Essay – Whether studying films at school is as important as studying literature?

Whether studying films at school is as important as studying literature?

Analyzing motion pictures while at a place of education is as vital as learning literature. I agree with the statement because studying films helps in developing creativity, is a source of inspiration for many students and it helps the child in choosing correct life principles which can shape the career of the student.

First of all, while researching films students can get attracted towards the theme of the film and get inspired to create and innovate in various fields of acting, writing, composing songs, singing, dancing and even choreography. Many leading directors of Bollywood were once students and when exposed to the films, they chose the career out of it. For instance Shahrukh Khan, Silverster Stallone are successful stars in movies just because of their original work.

Secondly, films are a source of inspiration for many students. Mahatma Gandhi took a vow to always speak the truth while he was watching the play of King Harish Chandra. This little spark of enthusiasm, if taken care and nurtured, can shape the personality of the students.

Further, many times the students pick up their lessons from the movies they watch. So it is essential for the schools to include inspirational films in the curriculum of the school. Movies like Benhur, Apollo 13, Life of pie, Dead Poet’s Society and Pursuit of Happiness are a great source of information and lessons for the students.

Finally, while studying literature one can only imagine the stories, but while viewing the film a student can see and remember the stories and the themes for a longer time. Accordingly, the literature films are also as essential.

Contributed by Yogesh Parmar

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