Film History & Form
10 001 | CCN: 15580
Location: Dwinelle 142
Date and Time: TU, W, TH, 1-3:30pm
This course is an introduction to the early history of world cinema (from its nineteenth-century prehistory to the sound cinema of the 1930s) and to the interpretive skills necessary for close analysis of film. 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 conflicting political filmmaking of the 1930s leading up to the second World War.