FILM 4190 Seminars in Directors
(Prior to Fall 2010, this course was known as FILM 89.1.
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2 hours lecture, 2 hours screening; 3 credits each term
The style and vision of important film directors. Such courses as the following are offered, the subject chosen by the instructor: New Wave French film (Godard, Truffaut, Resnais, Rivette, Chabrol, and Rohmer); Italian neo-realism (Rossellini, De Sica, Visconti, and Fellini); cinema of Dreyer and Bergman; cinema of John Ford; cinema of D.W. Griffith; cinema of Jean Renoir; cinema of Bunuel and Bresson; cinema of Godard and Antonioni. Emphasis on the director's controlling vision of a film.
Prerequisite: completion of a program, approved by the chairperson, of advanced Film Department courses.