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DRAM 150 Cinema as Art and Communication I

3 hours lecture, 3 units
Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass Option

Description: This course is a survey of cinema as it relates to historical, aesthetic and critical influences on American society. Emphasis is placed on the development of the feature film from its inception through the 1960's. Topics include silent film, the introduction of sound, the aesthetics of black and white film, the technology of color, the birth of animated film, the influence of the director, the role of technology, and the resulting influence on an audience. Students are also introduced to the film movements of the modern era, including Italian Neo-Realism, German Expression, and Soviet Montage. This course is designed for students interested in a general survey of cinema.

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