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Acevedo-Munoz, Ernesto R Professor

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  • Dr. Acevedo Muñoz's research, teaching and publications focus on film theory, film & literature, Latin American and Spanish cinemas & culture, Hollywood genres, and on directors Luis Buñuel, Pedro Almodóvar, Stanley Kubrick, and Alfred Hitchcock.

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  • New & Contemporary Latin American Cinemas, Hollywood Film Genres, Luis Buñuel & Pedro Almodóvar; Classic Film Theory, Film & Musical theatre adaptations

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Teaching

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  • ARTF 5004 - Topics in Film Theory
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2021
    Provides topic-centered analyses of controversial areas in film theory. Students read extensive materials in the topic area, analyze and summarize arguments as presented in the literature, write position papers and make oral presentations in which they elaborate their own arguments about specific assigned topic, establishing critical dialogue with the primary materials. May be repeated up to 6 total credit hours. Same as CINE 4004 and HUMN 4004.
  • ARTF 6959 - Master's Thesis Film
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2020 / Spring 2021 / Fall 2021
    Preparation, research, writing of critical studies Master's thesis in fulfillment of concurrent BAM in Cinema Studies. May be repeated up to 6 total credit hours.
  • CINE 3003 - Major Film Directors
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2021
    Focuses on the work of a single director or a group of related directors. Course content varies each semester. Consult the online Schedule Planner for specific topic. May be repeated up to 12 total credit hours with departmental consent. Non-majors need instructor consent. Recommended prerequisite: students with 57-180 credits (Juniors or Seniors). Formerly FILM 3003.
  • CINE 3004 - Alfred Hitchcock: The American Films
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2019
    Intensive survey of Hitchcock's American films from 1940 (Rebecca) to 1964 (Marnie). We will concentrate on in-depth analysis of the most influential and significant films made by the most important movie director of the Hollywood era. We will pay special attention to Hitchcock's deep understanding of the intricacies of film language, style and form in relation to the themes and subjects that interested him: guilt, sex, gender relations, crime and punishment, mothers. Non-majors will need instructor's consent. Formerly FILM 3004.
  • CINE 3042 - Horror Film: History, Contexts, Aesthetics
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2020
    Surveys the most exemplary and significant films in the Horror film genre from the 1920s to the present. With a historical emphasis, the course explores the ways in which the Horror genre has evolved in response to shifting social anxieties and cultural developments, and its reflections on society in various national or international contexts. Expect disturbing content and images. Formerly FILM 3042. Non-majors will need department consent to enroll.
  • CINE 3043 - Topics in Critical Film Studies
    Primary Instructor - Summer 2020 / Summer 2021
    Prepares students for advanced Film Critical Studies work. Subject matter varies from semester to semester. May be repeated up to 9 total credit hours, provided topics are different. Formerly FILM 3043.
  • CINE 3422 - The Hollywood Musical
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2020
    Second only to jazz, some critics regard the Hollywood musical as the greatest American popular art form of the 20th century. Proposes a historical, formal and theoretical approach to the musical through its several iterations, from the classical, to the revisionist, to the unusual, placing the changes in the genre's form, structure, and ideology in the context of America's changing social, political and religious values. Recommended prerequisite: CINE 3051. Formerly FILM 3422.
  • CINE 3940 - Cinema Studies Internship
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2020
    Provides students with professional internship experiences with film, video, new media production companies, governmental agencies, production units, audio recording studios and new media industries. Students will be responsible for securing their own internship position. May be repeated up to 9 credit hours. Recommended prerequisite: CU GPA of at least 2.00 and upper-division standing and a 3.00 GPA as a BA or BFA Cinema Studies major. Formerly FILM 3940.
  • CINE 4004 - Topics in Film Theory
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2021
    Provides topic-centered analyses of controversial areas in film theory. Students read extensive materials in the topic area, analyze and summarize arguments as presented in the literature, write position papers and make oral presentations in which they elaborate their own arguments about specific assigned topic, establishing critical dialogue with the primary materials. May be repeated up to 6 total credit hours. Recommended prerequisite: CINE 3051. Same as HUMN 4004 and ARTF 5004.
  • FILM 3002 - Major Film Movements
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2019
    Historical-aesthetic survey dealing with various styles, movements, genres or national cinemas. Can be taught in conjunction with the appropriate language department. Typical offers are in the French, the German or the Russian films, etc. Also offers detailed approaches to specific styles, subjects or genres: film comedy, melodrama, the Western, women filmmakers, German expressionist cinema, Italian neorealism, etc. May be repeated up to 12 total credit hours within the same term with departmental consent. Formerly FILM 3002.
  • FILM 3042 - Horror Film: History, Contexts, Aesthetics
    Primary Instructor - Summer 2018
    Surveys the most exemplary and significant films in the Horror film genre from the 1920s to the present. With a historical emphasis, the course explores the ways in which the Horror genre has evolved in response to shifting social anxieties and cultural developments, and its reflections on society in various national or international contexts. Expect disturbing content and images. Formerly FILM 3042. Non-majors will need department consent to enroll.
  • FILM 3422 - The Hollywood Musical
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018
    Second only to jazz, some critics regard the Hollywood musical as the greatest American popular art form of the 20th century. Proposes a historical, formal and theoretical approach to the musical through its several iterations, from the classical, to the revisionist, to the unusual, placing the changes in the genre's form, structure, and ideology in the context of America's changing social, political and religious values. Recommended prerequisite: CINE 3051. Formerly FILM 3422.
  • FILM 4004 - Topics in Film Theory
    Primary Instructor - Summer 2019
    Provides topic-centered analyses of controversial areas in film theory. Students read extensive materials in the topic area, analyze and summarize arguments as presented in the literature, write position papers and make oral presentations in which they elaborate their own arguments about specific assigned topic, establishing critical dialogue with the primary materials. May be repeated up to 6 total credit hours. Recommended prerequisite: CINE 3051. Same as HUMN 4004 and ARTF 5004.
  • FILM 4023 - Topics in International Cinema
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018

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