This seminar in great American directors is a content-variable course that may be repeated for credit. Each iteration of this course is a comprehensive study of the artistic achievements of an American director. Students will engage in detailed interpretations and analyses of the techniques and concepts employed by a particular director, paying special attention to literary works as they relate to the filmmaking efforts of the director studied.
- Identify, evaluate and critique the life and the work of an American director.
- Identify, evaluate and critique the semiotics of an American director.
- Identify, evaluate and critique the aesthetics of an American director.
- Apply the principles discussed and arguments employed in critical theory to the work of an American director.
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