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AMERICAN UNIVERSITY IN CAIRO DEPRTMENT OF PERFORMING AND VISUAL ARTS FILM 220 INTRODUCTION TO FILM FALL 2010 PVA P0-13 INSTRUCTOR: HOSSAM ELOUAN Office: PVA Room 2015 Email: [email protected] Required Textbook: Film Art: An Introduction , by David Bordwell and Kristin Thompson, 8th edition, 2008, (New York: McGraw-Hill). Course Description: This course studies how film accomplishes its purposes, whether as simple entertainment, social commentary or complex art. Students will view and discuss selected films and explore the technical aspects of how films are constructed. Course Objective: The objective of this course is to provide an overview of the basic means for studying and analyzing film. To achieve this, students become familiarized with the terminology as an integral component of our audio visual/culture. The course is also a pre-requisite for most of intermediate and senior level film courses. It provides students with the basic knowledge to be able to pursue in-depth film courses and projects. Course Policies: 1. Viewing Requirement : Some of the films screened are not “modern”, and some of them are not American. A common complaint is we don’t watch mainstream American films. It is assumed that many students have already seen (or are at least familiar with) many modern, current, or mainstream films, thus viewing them for class would be unnecessary. 2.
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This note was uploaded on 10/22/2011 for the course SOCI 122 taught by Professor Kamal during the Spring '11 term at Georgia State.

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