SAC 330 - Major Directors
Section: 001 American Comic Masters
Term: FA 2008
Subject: Screen Arts and Cultures (SAC)
Department: LSA Screen Arts & Cultures
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May be repeated for a maximum of 9 credit(s). May be elected more than once in the same term.
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Representative films, about half by Allen, spanning the careers of these contrasting yet complementary American masters. Emphasis on their cinematic "languages" and dramatic themes — the relationship between what they say and how they say it — and the nature of their comedy. One film per week; three lecture hours; mandatory small discussion groups. Course may be repeated if content differs from previous election.

No prerequisites, but the course is not "An Introduction to the movies." The course's reading, Giannetti's Understanding Movies, will give beginners a solid foundation. Alternate text for seasoned veterans. Purchase of a pass admits you to all screenings, all at the Michigan Theater. Rigorous writing with high standards for analytical/critical prose. Two 2-page papers; one 5-page paper; final exam. Those who insist that "media" takes a singular verb flunk.

SAC 330 - Major Directors
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
TuTh 1:00PM - 2:30PM
002 (LAB)
M 7:00PM - 10:00PM
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