CMS 270 A: Perspectives on Film: Introduction

Autumn 2024
Meeting:
MW 10:30am - 12:20pm / PCAR 192
SLN:
12915
Section Type:
Lecture
Instructor:
CRIME SCENES
Syllabus Description (from Canvas):

“How many bodies do you think we’ll find?” Acts of violence and mysterious motives have fascinated movie audiences around the world for more than a century. This course, organized as an investigation, provides a set of tools for analyzing film. As in a criminal investigation, film analysis requires certain techniques in identifying, collecting, interpreting, and presenting evidence. Rather than focus on a particular genre (such as the detective film), this course casts a wide net, investigating “crime scenes” broadly, through a variety of genres, cultures, and historical contexts.

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:
Arts and Humanities (A&H)
Credits:
5.0
Status:
Active
Last updated:
July 11, 2024 - 7:40 am