Fall 2022

21L.011 Introduction to Film Studies Alexander Svensson
Lecture T 3:30-5:00p 3-270
Screening M 7:00-10:00p 3-270
Recitation 1 R 3:00-4:00p 1-277
Recitation 2 R 4:00-5:00p 1-277

Prereq: none
3-3-6 HASS-A, CI-H

Concentrates on close analysis and criticism of a wide range of films, including works from the early silent period, documentary and avant-garde films, European art cinema, and contemporary Hollywood fare. Through comparative reading films from different eras and countries, students develop the skills to turn their in-depth analyses into interpretations and explore theoretical issues related to spectatorship. Syllabus varies from term to term, but usually includes such directors as Coppola, Eisenstein, Fellini, Godard, Griffith, Hawks, Hitchcock, Kubrick, Kurosawa, Tarantino, Welles, Wiseman, and Zhang