Film and Literature
This course is an introduction to film and literature as related, though distinct, cultural forms. Students examine the similarities and differences between film and literature, with an emphasis on movies as a narrative and visual medium. Students become familiar with the terms, methods, and techniques of film analysis, and view and discuss films in terms of plot structure, character development, themes, genres, and literary sources. Some attention is given to the history of cinema, film criticism and theory, as well as film production from development through distribution.