Introduction to Film Analysis|
Fall 2018 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 narrative structure, narration, cinematography, editing, mise-en-scene, and sound. Emphasis will be placed on discerning the functions 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 writing tutors on each of the four writing assignments (two 2-page and two 6- to eight-page). This course is designed to be a general education class as well as a gateway to further work in film studies and is required for those declaring the film studies major.
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|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (FILM-MN)
FILM ART, 10th ed., David Bordwell and Kristin Thompson
THE AMERICAN CINEMA, Andrew Sarris
|Examination and Assignments: |
Assessment will be based on four written assignments, two tests, quizzes, in-class exercises, and class participation.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
Additional required screenings will be held on Tuesday evenings. Attendance required at all screenings, lectures, and discussion sections.