Undergraduate English Courses Spring 2018
354:318 Films From Here: Cinema of New York and New Jersey
01 MW4 CAC 18387 KOSZARSKI MU-301
M 7,8 FILM SCREENING MU-301
Hollywood makes films for everyone, but writers and directors based in New York and New Jersey have always had an agenda of their own. Even during the classic studio era, local filmmakers avoided Hollywood generalities in order to address their own concerns and their own audiences. We will look at the oppositional cinema they created as an “answer” to Hollywood, the golden age of “live from New York” television, and the creation of America’s post-studio era independent cinema. Students will prepare a directed research project and submit regular response papers on films screened in class, ranging from the work of Griffith and Micheaux to Stanley Kubrick and Martin Scorsese.