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David Birdsong, Chair 201 W 21St Street, B7600, HRH 2.114A, Austin, TX 78712 • 512-471-5531

Fall 2005

F C 339 • DEVELOPMENT OF FRENCH FILM - W

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
35150 TTh
3:30 PM-5:00 PM
HRH 2.112
SHERZER

Course Description

This course is designed as a survey of the major French film directors from 1895 to the present. It aims at presenting different cinematic styles and techniques. In addition the films are treated as cultural documents which speak to us about particular social, literary, historical, and anthropological aspects of French society through the years. Assignments: Writing: 7 essays of 650-700 words, typewritten and double-spaced. Class participation: For each film students should prepare five comments which will be collected each time. In addition each student will make a short presentation and lead a general discussion on a film screened in the course. Exams: based on readings, films discussed in class and on class lectures.

Grading Policy

7 essays: 60% 2 one-hour class exams: 30% Class participation and oral presentation: 10% No final exam

Texts

READINGS: Emily Zants, Creative Encounters with French Films (Coop Bookstore) Course packet SCREENING OF FILMS: Tuesdays and Thursdays 5-7 PM in Flawn Academic Center (AC:344), or on students' own time.

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