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The Cinema of Steven Spielberg (FYS)
CJST 217F
Fall 2024
Section: 01  

Two years ago, Steven Spielberg released his most personal film, The Fabelmans, cementing his position as the most prolific Jewish-American filmmaker of our time. This course will study Spielberg's illustrious career and how he changed American filmmaking and American society. In light of his new biographical film, it will also examine how his Jewishness informed his work: sometimes as a text, in films such as Schindler's List and Munich, and sometimes as subtext, in films such as E.T. and West Side Story. This rich body of work will allow us to explore the intersection of many different subjects: film and history, tradition and modernity, childhood and adulthood, Jewishness and otherness, and how a nice Jewish boy became a national treasure.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: SBS CJST
Course Format: SeminarGrading Mode: Student Option
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: None
Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available

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