Advanced Global Film Auteurs|
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. Screenings will 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: Student Option|
||Prerequisites: FILM304 OR FILM307
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (FILM-MN)(FILM)
||Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
Kristin Thompson, David Bordwell, Film History, any edition
Reading Packet (available on course Moodle)
|Examinations 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 6-7p., the last one 8-10p.).
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
Attendance at all screenings and classes is mandatory. Students interested in the course should contact the professor ASAP during the spring semester and submit an electronic POI to the instructor.
|Instructor(s): Dombrowski,Lisa A. Times: ..T.R.. 01:00PM-02:30PM; Location: CFS100; |
|Permission of Instructor Required|
Enrollment capacity: 19
|Permission of instructor approval will be granted by the instructor during pre-registration through the Electronic Portfolio. Click "Add to My Courses" and "To request a POI electronically, click here" to submit your request.|
|Drop/Add Enrollment Requests|
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