2020-2021 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog 
    
    Apr 19, 2024  
2020-2021 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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FA 260 Introduction to Film Studies


3 credits

This course is as an introduction to the discipline of film studies, which encompasses film history, theory, and analysis from a global perspective. During the semester, we will consider a wide range of types of movies from classic and global art films to contemporary science fiction and documentary films. We will view work by Lucrecia Martel. Bong Joon-ho, Lynne Ramsay, Alfred Hitchcock, Bing Liu, Boots Riley, and Kelly Reichardt, amongst many others. We will consider how films are made, what they are telling us, and how to analyze them using a variety of modalities. This semester will consider issues such as sound, editing, cinematography, mise en scene, ideology, narrative forms, and the film industry. We’ 11 also pair our viewing and formal analysis with academic articles, interviews, and other writing that will contextualize the films within larger discussions in film history and theory and serve as the basis for our discussions.



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