The Art of Film

By Sheila Kelly Vertino


[dropcap]What’s[/dropcap] behind most every great film? The studio pedigree of a film —  whether indie or DreamWorks — is no sure indicator of its potential greatness, Rachel Krantz, PhD, Associate Professor, Shepherd University Language and Film Study, and Lex Miller, local film buff and popular discussion leader with the Shepherdstown Film Society, agree. Not all indies are destined for greatness; not all blockbusters are low-brow.

“An interesting film — Krantz prefers not to say “great film” — is one that makes me think while I’m watching it, and stays with me after I’ve watched it,” says Krantz.

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