- Builds Understanding of Cinematic Storytelling
- Analyzes and Discusses Films
- Develops Cultural Aptitude
Whether your goal is to write a screenplay, work in the film industry, or simply explore and enjoy cinematic stories, these courses develop skills essential for analyzing and discussing films. Be transported to diverse cultures and historic periods through films.
Explore films by controversial and contradictory director Stanley Kubrick, including Lolita, Dr. Strangelove, and Eyes Wide Shut.
Screen and discuss a variety of terrific movies you may have missed but are definitely worth seeing.
Explore the life and work of George Cukor, Hollywood’s original “actor’s director.”
Watch classic French films and reflect on how they are responsible for creating a mythologized understanding of French history.
From Night of the Living Dead to Get Out: George Romero and the Revolution of the Modern Horror Film
Watch landmark horror films in class and discuss them, with a special emphasis on interpreting them as expressions of sociopolitical anxieties.
View and discuss eight films that depict war, both on the battlefield and at home.
Watch a variety of screwball comedy films, and discuss how each represents and deals with the harsh economic realities of the time.
Explore how, in Italian cinema, food can be a window into culture, history, and communication.
Explore films that transport viewers to New York City and Paris, and explore each city’s physical, social, cultural, and political life.
Examine Elia Kazan’s legendary career, as well as his complex and much-debated legacy, by viewing his films.
Explore the femme fatale in various films, and chart how this cinematic trope has evolved over the years.
Explore films that transport viewers to Los Angeles and grapple with the city’s multifaceted and contradictory nature.
Explore 10 films that are set in New York and feature the City not just serving as a backdrop but playing a major role in the narrative.
View and discuss six films by artists who were impacted by the House Un-American Activities Committee and the Hollywood Blacklist.