FTVM 272 - Classical Film Theory
Fall 2022, Section 001
Instruction Mode: Section 001 is  In Person (see other Sections below)
Subject: Film, Television, and Media Std (FTVM)
Department: LSA Film, Television, and Media
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Details

Credits:
3
Waitlist Capacity:
unlimited
Lab Fee:
25.00
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

Description

This class offers an overview of the key terms and debates in film theory up to about 1970. Specific concepts include realism and formalism; 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 assignments, critical essays, participation, an annotated bibliography project, a midterm, 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.

Schedule

FTVM 272 - Classical Film Theory
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 In Person
16951
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MW 11:30AM - 1:00PM
002 (LAB)
 In Person
16952
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TBA
003 (LEC)
 In Person
17329
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MW 2:30PM - 4:00PM
004 (LAB)
 In Person
35618
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Tu 4:00PM - 6:30PM

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