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Spain and Its Cinema: A Different Mode of Representation
SPAN 252
Spring 2009
Section: 01  
Crosslisting: COL 242, IBST 308

In this course we will study some of the most important Spanish movies from the 1950s to the present. Special emphasis will be placed on such key directors as Bunuel, Saura, Erice, or Almodovar. In some instances we will study a film in its entirety; in others, we will focus on segments or scenes from different movies, always with the intention of understanding how Spanish modes of representing reality through cinema differ from Hollywood's. Theoretical readings will be assigned to provide students the conceptual tools necessary to analyze cinematic texts.

Essential Capabilities: Intercultural Literacy, Interpretation
This course focuses on the INTERPRETATION of films as a means to understand Spanish cinema. Students are encourage to articulate their own analysis of the movies to further strengthen their interpretive skills. With that goal in mind, theoretical readings provide the analytical tools for a critical engagement with the film narratives studied. Since the course also reflects critically on Spanish cinema and Hollywood cinema, such comparative analysis offers the opportunity to develop a solid INTERCULTURAL LITERACY foundation.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: HA RLAN
Course Format: Lecture / DiscussionGrading Mode: Student Option
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (COL)(FILM-MN)(RMST)
Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available

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