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Directorial Style: Classic American Film Comedy
FILM 314
Spring 2022
Section: 01  

This course examines the personal formal and narrative style of various American film directors and personalities in the comic tradition. The class will discuss the overall worldview, the directorial style, and the differing functions of humor in films of each director and/or personality. The course is organized roughly chronologically: the first section focuses on silent- and studio-era filmmakers like Buster Keaton, Ernst Lubitsch, Frank Capra, and Billy Wilder; the latter section looks at contemporary filmmakers who have advanced and/or drawn influence from these earlier traditions.
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: (AMST)(FILM-MN)(FILM)
Past Enrollment Probability: 50% - 74%

Last Updated on APR-17-2024
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