Units of Study

ARHT2652 - From Silent to Sound Cinema

Semester 1, 2014  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Richard Anthony Smith


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%)


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


(ARHT1001 and ARHT1002) or (18 junior credit points including ENGL1011)



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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