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Instructor Info:Eva Rueschmann
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Term: 2012F
Meeting Info: Monday Wednesday
01:00 PM - 02:20 PM Franklin Patterson Hall (FPH) 101
01:00 PM - 02:20 PM Franklin Patterson Hall (FPH) 101
06:30 PM - 09:30 PM Franklin Patterson Hall (FPH) 108
Description: This course offers an overview of the richness and diversity of contemporary world cinemas in the last twenty years, including European film from Great Britain, Germany, France and Spain, new Mexican cinema, sub-Saharan African film, work by new Chinese directors and in post-revolutionary Iran, new Korean cinema, Indian popular film ("Bollywood"), and Hong Kong art cinema. We will focus on the narrative tradition of feature filmmaking, examining different cinematic styles, authorship, genre conventions, and the politics of representation as they have developed in different parts of the globe. Students will discuss the concepts of world cinema, national and transnational cinema, third cinema, the influence of globalization and hybridization on film form and storytelling, the role of the individual director as auteur, and the historical, political and cultural contexts of contemporary world cinema. Essays on film history and theory will contextualize our close readings of individual films. Prerequisite: a course in film studies