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Fall '00 Graduate Course Guide

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Courses in Film and Video Studies (Division 368)

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Fall Term, 2000 (September 6 December 22)

Open courses in Film and Video Studies

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F/V 400. Filmmaking II.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Robert Rayher (rray@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: F/V 300 or equivalent experience in filmmaking and permission of instructor. (3).Laboratory fee required.

Credits: (3).

Lab Fee: Laboratory fee required.

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

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F/V 401. Video Art II.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Stashu Kybartas (skybar@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: F/V 301 or equivalent experience with video production and permission of instructor. (3).Laboratory fee required.

Credits: (3).

Lab Fee: Laboratory fee required.

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

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F/V 405. Computer Animation I.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Richard Farley

Prerequisites & Distribution: F/V 200, and permission of instructor. (3).Laboratory fee required.

Credits: (3).

Lab Fee: Laboratory fee required.

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

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F/V 410. Screenwriting II.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): James Burnstein (jimburn@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: F/V 310. (3).Laboratory fee ($35) required. May be repeated for a total of six credits.

Credits: (3).

Lab Fee: Laboratory fee ($35) required.

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

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F/V 412/English 412. Major Directors.

Section 001 American Comic Masters Since the 60's: Allen, Brooks, Edwards, and Ashby

Instructor(s): Peter Bauland (pbauland@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: F/V 230 or 236. (3).Laboratory fee ($35) required. May be repeated for a total of nine credits.

Credits: (3; 2 in the half-term).

Lab Fee: Laboratory fee ($35) required.

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

Representative films, about half by Allen, spanning the careers of these contrasting yet complementary American masters. Emphasis on their cinematic "languages" and dramatic themes the relationship between what they say and how they say it and the nature of their comedy. One film per week; three lecture hours; mandatory small discussion groups. Course may be repeated if content differs from previous election. No prerequisites, but the course is not "An Introduction to the movies." The course's reading, Giannetti's Understanding Movies, will give beginners a solid foundation. Alternate text for seasoned veterans. Purchase of a pass admits you to all screenings, almost all at the Michigan Theater. Rigorous writing with high standards for analytical/critical prose. Two 2-page papers; two 5-page papers; final exam. Those who insist that "media" takes with a singular verb flunk. Cost:2 [includes cost of film pass]

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F/V 414. Film Theory and Criticism.

Section 001 Required Screening on Monday 6-8 p.m., with Alternate Screening on Tuesday 4-6 p.m.

Instructor(s): Mark Nornes (amnornes@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: (3).Laboratory fee ($35) required.

Credits: (3).

Lab Fee: Laboratory fee ($35) required.

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

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F/V 441. National Cinemas.

Section 001 History and Analysis of British Cinema. Required Film Screenings Monday, 4-6 p.m.

Instructor(s): Frank Beaver (fbeaver@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: F/V 360. (3).Laboratory fee ($50) required. May be repeated for a total of six credits.

Credits: (3).

Lab Fee: Laboratory fee ($50) required.

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

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F/V 441. National Cinemas.

Section 002.

Instructor(s): J Clark Farmer

Prerequisites & Distribution: F/V 360. (3).Laboratory fee ($50) required. May be repeated for a total of six credits.

Credits: (3).

Lab Fee: Laboratory fee ($50) required.

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

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F/V 441. National Cinemas.

Section 003 Israeli Cinema. Screenings T 4-6p

Instructor(s): Ilan Avisar

Prerequisites & Distribution: F/V 360. (3).Laboratory fee ($50) required. May be repeated for a total of six credits.

Credits: (3).

Lab Fee: Laboratory fee ($50) required.

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

The course examines the place of cinema in the history of modern Israel as a participant, a witness and a critical commentator. The different roles assumed by the filmmakers vis-à-vis their society and nation correspond to different periods in the evolution of Israel. Thus, the chronological survey of Israeli cinema will address issues related to the formation of national ideology and the changing social realities and group identity (ethnic, religious, minorities, etc.).. The analysis of the films will explore the continuous struggle for cultural identity, and the search for local cinematic expression in relation to the hegemony of American audio-visual culture and the models of European cinemas. Films will include social comedies (Kishon and Topol's Sallah), war dramas (Menahem Golan's Operation Jonathan, Avanti Popolo), documentaries, and award-winning personal art films. TTh 2:30-4p.m.

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F/V 455. Topics in Film Studies.

Section 001 Topic?

Instructor(s): Kevin Sandler

Prerequisites & Distribution: (3).Laboratory fee ($35) required. May be repeated for a total of nine credits.

Credits: (3).

Lab Fee: Laboratory fee ($35) required.

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

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F/V 455. Topics in Film Studies.

Section 002 Topic?

Instructor(s): Kristen Whissel

Prerequisites & Distribution: (3).Laboratory fee ($35) required. May be repeated for a total of nine credits.

Credits: (3).

Lab Fee: Laboratory fee ($35) required.

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

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F/V 455. Topics in Film Studies.

Section 003 The Holocaust in Cinema. Film screenings M at 4-6p.

Instructor(s): Ilan Avisar

Prerequisites & Distribution: (3).Laboratory fee ($35) required. May be repeated for a total of nine credits.

Credits: (3).

Lab Fee: Laboratory fee ($35) required.

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

The dual function of film as a source of images of reality and as a force used by historical agents to shape perceptions of reality has shaped the special connections between the Holocaust and cinema. The course will review the important stages in the shared history of the medium and the genocide, analyzing the films by exploring the unique aspects of the historical event, artistic strategies and the limits of representation, the discourse of the Holocaust in popular culture, and the politics of national or collective memory. The main stages in chronological order will focus on the following themes and movies:

  • Propaganda Nazi art and ideology in Triumph of the Will, the antisemitic film The Eternal Jew, Hollywood anti-Nazi movies like The Great Dictator
  • Documentation the newsreels from the end of the war, Night and Fog, Shoah
  • Realistic dramas Kapo, The Diary of Anne Frank, The Shop on Main Street
  • Modernist visions The Damned, The Garden of the Finzi-Continis, Mr Klein
  • Postmodernist versions Lili Marleen, Schindler's List, Life is Beautiful.

M&W at 2:30-4p.m.

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F/V 500. Directed Study in Film and Video.

Prerequisites & Distribution: Permission of instructor. (1-4).Laboratory fee required. (INDEPENDENT). May be repeated for a total of six credits.

Credits: (1-4).

Lab Fee: Laboratory fee required.

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

Advanced course permitting intensive study of film and/or video subject under supervision of a Film/Video faculty member.

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F/V 600. Seminar in Film Theory.

Section 001 Topic? REQUIRED SCREENING ON WEDNESDAY, 4-6 P M.

Instructor(s): Gaylyn Studlar

Prerequisites & Distribution: Film and Video 414 and Graduate standing. (3).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

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F/V 604. Directed Research.

Prerequisites & Distribution: Graduate standing. Film and Video 600 and Film and Video 601, approval of advisor and F&V Graduate Committee. (3). (INDEPENDENT).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

A minimum of three hours of directed research in film studies is required of all Certificate students. Every student is required to carry out a research project in film studies that represents the culmination of their Certificate studies. This written project will be based on individual reading and screening lists. Students who choose to write a dissertation which incorporates film to a significant degree are encouraged to use this directed research as preparation. In this case, the research project may take the form of a chapter of the dissertation, but the project is expected to vary according to the individual student. The directed research must be approved by the student's Certificate faculty advisor, the advisor in the home unit, and the Film & Video Studies Graduate Committee.

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