Action and Adventure: Genre Beginnings and Expansion

Action and Adventure: Genre Beginnings and Expansion

Hello and welcome all to another issue of POVwinona, this time taking focus to the “Action” genre, and how a variety of sub-genres, and cinematic tropes helped to carve out one of the most exciting and successful genres of film.

Safety Last!: Silent Action Setting Standards for Stunts

Safety Last!: Silent Action Setting Standards for Stunts

Safety Last! is a 1923 silent romantic comedy directed by Fred C. Newmayer and Sam Taylor. Often considered one of the greatest comedies of the 20th century, Safety Last! is most renowned for its famously dangerous scene featuring Harold Lloyd hanging off the hand of...

All Quiet on the Western Front: The Visceral Action of War

All Quiet on the Western Front: The Visceral Action of War

All Quiet on the Western Front is a pre-code, black and white, American epic anti-war film released in 1930. Directed by Lewis Milestone, the film revolves around a group of young German schoolboys who are talked into enlisting during the onset of World War I by their...

King Solomon’s Mines: Influence on Action and Adventure

King Solomon’s Mines: Influence on Action and Adventure

The Action and Adventure genre has blossomed into a list of sub genres that are currently taking cinema by storm with action juggernauts Avengers Infinity War (2018), Mission Impossible: Fallout (2018), and Aliens (1986). These hybrid films are growing in popularity...

Resilience Film Series: Final Reflection

Resilience Film Series: Final Reflection

The Winona State Film Studies students who curated and presented the WSU Film Series reflected on their work this week.  We have three podcasts that cover the process of representing “resilience” over the span of nine events of film programming.

Reflecting on Resilience: The 2018 WSU Film Series

Reflecting on Resilience: The 2018 WSU Film Series

With the conclusion of the Resilience Film Series at the end of last month, I have to marvel a little at the direction the series took.  When I first heard the words “resilience” and “film series” together, I initially had this mental image of Mad Max type characters...

Exploring Resilience Through Film

Exploring Resilience Through Film

Co-authored by: Morghan Lemmenes and Joe Van Ryn Over the course of October we were delighted to curate a film series revolving around our university theme of Resilience. Each film that we showed truly highlighted different aspects of Resilience. Whether it be a...

Overcoming the Odds: The Power of Film Showcasing Resilience

Overcoming the Odds: The Power of Film Showcasing Resilience

The WSU-Theme Film Series had yet another successful run this Fall, marking the third consecutive year the Film Studies program has curated the event.  2017 and 2018 were presented by Professor Dr. Johnson's Film 490 class, specializing in the process of film festival...

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