CTCS 190 LECTURE OUTLINE – WEEK XII

CTCS 190 LECTURE OUTLINE – WEEK XII - CTCS 190 LECTURE...

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CTCS 190 LECTURE OUTLINE – WEEK XII Part 3: The Modernist Period A. Conditions and Causes for Modernism in American Film 1. MODERNISM – movement with long history spanning 20 th century….key 20 th century movement in aesthetics 2. The antiestablishmentarianism of the Age of Aquarius, 1963-1976 3. The impact of European film 4. The end of censorship 5. Conglomerate takeover of the studios 6. Director as auteur B. Modernism 1. Modernism and the other arts; modernism and film 2. Modernism’s two basic tenets: a. Myth – the journey 1. Complex reality presented b. 1. Thematically: self-conscious engagement with social and moral values – questions moral and social values 1. Morality is situational as opposed to natural law ( diff – natural law=its never ok to steal….but situational in Victor/ Victoria = its not bad for Victoria to steal because she is hungry) 2. Natural law of Morality based on nature (against natural nature – is against natural law) 3. Situational ethics based on mutual reciprocity of other
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CTCS 190 LECTURE OUTLINE – WEEK XII - CTCS 190 LECTURE...

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