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Film Studies

FILM 210W History of Cinema: The Rise of Classical Narrative (1)

A study of the development of traditional narrative cinema. The course will consider films ranging from the early primitive period to the 1950s, including particularly the contributions of Griffith, of the German and Soviet silent schools, of France between the wars and of Hollywood throughout the period.

  • General Education Requirement Fulfillment: Writing-centered
  • Offering: Alternate falls
  • Instructor: Nolley

FILM 335 Spectacular '68: Cinematic Approaches to a Revolution (1)

This course explores an international sampling of cinematic approaches to revolution leading up to, during, and immediately following May '68. Historical and theoretical readings supplement weekly screenings of films by Bunuel, Godard, Antonioni, Jodorowsky, and others. Semiotic, Situationist, auteur, feminist, and other film theories contribute to daily classroom, blog, and formal paper discussions.

  • Prerequisites: FILM 210W or consent of instructor.
  • Offering: Alternate years
  • Instructor: Cox

FILM 345 (CA) Peninsular Cinema (1)

[Crosslisted with SPAN 345]

This course explores both feature and short films by Peninsular filmmakers. Its historical trajectory runs from the advent of cinema on the Iberian Peninsula in the late nineteenth century, through the Franco dictatorship and the subsequent transition to democracy, to the present. It interrogates, on the one hand, the cinematic medium as a particular form of cultural expression and, on the other, the concept of cultural pluralism -- a cinema of las Españas -- through this singular form. Conducted in English. Students wishing to receive credit in Spanish must produce all written work in this language.

  • General Education Requirement Fulfillment: Creating in the Arts
  • Prerequisite: FILM 210W or consent of instructor
  • Offering: Fall
  • Instructor: Cox

FILM 499 Senior Project (1)

Development of a senior thesis or project approved by Film Studies faculty and developed in a group seminar as well as advanced independent work.

  • Prerequisite: Film Studies major and senior standing.
  • Offering: Annually
  • Instructor: Staff

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