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Cinema and Anthropology: The Fiction Film
ANTH 309
Spring 2011 not offered

Taking key works from different countries, we shall explore the problems of comparative intercultural film studies. Can particular works created in specific social contexts express or even define a culture at a moment in time? Is there a surplus of meaning in these films that we can revisit again and again? We shall discuss the work of the above concepts as well as questions of production, aesthetics, and contemplation in understanding cinemas and societies. Films of Jancso, Meszaros, Mambety, Sembene, Cisse, Ray, Ghatak, Benegal, Perkins, and Moffat will be screened. Bela Tarr's seven-hour Satantango will be shown on a single day to be chosen.

Essential Capabilities: Intercultural Literacy, Interpretation
by the cross-cultural study and interpretation of films and texts
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: SBS ANTH
Course Format: Lecture / DiscussionGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (ANTH)

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