Course Description

An exploration of cinematic history that begins with the first films that included sound (‘talkies’) and ends with contemporary cinema. Topics include the inclusion of sound, film as propaganda, technical advancements (CGI, 3D, aspect ratio, color, and colorization), blockbusters, and the rise of independent film.

Learning Outcomes

  • Explain the impact independent film has had on mainstream film.
  • Describe the impact blockbuster films have had on independent film.
  • Explain the impact CGI has had on narrative film.
  • Distinguish various genres of film.

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