Crash Course Film History Preview

  • Added:  3 months ago
  • Beginning April 13th, join Craig Benzine (the internet's WheezyWaiter) for 16 weeks of Film History right here on Crash Course. He'll look at the history of one of our most powerful mediums. Film has the ability to communicate with images, entertain, move us, frighten us, and so much more. From A Trip to the Moon to Captain America: Civil War, the history of film is really a history of humanity and Craig will do his best to lead us all through it.

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  • Runtime: 1:30
  • Tags for this video:  John Green  Hank Green  vlogbrothers  Crash Course  crashcourse  education  film  film history  craig benzine  wheezy waiter  movies  

Comments: 1 155

  • Jo Jojo
    Jo Jojo 1 day ago


  • Alec McInnis
    Alec McInnis 5 days ago

    tl;dr It's hard

  • James Stec
    James Stec 13 days ago

    Love the homage to Sally Struthers at 0:09

  • Suzanne Yager
    Suzanne Yager 18 days ago

    It's Craig! 🙈👏👍❣

  • Paulina Barragan
    Paulina Barragan 23 days ago


  • Ricebeans Goober
    Ricebeans Goober 26 days ago


  • Messalina
    Messalina 27 days ago


  • QuantumTap
    QuantumTap 29 days ago

    if i knew Craig was hosting i would have watched this ages ago

  • John Chrys
    John Chrys 1 month ago

    hahaha I love this guy!

  • Natalia Costard
    Natalia Costard 1 month ago

    THANK YOU SO MUCH! I WAITED FOR THIS FOR SO LONG (though only now have I noticed it)

  • MissPronounced
    MissPronounced 1 month ago


  • Aiden Ferry
    Aiden Ferry 1 month ago

    Do music history!

  • ألكنيسه ألمسيحيه ألكاثوليكيه

    تطور الخليه إلى سمكه E
    Have you ever heard of the evolutionary theory of living beings? . . We ask you to publish a video about the ancestors of the fish ،I hope you posted a video Stages of cell evolution from chemistry to fish ،We ask you to mention the names and history of living organisms . The theory of evolution is the correct interpretation of the appearance of living beings .We need a video about cell evolution From chemistry to fish We ask you to write their date and names in YouTube video

  • Benjamin Friedman
    Benjamin Friedman 1 month ago

    I kind of love that you've chosen two Spielberg movies (Jurassic Park and Raiders of the Lost Ark) to represent the entire history of cinema. Others will hate it...but for my tastes, that suits just fine.

  • Carlos Mendez
    Carlos Mendez 1 month ago

    This channel is this ish. Good looking out brodies

  • Noor Alameer
    Noor Alameer 1 month ago

    would you translated into Arabic please?

  • Tristania 'Ainiyah
    Tristania 'Ainiyah 2 months ago

    What is it with Craig being the host lol. Why some of the comments make a fuss of it. The videos from his channel are pretty good tho, IMO

  • TheFireflyGrave
    TheFireflyGrave 2 months ago

    Nice to have a few series that are just fun and easy to understand.

  • Dallin Webber
    Dallin Webber 2 months ago

    Yes!!!! Wheezy Waiter is back!!!!!! *does happy dance*

  • Elizabeth García
    Elizabeth García 2 months ago

    OMG I could die now 💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜

  • bisnev rumi
    bisnev rumi 2 months ago

    watching in vain

  • Dilara Şahin
    Dilara Şahin 2 months ago +1

    Will this be a more practical or scientific approach? Like just basic information about how movies came to be, technological innovations etc. Or more a sociological approach (e.g. university art studies etc.)? Will this explore the art of filmmaking or the art of film as a medium?

  • TheAdventuresOfCoco
    TheAdventuresOfCoco 2 months ago

    Yes, Finally! I'm so excited about this and was hoping one day CrashCourse would do film! :')

  • Jimbone Sav
    Jimbone Sav 2 months ago

    Looking forward to this series. I would also like, Crash Course Art History. As anachronistic as it sounds, I'd like to understand the paintings first.

  • Christa Collins
    Christa Collins 2 months ago

    I don't know which one I geeked out more. CC Computer Science or CC Film History!

  • soufiane bakkal
    soufiane bakkal 2 months ago

    OMG......thanks for doing this

  • Haileigh Steffen
    Haileigh Steffen 3 months ago

    I can not tell you guys how excited.....

