Global Film Auteurs|
Fall 2018 not offered
This course offers a critical introduction to film auteurs from around the world spanning the 1930s to the present day. Our aim is threefold: to analyze the narrative and stylistic tendencies of each filmmaker while considering their work in a historical and industrial context; to develop our film analysis skills via formal comparison; and to consider the formation, redefinition, and influence of film canons. Emphasis will be placed on describing and analyzing the functions of narrative and stylistic elements and their effects on the viewing experience. Each week will include two film screenings, a lecture, and a discussion section. Screenings may include films directed by Fernando Eimbcke, Abbas Kiarostami, Krzysztof Kieslowski, Akira Kurosawa, Satyajit Ray, Jean Renoir, Ousmane Sembène, Céline Sciamma, Seijun Suzuki, Agnès Varda, Luchino Visconti, and Zhang Yimou, among others.
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|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (FILM-MN)
Kristin Thompson, David Bordwell, Film History, any edition
David Bordwell, Kristin Thompson, Film Art, any of 7th-11th editions
Reading Packet (available on course Moodle)
|Examination and Assignments: |
Assessment in the class will be based on attendance and participation in discussion, in-class exercises, a group presentation, and three papers (the first two 5p., the last one 8p.).
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
Additional required screenings will be held once a week in the evening. Attendance at all screenings and classes is mandatory.