This final course in the film history sequence is designed to introduce students to a sense of modern film history and the multiple permutations of cinema around the globe. It presents film history from a global perspective, concentrating primarily on the development of new national and transnational cinemas. The course continues to chart the development of the American studios since the mid-1970s while examining the effects of media consolidation and convergence. Moreover, the course seeks to examine how global cinemas have reacted to and dealt with the formal influence and economic domination of Hollywood filmmaking on international audiences. The class will consist of lectures, screenings, and discussions.
NOTE: History of Cinema III is not designed to teach students how to make their own films or to provide students with an opportunity to watch contemporary movies and then chat casually about why they are “boring” or “cool.” Please keep the above goals in mind throughout the quarter.
- Film History, 3rd ed. (Bordwell and Thompson)
- Supplemental readings may be found on the course site(s).
- ALL FILMS ARE CONSIDERED REQUIRED TEXTS AS WELL.
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