ENGLISH 411 - Art of the Film
Winter 2020, Section 001 - Intro to Indian Cinema: Bollywood
Instruction Mode: Section 001 is  In Person (see other Sections below)
Subject: English Language and Literature (ENGLISH)
Department: LSA English Language & Literature
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This course provides an introduction to the discipline of film studies and to the field of Indian cinema. We will focus, in thematic terms, on the popular filmmaking industry known as Bollywood, with its distinctive conventions around length, stardom, narrative structure, and, of course, song and dance. We will also attend, in analytic terms, to some of the central questions in film studies, such as editing, sound, story, and space.

We will study recent films like Hindi Medium (2017), Baahubali (2016), and Court (2014) as well as older classics like Mother India (1957), Charulata (1964), Sholay (1975), and even Raja Harishschandra (1913). You’ll be required to write three short papers, and to create a final video essay. All materials for the course will be made available via Canvas.


ENGLISH 411 - Art of the Film
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001 (LEC)
 In Person
TuTh 1:00PM - 2:30PM

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