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Willamette University

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Film Studies

FILM 449 Studies in Cinema and Nationalism (1)

A study of the development, achievement, and limitations of a national cinema and its relationship to the dominance of the Hollywood market. The course will explore cultural themes that emerge in the tradition, the cinema's reception in an international setting, and factors critical to its gaining wider distribution. Finally, the course will consider critical responses to that cinema, both within and beyond its own tradition, assessing carefully the ways that social, political, cultural, and economic factors affect critical judgment and practice.

Prerequisite: A course in international cinema such as CHNSE 256, JAPN 340, or FREN 438, or permission of instructor

  • Offering: Alternate years
  • Instructor: Staff