06-375 Women in Film

The role of women in film has changed significantly since the beginning of the movie industry.  This course focuses on the how audience and serious film makers have adapted to contemporary perceptions of women in society, politics, corporate life, and love. This course introduces students to the strategies and methods of film criticism and studies narrative components of film (film grammar), including (but not limited to) camera angles, camera distance, composition and framing, mise-en-scène, editing, acting, and the use of sound in film. The course also introduces the study of genres and styles of filmmaking as they pertain to gender roles including the classic Hollywood paradigm, avant-garde filmmaking, and documentary filmmaking. Students must attend scheduled screening sessions outside of weekly class hours.






May be taken concurrently with 06-270.