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ARHT6930 - Film Theory: Art, Industry, Culture

Semester 1, 2013  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Richard Anthony Smith

Description

The relation of film to industrial modernity is an ongoing issue for film theorists. With the advent of digital image processes and production the relation of art and industry has re-emerged with a new set of problems. How do we conceptualise the new forms? What theoretical and aesthetic language(s) do we draw on? And how best to rethink film in the face of rapid technological, formal and cultural change? These issues will be investigated via an examination of the history of film theory's attempts to formulate concepts adequate to the age of industrial modernity.

Assessments

2x2000wd essays (100%)

Textbooks

ARHT6930 Course Reader.
Recommended Readings:
Manovich, Lev. 'The Language of New Media', Cambridge Massachusetts:MIT Press, 2001

Classes

1x2-hr seminar/week

 Monday

  10am 11am 12pm 1pm 2pm 3pm 4pm 5pm 6pm

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Lect

Film

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