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Spring 2017 Undergraduate English Courses: Special Topics

354:201 Introduction to Film

01 MW5 CAC 03972 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).