The Artist on Film|
How can we get the essence of a painter, dancer, musician on film? The Artist on Film comes with the built-in aesthetic challenge of translating artistic expression from one medium to another. Part of the problem is that the reason artists interest us in the first place is that they transmitted themselves so effectively into a differently shaped box. We will consider what cinema shares with its neighboring arts, how it can evoke other media, and how distinctions between artforms shape our experience. Through analytical and creative assignments, this class will look at how filmmakers tackle the challenge of creatively representing artists and transforming their works into a new medium.
Class will consist of two screenings a week with lecture and discussion.
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|Course Format: Seminar||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Prerequisites: FILM304 and FILM307
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (FILM-MN)(FILM)
||Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
Course handouts and readings will be provided by the instructor via course Moodle. Our main texts will be films, including the work of CARRIE BROWNSTEIN, KEN RUSSEL, KATESHI KITANO, JOHN CARPENTER, JOEL AND ETHAN COEN, JOHN BRAHM, SHINICHIRO UEDA, BOB FOSSE, GEORGE CUKOR, TERRANCE NANCE, CLINT EASTWOOD
|Examinations and Assignments: |
Class presentation, analytical essay, creative treatment for an Artist Film.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
Course open to 9 Senior Majors and 9 Junior Majors
POI GRANTED DURING BROWSING - The POI process allows the Professor to assess student competencies and to shape a balanced and diverse workshop experience.
|Instructor(s): Collins,Stephen Edward Times: ...W.F. 01:20PM-04:40PM; Location: AWKS010; |
|Permission of Instructor Required|
Enrollment capacity: 12
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