The Silent Film: An Introduction


The first thirty-five years of cinema as an emerging art form and mode of communication. Aesthetic, technical, and cultural aspects of the medium will be considered in historical context, from nineteenth-century experiments to nascent narrative conventions and the first disruptive avant-garde movements. Focus is on close reading of relevant films. Graduate course will have an additional final research paper.
Cross-Listed As
  • VMS 708S
Typically Offered
Fall and/or Spring