Faculty of Arts


FTVMS 215

Reading Contemporary Films


Description

This course considers ways of analysing and interpreting twenty-first century films as the product of competing forces of cultural expression and corporate enterprise with a major interest in how the formal properties of individual films create meaning, communicate ideas, construct and represent characters, relationships, conflicts, spaces, times and places. The aim of the course is to develop students’ awareness of the scope of contemporary film as well as their skills of close reading through the analysis of a range of films. The films studied are representative of a number of distinct narrative and cinematic styles, both "mainstream" and "alternative". They will also help to illustrate international cinema as a sphere of cultural exchange that is dynamic and contested.

Availability 2012

Semester 1

Lecturer(s)

Coordinator(s) Dr Brenda Allen

Assessment

Coursework + exam

Points

FTVMS 215: 15.0 points

Prerequisites

90 points passed

Restrictions

FTVMS 112


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