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COMM-651 Colloquium: The Story of Film (3) Course Level: Graduate

Colloquium: The Story of Film (3) This course surveys the global history of cinematic arts from 1895 to the future. The focus is on lessons and inspirations for film and media arts makers, highlighting pioneers, groundbreaking innovations, and movements. Students watch and discuss exemplary films in class, keep weekly journals on the readings and screenings, participate in class and online discussions, and write critical reviews and report on film events. Texts include How to Read a Film and the BBC series The Story of Film. Usually Offered: fall. Grading: A-F only. Restriction: graduate film program.