  • lordomlette
    lordomlette 3 months ago

    Welcome back dude

  • Jaz The Spaz
    Jaz The Spaz 3 months ago

    Hey Crash Course, could you create a crash course on religions. I feel like a lot of people who dont understand other religions make precarious assumptions and I would like to know some of the basics of other religions to understand them better.

  • Kenneth Lien
    Kenneth Lien 3 months ago

    I know realized I liked Greg which I wasn't sure of throughout US politics.

  • Sir Francis
    Sir Francis 3 months ago

    Crash Course Science? Crash Course Art? Crash Course Music? Crash Course Shakespeare? UoCC?

  • xX Super AVP Craft Xx
    xX Super AVP Craft Xx 3 months ago

    #Bring john and hank back!!

  • Cameron Sipka
    Cameron Sipka 3 months ago

    he's back! I missed weezy since crash course government and politics ended!!!

  • Matthew Oyan
    Matthew Oyan 3 months ago

    I can't wait for this! It WILL surely help me before film school.

  • scorpioninpink
    scorpioninpink 3 months ago

    OH YES!!!!

  • Tore Inimene
    Tore Inimene 3 months ago

    Not this guy, again! Anyone but this guy. CC, please don't let him ruin "CC Film History".
    He's the cringiest CC host... Even worse than John.

  • Gatz Bcn
    Gatz Bcn 3 months ago

    I think I am going to love this series!!!

  • Desiree Holloway
    Desiree Holloway 3 months ago


  • Milo Willow
    Milo Willow 3 months ago

    Can we have a crash course music history?

  • Davey Ritchey
    Davey Ritchey 3 months ago

    I didn't realize how much I needed this in my life until now

  • Finnian Harrison
    Finnian Harrison 3 months ago

    The 13th of April's almost over when is Crash Course Film History coming?

  • Zeekar
    Zeekar 3 months ago

    You know I was waiting for that eagle punch. Can't wait.

  • Sean Purcell
    Sean Purcell 3 months ago

    well I'm ready. where is it?

  • PaulDaPsycho1
    PaulDaPsycho1 3 months ago

    I would like to see Crash Course Pharmacology. You guys are doing lots of these this year thanks for that.

  • Kate
    Kate 3 months ago

    I found this the day before the first episode came out. The hype is real.

  • Affinity
    Affinity 3 months ago

    "Movies were an accident"

    So was I...

  • Affinity
    Affinity 3 months ago

    Am I the only one who thought it was the history of Film Theory

  • Judas Machina
    Judas Machina 3 months ago

    Looking forward to this.
    Movies have replaced the Colosseum for all our primitive needs, so it will be interesting how he rationalizes this.

  • Darth Mongoose
    Darth Mongoose 3 months ago

    Glad that Mr Benzine is back.

  • Carson Smith
    Carson Smith 3 months ago

    Tomorrow boys.

  • David Malafarina
    David Malafarina 3 months ago

    I can't thumbs this up hard enough.

  • Rimsiakas
    Rimsiakas 3 months ago

    Hahaha the eagle punch

  • Jornam
    Jornam 3 months ago

    Should've gotten Nerdwriter on the team for this one :O

  • Jornam
    Jornam 3 months ago

    Not Greg again...

  • sofkolo
    sofkolo 3 months ago

    yessss can't wait

  • Jing Chen
    Jing Chen 3 months ago

    Good one!!!

  • Victor Reyes
    Victor Reyes 3 months ago +1

    They should do crash course math, just a thought

  • Leah Griffin
    Leah Griffin 3 months ago

    Is this really happening?😝🤗... so awesome!

  • ghostkhaos2
    ghostkhaos2 3 months ago

    I love that this and mythology are part of crash course. It's great to have had crash course help me through high school, and then have crashcourse still teach me new things every week that I want to learn about.

  • Lawrence Tider
    Lawrence Tider 3 months ago

    I didn't even know I wanted this.

  • Antonio Gera
    Antonio Gera 3 months ago

    Im so happy to see WheezyWaiter in crash course

  • Paige Smith
    Paige Smith 3 months ago +1

    I really hope this course doesn't take a purely American-European view to the history of film. As a film student, I am a bit sceptical that this is gonna oversimplify some complex ideas, haha but maybe the history majors thought that with crash course world history too.

  • Koriian
    Koriian 3 months ago

    What happened to Crash Course AP Geography!?

  • Michael Edward
    Michael Edward 3 months ago

    Christmas comes in April!

  • Meriwether
    Meriwether 3 months ago

    Woohoo! So excited about this!! I love crash course and I've been nuts about film history for as long as I can remember!

