The Art of Film: Classic British Cinema
In this course, we will explore English culture, character, and identity through the viewing and analysis of some of the best-known films of British cinema. The list of actors is long and starry and includes Paul Scofield, Laurence Olivier, Celia Johnson, Trevor Howard, Vivien Leigh, and a youthful Charles Laughton. The directors are equally illustrious: David Lean, Jack Clayton, and Fred Zinnemann head the list. These films are true treasures. If you haven’t seen them before you are in for a treat. If you have, you can discover them all over again. Film classics may include Brief Encounter, Great Expectations, and Room at the Top, among others.
You'll Walk Away with
- An understanding of English culture and identity
- Familiarity with important British films and actors
- Film buffs
- The curious and creative