Units of Study

ARHT2655 - Modern Cinema: Modes of Viewing

Semester 1, 2014  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Keith Broadfoot


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.


1x2000wd essay (50%), 1x2000wd tutorial paper (50%)


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


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




  10am 11am 12pm 1pm 2pm 3pm 4pm 5pm


Film 1




Film 2

1 This class runs from Week 1 to Week 4
2 This class runs from Week 6 to Week 13

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