Real Reels: Exploring Documentary Film (FYS)|
Since the early days of film, the documentary form has grown and evolved as an attempt to capture the "real" onscreen. This course offers exposure to a broad array of documentary films and poses questions on topics ranging from story modes to spectatorship, criticism to ethics, propaganda to audio design. What can an immersion in the form teach us about the meaning of truth? What can it teach us about ourselves?
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|Course Format: Seminar||Grading Mode: Student Option|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: None
||Past Enrollment Probability: 75% - 89%
|Special Attributes: FYS|
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
The following films may be paired with critical reviews, interviews, or other materials: Nanook of the North (1922), Let There Be Light (1946), Don't Look Back (1967), Fata Morgana (1971), Grey Gardens (1976), Sans Soleil (1983), Shoah (1985), The Thin Blue Line (1988), Roger & Me (1989), Paris is Burning (1990), Cave of Forgotten Dreams (2010), and others.
|Examinations and Assignments: |
Four short response papers, two longer essays, and one creative project. Because this course centers the practice of writing, students can expect to write, revise, and comment on classmates' writing regularly.
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|Instructor(s): Gershman,Charles Times: ..T.R.. 01:20PM-02:40PM; Location: TBA|
|Total Enrollment Limit: 15||SR major: X||JR major: X|| || |
|Seats Available: 6||GRAD: X||SR non-major: X||JR non-major: X||SO: X||FR: 15|
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