What film means to me

My name is Josh Scism, I attended Kings Mountain High School and played soccer for four years there. I graduated in 2017 and attended UNC Charlotte that fall. I was originally an engineering major but plan to major in sports broadcasting at a four year university after starting my degree here at Cleveland.

I enjoy watching comedies and sports movies mostly. Some of my favorite movies are The Sandlot, The Other Guys, The Hangover, Talladega Nights, Shawshank Redemption, The Dark Knight, and Miracle. I do not like horror movies and romantic movies. Christopher Nolan and the Russo brothers are my favorite film makers. I really enjoy watching films with Will Ferrel, Kevin Hart, Jim Carrey, and Zach Galifianakis.

“The Other Guys (2010).” ‎Avengers: Infinity War (2018) Directed by Joe Russo, Anthony Russo • Reviews, Film + Cast • Letterboxd, Letterboxd, 1 Jan. 1970, letterboxd.com/film/the-other-guys/. https://letterboxd.com/film/the-other-guys/

The first movie I remember watching in theaters was The Incredibles. I was five years old and went with my dad to watch it. I loved that movie and wanted to go back and see it the next day.

“The Incredibles Official Site Presented by Disney Movies.” Disney Movies, movies.disney.com/the-incredibles. https://movies.disney.com/the-incredibles

I have always enjoyed watching movies but I prefer watching them at home rather than at the movie theater. However there are exceptions to this with movies that are very cinematic and are intended to be viewed in that environment. My friends and I usually go see every marvel movie in theaters before it releases on DVD because of the cinematic experience that go along with those films. It’s always a fun experience seeing movies with your friends and being able to take about them as a group after the movie is over. I enjoy having conversations about my likes and dislikes in a movie. We talk about the story line, plot holes we found in the movie, our favorite cinematic moments, and many other things.

My friends and I used to also make home movies for fun when we were younger. We would write our own stories and film them on an old FLIP camera and show them to our families. As we got older the movies got better but we weren’t able to do them as often because we all had things going on with school and sports and things of that nature. But every year on the day before thanksgiving we would all get together and make a movie. We called them crime comedies. It was always a really fun experience seeing how much better we had all gotten at making them. It was also nostalgic to go back and watch the movies we had made together when we were only seven and eight years old.

“Flip UltraHD Video Camera – Black, 8 GB, 2 Hours (3rd Generation).” Amazon, Amazon, http://www.amazon.com/Flip-UltraHD-Video-Camera-Generation/dp/B0040702HA. https://www.amazon.com/Flip-UltraHD-Video-Camera-Generation/dp/B0040702HA

I have always enjoyed film and film-making and found it very interesting. I feel this class will intrigue me and teach me things I didn’t know about the film industry. I am very eager to start this class.

Josh Scism 2/2/2019

2 thoughts on “What film means to me

  1. Josh -A nice diversity of films here: The Sandlot, Shawshank Redemption, The Dark Knight. It looks like some of your negative baggage is horror films and romantic film. Is it romantic comedies or love stories that you’d rather not watch (or both)?

    I agree that there are some films that need to be seen in theatres; I just saw an early screening of Alita: Battle Angel. That film is made for the theatrical experience.

    Watching films in theatres really makes it more of a “social experience,” especially when you’re with family and friends.

    I’d love to see some of your personal “crime comedies”.

    Did you enjoy The Incredible 2 when it came out as well?

    Thanks for sharing Josh.


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