The Art of Film Criticism|
Spring 2019 not offered
This course will consider film criticism as a literary genre and an intellectual discipline, with the goal of helping students develop strong writerly voices and aesthetic points of view. Readings will include important critics of the past--including James Agee, Andrew Sarris, Pauline Kael, and Susan Sontag--and examples of criticism as it is currently practiced, with special attention to digital media. Writing assignments will focus on the techniques and challenges of analyzing complex works of art concisely and on deadline.
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|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (CWRC)(FILM-MN)(FILM)
Philip Lopate, ed. AMERICAN MOVIE CRITICS: AN ANTHOLOGY FROM THE SILENTS UNTIL NOW
Selected essays by Susan Sontag, Manny Farber, Cahiers du Cinema and others.
Film screenings TBA
|Examination and Assignments: |
Weekly journal entries, one in-class presentation, 3 short (800-1200 word) essays.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
This course is for Film Majors only. Students interested in taking this class should submit a writing sample of 1-3 pages on one particular film of their choice. Samples are due to firstname.lastname@example.org by NOON on Saturday, November 4, 2017.