| || |
This class provides an introduction to film as an aesthetic, economic, and cultural phenomenon. Mastering the vocabulary associated with narrative, editing, cinematography, mise-en-scene, and sound, which are the fundamental tools required for the close analysis of film texts, lays the groundwork for the interpretive analysis of film texts. We will further consider key historical, economic and ideological contexts that inform the production and consumption of films and film genres. Topics that link to second semester modules in the Film/Screen studies elective stream will be incorporated.