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FILM 2282 Political Fiction Film (Spring: 3 )


Course Description

Political fiction film has often served as a dramatic means to deliver an ideological message. Its roots go back to Griffith's Civil War epic Birth of a Nation (1915). During World War II with such popular films as Casablanca, Hollywood directors offered patriotic messages to an American audience with its recent history of isolationism. More recently, Costa-Gavras' Z (1969) combined thriller elements with a non-conventional political perspective. Through readings, screenings, and discussion of these and other works, we are able to analyze the dual components of drama and politics in a chronological manner.


Instructor(s): John Michalczyk

Prerequisites: None

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Last Updated: 07-Dec-13