Directorial Style: Classic American Film Comedy|
This course examines the personal style (both formal and narrative) of various American film directors and personalities in the comic tradition. The course will discuss the overall world view, the directorial style, and the differing functions of humor in films of each director and/or personality--Keaton, Lubitsch, Capra, Hawks, Tashlin, Blake Edwards, Billy Wilder, Jerry Lewis, and others--covering the silent era through the early '60s.
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|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (AMST)(FILM)
||Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
|Examination and Assignments: |
Midterm, final exam, major paper and oral presentation. Biweekly screenings.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
Film majors only. Enrollment limited to 24. Permission of the instructor required. Biweekly screenings plus extra required screenings as arranged.
|Instructor(s): Basinger,Jeanine D. Slowik,Michael James Times: ..T.R.. 01:20PM-04:40PM; Location: TBA|
|Permission of Instructor Required|
Enrollment capacity: 24
|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.|