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Film 130: History of Film

Film 130 examines the history of film as an international artistic medium from its inception to the contemporary era.  This course will cover the rich and complex history of film art, now over a century old.  Students will learn to view and study films from a critical perspective that derives from their thinking about the relationship between a given film and its place in history, its place in cinematic development, and its place among changing aesthetics.  Topic to be discussed may include invention of early expansion, the silent era, the classical Hollywood studio cinema, postwar cinema, international movements, and contemporary.

Textbook: A Short History of the Movies: 11th Abridged Edition by Gerald Mast and Bruce F. Kawin

Instructor: Bob Winters