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CMS 270 A: Perspectives on Film: Introduction

Introduction to Film: Northern Perspectives

Meeting Time: 
TTh 11:30am - 1:20pm
Location: 
KNE 210
SLN: 
12512
Joint Sections: 
SCAND 490 B
Instructor:
Eric Ames

Syllabus Description:

Co-taught by Eric Ames and Andy Nestingen, this course will give you a set of tools for exploring the cinema from various perspectives. Directors to be discussed include such notables as Ingmar Bergman, Carl Dreyer, and Lars von Trier; films include Nanook of the North, Sami Blood, Let the Right One In, The Killing (the Danish TV series), The Black Power Mixtape, and The Square. Rather than focus on a particular genre, country, period, or filmmaker, we will explore a diversity of materials, with three main objectives:

  • To learn a set of key terms for the study of film and television;
  • To gain an understanding of film and television as cultural productions;
  • To learn how to do a sequence analysis.

Questions? Contact Eric Ames (eames@uw.edu) and Andy Nestingen (akn@uw.edu)

Catalog Description: 
Introduction to film form, style, and techniques. Examples from silent film and from contemporary film. 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)
Credits: 
5.0
Status: 
Active
Last updated: 
October 17, 2018 - 9:03pm
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