This course studies four distinctive auteurs: Frank Borzage, Howard Hawks, John Ford, and Vincente Minnelli. Each director uses popular genres to build unique cinematic worlds. Together, their films form the bedrock of a visual language for telling stories, engaging emotion, and shaping perception. Studying four of the studio era's greatest filmmakers reveals the possibilities of narrative cinema and provides models for new creative work. This class makes the craft of Hollywood visible so that students gain access to the tools of cinematic storytelling. The course includes analytical and creative projects.
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|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Prerequisites: FILM304 AND FILM307
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (ENGL)(FILM-MN)(FILM)
||Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
Readings provided by Instructors.
|Examination and Assignments: |
A paper or project will be assigned for each unit (four total). Cumulative final.
|Instructor(s): Higgins,Scott Times: .M.W... 01:20PM-04:40PM; Location: TBA|
|Permission of Instructor Required|
Enrollment capacity: 10
|Permission of instructor approval will be granted by the instructor during pre-registration through the Electronic Portfolio. Click "Add to My Courses" and "To request a POI electronically, click here" to submit your request.|