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CMS 271 A: Perspectives on Film: Great Directors

Werner Herzog

Meeting Time: 
MW 10:30am - 12:20pm
KNE 110
Eric Ames

Syllabus Description:

Great Directors: WERNER HERZOG

This course explores the making of Werner Herzog as a legendary filmmaker and cultural icon. Lectures and discussions will focus on his many films: from Aguirre, the Wrath of God and Nosferatu to Grizzly Man and Cave of Forgotten Dreams. We will also consider Herzog’s related activities – directing operas, appearing in Hollywood blockbusters – as well as the many parodies and self-parodies of him and his work, while questioning the very idea of the “great director” and its effects in film culture. Assignments include online discussion posts and in-class exams. VLPA

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 & Media Studies Major
GE Requirements Met: 
Visual, Literary, and Performing Arts (VLPA)
Last updated: 
August 2, 2019 - 9:12pm