SAC 272 - Classical Film Theory
Section: 003
Term: FA 2009
Subject: Screen Arts and Cultures (SAC)
Department: LSA Screen Arts & Cultures
Credits:
3
Waitlist Capacity:
unlimited
Lab Fee:
35.00
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

This course is designed to introduce the basic concepts and intellectual preoccupations that dominated what is now known as "classical film theory." Attention will be given to major theorists and theorist/practioners of the first half of the twentieth century such as Sergei Eisenstein, Rudolf Arnheim, Vsevolod Pudovkin, Hugo Munsterberg, Siegfried Kracauer, Andre Bazin, and others. We will engage with their writings and seek to understand how they theorized the existing function and future possibilities of film as an art, as a phenomenon of mass culture, and as an industry of national and international importance. Emphasis will be given to the application of these ideas to films both contemporary to the theorists studied and more recently produced.

NOTE: Grading will be based primarily on a series of papers.

SAC 272 - Classical Film Theory
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
P
32689
Open
6
 
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TuTh 10:00AM - 11:30AM
002 (LAB)
 
32691
Open
6
 
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Tu 4:00PM - 7:00PM
003 (LEC)
P
34575
Open
3
 
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TuTh 1:00PM - 2:30PM
004 (LAB)
 
41003
Open
3
 
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W 5:00PM - 8:00PM
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