Course Description

This course examines cinema from its origins to the present. Topics include silent and sound film, the studio system in the U.S.A., contributions of western European film and notable filmmakers and films in the evolution of film art and practice. Alternative film styles and techniques will be examined against the background of the monolithic development of the narrative film and both will be considered within the context of the political, cultural and economic issues which animated their times. CDMP 120 is equivalent to MPF 327.

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