Action Films

University of Auckland

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Action Films

  • Host University

    University of Auckland

  • Location

    Auckland, New Zealand

  • Area of Study

    Mass Communications, Media and Journalism, Media Studies, Radio/Television/Film

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    Prerequisite: 30 points from FTVMS 201-214, 216--239, MÄORI 271 Restriction: FTVMS 221

  • Course Level Recommendations

    Upper

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    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

    15
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4 - 6
  • Overview

    Investigates action films as a genre and a "spectacle" in world cinema. Considers the aesthetic qualities of the genre and its interaction with the wider context. Issues studied include the relationship between conventions and inventions, the combination of visual and aural spectacle, as well as how identity is articulated through the discourse of nation, gender, ethnicity, age and the landscape.

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