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Mary Neuburger, Chair BUR 452, 2505 University Avenue, Stop F3600, Austin, TX 78712 • 512-471-3607

Spring 2009

CZ 301K • CLOSELY WATCHED FILMS: A SURVEY OF CZECH CINEMA

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
44881 MWF
11:00 AM-12:00 PM
PAR 302
Pichova

Course Description

This course examines Czechoslovak film and literature against the backdrop of key historical, political, and cultural events. Film screenings will include films covering World War II, the Stalinist Fifties, the thaw of the Sixties, the post-Soviet invasion years, and the post-1989 Velvet Revolution. Most of the films viewed are based on novels, which will be read in their interity.

Grading Policy

Paper (5 pages long) 25% 2 Exams 50% Class participation 25%

Texts

Jiri Menzel: Closely Watched Trains Jan Nemec: Diamonds of the Night Vojtech Jasny: All Good Countrymen Vera Chytilova: A Game of an Apple Milos Forman: Firemen's Ball Angel Exit (Andl exit, 2000) Vladimir Michalek Death of the Beautiful Roebucks (Smrt krásných srnco, 1986) Karel Kachyn I Served the King of England (Obsluhoval jsem anglického krále, 2006) JiYí Menzel Vacationers (U astníci zájezdu, 2006) JiYí Vejdlek

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