Studies major East European film makers who left their countries at some point in their careers. Compares East European and Western production of those directors who worked partially in the West. Offered: jointly with C LIT 423.
This course focuses on East European directors who moved to the West (e.g., Milos Forman, Roman Polanski, Dusan Makavejev, Agnieszka Holland), on the comparison between their East European production and their American or Western European one, and on the things we can learn about these authors’ work in particular and Eastern European cinema in general from this comparative perspective. We will examine in more depth the cinema of filmmakers such as Milos Forman, who did outstanding films in his native Czechoslovakia at the time of the so-called Czech New Wave of the late sixties, and then proceeded to make some of the most American Hollywood films, such as Student learning goals General method of instruction Recommended preparation Class assignments and grading
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