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Nancy C. White
ENGL 345
Seattle Campus

Studies in Film

Types, techniques, and issues explored by filmmakers. Emphasis on narrative, image, and point of view.

Class description

This course examines the notion of the hero throughout many genres of film, from silent and western to action and horror. In our discussion of these films, we will question what it means to be a big-screen hero, and how that definition varies from one genre to another, as well as from one decade to another. Moreover, we will analyze the techniques and strategies employed by filmmakers to indicate the presence and development of the hero, including sound, editing, cinematography, and narrative.

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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 Nancy C. White
Date: 09/23/2012