Units of Study

ARHT2652 - From Silent to Sound Cinema

Semester 2, 2013  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Laleen Jayamanne


Examining cinema as a manifestation of modernity, this unit of study contextualizes film as commodity, industry, institution and mass production of the senses. These concepts will be explored through a study of early American cinema and the Weimar cinema of Germany. The focus is on the aesthetics of the genres of Slapstick, Melodrama, and Horror/Fantasy, studied within an understanding of the historical and industrial context of each national cinema.


1x1500wd film analysis (30%), 1x2500wd essay (70%)


Recommended Readings:
'The Silent Cinema Reader', Eds. Lee Grieveson and Peter Kramer (Routledge, London and New York, 2004)


1x2-hr lecture/week, 1x1-hr tutorial/week


ARHT1001 and ARHT1002 OR 18 junior credit points including ARHT1002 or ENGL1011 or ENGL1025 or ENGL1026



Additional Information

Film Studies Core Unit. This unit is available as a designated 'Advanced' unit for students who are already enrolled in the BA (Advanced) degree program.


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