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Farmer, James Clark Lecturer

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  • CINE 1502 - Introduction to Cinema Studies
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2021
    Introduces basic media literacy by exploring the technical and aesthetic principles behind the production, analysis and interpretation of films. Explores comprehension and thinking about movies critically as technological, cultural and artistic products. Study of films in different social and historical contexts and discussion of the importance of movies as cultural products. Formerly FILM 1502.
  • CINE 2005 - Form, Structure, and Narrative Analysis
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2020
    Analyzes the form and structure of narrative, experimental non-narrative, and documentary films. Familiarizes students with the general characteristics of the classic three-act structure, principles of adaptation, form and content of experimental films, structural approaches, and the basic formal, narrative, and rhetorical strategies of documentary filmmaking. Formerly FILM 2005.
  • 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 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.
  • CINE 3104 - Film Criticism and Theory
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2019 / Spring 2020 / Fall 2020 / Spring 2021
    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 3104 - Film Criticism and Theory
    Primary Instructor - Spring 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 HUMN 3104.
  • HUMN 3104 - Film Criticism and Theory
    Primary Instructor - Spring 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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