Spring 2021

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

Prereq: none
3-3-6 HASS-A, CI-H
Topics: Film, Media, and Popular Culture

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, Eisentein, Fellini, Godard, Griffith, Hawks, Hitchcock, Kubrick, Kurosawa, Tarantino, Welles, Wiseman, and Zhang.