30 Credits SPRING

Pre-requisites: 2.1 BA honours degree or equivalent

Aims/Description: This module has two basic premises. First, it is designed to be used as a refresher course for students experienced in film study, introducing unfamiliar films whose form and content ramify outwards to others in (or using) similar modes. Thus, a viewing of 'Tales of Hoffman', for instance, would introduce an exploration of misic and the operatic in other films. Second, for students unused to film analysis, it will provide some training in detailed interpretation, and introduce film as reportage. The course aims to give some training in preparing programme notes and in writing considered criticism of newly issued films. Video extracts are frequently used in seminars, and students are expected to bring video extracts for discussion, both to illustrate personal commentary and to fulfill the weekly requirement to submit one self-chosen extract to illustrate a point in film history

Teaching Methods: Seminars, Independent Study
Assessment: Course work

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