ENGL245 - Film Form and Culture
Syllabus:
Section(s):
0101-0106; FCH1 - Oliver Gaycken

This course introduces you to the fundamentals of film analysis. You will learn about the construction of film narrative, as well as about formal elements of film, including principles of editing, mise-en-scene, cinematography, and sound. The course also provides an introduction to issues in film studies that include the meaning of film genre, the role of the film star, and the question of authorship in the cinema. The course will focus on narrative feature films from the Classical Hollywood cinema, but it will also pay attention to nonfiction practices as well as alternatives to Hollywood.

Also offered as: FILM245. Credit only granted for: CMLT214, CMLT245, ENGL245, or FILM245. Formerly: CMLT214.

Prerequisites: 

Must not have completed FILM245. Section FCH1 is restricted to students in Freshman Connection.