Film Cultures B

Victoria University of Wellington

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Film Cultures B

  • Host University

    Victoria University of Wellington

  • Location

    Wellington, New Zealand

  • Area of Study

    Film Studies, Popular Culture, Radio/Television/Film

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    40 points in FILM at the 200-level

  • Course Level Recommendations

    Upper

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    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

    20
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    5
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    7
  • Overview

    This course is an advanced study of a film culture or linked film cultures that are fostered through shared production, distribution and exhibition practices and that emerge from particular cultural or subcultural contexts. It explores the relationship of film and culture across national/transnational or cross-cultural frames. In 2015, the course will look at French cinema from 1960 with a focus on the modernisation of French society, the rise of consumer culture, politics and cultural identity and the culture of every day life. The study of key films over that period will be contextualised in relation to events such as decolonisation, the transformation of urban life and the crisis of French culture and identity. The course will look at the role of film culture in the transformation of cultural life and the ways in it reflects changes over that period. Film movements discussed will include the new wave, postmodern "cinema du look", and films emerging out of postcolonialism. 100% internal assessment.

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