What does it mean to acquire a global perspective on film? How does a global perspective on film affect our understanding of film culture? This unit surveys cinema from around the world to piece together a picture of film culture derived from the close analysis of contemporary film form, style criticism and theory. Particular focus will be placed on the complex relation of the film text and the film audience. How do films address multiple and diverse audiences from different places with different histories and identities?
1x1hr lecture/week, 1x2hr tutorial/week.
1x1000wd historical survey (20%), 1x1000wd formal/ stylistic analysis (20%), 1x2500wd research essay (60%)
12 credit points at 2000 level in Film Studies