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Melodrama and the Woman's Picture
FILM 347
Spring 2017
Section: 01  

Within film history and criticism, the usage of the term "melodrama" has changed over time, as has the presumed audience for the genre. This course will investigate the various ways in which melodrama and the woman's picture have been understood, beginning in Hollywood during the silent period; ranging through the '30s, '40s, and '50s; and culminating in contemporary world cinema. We will pay particular attention to the issues of narrative construction and visual style as they illuminate or complicate different analytical approaches to melodrama. Screenings include films directed by D. W. Griffith, Evgenii Bauer, John Stahl, Frank Borzage, King Vidor, Douglas Sirk, Vincente Minnelli, Max Ophuls, Nicholas Ray, Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Lars von Trier, and Luca Guadagnino, among others.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: HA FILM
Course Format: Lecture / DiscussionGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: (FILM304 AND FILM307)
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (FILM)
Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available

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