Thursday, November 15, 2007

Learn 'New Hollywood' cinema from Shreveport director

Shreveporter Jeffrey Goodman shot "The Last Lullaby" in northwest Louisiana in early 2007 and then headed to L.A. for seven months of post-production. He just finished, returned to Shreveport, and is now beginning to look for distributors.

Beginning in January, though, he will teach two film courses at LSUS.

The first is "Breaking Down Film: Understanding How and Why Images Affect Us." If you want to expand your film vocabulary -- and impress your friends by correctly using terms like jump cut, continuity, crosscut, and my favorite, chiaroscuro -- this class will do the trick. Since Jeffrey just completed editing, scoring and just plain making his film, he knows what he's talking about.

The course begins Jan. 15 and will meet Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (Maybe I'll take some long lunches.) Course number is FILM 290, #008472.

The second course is "The New Hollywood: American Cinema of the Sixties and Seventies." I've seen Jeffrey's library of titles, and I don't think he'll have any trouble finding source material. Students will study flicks like "The Godfather," "Taxi Driver," "Shampoo" and "Klute."

It begins Jan. 16 and will meet Wednesdays from 6 to 8:45 p.m. Course number is FILM 290, #008471.

If you need more info, call the admissions office at (318) 797-5061 or the liberal arts college at (318) 797-5371.

PHOTO CREDIT: Director Jeffrey Goodman watches a monitor during filming on the set of "The Last Lullaby" in Shreveport. Not for reuse. Feb. 2, 2007. (Greg Pearson/The Times)

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