CMS.813 Silent Film

Class Info

Examines how the key elements of today's films - composition, continuity editing, lighting, narrative structure - were originally created. Studies the history of cinema, from its origins in the late 19th century to the transition to sound in the late 1920s and early 1930s. Students view a range of films (both mainstream and experimental) from all over the world, with a particular focus on US productions. Emphasis on how color, sound, and other developments paved the way for today's technological innovations. Students taking graduate version complete additional assignments.

This class has no prerequisites.

CMS.813 will be offered this semester (Spring 2019). It is instructed by H. Hendershot.

This class counts for a total of 12 credits. This is a graduate-level class.

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