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CMS 271 A: Perspectives On Film: Great Directors

FROM ART-HOUSE TO MARTIAL ARTS FILMS: Film Director Zhang Yimou

Meeting Time: 
MW 10:30am - 12:20pm
Location: 
THO 101
SLN: 
12654
Instructor:
Yomi Braester

Syllabus Description:

 FROM ART-HOUSE TO MARTIAL ARTS FILMS: Film Director Zhang Yimou
    
The mastermind behind the Beijing Olympics opening ceremony, Zhang Yimou, gained world fame for his martial arts movies, including Hero. Twenty years earlier, Zhang was among the pioneers of the new Chinese cinema, with great works such as Raise the Red Lantern. The course follows the trajectory of one of the world’s most fascinating filmmakers and asks, What makes a great director?

In conjunction with CMS 271, students can enroll in ENGL 297 D (MWF 12:30-1:20, SLN: 14331), a linked writing course for “C”/“W” credit. Research and writing skills developed in ENGL 297 D can also be applied to writing assignments in other UW courses. For any questions, email: iwpengl@uw.edu.

The full syllabus, updated February 6, is found here.

Catalog Description: 
Introduction to authorship in the cinema. The work of a major director or directors. C LIT 270, C LIT 271, C LIT 272 are designed to be taken as a sequence, but may be taken individually.
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: 
August 4, 2017 - 9:03pm
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