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FM300 – Film History and Theory

Film in its material, historical and theoretical dimensions, from its beginnings to the present. Growth of the film industry; the American studio system; European avant-garde cinema; world cinema; auteurism; film and popular culture; problems of genre. Film theory: the nature of the medium; its major theorists - Griffith, Eisenstein, Arnheim, Bazin, Kracauer, Metz, Mulvey, etc.

Prerequisite: Film and Media Studies 101.


TermBlockTitleInstructorLocationStudent Limit/ AvailableUpdated
Fall 2018 Block 3 Film History and Theory Barry Sarchett Armstrong Hall 259B 25/20 12/14/2018
Spring 2019 Block 8 Film History and Theory Brian Price TBA 25/11 12/14/2018