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American Film-An Introduction
Do movies have a specific language? How do the filmmakers communicate with us through films? Look at different aspects of American films and see how certain filmmaking techniques create specific audience responses and see how certain tools are used including cinematography, mise-en-scene, music and more. Study the language of film by looking at film technique, film structure, and how specific films have shaped American culture.
CE-FILM 2048, 2 T/Th, Feb. 4 & 6, 5:30-8:00 pm, Room TBD, $65. A Akarcesme. #15514
Alfred Hitchcock and His Movie Career
Known as “The Master of Suspense”, Alfred Hitchcock has left his mark on how movies have been made over the years. Learn the story of how this creative genius of the cinema became a Hollywood success starting from his early years of growing up in London to his years in Hollywood. This is a must for movie fans who would like to know more about the man who created some of our most memorable movies.
CE-FILM 2046, 1 Sat., Apr. 11, 12:30-2:30 pm, KNC-3, $25. L DiMartino. #15350
Laurel and Hardy: Masters of Comedy
Learn the story of how these two creative comedians grew up and became two of the first Hollywood comedy film stars in the period of the 1920’s through the 1950’s and how they have left their impact on the movie industry. We will discuss their careers from the early days of vaudeville to their days of working at Hollywood’s Hal Roach Studios and beyond. This presentation will also include film clips of some of their more memorable performances.
CE-FILM 2045, 1 Sat., Apr. 18, 12:30-2:30 pm, KNC-2, $25. L DiMartino. #15345
Horror Film Actors Bela Lugosi & Boris Karloff
Discover how these two Hollywood stars (who starred in most of our first classic horror films) developed their acting craft and created some of the most memorable performances on screen over their lifetime. Learn the story of their early background growing up in Europe. This presentation will include movie trailers from some of their more memorable horror films as well as a discussion of their impact on the Hollywood film industry from the 1920’s-1960’s.
CE-FILM 2047, 1 Sat., Apr. 25, 12:30-2:30 pm, KNC-2, $25. L DiMartino. #15354
Remember When: Police TV Series (1950’s-1960’s)
From the early days of television until the 1960’s, police dramas reached a high level of interest for the American public as they followed along weekly. Learn a little more about some of the more popular police shows of these eras and their stars. Film clips of various police TV dramas are included in this presentation.
CE-HIST 2120VA, 1 Sat., May 2, 12:30-2:30 pm, KNC-5, $25. L DiMartino. #15193
Antologia del Cinema Italiano: Anthology of Italian Cinema
Four films will be presented in Italian for viewing, analysis and discussion. Contingent on time and availability, the selected films may be chosen from the following: “L’ora di religione” (2002); “Angela” (2002); “Buongiorno, notte” (2003); “Io non ho paura” and “Ricordati di me” (2003).
CE-FILM 2015, 12 Sat., Jan. 25-Apr. 18 (skip 4/11), 12:15-1:45 pm, GTW-140, $230. J Spedaliere. #15104
Politics via Film
This course will study the Vietnam War through the medium of film. Films to be discussed include “Full Metal Jacket”, “Platoon”, “Hamburger Hill”, “The Quiet American”, “A Bright Shining Lie” and “We Were Soldiers”. There will be discussions of the roles played by Daniel Ellsberg, Robert McNamara, and Henry Kissinger.
CE-FILM 2017, Sec. A: 4 Wed., Feb. 5-26, 7:00-9:00 pm, Room TBD. $80. P Gettler. #15109
James Bond and George Smiley. Mata Hari and the Rosenbergs. Bridge of Spies and The Quiet American. This course will examine, through the medium of film, how spies actually operated and how they have been portrayed in fiction.
CE-FILM 2017, Sec. B: 4 Wed., Mar. 4-25, 7:00-9:00 pm, Room TBD. $80. P Gettler. #15110