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FILM3001: Cinematic Time

Time is one of the most exciting and perplexing concepts in Film Studies. How does the cinema create time and what effect does it have on our own sense of time? Can we sense times other than our own? This unit explores cinematic time in a global context. A survey of key films and reflection on the experience of cinema will serve as focal points for thinking time cinematically.

Code FILM3001
Academic unit Film Studies
Credit points 6
12 credits at 2000 level in Film Studies or 12 credit points at 2000 level in Art History

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. an ability to recognise and analyse the work of different filmmakers
  • LO2. advanced descriptive and critical writing skills
  • LO3. ability to turn complex aesthetic experience towards conceptual thought
  • LO4. an understanding of cinematic temporalities, and the cultural and conceptual underpinnings of our experience of time
  • LO5. broader appreciation of cinematic culture