Class Schedule for 4th Edition of The Film Experience

Film 1010

Week 1

MON 1/11 Course Introduction – Review Syllabus

WED 1/13 Studying Film – Intro & Chapter 1 Lecture Slides
Read: Smith, “It’s Just a Movie” http://www2.gsu.edu/~jougms/Justamovie.htm
C&W “Introduction” (5-17)

Week 2

MON 1/18 No Class – MLK Day

WED 1/20 Film Research and Writing – Lecture Slides
Read: C&W (430- 446)
Check out the GSU Library’s Film Studies Research Guide. This will be useful for you (particularly the information under the “Articles” tab) as the semester progresses:
http://research.library.gsu.edu/c.php?g=115279&p=750577

Week 3

MON 1/25 Film Research and Writing (Cont.)- Lecture Slides
Read: C&W (446-461)
DUE: SHORT ESSAY #1

WED 1/27 Film Research and Writing (Cont.)
Read: Strunk, Elements of Style – Chapter III (7-17)
http://faculty.washington.edu/heagerty/Courses/b572/public/StrunkWhite.pdf

Week 4

MON 2/1 Mise-en-scène – History and Elements – Lecture Slides
Read: C&W (60-79)

WED 2/3 Mise-en-scène – Elements (Cont.)
Read: C&W Essay on Do the Right Thing (80-81)

Week 5

MON 2/8 Mise-en-scène – Traditions – “Realisticness” – Lecture Slides
Read: C&W (79, 82-93)
Screen: The Royal Tenenbaums (Anderson, 2001) – Amazon Instant

WED 2/10 Mise-en-scène – Group Presentations – Discussion
No Reading
DUE: SHORT ESSAY #2

Week 6

MON 2/15 Cinematography – Lecture Slides
Read: C&W (104-115)

WED 2/17 Cinematography – Elements – Lecture Slides
Read: C&W (115-123)

Week 7

MON 2/22 Cinematography – Elements – Ontology – Lecture Slides
Read: C&W (123-131)
Screen: The Shining (Kubrick, 1980) – Amazon Instant

WED 2/24 Cinematography – Group Presentations – Discussion
No Reading
DUE: SHORT ESSAY #3

Week 8

MON 2/29 Intro to Editing – Lecture Slides
Read: C&W (133-140)
Midterm Exams Handed Out

*Note: March 3rd is the last day to withdraw

WED 3/2 Editing – Elements
Read: C&W (140-155)

Week 9

MON 3/7 Editing – Space – Time – Lecture Slides
Read (C&W (155–161)
Screen: The Cutting Edge: The Magic of Movie Editing (Apple, 2004)
Available on Vimeo: http://vimeo.com/47963215

WED 3/9 Editing – Making Meaning
Read: C&W (162-173)

FRI 3/11
Midterm Exams Due by 11:59 p.m.

Week 10

MON 3/14 No Class – Spring Break

WED 3/16 No Class – Spring Break

Week 11

MON 3/21 Editing – Group Presentations – Discussion
No Reading

WED 3/23 Intro to Sound – Lecture Slides
Read: C&W (175-201)
DUE: FINAL PAPER PROPOSALS

Week 12

MON 3/28 Sound – Significance
Read: C&W (201-209)
DeBevoise and Cercel, “Interview with Gary Rydstrom”: http://web.archive.org/web/20010618222636/www.editorsnet.com/article/mainv/0,7220,118097,00.html
Screen: Saving Private Ryan (Spielberg, 1998) – Amazon Instant

Wed 3/30 Sound – Group Presentations – Discussion – Lecture Slides
No Reading
DUE: SHORT ESSAY #4

Week 13

MON 4/4 Narrative – History and Elements – Lecture Slides
Read: C&W (213-238)

WED 4/6 Narrative – Elements and Significance
Read: C&W (238-251)
Screen: The Sweet Hereafter (Egoyan, 1997)

Week 14

MON 4/11 Genre – Rituals and Conventions
Read: C&W (311-329)

WED 4/13 Genre – Archetypes and Formulas
Read: C&W (329-349)

Week 15

MON 4/18 Overview of Critical Theories & Methods
Read: C&W (397-418)

WED 4/20 Overview of Critical Theories & Methods (Cont.)
Read: C&W (418-427)

Week 16

MON 4/25 Class Attendance Optional – Come in (at our regular meeting time) if you would like help on your final paper

NOTE: Final Papers are due via email no later than 5:00 p.m. on Friday 4/29/16