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Farmer, James Clark Lecturer

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  • CINE 3051 - Film History 1
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2019
    Intensive introduction to film history from 1895 to 1959. Topics covered include the beginnings of motion picture photography, the growth of narrative complexity from Lumiere to Griffith, American silent comedy, Soviet theories of montage, German expressionist films, and the transition to sound. Formerly FILM 3051.
  • CINE 3104 - Film Criticism and Theory
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2019 / Spring 2020
    Surveys the range and function of film criticism, introduces major positions and concepts of film theory and focuses on students' abilities to write about film. Same as HUMN 3104.
  • FILM 3061 - Film History 2
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2020
    Starts in 1959 and follows the historical growth and evolution of film aesthetics to the present. Studies Italian neorealist, French new wave, and recent experimental films, as well as the films of major auteur figures such as Bergman, Kurosawa, Fellini, Hitchcock, Bunuel, Antonioni, and Coppola. Recommended prerequisite: CINE 3051 (minimum grade D-). Formerly FILM 3061.
  • HUMN 3104 - Film Criticism and Theory
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2019 / Fall 2019
    Surveys the range and function of film criticism, introduces major positions and concepts of film theory and focuses on students' abilities to write about film. Same as CINE 3104.

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