SAC 441 - National Cinemas
Section: 003 Polish Cinema
Term: WN 2010
Subject: Screen Arts and Cultures (SAC)
Department: LSA Screen Arts & Cultures
Credits:
3
Requirements & Distribution:
ULWR
Waitlist Capacity:
unlimited
Cost:
<50
Lab Fee:
35.00
Advisory Prerequisites:
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:

We will study the cinema of Poland from the end of World War II to the present. Although Polish cinema was under state control during the Communist period (1946-1989), this did not prevent filmmakers from using the potentials of film language to address, in imaginative new ways, relevant social and political issues. Beginning with the so-called "Polish School" of 1956-1961, continuing through the period of the "cinema of moral anxiety," filmmakers like Andrzej Munk, Andrzej Wajda, Roman Polanski, Krzysztof Zanussi, Agnieszka Holland, and Krzysztof Kieslowski (among others) challenged the regime in their controversial films. In the post-Communist period, this tradition of rich cultural commentary in Polish cinema has continued. We will view and discuss fifteen films, both in terms of the issues they address and their artistic structure-how they go about transmitting their themes with power and emotion. Grades are based on participation in class discussion and three medium-length papers (6-8 pages). The first two papers will involve both a first draft and a revision/expansion based on comments on the first draft. Suggested topics will be given out at least three weeks in advance of the due date.

SAC 441 - National Cinemas
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
P
28739
Open
4
 
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MW 1:00PM - 2:30PM
002 (LAB)
 
28741
Open
4
 
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M 4:00PM - 6:30PM
003 (LEC)
P
33237
Open
13
 
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TuTh 11:30AM - 1:00PM
Note: Meets with POLISH 314
004 (LAB)
 
33239
Open
13
 
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M 7:00PM - 9:00PM
005 (LEC)
P
37595
Closed
0
 
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MW 10:00AM - 11:30AM
Note: Meets with AMCULT 405
006 (LAB)
 
37597
Closed
0
 
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M 7:30PM - 10:30PM
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ISBN: 1571812768
Polish National Cinema, Author: Marek Haltof, Publisher: Berghahn Books 2002
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