The Cinema of Horror|
This course will focus on the history and development of the horror film and examine how and why it has sometimes been blended with science fiction. In addition to studying the complex relationship between these genres, we will seek to understand the appeal of horror. One of our guiding questions will be, Why do audiences enjoy a genre that, on the surface, seems so unpleasant? It will consider current theories of how genres are constructed, defined, and used by producers and viewers. Films will include German productions from the silent era, selections from the Universal cycle in the 1930s, Val Lewton's production during the 1940s, American and Japanese movies of the 1950s and 1960s, and key works from the 1970s through the 1990s.
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|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (FILM-MN)(FILM)
||Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
Authors include Robin Wood, Noel Carroll, Carol Clover, Rick Altman and others.
|Examinations and Assignments: |
Midtern, Final and two papers.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
Course is open to Senior and Junior Film majors and Sophomore prospective Film majors only. Attendance is required. Film showings.
|Instructor(s): Higgins,Scott Times: ..T.R.. 09:00AM-11:50AM; Location: CFS100; |
|Permission of Instructor Required|
Enrollment capacity: 35
|Permission of instructor approval will be granted by the instructor during pre-registration through the Electronic Portfolio. Click "Add to My Courses" and "To request a POI electronically, click here" to submit your request.|
|Web Resources: Syllabus |
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