Lesson 8 Plan
Goin’ Hollywood: The Industry and You


It’s been going on for over 100 years now: the entertainment industry has created an alternate universe that increasingly dominates our lives. How can we deal with this constant barrage of media―this entertainment matrix of which we’ve become a part?

In this final lesson, we’ll look at what it means to be a film critic, discuss the media-based entertainment matrix in which our modern culture has its roots (for better or worse), and think about what it means to be a film buff in the 21st century.

Time Estimate

It should take 5 1/2 hours to complete this lesson’s material.


After successfully completing this lesson, you will be able to:


During this lesson, you will complete the following activities: