FILM 2282 Political Fiction Film (Spring: 3 )
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
Last Updated: 24-Jun-17