Aug 10, 2022  
2020-2021 UMass Dartmouth Undergraduate Catalog 
2020-2021 UMass Dartmouth Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

ENL 373 - World Cinema I: Origins to New Wave

Credits 3
Lecture / 3 hours per week
Requirements: Prerequisite: ENL 101 & ENL 102 or permission of instructor
A study of the international emergence and evolution of narrative film as a major genre of story-telling, from its origins in late 19th century photographic technology through its maturation in the mid-20th century. Through a combination of readings, film-viewing, and Internet research, students study the impact of technological change on the film medium, the development of film theory and aesthetics, major historical movements like German Expressionism and Italian Neorealism, and the impact of such seminal figures as Griffith, Eisenstein, Renoir, Welles, Bergman, Kurosawa, Hitchcock, and Fellini.