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Center for Curriculum and Transfer Articulation
Contemporary Cinema
Course: HUM210

First Term: 1994 Fall
Lecture   3 Credit(s)   3 Period(s)   3 Load  
Course Type: Academic
Load Formula: S

Description: A study of contemporary films, directors and critics with emphasis on evaluating film as an art form

MCCCD Official Course Competencies
1. Analyze the basic elements of the filmmaking process. (I)
2. Describe the role of the director, actor, editor, screenwriter and cinematographer. (I)
3. Identify and describe the relationships between past and contemporary film genres. (II)
4. Explain film`s major periods and accomplishments from 1960 to the present. (II)
5. Identify and analyze significant films from the contemporary period. (III)
6. Identify and analyze significant contemporary film trends and theories. (III)
7. Identify and describe significant film critics and theories of film criticism in contemporary film. (III)
8. Describe the distribution and exhibition of contemporary films. (IV)
9. Identify and describe the major marketing and advertising strategies of contemporary film. (IV)
MCCCD Official Course Outline
I. The Language of Film
   A. Basic Elements of Filmmaking
      1. Sound
      2. Camera
      3. Acting
      4. Editing
      5. Script writing
   B. Personnel Involved in Filmmaking
      1. Director
      2. Actor
      3. Editor
      4. Screenwriter
      5. Cinematographer
II. Film Genres from 1960 to Present
   A. Overview of Film Genres
      1. Major Periods from 1960 to Present
      2. Major Accomplishments from 1960 to Present
   B. Relationships Between Film Genres-Past to Present
      1. Comedy
      2. Romance
      3. Western
      4. Action/Adventure
      5. Mystery
III. Comtemporary Film Genres
   A. Exploring Contemporary Film Genres
      1. Significant Contemporary Films
      2. Trends and Theories in Contemporary Films
   B. Criticism of Contemporary Film
      1. Significant Critics of Contemporary Film
      2. Current Theories of Film Criticism
IV. Business of Contemporary Film
   A. Distribution and Exhibition
   B. Marketing and Advertising
MCCCD Governing Board Approval Date: 11/23/1993

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