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The Long and the Short: Fritz Lang in Berlin and Hollywood
FILM 386
Fall 2016
Section: 01  

This course will explore films both from Lang's meteoric rise to fame during the Weimar Republic and from his more checkered, but fascinating career in the U.S. where he arrived as an exile in 1934. The focus will be on exploring stylistic and thematic links between the experimental innovations of the German films and his subtle reconfigurations of Hollywood genres. An important part of the course will involve reading Lang's own essays and other writings as well as contemporary reviews and controversial assessments of his place in film history. Films will include: DESTINY, DIE NIBELUNGEN, M, and the DR. MABUSE series; FURY, YOU ONLY LIVE ONCE, THE WOMAN IN THE WINDOW, SCARLET STREET, RANCHO NOTORIOUS, and WHILE THE CITY SLEEPS.
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: (FILM-MN)
Past Enrollment Probability: 50% - 74%

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