  • Louise3941
    Louise3941 3 months ago

    He punched the eagle :)

  • Chris Hackett
    Chris Hackett 3 months ago

    IM SO EXCITED!!!!!!!!!! love wheezy

  • Catherine Fortier
    Catherine Fortier 3 months ago


  • Maestro Gee
    Maestro Gee 3 months ago

    Lads, if you're looking to get a head-start in this Mark Cousins' The Story of Film: an odyssey is phenomenal and an absolute must for anyone interested in film history.

  • Azelfix
    Azelfix 3 months ago

    Where did CRASH COURSE Geography go ?

  • Joseph Attwell
    Joseph Attwell 3 months ago

    I can already how fun the comment section is going to be when the series talks about A Birth of a Nation.

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  • Dr. Feelgood
    Dr. Feelgood 3 months ago

    Will Animation come up at any time or will that be a sub genre kind thing for crash course

  • Ben Aaron
    Ben Aaron 3 months ago

    Yeah, Craig!

  • STAB Gaming
    STAB Gaming 3 months ago +1


  • Brenda Robles
    Brenda Robles 3 months ago

    YESSSSS so excited

  • Marcus
    Marcus 3 months ago

    I can't wait!

  • JamesFrancesco
    JamesFrancesco 3 months ago

    nice little easter egg with the eagle punch

  • actoutgames
    actoutgames 3 months ago

    Presley will be watching!!! Excited!

  • Seth Heasley
    Seth Heasley 3 months ago

    Dangit. I just can't bring myself to watch videos hosted by this guy. Even if I like the topic.

  • Adam Johnson
    Adam Johnson 3 months ago +1

    Crash Course is scraping the bottom of the barrel.

    • Adam Johnson
      Adam Johnson 3 months ago

      *Old Crash Course:*
      Anatomy & Physiology

      *New Crash Course:*

      *Courses CC Could Be Doing:*

      If you don't see a problem with this, you are the problem. The only reason I haven't given up hope on CC is because of Physics and Computer Science.

    • Karl Karlos
      Karl Karlos 3 months ago

      Sure, because education on the most influential media of the last 100 years is "the bottom of the barrel". Why don't you go back into your oil painting, Adam Johnson?

  • Theolppoman
    Theolppoman 3 months ago +1

    Weezy Waiter hosts Crash Course on film history? Hell yes!

  • Joe Falk
    Joe Falk 3 months ago

    YESSSSSSSSS! I teach a HS film analysis course. Can't wait!

  • weesh ful
    weesh ful 3 months ago


  • Lady Dew
    Lady Dew 3 months ago

    I want to take a moment to thank you for educating us, for free and clearly and deeply 😉

  • Michael Wu
    Michael Wu 3 months ago +1

    Andrei Tarkovsky.

  • elin Saldivar
    elin Saldivar 3 months ago

    I cannot wait, I love film history.

  • livierose
    livierose 3 months ago

    You have no idea how excited I am about this. I recently became interested in becoming a filmmaker when I grow up, but I know very little about film. I can't wait to learn more!

  • darkmage07070777
    darkmage07070777 3 months ago +1

    Craig is back! Woo!

    Really excited about this one, as I have a friend who is a real film buff, and I can't wait to show this to her!

  • sandile13809
    sandile13809 3 months ago

    if i wasn't already on board for this series, then craig leading it put me on board. lets go!!

  • Diana Watson
    Diana Watson 3 months ago

    I'm so excited for this series!

  • Lauren Grimsrud
    Lauren Grimsrud 3 months ago


  • In my Tiny mind
    In my Tiny mind 3 months ago

    please post this soon I have film history exams in two months!!!!!!

  • ironitegaming
    ironitegaming 3 months ago +2

    I would love to see a Crash Course Architecture

  • Ian Ventura
    Ian Ventura 3 months ago


  • Samantha Lopez
    Samantha Lopez 3 months ago

    Ahhhh I'm so excited!!!

  • shivangee chakraborty
    shivangee chakraborty 3 months ago +1

    I ABSOLUTELY love it that Crash Course has started this series. What I love more is that "Craig also known as Wheezy Waiter also known as Craig" is hosting it!

  • Jose Chaparro
    Jose Chaparro 3 months ago

    do it

  • Sheyla Cham
    Sheyla Cham 3 months ago

    Excited god damn

  • Malcolm Pagett
    Malcolm Pagett 3 months ago

    A year? You're going to be doing this for a year? Wow.

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