EUS s361 • Films of Ingmar Bergman-W
8:30 AM-10:00 AM
This course is intended as an introduction both to the films of Ingmar Bergman and to the viewing of films in general. We will look at representative films by this prolific and gifted filmmaker, considering them in the contexts of the director's life, Scandinavian culture, and issues of film theory and aesthetics.
Three six-page papers, one of which may be rewritten to replace the grade (20% each, 60% total), and biweekly quizzes (20%; you may drop the lowest grade). Class participation will count 20%.
Required Texts: Bordwell and Thompson: Film Art: An Introduction. 5th edition Peter Cowie: Ingmar Bergman Braudy and Cohen: Film Theory and Criticism. 5th edition (FTC on syllabus) Hairston et al.: The Scott, Foresman Handbook Recommended: The MLA Handbook Films: Port of Call, The Devil's Wanton, Monika, Sawdust and Tinsel, Smiles of a Summer Night, Wild Strawberries, The Seventh Seal, The Magician, Through a Glass Darkly, The Silence, Persona, Hour of the Wolf, The Passion of Anna, Cries and Whispers, Autumn Sonata, The Magic Flute, Fanny and Alexander, Document: Fanny and Alexander, After the Rehearsal