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EP342 - Film and Film Theory

Andy Warhol once claimed, "It's the movies that have really been running things in America ever since they were invented. They show you what to do, how to do it, when to do it, how to feel about it, and how to look how you feel about it." EP342 examines film as the major new art form of the twentieth century and considers its potential as perhaps the most electric and influential medium of the twenty-first. Through the screening of films and the reading of screenplays, essays, and articles, we will learn about film form and genre, the history of Hollywood and world cinemas, the evolution of film criticism and theory, and the relationship between film and technology. What is Rosebud anyway?

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