Film 2700: Weekly Schedule

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Film 2700: History of Motion Pictures

Fall 2015

This syllabus is a general plan for this course—deviations may be necessary as the semester progresses. Check back often (let’s say once a week) for changes.

NOTE: ***Please complete each reading and/or writing assignment BEFORE the appropriate class.

Week 1

MON Aug 24- Introduction to course and syllabus

WED Aug 26- Invention of the Cinema
Read: Chapter 1 (1-9)
Here is the PowerPoint that accompanies this lecture:
2700- Invention and Early Years

Week 2

MON Aug 31- Early Filmmaking and Exhibition
Read: Chapter 1 (9-19)
Check out the presentation that accompanies this lecture.

WED Sep 2- Expanding American Industry
Read Chapter 2 (20-37)
Check out the presentation that accompanies this lecture.

Week 3

MON Sep 7- NO CLASS – LABOR DAY HOLIDAY

WED Sep 9- D.W. Griffith
Read Chapter 3 (45-46)
Here is the presentation that accompanies this lecture.

Week 4

MON Sep 14- Germany in the 1920s
Read Chapter 4 (50-59)
Check out the website that accompanies this lecture.

WED Sep 16- Germany (Cont.)
Read Chapter 4 (60-67)
In Class Screening: Noseferatu (1922)

The Google Presentation that accompanies this lecture may be found here.

Week 5

MON Sep 21- Complete Screening & Intro to Soviet Montage
Read Chapter 5 (68-78)

WED Sep 23- Soviet Montage
Read Chapter 5 (79-90)
Check out this Storify: http://storify.com/ErikClabaugh/soviet-montage

Week 6

MON Sep 28- Exam Review
No Reading (Review your notes)

WED Sep 30- FIRST EXAM
No Reading (Study!)

The study guide for the first exam may be found here.

Week 7

MON Oct 5- No Class

WED Oct 7- No Class

Week 8

MON Oct 12- Sound!-
Read Chapter 6 (90-98)
Here is the Google Presentation that accompanies this lecture.

WED Oct 14- The Hollywood Studio System
Check out this Scoop.it: http://www.scoop.it/t/the-hollywood-studio-system
Read Chapter 7 (102-107)

Week 9

MON Oct 19- Exhibition & Classical Hollywood Style
Read Chapter 7 (108-113)

Here is the Google Presentation that accompanies this lecture.

WED Oct 21- Innovation and Major Directors (1930-1945)
Read Chapter 7 (114-118)

Here is the Google Presentation that accompanies this lecture.

Week 10

MON Oct 26- Genre Innovation
Read Chapter 7 (118-126)

Here is the Google Presentation that accompanies this lecture.

WED Oct 28- Postwar American Cinema
Read Chapter 9 (145-163)

Week 11

MON Nov 2- Postwar (Cont.)
Read Chapter 9 (164-170)

Here is the Google Presentation that accompanies both “Postwar American Cinema” lectures.

WED Nov 4- Italian Neorealism
Read Chapter 10 (171-183)

The Google Presentation that accompanies this lecture may be found here.

Week 12

MON Nov 9- Conclude Italian Neorealism
No Reading (Study!)

The Google Presentation that accompanies this lecture may be found here.

WED Nov 11- SECOND EXAM
No Reading (Study!)

Week 13

MON Nov 16- French New Wave
Read Chapter 12 (212-223)

The Google Presentation that accompanies this lecture may be found here.

WED Nov 18-
French New Wave (Cont.)
In Class Screening: The 400 Blows (1959)

Week 14

NO CLASS–THANKSGIVING BREAK
No Reading

Week 15

MON Nov 30- Conclude French New Wave/Begin New American Cinema (1960-1980)
Read Chapter 14 (279-289)

WED Dec 2- New American Cinema (Cont.)
Read Chapter 14 (290-300)

The Google Presentation that accompanies this lecture may be found here.

Weeks 16/17

MON Dec 7- American Cinema (1980-Present)
Read Chapter 16 (329-340)

WED Dec 9- FINAL EXAM 1:30-4:00