SAC 272 - Classical Film Theory
Section: 003
Term: WN 2018
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 class offers a solid overview of the key terms and debates in film theory up to about 1970. Specific concepts include realism and formalism, film authorship and genre; editing and montage. We'll also be exploring these concepts and debates as they extend to other media such as digital screen cultures and television — there are numerous exciting parallels between discussions about early film and the early years of television and digital culture. The course will include such theorists as Benjamin, Eisenstein, Vertov, Kracauer, and Bazin, and our screenings combine recent films with those that circulated when these and other theorists were writing.

Course Requirements:

Students will be assessed based on attendance, in-class and on-line assignments and participation, short weekly response papers, a quiz, and a final exam.

Intended Audience:

Undergraduates interested in cinema and other media forms, as well as those in other all areas interested in some of the theoretical debates that screen media have raised in their 100+ year history.

Class Format:

The course meets twice weekly for lectures with an additional lab for viewing movies.

SAC 272 - Classical Film Theory
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
P
18042
Open
25
 
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MW 1:00PM - 2:30PM
002 (LAB)
 
18043
Open
25
 
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W 5:30PM - 8:00PM
003 (LEC)
P
18044
Open
25
 
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TuTh 10:00AM - 11:30AM
004 (LAB)
 
25609
Open
25
 
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Th 4:00PM - 7:00PM
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