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Film Studies: Romantic Comedy (RomCom) Movie Club

In this ongoing class, students will study a different filmmaker, theme, or actor/actress in Romantic Comedy films each month.
Angelia Derrick (she/her)
121 total reviews for this teacher
1 review for this class
Completed by 3 learners
  There are no upcoming classes.
55 minutes
per class
Once per week
every week
year olds
learners per class
per learner - per class

How does an "Ongoing" course work?

Meets on a weekly schedule, join any week, no need to catch up on previous material
Live video chats, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Automatic payment every Sunday, cancel any time
Great for clubs and for practicing skills

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Class Experience

Students will learn more about romantic comedy tropes, expectations, and inverting expectations. 
Master of Fine Arts in Screenwriting
Bachelor of Arts in Applied Arts: Creative Writing
Certificates from Institute of Children's Literature
Certificates from Institute for Writers
Writing young adult fantasy and space opera under the pen name Angelia Almos. 
Student must watch the movie before class. 
 2 files available upon enrollment
Students will need to rent and/or stream movies before the class. Most movies should be available to rent on Amazon Prime, Vudu, and/or iTunes, and may be available on membership sites like Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime, Showtime, HBO, etc. Some movies are only available on a particular streamer (Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime), if that is the case, it will be noted in the description which streamer you need to subscribe to for that month.
In addition to the Outschool classroom, this class uses:
No grades. 
55 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 1 - 2 hours per week outside of class.
Please note that many of the movies watched in this course are PG-13, TV-14, and R. If you are concerned about your child watching PG-13, TV -14, or R rated movies, you can watch the movie trailer, check the synopsis on Wikipedia, and go to Common Sense Media to see what might be in the movie that could be concerning for your child. If you are uncomfortable with your child watching a particular movie, you can skip that week and rejoin. 

Our discussions will be focused on performances, story structure, dialogue, and filmmaking techniques. Occasionally, sensitive topics might come up if the movie addresses them. We will have constructive discussions around these sensitive topics about how these topics affected the movie and how movie making has changed (how it addresses sensitive topics throughout the decades). 
We will use Julie Faulkner's Movie Analysis Worksheets to help organize our thoughts and understanding. 


Angelia Derrick (she/her)
Lives in the United States
Lover of Books and Movies
121 total reviews
256 completed classes

About Me

Pronoun: she/her/hers

"Storytelling is the most powerful way to put ideas into the world." - Robert McKee

My hope is to help nurture your love of stories as well as your individual voice while giving you the tools and skills you need to tell... 
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