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Writing About Film

Semester and Year SP 2018
Course Number WRTNG-UG1070
Section 001
Instructor Christopher Bram
Days F
Time 12:30 PM - 3:15 PM
Units 4
Level U
Foundation Requirement  

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Description

Writing about movies is more than just issuing thumbs-up, thumbs-down judgments. In this class you will learn how to discuss a film’s content, style, and meaning in ways that can interest even people who disagree with you. You will explore some of the many different ways there are to write about cinema, expanding your command of words by reading such critics as James Agee, Pauline Kael, James Baldwin, Molly Haskell, and others. Students will write (and rewrite) five papers ranging from brief movie reviews to a final eight-to-ten page essay.

Course Type

Advanced Writing Courses (WRTNG-UG)