Units of Study

ARHT2655 - Modern Cinema: Modes of Viewing

Semester 1, 2011  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Bruce Isaacs


This unit of study will give an introduction to how film studies has analysed the meaning of a film in relation to how the film incorporates or addresses the spectator (what is known as theories of spectatorship). Commencing with debates around classical Hollywood cinema and the functioning of the point of view shot, the unit will examine how theories of spectatorship have understood the significance of different genres.


1x2500wd essay (45%), 1x1500wd film analysis (35%) and tutorial presentation/participation (20%)


A Resource book will be available from the University Copy Centre


1x2-hr lecture/week, 1x1-hr tutorial/week and 1x2-hr film screening/week


ARHT1001 and ARHT1002 (For Art History Major), ARHT1002 or ENGL1025 or ENGL1026 (For Film Major)



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