Directorial Style: Classic American Film Comedy|
Spring 2020 not offered
This course examines the personal style (both formal and narrative) of various American film directors and personalities in the comic tradition. The class will discuss the overall world view, the directorial style, and the differing functions of humor in films of each director and/or personality--Keaton, Lubitsch, Capra, Hawks, Tashlin, Blake Edwards, Billy Wilder, Jerry Lewis, and others--covering the silent era through the early 1960s.
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|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Prerequisites: FILM304 AND FILM307
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (AMST)(FILM)
|Examinations and Assignments: |
Midterm, final exam, major paper and oral presentation. Biweekly screenings.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
Film majors only. Enrollment limited to 24. Permission of the instructor required. Biweekly screenings plus extra required screenings as arranged.
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