Course Description: A critical, historical, and theoretical examination of film movements, such as German Expressionism, French Impressionism and Surrealism, Soviet Cinema (1924-30), Italian Neorealism, French New Wave, New German Cinema, The New Hollywood, Contemporary Hong Kong Cinema. A film movement consists of (1) films that are produced within a particular period/nation that share significant stylistic and formal traits; (2) filmmakers who share certain assumptions about filmmaking and a common production structure. Accordingly, this course explores such factors as the state of the film industry, the socioeconomic context of the movement, the artistic theories embraced by the filmmakers, and relevant technological developments. The course may focus on a particular movement or related movements. The course may be repeated for credit with focus on a different film movement.
Course Rotation: NY; Spring