FILM 440 FILM STUDY AND APPRECIATION (3) Hours/semester: 48-54 lecture. Recommended: ENGL 100 or ENGL 105, or equivalent.
A critical look at film history and culture from silent and classical Hollywood to Japanese and European films. Students learn to critique classical, modern and avant-garde films and to analyze the structure of cinematic language, i.e., motifs, metaphors, narrative cause-effect devices and oppositions. Students develop a visual and ideological understanding of film. Transfer credit: UC; CSU (C2).