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ARHT6930 - Film Theory: Art, Industry, Culture

Semester 1, 2014  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Richard Anthony Smith


The relation of film to industrial modernity is an ongoing issue for film theorists. With the advent of digital image processes and production the relation of art and industry has re-emerged with a new set of problems. How do we conceptualise the new forms? What theoretical and aesthetic language(s) do we draw on? And how best to rethink film in the face of rapid technological, formal and cultural change? These issues will be investigated via an examination of the history of film theory's attempts to formulate concepts adequate to the age of industrial modernity.


2x2000wd essays (100%)


1x2-hr seminar/week


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