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MEDST 146: History of Cinema III: 1970 - present

Amy Herzog

(Submission #152)

Course Description

This course will provide a survey of the development of world cinema from the 1970s to the present, examining institutional and aesthetic shifts in the film industry, as well as significant international movements and genres (the rise of New American Cinema, Latin American Third Cinema, Hong Kong action genres, African film, and the implementation of digital technologies). History of Cinema III builds on the foundation in cinema history set out in MEDST 143 and

144. Readings and class discussions will consider the historical, political, aesthetic, and cultural contexts of these cinematic trends, and will present an overview of the development of film criticism and theory during this period. By the end of the course, students will be familiar with the transformations in global cinema; they will identify links between the industries in various regions, understand the growing importance of film festivals in the circulation of film texts, study the importance of experimental and underground cinema movements, and learn about the impact of new media on contemporary cinema.


Area of Knowledge and Inquiry: Appreciating and Participating in the Arts (AP)
Context of Experience: Not Applicable
Extended Requirement: Not Applicable

Additional Course information

Credits: 3
Prerequisites: None
Existing Course: Existing
Existing Course Number: MEDST 146
Course Anticipated to be offered: Other
Other (if specified): every third semester
Number of Sections: 1
Number of Seats: 70


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