(may be cross-listed with ENG 255 or M L 164) This course offers intensive examination of specific issues in film cultures and traditions, often those at the center of current critical interest. Topics for this course are conceived broadly to encompass studies of national cinemas, specific directors, filmmaking practices, and specific genres. May be repeated for credit with a different topic.
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Fall Semester informationCheira Belguellaoui
241B: Tps: Contemporary Women Filmmakers in France
A broad introduction to the works of contemporary French women directors (both established and emerging) through the lens of feminist film theory. Please note that all films are subtitled.
241C: Tps Film Cultures & Trad: Visual and Digital Narratives
241D: Tps Film Cultures & Trad: The Musical Quest on Film
241F: Tps: New York Auteurs: Martin Scorcese and Spike Lee
Martin Scorsese and Spike Lee are both life-long New Yorkers, born and raised. Moreover, New York City often plays a title role in each director's aesthetic praxis and cinematic vision. Through the lens of auteur theory, this W-course examines the cinema of Martin Scorsese and Spike Lee. What is distinct about each director's style of filmmaking? How do race, gender, and ethnicity inform their creative vision(s) and cinematic praxis? What are the similarities and differences between their respective renderings of national belonging? Films we will explore include Taxi Driver, Raging Bull, Age of Innocence, She's Gotta Have It, Inside Man, and Do the Right Thing, to name a few.