DMS 414 Film Narrative

Colleran :: T 4pm-740pm :: CFA112

This course will examine theories of narrative structure and discuss the potential of film language, particularly editing, to create meaning through different narrative forms. We will compare the structure of films by early innovators such as D. W. Griffith and Sergei Eisenstein, look at a range of realist and formalist theories, and explore avant-garde works that pose critical challenges to the codes created by more classical narrative modes.