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Undergraduate English Courses

354:202 Introduction to Film

01 MW6 CAC 03854 KOSZARSKI MU-301
W 7,8 FILM SCREENING MU-301

What is it that makes a great film a great film? An examination of the development of film style, genre and technology as it has evolved from the era of the classical studio system through the present. Looking at the work of Kubrick, Godard, Fellini, Dreyer, Polonski , Tim Burton and others, we will analyze how specific elements of mise en scene, including editing, sound recording, performance style and cinematography developed over time within specific national or generic contexts. Students will compose guided response papers weekly. Final exam.