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COURSE INFORMATION

COURSE TITLE Topic: Film Auteurs of NYC
CREDIT RANGE 3.000
SCHOOL Dyson College Arts & Sciences
DEPARTMENT Film and Screen Studies 
LEVEL Undergraduate
COREQUISITE none
PREREQUISITE none
DESCRIPTION:

Old Core: Fulfills 3 credits in Area of Knowledge II or 3 credits in Area of Knowledge IV.

New Core: Fulfills 3 credits in Western Heritage or 3 credits in Humanistic and Creative Expression.

Course Description: Ever since the invention of the very first motion picture camera in the United States by New Yorker Thomas Edison in 1893, New York City has remained a center of motion picture production, distribution, and exhibition. This course will chart the journey of cinema in NYC over the past 119 years by focusing on several New York film artists who have made significant contributions to filmmaking in the Big Apple. Through lectures, readings, screenings and discussion the course will highlight the work of NYC auteurs, including Elia Kazan, John Cassavetes, Sydney Lumet, Woody Allen, Martin Scorsese, Spike Lee, Ken and Ric Burns, and Christine Vachon.

The class will also explore New York City as one of the world’s most exciting living film studios. We will explore the unique challenges that these auteurs have faced producing films in New York City and what young filmmakers face today. We will chart how NYC has contributed to cinema, not only its unique landscapes and architecture, but also its great energy, electricity, complexity, chaos and magic.

The class will visit several famous NYC film production locations and studios including Chelsea Studios (opened in 1914) and Silvercup Studios (location for many films and TV shows shot on film, including The Sopranos, Sex and the City, and 30 Rock). The class will also visit other NYC film shrines including the Anthology Film Archives and the landmark Ziegfeld Theater. Through readings, screenings, discussion, and written assignments, students will develop skills in film analysis and criticism. They will also explore the relationship of art and industry by studying the evolution of production, distribution, exhibition, and marketing of film in NYC.



SECTION INFORMATION

CRN: 10057
SUBJECT: FSS
COURSE NUMBER: 296H
SECTION TITLE: Topic: Film Auteurs of NYC
CAMPUS: Online
SCHEDULE TYPE: Lecture
REQUIRED MATERIAL: To Be Determined
SECTION COMMENTS: This is an online section that requires online participation and attendance via Blackboard.
COREQUISITE None
ATTRIBUTES: Area of Knowledge II,Area of Knowledge IV,Humanistic & Creative Expressn,Western Heritage,Inquiry and Exploration
FEES: 0
CAPACITY 20
SEATS AVAILABLE 8
INSTRUCTOR: Frank Martinelli
RESTRICTION(S):

Online

Online Type Date
BlackBoard 01/03/2017 - 01/31/2017