21L.011 The Film Experience

Class Info

Concentrates on close analysis and criticism of a wide range of films, including works from the early silent period, documentary and avant-garde films, European art cinema, and contemporary Hollywood fare. Through comparative reading of films from different eras and countries, students develop the skills to turn their in-depth analyses into interpretations and explore theoretical issues related to spectatorship. Syllabus varies from term to term, but usually includes such directors as Eisenstein, Fellini, Godard, Griffith, Hawks, Hitchcock, Kubrick, Kurosawa, Tarantino, Welles, and Wiseman.

This class has no prerequisites.

21L.011 will be offered this semester (Fall 2019). It is instructed by E. Brinkema and D. Thorburn.

Lecture occurs 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM on Tuesdays in 3-270.

This class counts for a total of 12 credits. This class counts as a HASS A. This class counts as a CI-H.

You can find more information on MIT OpenCourseWare at the The Film Experience site or on the 21L.011 Stellar site.

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