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Comparative & World Lit

Winter 2007




CPLT 344  Literature and the Other Arts                           3 credits
A study of the relationship between literature and music, film and the fine arts, with an emphasis on common concerns, solutions and terminology. We watch films all the time, but do you really have anything to say about them? Why would a director use a pan over a tilt? How did the mise-en-scene of a film make it funnier, scarier or more romantic? What is a tracking shot or a plan americain? Film has its own language. This course will offer the basic vocabulary for talking and writing about film. It will explore why understanding film is different than understanding a novel. This is an introductory course to the vocabulary and conventions of filmmaking and writing. We will cover a variety of genres and time periods to offer an overview of the classics of cinema and what made these films innovative. Note: May be repeated once for credit with permission of the advisor. Also listed as ENGL 316 and MLL 344. Prerequisite: Completion of a 200-level literature course with a grade of C or better.
          Grade Method: REG
[0014] 9101 TuWTh......1:00pm- 4:10pm (ITE 229)       NEWMAN-SAUL, E


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