2021-2022 Undergraduate Academic Catalog

IAHIS 3025 Cinema Eye, Cinema Art: A History of Film

A survey of masterpieces by major film directors, this course situates each film within the historical and cultural context of its time. Topics will include cinematography, mis-en-scene, montage, narrative strategies, and genre. Classes are organized around the personal style and innovation of directors such as Welles, Hitchcock, Fellini, Coppola, Kubrick, Zhang, and Almodovar. Students will develop narrative sequences of their own using a medium of choice (drawing, animation, photography, or video), in addition to engaging in film screenings, class discussions, and written essays.