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Instructor Info:Abraham Ravett
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TA Info:Magda Bermudez
Jeremy Musher
Term: 2013S
Meeting Info: Monday
01:00 PM - 03:50 PM Jerome Liebling Center 131
07:00 PM - 09:00 PM Jerome Liebling Center 131

Considered by many two of the most influential filmmakers working in the mid and late twentieth century, the course will survey the work of Krzysztof Kieslowski and Yasujiro Ozu, analyze the poetics of their respective cinema, discuss overlapping themes, and explore the cultural influences that informed both filmmakers. Ozu's "shomin geki" genre repeatedly conveyed the complexities of filial relationships within middle class families in pre and post WWII Japanese society. In turn, many of Kieslowski's films portrayed the psychological and emotional lives of Post WWII, Polish society. This will be a cinema studies course with the option for some students to create their own film project.

Evaluation Criteria:

1. Regular attendance and participation in class discussions. 

2. Mid- Term paper, response papers and final paper/project submitted on time. 

3. Students  who miss more than three classes will not receive an evalaution.

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