Faculty of Arts


FRENCH 339

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 239.

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 339: 15.0 points

Prerequisites

FRENCH 200 or 202 or 304, or 30 points from FTVMS 200-214, 216-219

Restrictions

FRENCH 239 and 739


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