The Department of French and Italian

F C 349 • French New Wave

35975 • Picherit, Hervé
Meets TTH 1230pm-200pm HRH 2.112
(also listed as EUS 347)
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DESCRIPTION:

There are three main goals for this course.  The first is the acquisition of the intellectual and interpretative tools specific to film comprehension, analysis and creation.  The second is the establishment of a sense of the French New Wave movement and its influence on subsequent artistic and commercial films.  The third main goal for the course is the acquisition of the vocabulary related to cinema production, description and interpretation.  The course will also encourage students to establish links between the films shown in the class, but also with other media.  Most importantly, the class is designed to cultivate film literacy, allowing students both to engage critically and create with this medium.  Assignments will include short, online film responses, one written movie review, a film exam, the creation of a student film, and written reflections on the film project.

 

TEXT:

Film Art, 10th edition by David Bordwell & Kristin Thompson

Cinema Studies: The Key Concepts by Susan Hayward

Films :

Les 400 coups

Tirez sur le pianiste

À bout de souffle

Pierrot le fou

Cléo de 5 à 7

La pointe courte

La jetée

Le joli mai

Hiroshima mon amour

L’année dernière à Marienbad

Ma nuit chez Maude

Les bonnes femmes

           

GRADING:

1.  Class attendance, participation and daily work (throughout the semester)……..15%

2.  8 Short film responses………………………………….………...…………...…15%

3.  Written Movie Review…….……………………….……………………...........15%

4.  Film exam ……..…...…………………………..…………………………….....20%

5.  Final film project ……..……………………..……………………………….....20%

6.  Reflections on the final film project ……….…………………………………...15%

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  • Department of French and Italian

    University of Texas at Austin
    201 W 21st Street STOP B7600
    HRH 2.114A
    Austin, TX 78712-1800
    512-471-5531