Film History and Appreciation (FA)
This course studies the development of film as an art form from its inception and growth, continuing throughout the twentieth century. Students will view landmark films and learn about the basis for each development in the progression to present filmmaking. Students will learn of historic film-makers, their visions and perceptions of the world and society, about styles and film techniques which influenced our present formats. In addition to viewing, discussing, dissecting various films and works, students do research work and make presentations about films. Topics will range from individual film-makers to the studio systems of the 1930’s through the 1950’s, and into present technical advances influencing the movies of today.