|FLM 2009-630: The Art of Film
Instructor: Mark Brown
Office Hours: See attachment
Contact: Main Campus A-312, firstname.lastname@example.org, 815-224-0282
Understanding Movies, Louis Giannetti
Viewing Responses 20%
Background viewing, critiquing, lectures, discussions on history and appreciation of cinema as
an art form and its influence on and reflection of society.
You can miss one class period without a drop in grade. From the second absence forward, your final grade will begin to drop considerably. If you miss three classes, you may be dropped from the class.
Plagiarism Policy Plagiarism is presenting someone else’s work, words, or ideas as your own. It is the worst kind of academic dishonesty and will result in an “F” for this course.
Financial Aid Statement Withdrawal from a course can affect financial aid. Prior to withdrawing from a course, students should consult an advisor in the Financial Aid Office.
Students with Disabilities
If you are a student with a documented cognitive, physical or psychiatric disability (anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, AD/HD, post-traumatic stress, and others) you may be eligible for academic support services such as extended test time, texts on disc, note taking services, etc... If you are interested in learning if you can receive these academic support services, please contact either Tina Hardy (email@example.com, or 224-0284) or Judy Mika Judy_Mika@ivcc.edu or 224-0350), or stop by the Disability Services Office in B-204.
Aug 24 Welcome, Lone Star
Aug. 31 Chap. 1 Photography – Days of Heaven, Apocalypse Now, Tucker: A Man and His Dream, The Natural, The Mission, Empire of the Sun, Unforgiven, The Godfather
Sept. 7 Chap. 2 Mis En Scene – Notorious, Dames, The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, 2001: A Space Odyssey, Lawrence of Arabia, Vertigo
Sept. 14 Chap. 3 Movement – The Untouchables, Sling Blade, The Player, Touch of Evil
Sept. 21 Chap. 4 Editing – The Age of Innocence, Mission Impossible 3, Always, Chinatown, All the President’s Men, The Manchurian Candidate
Sept. 28 Chap. 5 Sound – The Conversation, The Jazz Singer, On the Waterfront, Yankee Doodle Dandy, Meet Me In St. Louis, Jaws
Oct. 5 Chap. 6 Acting – A Face in the Crowd, A Room With A View, Last of the Mohicans, There Will Be Blood, Mildred Pierce, The Hours, Sunset Boulevard
Oct.12 Midterm Chap. 7 – White Heat, A Star is Born, Stella Dallas (1937), The Sweet Smell of Success, Pinky
Oct. 19 Chap. 8 Story – The Killing
Oct. 26 Chap. 9 Writing – Stranger Than Fiction
Nov. 2 Chap. 10 Ideology – Battle for Algiers, Fahrenheit 911,
Nov. 9 Last Day to Withdraw Chap. 11 Critique ????
Nov. 16 Imitation of Life (melodrama), Written on the Wind, Magnificent Obsession, Stella Dallas (1937)
Nov. 23 The Searchers (western), 3:10 to Yuma (1957), My Darling Clementine, Red River
Nov. 23 Kiss Me Deadly (noir). Double Indemnity, The Big Heat, Pickup on South Street, Murder My Sweet, The Woman in the Window, Gun Crazy, Detour
Nov. 30 Forbidden Planet (science fiction), Blade Runner, Metropolis (1927), Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956), The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951)
Dec. 7 Final Due – Forgotten Silver