Jun 15, 2024  
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

MDST 3302 - Film History II

This course examines the development of cinema as an art form from the end of World War II until the present. Film History II begins by reviewing the Classical Hollywood Era then surveys the major cinematic movements that have followed, including Italian Neorealism, the French New Wave, European art cinema, the Chinese Fifth Generation, modern Japanese cinema, South Korean cinema, Bollywood, Iranian cinema and African cinema. All the while, we will track global trends such as the movement from distinct national cinema industries to internationalism, from conventional narrative form to more diverse and stylized storytelling, and from studio-controlled production to independent filmmaking. Students will view and research select films from each period, studying them both as reflective of their historical contest and as one of the social forces that has shaped history.

Prerequisites: ENGL 1102 and MDST 3301