English 2170 – Introduction To Film –Leon Lewis
In Person and On Screen
Introduction To Film is the foundational course of the Film Program.
“Movies have everything,” as Jodie Foster accurately expresses it, and this class will cover the full range of the cinematic experience, from the earliest days of the Silent era to the latest releases during the semester that the class is conducted. The most prominent genres of film- the romantic comedy, the Western epic, the life of the outlaw, the construction of the hero, the domestic drama….and more…..will be featured in the films that cover the technical elements of the medium, the mysteries of effective acting, and the allure of all the other “worlds” that appear on screen. The specific schedule for the films under consideration will be devised in consort with the social and cultural issues that most engage the prospective student/viewer.