Winchester program on film
Dr. Jack Rhodes will present “How Does a Film Mean? Style and Substance in the Classical Hollywood Movie” at 6:30 p.m. Monday, June 10, at the Waupaca Area Public Library.
Sponsored by Winchester Academy, the program is free and open to the public.
Rhodes will advance the theory that the essential success of a classic movie is not necessarily its subject matter alone, but rather the craft and style with which the film is put together.
He will remind the audience that the key question to ask themselves in evaluating the film is not what it means but how it means.
Rhodes received his Ph.D. from the University of Texas in Austin and held faculty positions at Colorado College, the University of Utah, and Miami University in Ohio, where he served as chair of the Department of Communication and as executive director of Miami’s regional campus in Hamilton.
While at Miami he taught a graduate class in rhetoric of film and has now served for several years as a seminar teacher of film studies at Lawrence University’s Bjorklunden Campus.
This program is open to the public.
Winchester Academy programs are funded through sponsors and tax-deductible donations.
Rhodes’s program is co-sponsored by Gene and Joan Wasserberg, Jerry and Karen Lyons, and Nyles and Gennie Eskritt.