SAC 441 - National Cinemas
Section: 001 German Cinema
Term: FA 2007
Subject: Screen Arts and Cultures (SAC)
Department: LSA Screen Arts & Cultures
Credits:
3
Lab Fee:
50
Advisory Prerequisites:
FILMVID/SAC 230 or 236 or 360.
Repeatability:
May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credit(s). May be elected more than once in the same term.
Primary Instructor:

This course provides an overview of major developments in German Cinema from its beginnings until the end of the ‘Third Reich’. Students will be introduced to a selection of films that mark the political, social and aesthetic periods of those years: silent films from the German Empire, Weimar cinema, and entertainment and propaganda from the Nazi era. What do those films tell us about Germany and German history in film? What are the filmic strategies involved in those filmic representations of a country’s past and present, highlighting only specific aspects while carefully neglecting others? Throughout the course, questions of film form and style will be related to aspects of their production and reception. We will submit films to a detailed analysis that combines close readings and historical contextualization. Although emphasis will be on films that belong to the canon of German cinema, students will be given the opportunity to view and discuss excerpts from experimental and documentary works of this period as well.

Requirements include: active class participation and attendance of all classes and screenings, careful reading of class material, weekly response papers, a mid term exam, and a term paper. Film screenings include: The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, Metropolis, Triumph of the Will, and others.

SAC 441 - National Cinemas
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 
12303
Open
19
 
-
MW 10:00AM - 11:30AM
002 (LAB)
P
12304
Open
19
 
-
M 4:00PM - 7:00PM
003 (LEC)
 
22229
Open
75
 
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TuTh 2:00PM - 3:00PM
004 (LAB)
 
22230
Open
75
 
-
M 7:00PM - 9:00PM
005 (DIS)
P
25065
Open
25
 
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Th 3:00PM - 4:00PM
006 (DIS)
P
25066
Open
30
 
-
Th 4:00PM - 5:00PM
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