9-20-10 american ind cinema sched thru nov 8 (f2010, cante)

9-20-10 american ind cinema sched thru nov 8 (f2010, cante)...

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American Independent Cinema (Should Perhaps be Called “New American Cinema?”) Revised 9-20-10 Comm 550 Section 001 Fall 2010 Mon 5-7:50 pm Greenlaw Hall #431 Prof: Rich Cante rcante@email.unc.edu Because something is happening here But you don’t know what it is Do you, Mr. Jones? -Bob Dylan “Ballad of a Thin Man” Highway 61 Revisited (1965) In the Sixties, everybody got interested in everybody else. -Andy Warhol The Philosophy of Andy Warhol: From A to B and Back Again (1975) Purpose of Class : Intensive investigation of some particularly important strains of (mostly) “narrative” American Independent Cinema -- whatever that is -- and of their myriad cultural, aesthetic, political, historical, social, industrial, and economic implications. We will focus particularly on the 1970s and 1980s as well as the present, and will err somewhat on the side of the “mainstream” -- whatever that is. Required Assignments: -All viewings are required. It is your responsibility to have completed all assigned viewings before each class session, one way or another. - Take-home midterm exam, 25% of your grade. 3-5 pages, proofed, spellchecked, double-spaced, 12 point type maximum. . -Three screening quizzes, to be given on any 3 of the days we meet, @ 12.5% of your grade each (50% total). There are three possible grades on these: check (A), check minus
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