09:00 AM to 10:15 AM TR
Innovation Hall 209
Section Information for Fall 2013
This course focuses on how films and videos tell stories, how they construct subjects and position viewers, by creating convincing, emotionally potent "realities." Looking at how fiction films, documentaries, and television take on similar topics, we'll examine narrative and formal conventions, political and historical contexts, and the effects of budgets, technologies, and commercial culture. Screenings include The Americans (FX), Chronicle, Haywire, The Imposter, The Iran Job, Last Train Home, Middle of Nowhere (2012), Special Flight, and Zero Dark Thirty.
Satisfies the English BA requirement for the concentration in film and media studies..