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Early Cinema and the Silent Feature
FILM 313
Fall 2014 not offered

This course explores the development of cinema before 1928. We will consider international trends in film production with special emphasis on the formation of the American industry. Silent film presents us with the opportunity to consider alternative uses of the medium; it can broaden the way we think about cinema and its possibilities. Our goals will be to understand how cinema was conceived of during its first years and to examine the forces that led to the development of the narrative feature. Films will include works by the Lumiere and Edison companies, Porter, Melies, Sjostrom, Griffith, DeMille, and Hollywood studios during the 1920s.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: HA FILM
Course Format: Lecture / DiscussionGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: FILM304 OR FILM310
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (FILM-MN)(FILM)

Last Updated on JUL-14-2024
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