CAS-281   Film Art & Cultures I

A study of the development of film from its inception to 1960, considering cinema as an art form in the context of culture, technology, and economics. Topics include the invention of film, silent film, the rise of the classical Hollywood style and alternatives, the coming of sound, color, and widescreen, the global influence of and resistance to Hollywood, and the most important films, directors, and movements of world film. A weekly screening lab is mandatory.