Faculty of Arts


FTVMS 221

Action Film


Description

The course explores the formal qualities of action films and their interaction with historical, cultural, economic and media contexts. Focusing on action cinema of the last two decades, the course examines issues of visual style, narrative and the representation of gender, race and nation. Films studied range from the more recent Avatar (2009) to the classic Die Hard (1988) and Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon (2000).

Availability 2012

Semester 2

Lecturer(s)

Coordinator(s) Dr Xuelin Zhou

Assessment

Coursework and exam

Points

FTVMS 221: 15.0 points

Prerequisites

FTVMS 100 and 101

Restrictions

FTVMS 315


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