Silent Film

Course Number: 
DOCST 208S.01
Course Instructor: 
Thomas Whiteside
Location: 
Rubenstein Arts Film Theater
Days and Times: 
M 6:15 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.
Course Category: 
Video
Course Type: 
Normal
Course Level: 
Beginning/Intermediate
Crosslisting(s): 
AMI 208S-01
ARTSVIS 208S-01
VMS 208S-01

The first thirty-five years of cinema as an emerging art form and mode of communication. Aesthetic, technical, and cultural aspects of the medium will be considered in historical context, from nineteenth-century experiments to nascent narrative conventions and the first disruptive avant-garde movements. Focus is on close reading of relevant films.