SAC 350 - The Silent Screen: Arts and Cultures
Section: 001
Term: FA 2017
Subject: Screen Arts and Cultures (SAC)
Department: LSA Film, Television, and Media
Requirements & Distribution:
Waitlist Capacity:
With permission of instructor.
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

The screening of moving images encompasses a long and fascinating history that begins even before the emergence of cinema. International in scope and intermedial in approach, this course examines the diversity of screen practices that preceded the introduction of synchronized sound at the end of the 1920s. Special attention will be paid to cinema’s relationships to other forms of art and entertainment (painting, print-making, magic, photography, theater, literature, etc.) as well as to particular cultural contexts. Possible issues for study include technology, visual style, performance, stars, national/transnational variations, and the colors and sounds of the “silent” screen.

Course Requirements:

Readings, mid-term, research essay, and discussions.

Intended Audience:

Open to non-majors, current SAC concentrators, and any student with interests in silent cinema and the multiple archaeologies of the primary screen medium.

Class Format:

Lectures, screenings, discussions

SAC 350 - The Silent Screen: Arts and Cultures
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
F 10:00AM - 1:00PM
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ISBN: 9780231116633
Silent film sound, Author: Rick Altman., Publisher: Columbia University Press 2007
ISBN: 0851707467
Silent cinema : an introduction, Author: Paolo Cherchi Usai ; new preface by David Robinson ; preface to the first English edition by Kevin Brownlow., Publisher: BFI Pub. [Rev. and 2000
ISBN: 9781844576401
The Gold Rush, Author: Matthew Solomon, Publisher: British Film Institute 2015
ISBN: 9780813552972
Moving color : early film, mass culture, modernism, Author: Joshua Yumibe., Publisher: Rutgers university press Online-Aus 2012
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