Cinema of Adventure and Action|
Fall 2014 not offered
The action film reached new heights of popular and commercial success during the 1980s and 1990s, but it is a form of cinema with a long history. This course will examine the genre from cultural, technological, aesthetic, and economic perspectives. We trace the roots of action cinema in slapstick, early cinema, and movie serials over to the historical adventure film, and, finally, to contemporary action movies in both Hollywood and international cinema. We will also cover conventions of narrative structure, character, star persona, and film style, as well as its appeal to audiences and its significance as a cultural form.
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|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Prerequisites: (FILM304 AND FILM307) OR (FILM304 AND FILM310) OR (FILM307 AND FILM310)
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (FILM-MN)(FILM)
THE ROMANCE OF ADVENTURE, Brian Taves
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Prerequisites: FILM304, FILM 307, FILM310 (two of them)
Attendance is required. Film showings. Film majors only.
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