CTV 7220 World Cinema: History and Aesthetics (3 units)
This course serves as an advanced introduction to the discipline of film studies. Emphasis will be placed on learning rudiments of film art, form, style and history. Highlights include basic film elements, early and modern art cinema, classical Hollywood cinema, national cinemas, counter-cinema, non-Western cinema such as Third World filmmaking and non-fiction film practices such as avant-garde and documentary film. By the end of the course, the student is expected to understand the history of cinema as a formal, artistic, industrial, cultural and political entity.
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