Units of Study

ARHT2652 - From Silent to Sound Cinema

Semester 2, 2013  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Laleen Jayamanne

Description

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.

Assessments

1x1500wd film analysis (30%), 1x2500wd essay (70%)

Textbooks

Recommended Readings:
'The Silent Cinema Reader', Eds. Lee Grieveson and Peter Kramer (Routledge, London and New York, 2004)

Classes

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

Prerequisites

ARHT1001 and ARHT1002 OR 18 junior credit points including ARHT1002 or ENGL1011 or ENGL1025 or ENGL1026

Prohibitions

ARHT2052

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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ARHT2652

Lecture

Film

         

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