Sophomore Colloquium for Declaring Majors: This and That, Here and There, Now and Then|
This class is designed for sophomores who have completed the CFILM gateway courses and wish to deepen their exploration of film art. The curriculum aims to draw connections across different eras, origins, and story forms by pairing films for comparison. What can Frank Capra teach us about Pixar? What can Johnny To teach us about Ernst Lubitsch? Is there such a thing as a good remake? What are the essential parameters of cinema that endure, which every filmmaker must consider? Through close viewing of films from many eras and origins, in-class discussions, and analytical papers, students will strengthen their engagement with the tools of cinema in preparation for continued study in the major.
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|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Prerequisites: FILM304 AND FILM307
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (FILM-MN)(FILM)
||Past Enrollment Probability: 90% or above
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
Films studied may include works by Frank Capra, John Ford, George Cukor, Ernst Lubitsch, Johnny To, Joel & Ethan Coen, John Lasseter, Gina Prince-Bythewood, Bent Hamer, Akira Kurosawa, Jules Dassin, Stephen Chow, John Carpenter, Joseph H. Lewis, Kathryn Bigelow, F. Gary Gray, Taika Waititi, Jean-Pierre Melville, George Stevens, Paul Verhoeven, or others.
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|Instructor(s): Longenecker,Marc Robert Times: ..T.R.. 08:50AM-11:50AM; Location: AWKS010; |
|Total Enrollment Limit: 19||SR major: X||JR major: X|| || |
|Seats Available: 4||GRAD: X||SR non-major: X||JR non-major: X||SO: 19||FR: X|
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