Fall 2017 Undergraduate English Courses: Special Topics
354:201 Introduction to Film
01 MW5 CAC BELTON MI-100
M 7,8 FILM SCREENING MI-100
This course introduces students to the basic tools used in the study of film. Its chief focus is on elements of film form, ranging from mise-en-scene (lighting, framing, composition, camera movement, etc.) and editing (continuity editing, alternatives to continuity editing) to sound (diegetic, non-diegetic sound). Films to be screened include those directed by Hitchcock, Welles, Renoir, Eisenstein, Lang, Lester, Godard, Lee, Lynch, and others.
Requirements include two exams (a mid-term and a final), as well as two papers (one 3-5 pages; one 5-8 pages).