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Melodrama and the Woman's Picture
FILM 347
Spring 2020 not offered

Within film history and criticism, the usage of the term "melodrama" has changed over time, as has the presumed audience for the genre. This course will investigate the various ways in which melodrama and the woman's picture have been understood, beginning in the silent period; ranging through the 1930s, '40s, and '50s; and culminating in contemporary global cinema. We will pay particular attention to issues of narrative construction and visual style as they illuminate or complicate various analytical approaches to melodrama. Screenings include films directed by D. W. Griffith, Evgenii Bauer, John Stahl, Frank Borzage, King Vidor, Douglas Sirk, Vincente Minnelli, Max Ophuls, Kenji Mizoguchi, Kim Ki-young, Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Pedro Almodovar, Lars von Trier, Farah Khan, and Luca Guadagnino, among others.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: HA FILM
Course Format: Lecture / DiscussionGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: FILM304 OR FILM307
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (FILM-MN)(FILM)

Last Updated on JUL-14-2024
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