GDSS1046 Comparative Politics of the Cinema (3 units)
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This course explores how the nature of political discourse and political history are reflected in and affected by the cinema. Movies on common themes and in common categories (such as wartime propaganda films or films on national tragedies) from various national cinemas will be screened and compared. Films of global impact (such as Triumph of the Will) will be shown and dissected in terms of political symbolism, cultural resonance, and consequent actions and reactions. Students will learn the techniques of emotional manipulation and political messaging associated with the cinema of varies nationalities and cultural histories.
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