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UB Undergraduate Academic Schedule: Spring 2018

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    ENG 256LEC - Film
    Film SHI Enrollment Information (not real time - data refreshed nightly)
    Class #:   21740   Enrollment Capacity:   35
    Section:   SHI   Enrollment Total:   35
    Credits:   3.00 credits   Seats Available:   0
    Dates:   01/29/2018 - 05/11/2018   Status:   CLOSED
    Days, Time:   T R , 2:00 PM - 3:20 PM
    Room:   Cfa 112 view map
    Location:   North Campus      
    Color and Moving Image
      Course Description
    Introduces the study of film. For example: Prof. A. Spiegel, Great Directors A study in authorship, the director as sole owner and proprietor of his material, using some of the world's great filmmakers as examples: Ford, Hitchcock, Fellini, Kurosawa, and Welles. I plan for two films per director - one early, one late - to show developments in concept and style. We'll be looking at a handful of the greatest films ever made: The Seven Samurai, 8 1/2, Psycho, The Searchers, Citizen Kane, and more. In addition to the above, students will get a lot of practice in reading movies seriously (that is, closely); in writing about them; in translating images into words. For example: K. James, American and European Film History This course surveys the history of the motion picture, from its invention in the late 19th century to the present, with a focus on the development of the language of cinema over the course of the 20th century. As a result of this focus, while the course will be nominally international in scope, emphasis will be placed on American and European cinema, where much early innovation in film art occurred. And while we will primarily examine fiction film, we will also dip into documentary and experimental film, each of which genre has its own history of innovation each from a number of angles: aesthetic (narrative form, theories of editing, genre), technological, and social (the studio system, state-sponsored cinema, cinema on the margins of the industry, cinema and race/class/gender). Through a combination of screenings, critical readings, papers, and in-class discussion, we will improve our critical viewing skills and learn to think like filmmakers as we engage with this quintessentially 20th-century art form.
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