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CMS 271 A: Perspectives on Film: Great Directors

Meeting Time: 
MW 10:30am - 12:20pm
Location: 
KNE 220
SLN: 
12626
Instructor:
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Yomi Braester

Syllabus Description:

 FROM ART-HOUSE TO MARTIAL ARTS FILMS: Film Director Zhang Yimou
    
The mastermind behind the Beijing Olympics opening ceremony, Zhang Yimou, gained world fame for his martial arts movies, including Hero. Twenty years earlier, Zhang was among the pioneers of the new Chinese cinema, with great works such as Raise the Red Lantern. The course follows the trajectory of one of the world’s most fascinating filmmakers and asks, What makes a great director?

 

INSTRUCTORS:

Yomi Braester yomi@uw.edu Office hours: Monday 12:30-2:30 and by appointment PDL C504

Bronson Dowd bronson.dowd@gmail.com Office hours: Monday 1:00-3:00 PDL B202
(Bronson is responsible for students with surnames A through Hong)

Katherine Morrow kjmorrow@uw.edu Office hours: Wednesday 1:00-3:00 PDL B202
(Kathy is responsible for students with surnames Hou through Robak)

Xin Peng pengxin@uw.edu Office hours: Tuesday 12:30-2:30 PDL B202
(Xin is responsible for students with surnames 
Rodriguez-Garcilazo through Z)

Students are encouraged to contact the instructors before showing up at the office hours.

Catalog Description: 
Introduction to authorship in the cinema. The work of a major director or directors. C LIT 270, C LIT 271, C LIT 272 are designed to be taken as a sequence, but may be taken individually.
Department Requirements Met: 
Pre-req to Declare Cinema & Media Studies Major
GE Requirements Met: 
Visual, Literary, and Performing Arts (VLPA)
Credits: 
5.0
Status: 
Active
Last updated: 
October 17, 2018 - 9:13pm
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