Film Studies

Oct 5, 2017

Blade Runner’s Chillingly Prescient Vision of the Future

NC State film studies professor Marsha Gordon writes about the film "Blade Runner" and its chillingly prescient vision of the future in this Arts and Culture column in "The Conversation."

Sep 20, 2017

Movies On The Radio: Movies Set In School Offer Rebellion And Redemption

NC State film studies professor Marsha Gordon discusses the best school movies on this month's 'Movies on the Radio' with WUNC-FM host Frank Stasio.

Aug 30, 2017

Spewing Venom And Mingling With Humans: What Movies Get Wrong About Dinosaurs

NC State film studies professor Marsha Gordon joins several NC State paleontologists on this radio broadcast about dinosaur depictions in the movies, and how accurate information on the screen can help bridge the gap between scientists and the public.

Aug 9, 2017

Movies on the Radio: Vacation Films

The most compelling vacation films may be those that show characters another side of themselves. NC State's film studies prof Marsha Gordon discusses vacation films on WUNC-FM's "Movies on the Radio" program.

Apr 3, 2017

Student’s Documentary Captures ‘Common Link’ Between Us: Humanity

Laila Knio, a senior psychology major who is graduating in May, has completely maximized her four years at NC State. Between her responsibilities as a Park scholar, avid traveler and pre-med student, she managed to create an entire film. "The Common Link" is a 45-minute documentary that chronicles the tales of eight different Lebanese people.

Feb 13, 2017

From the Big Red One to ‘The Big Red One’ — War, Movies and Sam Fuller

A new book by NC State film studies professor Marsha Gordon focuses in depth on the war films of director, producer and screenwriter Sam Fuller.

Aug 25, 2014

Alums Create “Harbinger”

NC State alumni Kieran Moreira (Film Studies) and Andrew Martin (Textile Engineering) bring their new independent film to the Hunt Library. HARBINGER is a live-action, fantasy-drama, seen through a child’s perspective that showcases Raleigh and North Carolina as a premier filmmaking location. The story follows Harold, an adopted ten-year-old boy, who climbs to the top of an oak tree in hopes of catching his unborn baby brother falling from space. Martin and Moreira will be on hand for a post-film discussion. Run time is approximately 30 minutes.

Aug 23, 2013

Four Named to CHASS Advisory Board

NC State's College of Humanities and Social Sciences welcomes four new members to its Board of Advisors. Three of the new members are NC State alumni; the fourth is a current student.

Mar 1, 2013

Filling in Film History, Professors Find First Place

NC State University professors of English Devin and Marsha Orgeron were determined to shed more light on the educational films of the 20th century as they edited "Learning with the Lights Off." In the process, they have earned the prestigious Society for Cinema and Media Studies’ 2013 award for Best Edited Collection.

Feb 17, 2013

“Fake It So Real” Gets Real Recognition

Robert Greene (Film Studies ’00) discovered his passion for film during an Intro to Film course just over a decade ago. His most recent documentary, "Fake It So Real," follows a group of Lincolnton, NC, men who give new meaning to the term “weekend warriors” as they set up rings and suit up as pro wrestlers. "Fake It So Real" has been included on "Best Of" lists by Roger Ebert, the New Yorker, and the Wall Street Journal.