Dec 08, 2021
HUM 1043 - International Film Credits: 3
Hours/Week: Lecture NoneLab None
Course Description: This course presents a study of film as an art form and as a means of cultural communication from an international point of view. The course is designed to cultivate an ability to think about film in a critical way, as well as to broaden understanding of film and cultures in a global context. Each semester a variety of national cinematic traditions are examined, including film works from Russia, Eastern Europe, Germany, France, Scandinavia, the United Kingdom, Italy, the Middle East, Asia, and Latin and South America.
6 Humanities/Fine Arts, 8 Global Perspective
- Film vocabulary and concepts
- Russian films
- Modern Russian filmmakers
- German films
- Das Neue Kino
- Italian films
- British films
- French films
- Poetic realism
- La Nouvelle Vague
- Scandinavian films
- Dreyer and other early filmmakers
- Dogme 95
- Eastern European films
- Balkan cinema
- Latin and South American films
- Asian films
- New regions, such as Hong Kong films
- African films
- Middle Eastern films
At the end of this course students will be able to:
- Demonstrate an understanding of cinematic and cultural attributes of films from various nations of the world.
- Describe the elements of French New Wave films, Dogma 95 films, and German New Wave films.
- Identify the main elements of globalization that influence contemporary cinema.
- List representative films and their component features that are good examples of globalization and its influence on the cinema.
- Recognize the role of a contemporary citizen in an interconnected world, and how this role is exemplified in modern cinema.
- List cultural and historic events that were major factors leading to the production of certain landmark films from various countries of the world.
- Identify specific films and their distinctive components as examples of film types epitomizing the traditional cinema of various countries and regions of the world at specific times in history.
- Articulate an informed personal reaction to various genres and types of international films.
- Recognize works of cinema as examples of fundamental art movements of various countries, such as German Expressionism, Dogma 95, Italian and Iranian Neorealism, Hong Kong cinema, and Russian montage.
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