The Film Experience

This course concentrates on close analysis and criticism of a wide range of films, including works from the early silent period, documentary and avant-garde films, European art cinema, and contemporary Hollywood fare. Through comparative reading of films from different eras and countries, students develop the skills to turn their in-depth analyses into interpretations and explore theoretical issues related to spectatorship. Syllabus varies from term to term, but usually includes such directors as Coppola, Eisentein, Fellini, Godard, Griffith, Hawks, Hitchcock, Kubrick, Kurosawa, Tarantino, Welles, Wiseman, and Zhang. Many video lectures are not available due to copyright restrictions.

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University

MIT

Professor

David Thorburn

Lectures

8 Lectures

University

MIT

Professor

David Thorburn

Lectures

8 Lectures

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Lecture 1

Introduction



Lecture 2

Keaton



Lecture 3

Chaplin