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UB Undergraduate Academic Schedule: Fall 2017

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    FR 341LEC - Topics In French Film
    Topics In French Film JJT Enrollment Information (not real time - data refreshed nightly)
    Class #:   22293   Enrollment Capacity:   22
    Section:   JJT   Enrollment Total:   22
    Credits:   3.00 credits   Seats Available:   0
    Dates:   08/28/2017 - 12/08/2017   Status:   CLOSED
    Days, Time:   T R , 12:30 PM - 1:50 PM
    Room:   Clemen 220 view map
    Location:   North Campus      
    The purpose of this course is to analyze contemporary French films. After a brief history of French cinema the goal of the course will be to understand how a foreign culture represents its own attitude, language and cultural dispositions in a given situation. The course will lead to a better understanding of the French film industry and its adaptation to specifically pre-determined cultural patterns. Because this course can be repeated, each semester that it is offered its theme and films change. This Fall 2017 semester the topic is "Remakes / Reprises" and it explores international cross cultural patterns in cinematic fiction. We will also study the general framework of the film representation and what distinguishes a "French" and an "American" film. The course will lead to a better knowledge of contemporary French cinema and an understanding of specifically pre-determined cultural patterns.
      Course Description
    Examines the works of some of the major movie directors of France since WWII. First Carné, Ophuls, Cocteau, then the directors of the "Nouvelle Vague": Truffaut, Resnais, Duras, Goddard. The last part of the course is devoted to a selection of more recent works, such as Au Revoir les Enfants, Ridicule, and Tous les Matins du Monde.
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