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ENG395B - Godard and European Film

General

Subject code

ENG

Course Number

395B

Department(s)

Instructor(s)

S. Dillon

Course Long Title

Godard and European Film

Description

Jean-Luc Godard is perhaps the most important filmmaker of the second half of the twentieth century. His films are essays in what images can do; they analyze narrative, structure, and sound. This course considers the major films of his career, from romantic early works like Breathless (1959), to politically severe films like Weekend (1967), to the philosophical meditation of In Praise of Love (2001). Each week course participants study one film by directors such as Antonioni, Bergman, Dreyer, Fellini, Marker, Pasolini, Tarkovsky, and Truffaut. Taken together, Godard and these European directors show why twentieth-century film is truly "the seventh art." Prerequisite(s): one English course.

Writing Credit

W2

Departmental Course Attributes - Major/Minor Requirements

CRTH

GEC This Course Belongs To

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Class Restriction

Exclude First Years