Celebrating Elia Kazan|
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.
This course is designed to help students understand, evaluate, and contextualize a non-verbal medium.
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|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Prerequisites: FILM304 AND FILM310
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (FILM)
||Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
Eliz Kazan, A LIFE (required)
Richard Schickel, ELIA KAZAN: A BIOGRAPHY (optional)
Jeff Young, KAZAN: THE MASTER DIRECTOR DISCUSSES HIS FILMS (optional)
|Examination and Assignments: |
A research exercise, an analytical paper, an oral presentation, and a final project.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
Attendance and participation required. Students must attend the first class meeting or be subject to withdrawal from the course.
|Instructor(s): Longenecker,Marc Robert Times: .M.W... 01:10PM-04:30PM; Location: TBA|
|Permission of Instructor Required|
Enrollment capacity: 19
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