with the first Iron Man movie.
The class, entitled “Media Genres: Media Marvels,” will be taught by Arnold T. Blumberg, an adjunct faculty member in UB’s Yale Gordon College of Arts and Sciences. Blumberg stated:
“This critical look will encourage students to better understand the culture’s fixation on superheroes, fictional global threats, and other “widescreen” novelistic tales that have pushed the comic book-to-film ethos into new territory. One thing we’ll do is dive into the impact of the Guardians of the Galaxy film, which proved two things: Mainstream movie audiences are not remotely tired of superhero movies; and Marvel Studios can now release a sci-fi adventure that actually features talking trees and raccoons. It’s not that they’re getting away with it—they’ve created a universe in which fans completely accept these developments, and they’re ready for even more”.
This is pretty damn cool. It beats taking any other humanities course like philosophy….psshhh who needs that!. I have a feeling its going to be popular not only with film students but many other geeks.
The class will be offered in the 2015 spring semester at the University of Baltimore.