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