GER 261 German Film in Global Context (3) MPF, MPT

Traces the dynamic development of German speaking cinema from 1895 to the present within a global context that defines filmmaking beyond national borderlines. The global context is determined by the international spread and commonality of: 1) technological innovations (camera, lighting, and sound systems, editing techniques); 2) commercial practices (of production, collaboration, distribution, exhibition), 3) political influences (the interplay of film, war, and ideology), and 4) aesthetic trends (the international popularity of certain genres, formal devices, and specific cultural preferences).The course is taught in English and all the films have English subtitles.

Cross-listed with FST. IIB, IIIB, Cul, H. CAS-B.

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