The Films and Influences of Martin Scorsese|
Martin Scorsese: film historian and preservationist, documentarian, and student of the cinema who openly processes his influences into striking original work. Students will screen films like RAGING BULL, GOODFELLAS, and AFTER HOURS to develop their tools of film analysis. In tracing the career of a major formalist whose directorial style develops and evolves over time, students will engage with defining that work and the challenges it offers: the breadth of cinematic style and the push-and-pull around difficult, often violent, male protagonists. Please note: Scorsese's films are steeped in American cinema and culture, and deliberately confront viewers with characters defined by their sexism, racism, and violence.
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|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Prerequisites: FILM304 AND FILM307
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (FILM-MN)(FILM)
||Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
This is a film analysis class with an emphasis on cinema as primary texts. Optional, supplementary readings include CONVERSATIONS WITH SCORSESE (Schickel) and SCORSESE ON SCORSESE (Thompson, Christie).
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Attendance at all class meetings is required.
|Instructor(s): Longenecker,Marc Robert Times: ..T.R.. 01:20PM-04:40PM; Location: TBA|
|Total Enrollment Limit: 24||SR major: 12||JR major: 12|| || |
|Seats Available: 24||GRAD: X||SR non-major: X||JR non-major: X||SO: X||FR: X|
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