Cinema Today: Traffic in Moving Images (FILM2601)


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, while also providing the conceptual tools for analyzing the future of film in a media-convergent world.

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


1x500wd descriptive exercise (10%), 1x1500wd critical analysis (30%), 1x2500wd research essay (50%), participation (10%)

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Prerequisites and assumed knowledge

(18 junior credit points including ENGL1011) or (12 senior credit points from Digital Cultures)

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Cross-institutional study

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.