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Film Analysis

Any thorough and systematic study of film, because of its essentially interdisciplinary nature, must address concerns and problems common to other forms of artistic expression such as literature, theater, painting, and photography. This course goes beyond the conventional experience of theater and TV viewing and employs detailed analysis by means of slow motion and still frame techniques. The films studied include examples of classic Hollywood, contemporary American, and foreign feature films, and the documentary. The course is not primarily historical in emphasis; rather, its concerns are the visual language of film, its use as the vehicle for narrative and theme, and major film types and styles.

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