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FILM2601 - Cinema Today: Introducing Film Studies
Semester 2, 2012 | Credit Points: 6
Coordinator: Richard Anthony Smith
The twentieth century was known as the cinematic century. How best should we understand film today? Once confined to the physical space of the movie theatre, the cinematic image is now mobile, part of our everyday mediascapes. This unit considers the broad history of film from the perspective of the contemporary moment, introducing such foundational concepts as formal cinematic analysis, genre and spectatorship practices, while also providing the conceptual tools for analyzing the future of film in a media-convergent world.
1x500wd descriptive exercise (10%), 1x1500wd critical analysis (30%), 1x2500wd research essay (50%), participation (10%)
18 junior credit points including (ARHT1002 or ENGL1025 or ENGL1026)
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