2023-2024 Academic Catalog 
    Mar 05, 2024  
2023-2024 Academic Catalog

SCRN 124 - History of International Cinema Since 1960

Considers the proliferation and significance since the 1960s of new cinemas outside Europe, as well as major social, industrial, technological, and cultural changes in Western countries supporting alternatives to Hollywood entertainment. Surveys major developments in contemporary international cinema from the mid-1960s to the present, emphasizing both historical study of contexts and critical interpretation of individual films and broader film trends. Begins with politically-critical filmmaking in the Soviet bloc countries and in the developing countries of Latin America and Africa. Subsequently, the course explores aesthetic and industry trends in European and Asian cinemas, selected from the New German cinema movement, pan-European “quality” films, the Dogme 95 movement, Parallel Cinema in India, the Hong Kong New Wave, and China’s Fifth Generation filmmakers. The significant but problematic concept of national cinema is investigated throughout the course.

Prerequisites: SCRN 101  or Permission.

Course Designation/Attribute: GP

Anticipated Terms Offered: Offered every other year.