Global Film Culture

Module code: MS2012

This module will explore and discuss some of the most important and exciting cinematic movements in the global history of the cinema, and evaluate some of the main ways these have been interpreted and understood by film critics and theorists – and we will watch some great films. Taking a case study approach, each week you'll look at a different example of film practice in its historical contexts of production and consumption.

Topics covered

  • Cinema as a social, cultural, and economic institution
  • Early Cinema
  • Russian Montage
  • Classic Hollywood Studio Production
  • British Realism
  • Art & Avant-Garde Cinema
  • Postcolonialism and Film
  • New American Cinema
  • New Black Cinema
  • Film and Globalisation
  • Animation
  • Guest lectures

Learning

  • 11 hours of lectures
  • 11 hours of seminars
  • 22 hours of supervised time in the studio/workshop
  • 105 hours of guided independent study
  • 1 hour of tutorials

Assessment

  • Portfolio of three analyses, 1,000 words each (100%)