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Celebrating Elia Kazan
FILM 366
Spring 2011
Section: 01  

Elia Kazan was one of the most successful and influential cross-platform artists of the twentieth century, and his films are most sophisticated, personal, and fully-developed projects of his body of work. This course serves as an exploration of Kazan's directorial style in the medium of cinema--how he discovers, defines and experiments with the form as he goes--and his lasting impact on American filmmaking.

Materials from the Wesleyan Cinema Archives, which include Kazan's personal notebooks and archival papers, will be referenced through the semester. Archival staff will be on hand to explain research techniques and use of these materials. Students will be expected to undertake archival research for at least one assignment during this course, in addition to other analytical exercises. Screenings will encompass selections from Kazan's perennially celebrated films to his underrated masterpeieces, including many of his lesser-known movies that are seldom screened.

Essential Capabilities: Speaking, Writing
This course is designed to help students understand, evaluate, and contextualize a non-verbal medium.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: HA FILM
Course Format: Lecture / DiscussionGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: FILM304 AND FILM310
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (FILM-MN)(FILM)
Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available

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