Global Film Auteurs|
This course offers a comparative introduction to film auteurs from around the world spanning the 1930s to the present day. Our aim is threefold: to analyze the narrative and stylistic tendencies of each filmmaker while considering their work in a historical and industrial context; to develop our film analysis skills via formal comparison; and to consider the formation, redefinition, and influence of film canons. Emphasis will be placed on describing and analyzing the functions of narrative and stylistic elements and their effects on the viewing experience. Each week will include two film screenings, a lecture, and a discussion. Screenings will include films directed by Andrea Arnold, Julie Dash, Fernando Eimbcke, Krzysztof Kieslowski, Akira Kurosawa, Jafar Panahi, Satyajit Ray, Ousmane Sembène, Céline Sciamma, Wong Kar-wai, Agnès Varda, and Zhang Yimou, among others.
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|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (FILM-MN)(FILM)
||Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
Readings available on Moodle
|Examinations and Assignments: |
Assessment in the class will be based on attendance and participation in discussion, a group presentation, and three papers (the first two 5p., the last one 8p.).
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
Students interested in the course should email the professor ASAP during the spring semester. Sophomores, film minors, and non-majors are welcome.
Class screening times:
Mondays 7p-10p in CFS112
Wednesdays 7p-10p in CFS 190
|Instructor(s): Dombrowski,Lisa A. Times: ..T.R.. 01:10PM-02:40PM; Location: CFS190; |
|Permission of Instructor Required|
Enrollment capacity: 19
|Permission of instructor approval will be granted by the instructor during pre-registration through the Electronic Portfolio. Click "Add to My Courses" and "To request a POI electronically, click here" to submit your request.|
|Drop/Add Enrollment Requests|
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