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FILM 3389 American Directors Series (Spring: 3 )


Course Description

This series will concentrate on several directors who have chosen to work on the East Coast rather than in the Hollywood mainstream, such as Martin Scorsese, Spike Lee, Sidney Lumet, Elia Kazan and Woody Allen. Many have roots in New York and use the City not only as a setting for their narratives but as a metaphor for the human condition they explore. This school of Urban Realism has enriched American film with a gritty documentary strain that stands in strong contrast to the polished Hollywood style.


Instructor(s): Richard A. Blake, S.J.

Prerequisites: None

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Last Updated: 07-Dec-13