Examining cinema as a manifestation of modernity, this unit of study contextualizes early film as art, commodity, industry, institution and mass production of the senses. It introduces students to the study of the history and aesthetics of silent cinema, including major genres such as melodrama and slapstick, and the impacts of the transition to sound.
1x1hr lecture/week, 1x2hr tutorial/week
1x1000wd equiv video portfolio (30%), 1x1000wd video essay plan (20%), 1x2500wd equiv video essay (50%)
12 credit points at 1000 level in Art History or 12 credit points at 1000 level in Film Studies or 12 credit points at 1000 level in Critical StudiesProhibitions