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CMS 270 A: Perspectives on Film: Introduction

Summer Term: 
A-term
Meeting Time: 
MTWTh 1:10pm - 3:20pm
Location: 
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SLN: 
10826
Instructor:
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Xin Peng

Syllabus Description:

Global Movie Musical

Course Number: CMS 270: Perspectives on Film: Introduction

Time and Place: MTWTh 1:10-3:20pm

Instructor: Xin Peng (pengxin@uw.edu)

Office Hours: by appointment

Course Website: 

Description

This course uses the genre of movie musical to introduce the basic critical and analytical concepts in cinema and media studies. Specifically, it focuses on the history of movie musical in a global setting, against the perception of the genre as quintessentially American and nostalgic, in other words, as not travelling and aging as well as other popular genres. We will be watching films from the early-sound era to the early twenty-first century, originated from the U.S., France, Germany, the U.K., India, Hong Kong, Spain, Taiwan, and Iran. Through this wide variety of films, we will discuss genre theory and criticism, theories of gender, race, and ethnicity, and issues of imperialism and globalization. Assignments include three in-class exams and a final project.

 

Catalog Description: 
Introduction to film form, style, and techniques. Examples from silent film and from contemporary film.
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: 
April 22, 2020 - 9:12pm
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