Faculty of Arts


FRENCH 239

France on Screen: From Lumière to Godard


Description

An introduction to the major artistic and historical developments in French film, particularly as it relates to French culture, politics, history and society, from the birth of cinema up to and including the New Wave. The course also introduces some analytical tools for the appreciation of film: film grammar and basic aspects of film theory. Taught concurrently with FRENCH 339.

Availability 2012

Semester 1

Lecturer(s)

Coordinator(s) Associate Professor Deborah Walker-Morrison

Recommended Reading

Alan Williams, Republic of Images. Harvard UP. 1992

Assessment

Coursework + exam

Points

FRENCH 239: 15.0 points

Prerequisites

FTVMS 100 and 101, or 15 points from FRENCH 100, 103, 129, 200, 201, 202, 204, 269, 304

Restrictions

FRENCH 339, 739


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