This class is designed for sophomores who have completed the CFILM gateway courses and wish to deepen their exploration of film art. The curriculum aims to draw connections across different eras, origins, and story forms by pairing films for comparison. What can Frank Capra teach us about Pixar? What does Bette Davis have in common with The Babadook? Is there such a thing as a good remake? What are essential parameters of cinema that endure, which every filmmaker must consider? Through close viewing of films from many eras and origins, in-class discussions, and analytical papers, students will strengthen their engagement with the tools of cinema in preparation for continued study in the major.
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|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Prerequisites: FILM304 AND FILM307
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (FILM-MN)(FILM)
||Past Enrollment Probability: 75% - 89%
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
Films studied span from the silent era through today, including studio and independent pictures from the USA and international filmmakers.
|Examinations and Assignments: |
3 to 4 Papers; class participation
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
Attendance at all class meetings is required.
|Instructor(s): Longenecker,Marc Robert Times: ..T.R.. 08:50AM-11:50AM; Location: CFS112; |
|Total Enrollment Limit: 19||SR major: X||JR major: X|| || |
|Seats Available: -1||GRAD: X||SR non-major: X||JR non-major: X||SO: 19||FR: X|
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