Explore the language and culture of France through the lens of this important national cinema. Get critical about techniques and themes. See significant movements in French society depicted on screen, including Nouvelle Vague and New Realism.
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- 27 Jun 2022
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Upon completion of this subject, students will be able to:
- interpret French-medium films in light of their cultural and historical contexts;
- discuss and evaluate aspects of culture and society as portrayed in differing genres of French-medium film;
- critically analyse the narrative devices, techniques and themes of French language films; and
- examine and apply critical interpretations of films with reference to secondary literature.
- Topics will be available to enrolled students in the subjects Learning Management System site approximately one week prior to the commencement of the teaching period.
No eligibility requirements
- Equipment requirements - Headphones or speakers (required to listen to lectures and other media) Headset, including microphone (highly recommended) Webcam (may be required for participation in virtual classrooms and/or media presentations).
- Software requirements - Please refer students to link for requirements: http://www.une.edu.au/current-students/support/it-services/hardware It is essential for students to have reliable internet access in order to participate in and complete your units, regardless of whether they contain an on campus attendance or intensive school component.
- Other requirements -
Students require a DVD player or a laptop able to play DVDs. Students require an internet connection fast enough to enable the streaming of YouTube clips.
Textbook information is not available until approximately 8 weeks prior to the commencement of the Teaching period. Students are expected to purchase prescribed material.
Textbook requirements may vary from one teaching period to the next.
This subject examines the development of one of the most historically and culturally significant national cinemas in the world. Beginning with the early silent period of the late 19th century, which marks the origins of cinema as we know it, this subject will also survey some of the most significant movements of French cinema, from the experimental films of the Surrealists and the Nouvelle Vague to the gritty depictions of city life of New Realism. Students will be provided with foundational knowledge of French film theory and criticism, together with background information on the socio-political context of film production in France. This subject will be taught in English with all prescribed films having English subtitles. For this reason, this subject is open to all students with an interest in film, and not just those who are majoring in French.
Essay: 2500 words. Relates to Learning Outcomes 1, 2, 3, 4 Take Home Exam: Relates to Learning Outcomes 1, 2, 3, 4
- Essay (50%)
- Take Home Exam (50%)
Current study term: 26 Jun 22 to 23 Sep 22
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