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FILM

F/En 30. Introduction to Film. 9 units (3-0-6). This course examines film as an art and as an institution from 1895 through the present. Students will acquire the basic vocabulary and techniques of film analysis, focusing on questions of form (mise-en-scène, cinematography, editing, sound) and narrative, as well as an understanding of the historical development of the medium with an emphasis on the American, European, and Asian contexts. Topics will include the early cinema of illusion, the actuality film, the transition to sound, the Hollywood star system, Italian neorealism, the French New Wave, Dogma 95, and Hong Kong action cinema. Not offered 2013–14.

F/Hum 32. Humanities on Film. 3 units (1-1-1); offered by announcement. A course centered around a series of films (usually five) screened as part of the Caltech film program. Students will be required to attend prefilm lectures and postfilm discussions, to do some reading, and to produce a short paper.

L/F 104. French Cinema. 9 units (3-0-6). For course description, see Languages.

L/F 109. Introduction to French Cinema from Its Beginning to the Present. 9 units (3-0-6). For course description, see Languages.

H/F 131. History on Film. 9 units (2-2-5). For course description, see History.

H/F 132. Nations/Cultures on Film: Japan. 9 units (2-2-5). For course description, see History.

H/F 133. Topics in Film History. 9 units (2-2-5). For course description, see History.

H/F 134. The Science Fiction Film. 9 units (2-2-5). For course description, see History.

H/F 136. Ethnic Visions. 9 units (2-2-5). For course description, see History.

En/F 160 ab. Introduction to Classical Hollywood Film. 9 units (3-0-6). For course description, see English.

En/F 161. The New Hollywood. 9 units (3-0-6); second term. For course description, see English.


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