Cinema Stylists: Sternberg, Ophuls, Sirk, Fellini|
Fall 2021 not offered
This course analyzes the films of four international renowned auteurs--Josef von Sternberg, Max Ophuls, Douglas Sirk, and Federico Fellini--whose work is consistently defined by the use of highly noticeable, expressive, and even dazzling stylistic techniques. The course will cover the major works of all four filmmakers and will examine each director's films in terms of narrative techniques, personal worldview and--especially--a distinct set of stylistic concerns. Relevant film style topics will include, but are not limited to, lighting, set design, costume, camera movement, color, sound, and editing. Studying these four filmmakers will reveal how filmmakers can define cinema in deeply personal terms and employ a flashy--even flamboyant--style to achieve their goals.
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|Course Format: Seminar||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Prerequisites: FILM304 AND FILM307
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (FILM-MN)(FILM)
Major readings include selections from:
Peter Baxter, Just Watch! Sternberg, Paramount and America
Barbara Klinger, Melodrama and Meaning
Peter Bondanella, The Cinema of Federico Fellini
Films to be screened include The Scarlet Empress, The Earrings of Madame D¿, Written on the Wind, 8 ¿, and many others.
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