From Silent to Sound Cinema (ARHT2652)
UNIT OF STUDY
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.
Further unit of study information
1x2hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week
1x1500wd film analysis (30%), 1x2500wd Essay (70%)
Faculty/department permission required?
Unit of study rules
Prerequisites and assumed knowledge
(ARHT1001 and ARHT1002) or (18 Junior credit points including ENGL1011), (ARHT1001 and ARHT1002) or (18 Junior credit points including ENGL1011), (ARHT1001 and ARHT1002) or (18 Junior credit points including ENGL1011)
ARHT2052, ARHT2052, ARHT2052
Study this unit outside a degree
If you wish to undertake one or more units of study (subjects) for your own interest but not towards a degree, you may enrol in single units as a non-award student.
If you are from another Australian tertiary institution you may be permitted to underake cross-institutional study in one or more units of study at the University of Sydney.