Introduction to Film Analysis|
Fall 2009 not offered
This course introduces students to the analysis of film form and aesthetics using sample films from throughout the history of world cinema. Students will learn how to identify and describe the key formal elements of a film including cinematography, sound, mise-en-scene, editing, narrative structure, and narration. Emphasis will be placed on discerning the function of formal elements and their effects on the viewing experience. Each week will include two film screenings, a lecture, and a discussion section; students will work closely with a writing tutor on each of the writing assignments. This class is designed to be a general education course as well as a gateway course for those wishing to declare the film major.
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|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (FILM-MN)
FILM ART, 8th ed., David Bordwell and Kristin Thompson
THE AMERICAN CINEMA, Andrew Sarris
|Examinations and Assignments: |
Two exams, three analytical papers, quizzes, in-class exercises.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
Required screenings will be held on Tuesday evenings. Attendance required at all screenings, lectures, and discussion sections. This is a required gateway course for entry into the film major. Course fee: $60.00 to help cover film rentals and projection costs.
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