UC Berkeley Department of Film and Media

Department of Film & Media UC Berkeley

Courses / Undergraduate

Fall 2017

25A | CCN: 14786

History of Film: Silent-WWII

Anne Nesbet,

4 Units

This class will serve as an introduction to narrative cinema, from its nineteenth-century prehistory to its hugely popular role in the 1930s. Topics considered will include the rise of early film, the gradual development of cinematic narrative, the development of national cinematic styles in the 1920s, the transition to sound, and the studio filmmaking of the 1930s. Film 25A is a required class for the Film major. Students majoring in Film must pass Film 25A and 25B with a grade of C or better to declare or remain in the major.