COMP 221 Fall 2012 The Feature Film

Cross Listed as ENGL204
An introduction to film analysis, focusing on features produced by Hollywood studios from the 1930s to the present. Our emphasis will be on film genres, and on the formal properties of film as a medium for telling stories. We will also consider the industrial organization of film production and the intersection of economics and popular culture. Students will be required to attend screenings of one and sometimes two films weekly, by directors including Welles, Hitchcock, Coppola, and Jonze. Critical readings will be assigned.
Class Format: lecture
Requirements/Evaluation: short written exercises; one 6-page paper; two midterm tests, and a final exam
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Prerequisites: a 100-level English course, or a score of 5 on the AP Exam in English Literature or a 6 or 7 on the International Baccalaureate; not open to students who have taken English 203
Enrollment Preference: sophomores and current English majors
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Divisional Attributes: Division I
Other Attributes: ENGL Literary Histories C
Enrollment Limit: 70
Expected Enrollment: 70
Class Number: 1584
COMP221-01(F) LEC The Feature Film Division 1: Languages and the Arts Shawn J. Rosenheim
, John E. Kleiner
TR 09:55 AM-11:10 AM Griffin 6 1584
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