“Fear in the Cinema” Did Not Scare High School Students

“Fear in the Cinema” Did Not Scare High School Students
“Fear in the Cinema” Did Not Scare High School Students

High school students from Philippe-Lebon went Thursday, May 16, to the Cinémathèque de Paris. Initiated by Mr. Priac, their English and English literature teacher, this immersive experience was rich in discoveries.

It was a dive into the world of fear in cinema. Which gave them the opportunity to discover the cinematic legacy of legendary American filmmaker James Cameron. The day began with a film workshop dedicated to this theme. Through carefully selected extracts from iconic films such as “Night of the Living Dead”, by George Romero, “Shining”, by Stanley Kubrick, or even “Alien: the 8th”.e Passenger,” by Ridley Scott, students were transported into worlds of anxiety and suspense. In particular, they were able to analyze and discuss with a speaker specializing in cinema, exploring the different cinematographic techniques used to arouse intense emotions in spectators.

In the afternoon, during the guided tour of the exhibition dedicated to director James Cameron, the students were enchanted by the discovery of original sketches from his emblematic films such as “Terminator”, “Avatar” and “Titanic”. . They were also able to discover models and film props, stimulating their imagination and offering them an insight into the creative process behind these revolutionary cinematographic works.

But beyond the simple entertaining experience, this school trip was an opportunity for a cultural and educational discovery. By exploring themes of fear in cinema, students were able to develop their understanding of the narrative and visual techniques used to captivate audiences. “In addition, diving into the world of James Cameron allowed students to appreciate the work and creativity necessary to create iconic films that mark the history of cinema,” summarizes their professor of English and English literature. emphasizing that she allowed her students to immerse themselves in the richness and diversity of the cinematographic world. And that this educational outing opened new perspectives and stimulated their artistic curiosity, thus enriching their cultural background and developing their critical sense. In conclusion, this day at the Cinémathèque de Paris was much more than a simple school trip; it was a true cinematographic, educational and inspiring exploration, which will remain engraved in the memories of high school students.

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