COM 145 - Contemporary Film Analysis
Topics covered within the class are cinematography, narrative vs. non-narrative structure, symbolism, genre, realism vs. expressionism, composition, and editing style. Course work consists of analysis of contemporary issues through screening and discussion of film/cinema work from numerous historical periods.
3 Class Hours
Learning Outcomes of the Course:
Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:
1. Produce a cohesive written discourse analyzing specific aspects of a motion picture production relative to a specific topic of study.
2. Understand the fundamental differences between analyzing specific aspects of a motion picture and simply reviewing or summarizing its major plot points.
3. Recognize and identify different styles of filmmaking and how these styles have changed over the 20th and 21st centuries.
4. Draw parallels between narrative storytelling styles and techniques in film as well as in other communication mediums (i.e. - literature).
5. Demonstrate a working ability to identify contemporary social issues and themes presented by each of the filmmakers and assess its impact on the narrative of the selected film.
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