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FILM 3383 Film Criticism and Theory (Spring: 3 )


Course Description

In essence, we become film critics when we explore our opinions about a film in light of the plot, characterization, dramatic tension, etc. As an art form, film criticism emerged on a large scale following release of the controversial film Birth of a Nation (1915). Today film critiques are found in our daily newspapers and weekly journals. This course will continue the process through the screening and discussion of primarily independent films. Students will read extensive critiques and theory, while developing sharp critical and writing skills.


Instructor(s): John Michalczyk

Prerequisites: None

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Last Updated: 07-Dec-13