ADFM 1383 Film Criticism and Theory (Fall: 3 )
Literature and film have shared a symbiotic relationship from the birth of the cinema at the end of the 19th century, since plays, novels, and short stories became the source for many films. This course will focus on the various styles of adaptation to the screen with an emphasis on writing exercises which will include blurbs, newspaper reviews, comic-critiques, and will end with a short scholarly article. The material will be drawn from a Civil War short story by Ambrose Bierce, a hard-boiled Noir novel, and other popular literary works covering diverse genres.
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