FIL 1007 - Film Analysis and Critique
(3 Credit Hours)
Prerequisites: ENC 1101 .
This course meets the Gordon Rule requirement. It is an analysis of dramatic and cinematic structures designed to help students develop visual literacy. Films are viewed with an emphasis on formalism: how the language of the film (camera work, editing, sound, story structure, acting, etc.) creates meaning for viewers. Various theories of criticism are addressed, along with genre imperatives and storytelling trends in world cinema. This course is not a history of cinema, but an exploration of its language, properties and style that equip the viewer to better understand the audiovisual culture that surrounds us. Formerly, “Foundations of Story”.
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