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C LIT 270 A: Perspectives On Film: Introduction

Film and the City

Summer Term: 
B-term
Meeting Time: 
MTWTh 1:10pm - 3:20pm
Location: 
ART 317
SLN: 
14497
Instructor:
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Paul Morton

Syllabus Description:

Film and the City

The history of the modern city is intertwined with the history of cinema. This introductory film course will examine how film captured the world’s cityscapes as they
rose and fell throughout the twentieth century. Students will also learn the foundations of film analysis. There will be a mid-term and a final exam. Students will also write two
short papers. Screenings to include: Taxi Driver, Chinatown, Blade Runner, M, The Third Man, Man with a Movie Camera, and Double Indemnity.  

 

Additional Details:

The history of the modern city is intertwined with the history of cinema. This introductory film course will examine how film captured the world’s cityscapes as they rose and fell throughout the twentieth century. Students will also learn the foundations of film analysis. There will be a mid-term and a final exam. Students will also write two short papers. Screenings to include: Taxi Driver, Chinatown, Blade Runner, M, The Third
Man, Man with a Movie Camera, and Double Indemnity.  

Department Requirements Met: 
Pre-req to Declare Cinema Major
GE Requirements Met: 
Visual, Literary, and Performing Arts (VLPA)
Credits: 
5.0
Status: 
Active
Last updated: 
January 10, 2018 - 9:24pm
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