Film 2700: Weekly Schedule

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Film 2700: History of Motion Pictures
Spring 2018

This syllabus is a general plan for this course—deviations may be necessary as the semester progresses. Check back often for changes.

NOTE: ***Please complete each reading and/or writing assignment BEFORE the corresponding class (e.g. come to our next class having already read chapters 2-4 in your textbook).

Lecture Slides: Links to slides will be posted as the semester progresses.

Week 1

FRI Jan 12- Introduction to course and syllabus

Week 2

FRI Jan 19- Moving Pictures
Read: Chapters 2-4

Lecture Slides

Week 3

FRI Jan 26- Sennett, Stars and Movie Czars
Read: Chapters 5-6

Lecture Slides

Week 4

FRI Feb 2- German Expressionism & Soviet Montage
Read Chapters 7-8

Lecture Slides

Week 5

FRI Feb 9- FIRST EXAM
STUDY!

Exam 1: Study Guide

Week 6

FRI Feb 16- Sound & French Cinema Between the Wars
Read Chapters 9-10

Lecture Slides

Week 7

FRI Feb 23- American Cinema 1930-45
Read Chapter 11 BECAUSE I AM GOING TO GIVE A “SURPRISE QUIZ!” Yeah, that’s right. I’m going to give a quiz in class on Friday, Feb 23. Good for you if you are reading this and get advanced warning. Consider this “heads up” a reward for keeping up with the assignments.

Week 8

FEB 27TH SEMESTER MIDPOINT – LAST DAY TO WITHDRAW

FRI Mar 2- American Cinema 1946-65
Read Chapter 12

Week 9

FRI Mar 9- Neorealism & the New Wave
Read Chapter 13

Week 10

FRI Mar 16- NO CLASS – SPRING BREAK
Don’t do anything I wouldn’t do.

Week 11

FRI Mar 23- Hollywood Renaissance
Read Chapter 15

Week 12

FRI Mar 30- SECOND EXAM
No Reading (Study!)

Week 13

FRI Apr 6- Return of the Myths
Read Chapter 17

Week 14

FRI Apr 13- Conglomerates & Video
Read Chapter 18

Week 15

FRI Apr 20- Last Day of Class – Digital Cinema
In Class Screening: TBA

Week 16

FRI Apr 27- Final Exam
Exact time and location TBA