SAC 455 - Topics in Film Studies
Section: 001 Color Cinema
Term: WN 2009
Subject: Screen Arts and Cultures (SAC)
Department: LSA Screen Arts & Cultures
Lab Fee:
Advisory Prerequisites:
FILMVID/SAC 230 or 236.
May be repeated for a maximum of 9 credit(s). May be elected more than once in the same term.
Primary Instructor:
Yumibe,Joshua L

This course surveys the aesthetic and technological history of color cinema. Particular attention will be paid to cinema’s relation to other color media (photography, mass advertising, painting, stage design) and to aesthetic debates in philosophy, art history, and literature over the perceptual effects and influences of color. Works to be covered include films from early cinema (Annabelle Dances, The Red Spectre), narrative cinema of the 20s (The Toll of the Sea, The Black Pirate), Technicolor of the 30s (Becky Sharp), melodrama and musicals (All that Heaven Allows, The Bandwagon), European art cinemas (Black Narcissus, Red Desert), experimental film (Harry Smith, Oskar Fischinger, Stan Brakhage), and contemporary cinema (Days of Heaven, Careful, Hero). Course requirements include a weekly response assignment, a short essay (4-6 pages), and a longer final writing project (8-10 pages).

SAC 455 - Topics in Film Studies
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
TuTh 2:30PM - 4:00PM
Note: Meets with ENG 467.001
002 (LAB)
W 7:00PM - 10:00PM
Note: Meets with ENG 467.002
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