Film Studies

Film Studies Overview

Film Studies 15

Students who enroll in this sequence have an interest in film and a desire to become a more competent viewer. Students will make cross-cultural comparisons of several animated films and complete an in-depth study of the evolution of the comedy genre from 1931 to the present day. Students will gain an understanding of the literary, dramatic and cinematic aspects of film, with special emphasis on the techniques filmmakers use to create meaning and communicate ideas. A partial list of the films viewed include: The Matrix, She’s the Man, Up, Persepolis and Spirited Away.

Film Studies 25 & 35

Students examine the characteristics and historical development of several genres, including film noir and continue to refine the skills necessary to deconstruct the many layers of meaning in film. Students study topics such as the studio system, the star system, and the impact of other technologies on movies. While viewing films, or parts thereof, more than once, students research film, including a detailed director study; create detailed film critiques and analyse an actor/actresses’ performance in multiple films. A partial list of the films viewed include: L.A. Noire, The Usual Suspects, Following, Casablanca, Apocalypse Now, Hearts of Darkness, Baraka, Time Code and The 400 Blows.

  • It is recommended that students entering the 25 or 35 level, have receive a mark of 50%, and above, in the previous Film Studies course
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