Welcome to the blog! My name is Kevin Urban, and welcome to “Silver Screen Studies”! Film is a global medium, and has been a cornerstone of American culture since the advent of motion picture. From Charlie Chaplin’s persona “The Tramp” to Disney’s “Queen Elsa”, movie characters are embedded in our thoughts and memories. They’re enduring characters that have stowed the test of time. In this blog where we will dive into the incredibly rich world of cinema, and study the individual impact and cultural status of such film characters.
“Cartoon Network’s Cartoon Theatre”, beautifully announced by Don Lafontaine (famed “In a World” Movie Trailer Voice Over Artist) was what first sparked my interest in the movies. From fantastic animated films such as “Balto”, “Cat’s Don’t Dance”, and “Batman vs. Superman” to mini theatrical shorts featuring the Looney Tunes, I was hooked. There was just something about these movies that differed from just small cartoons to me. Was it the grander stories they were telling? The Superb animation? The stellar acting? Perhaps a little bit of all. These characters just struck a chord with, and my brothers and I would quote them, debate about them, and even come up with ideas of our own about what they were going to do in the sequel.
This blog is going to be very fun to write about because I’ll be able to discuss an individual character from a favorite film of mine. I won’t have to limit it to just a little personal journal, no one would care about that! A discussion on Bugs Bunny, however! His place in American culture, his charismatic personality, his rise to fame, now that is something people want to read about!
I do believe “Silver Screen Studies” has the potential to appeal all types of audiences. Anyone with a love of movies, film or even cultural study will reach a lot of people!
See you at the movies!