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Course Catalog 2008-2009 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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CINE 350 - French Non-Fiction Film


Semester Offered: First Semester
Credits (Range): 3 hours
Attribute: 3HU, CD, WR

This course addresses documentary and ethnographic cinema from France, from the invention of the Lumière cinématographe in 1896 to digital filmmaking at the beginning of the 21st century.  As we study nature documentaries, early city symphonies, films made in the name of ethnology and anthropology, war documentaries, and biographical and autobiographical films, we will investigate the structures, techniques, and ideologies that identify these practices as non-fictional, and, when applicable, uncover their poeticity and artifice, particularly in narrative films that play with these representational strategies and test the limits of claims to truth and/or objectivity.  Conducted in English.  Enrollment limit: 25.
Instructor: G. An
Prerequisites & Notes
Prerequisites: FREN/CINE 250 or CINE 101.
Cross List Information
This course is cross-listed with FREN 350.



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