On successful completion of this course, student will be able to: Identify variety of films based on a number of categories such as genres, geographical origins, historical periods, directors, arthouse or commercial, etc; Identify basic elements in film narratives; Describe relationship between film texts and their social settings.
- What to discuss about films?;
- From stage to cinema: Passion of Jeanne of Arc (Carl Theodor Dreyer, 1928);
- Character Study: One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (Milos Forman, 1975);
- Dialogue-driven films: 12 Angry Men (Sydney Lumet,1957);
- Multi-narrative story: Rashomon (Akira Kurosawa, 1950);
- Documentary and representation of society:Nanook of the North (Robert J. Flaherty, 1922);
- Musical moments in film: West Side Story (Robert Wise and Jerome Robbins, 1957);
- Special effects and/or production design: 2001: Space Odyssey (Stanley Kubrick, 1968);
- B- movies and cult film: Rocky Horror Picture Show (Jim Sharman, 1975);
- Modern horror/thriller: Psycho (Alfred Hitchcock, 1960);
- Parody and Surreal Comedy: Monty Phyton and the Holy Grail (Terry Gilliam and Terry Jones, 1975);
- Experiments in documentary: Waltz with Bashir (Ari Folman, 2008);
- World cinema through omnibus: 11’09″01 September 11 (Various directors, 2002).
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