Fall 2017 Undergraduate English Courses

354:350 Major Filmmakers

01  TTH6  CAC  18471  KOSZARSKI  MI-100
      TH 7,8              FILM SCREENING  MI-100

This semester the class will study the work of three filmmakers (Clint Eastwood and the brothers Joel and Ethan Coen) who have negotiated a position somewhere between the independent film community and the commercial studio system.  How have they been able to resolve the dilemma of expressing a personal vision while—generally--satisfying the economic and industrial requirements of this medium?  The historical, cultural and formal dimensions of their films will be analyzed within the context of their distinct personal and professional histories.  Students will meet individually with me as they prepare two term papers throughout the semester.