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James Tweedie
C LIT 313
Seattle Campus

History of Film: 1989-Present

Addresses the latest trends in international filmmaking typically with an emphasis on world cinema and issues of globalization and diaspora. Sometimes taught in conjunction with the Seattle International Film Festival.

Class description

This course provides an introduction to recent developments in Hollywood, US independent, and world cinema. Topics may include the blockbuster, computer-generated imagery and animation, heritage cinema and literary adaptations, post-socialist cinema, new documentaries, low-budget movements like mumblecore, and the international film festival circuit. The course will be taught in conjunction with the Seattle International Film Festival, and students will be required to attend and write about screenings at SIFF.

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The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by James Tweedie
Date: 02/14/2014