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Class Schedule of Meetings, Readings, and Screenings
Note: This is the On-Campus schedule.
See the Online Schedule for the on-campus course.

Please note: this syllabus is subject to change (with notice),
and all screening times given below are approximate.

Key to abbreviations for assignments listed on this page:

FA12 Film Art: An Introduction, 12th edition, by David Bordwell & Kristin Thompson
or FA earlier editions Click here for page assignments for earlier editions of Film Art
View View the assigned film or video on DVD reserve in the Library or streaming on D2L before class
D2L See instructions for how to use Desire2Learn (D2L) on our Orientation link below and also the HUB's online Training Tutorials.

 

SECTION 1

Week 1         Film Appreciation / Film Form & Meaning

Monday, August 9

Assignments: Print out the In-Class Screening List and bring it to class with you every day.

Wednesday, August 11

Reading: FA12 Chapter 2 and pages 2-9 and 402
View: Rear Window on D2L or rent via Amazon (Alfred Hitchcock, 1954, US; 113 min.) (Study Guide)
Assignments: Print out the In-Class Screening List and bring it to class with you every day.

Thursday, August 12 (hybrid component Video Lectures)

Online Video Lectures: 2.2 - 2.4 on D2L

This weekend:

Assignments: Watch the Orientation video and read through all pages of this online syllabus
Take Quiz 0 on D2L (Quiz 0 covers the introductory lecture, Orientation Video, and the syllabus. Note that Quiz 0 will not open until you have completed the Orientation Video.)
**Requires Respondus Lockdown Browser and Webcam Monitor**
Report any D2L access problems to the HUB.

 

Week 2         Narrative & Narration

Monday, August 16

Reading: FA12 Chapter 3 & pages 313-322 and 470-472

Wednesday, August 18

View: Citizen Kane on D2L or rent via Amazon (Orson Welles, 1941, US; 119 min.) (Study Guide)
Quiz 0 on D2L expires Wednesday at 5:00pm (Quiz 0 covers the introductory lecture, orientation video, and the syllabus.)
**Requires Respondus Lockdown Browser and Webcam Monitor**
Report any D2L access problems to the HUB.

Thursday, August 19 (hybrid component Video Lectures)

Online Video Lectures: 2.2 - 2.4 on D2L
Study Aids: 1. Study Clip Quiz 1 due Thursday on D2L

 

Week 3         Mise-en-scène

Monday, August 23

Reading: FA12 Chapter 4 & pages 410-415 and 465-468
Study Aids: 1. Study Clip Quiz 2 due Thursday on D2L

Wednesday, August 25

View: Do the Right Thing on D2L or rent via Amazon (Spike Lee, 1989, US; 120 min.) (Study Guide)
Reading: FA12 Chapter 1 and pages 457-465 and 476-479

Thursday, August 26 (hybrid component Video Lectures)

Online Video Lectures: 2.2 - 2.5 on D2L
Study Aids: 1. Study Clip Quiz 2 due Thursday on D2L

 

Week 4         Film Production & Early History / Camerawork

Monday, August 30

Reading: FA12 Chapter 1 and pages 457-465 and 476-479
View: No screening this week as you prepare for Quiz 1
Study Aids: 1. In-class Review for Quiz 1 on Monday

Section 1 Study Clip Quizzes expire the night before Quiz 1

Tuesday, August 31

Quiz 1 25-minute quiz on D2L
Available 12:00am - 11:59pm

**Requires Respondus Lockdown Browser and Webcam Monitor**
Quiz covers all material from Section 1

BEGIN SECTION 2 ON CAMERAWORK

Wednesday, September 1

Reading: FA12 Chapter 5 section on Framing (177-209)

Thursday, September 2 (hybrid component Video Lectures)

Reading: FA12 Chapter 5 sections on Duration (209-215) and Perspective (168-174)
Online Video Lectures: 1.4 - 2.2 on D2L

 

SECTION 2

Week 5         Camerawork

Monday, September 6

No class meeting today in honor of Labor Day.

Wednesday, September 8

Reading: FA12 Chapter 5 sections on Duration (209-215) and Perspective (168-174)
View: O Brother, Where Art Thou? on D2L or rent via Amazon (Joel Coen, 2000, US; 103 min.) (Study Guide)

Thursday, September 9 (hybrid component Video Lectures)

Reading: FA12 Chapter 5 sections on The Photographic Image (159-164), Speed of Motion (164-168), and Special Effects (174-177)
Online Video Lectures: 3.2 - 3.4 on D2L
Study Aids: 1. Study Clip Quiz 3 due Thursday on D2L
  2. Study Clip Quiz 4 due Thursday on D2L
  3. Study Clip Quiz 5 due Thursday on D2L
Communicaiton & Media Studies Majors ONLY (Film majors and other majors can ignore this):
Register to take CMS Writing Assessment
before Thursday. Call the Testing Center (located at Clayton East, 121 Arbor Hall) at 678-466-4495 to schedule.

 

Week 6         Camerawork /Editing

Monday, September 13

Reading: FA12 Chapter 6 (216-219)
View: The Piano on D2L or rent via Amazon (Jane Campion, 1993, New Zealand; 121 min.) (Study Guide)

Wednesday, September 15

Reading: FA12 Chapter 6 on Continuity Editing (219-252)
Study Aids: 1. Study Clip Quiz 6 due Thursday on D2L
  2. Study Clip Quiz 7 due Thursday on D2L

Thursday, September 16 (hybrid component Video Lectures)

Online Video Lectures: 1.6 - 2.2 in the Editing module (not last week's Camerawork module) on D2L
Study Aids: 1. Study Clip Quizzes 6-7 due Thursday on D2L
Communication & Media Studies Majors ONLY (Film majors and other majors can ignore this):
CMS Writing Assessment
this week. Call the Testing Center (located at Clayton East, 121 Arbor Hall) at 678-466-4495 to schedule.

 

Week 7         Editing

Monday, September 20

Reading: FA12 Chapter 6 on Alternatives to Continuity Editing (252-262) & pages 472-475 on Soviet Montage

Wednesday, September 22

View: Lola Rennt (Run Lola Run) on D2L or rent via Google Play or iTunes (Tom Tykwer, 1999, Germany; 81 min.) (Study Guide)
Study Aids: 1. Study Clip Quiz 8 due Thursday on D2L
  2. Study Clip Quiz 9 due Thursday on D2L

Thursday, September 23 (hybrid component Video Lectures)

Online Video Lectures: 3.1 only on D2L
Study Aids: 1. Study Clip Quizzes 8-9 due Thursday on D2L
Section 2 Study Clip Quizzes 3-9 expire Friday at 11:59pm.
** NOTE: Study Clip Quizzes 1-9 comprise half of your midterm grade.

 

Week 8         Sound & Sound Design

Monday, September 27

Midterm Grades posted on the DUCK early this week.
(Note that this grade does not include Quiz 2 or Study Clip Quiz 10; it includes only Quiz 0, Quiz 1, and Study Clip Quizs 1-9, which comprises 20% of your final course grade. See our Assignments page for full details.)

Course Withdrawal deadline is Friday

Reading: FA12 Chapter 7

Wednesday, September 29

View: Singin' in the Rain on D2L or rent via Amazon (Gene Kelly/Stanley Donen, 1952, US; 103 min.) (Study Guide)
Study Aids: 1. Study Clip Quiz 10 due Thursday on D2L

Thursday, September 30 (hybrid component Video Lectures)

Online Video Lectures: 2.2 - 2.4 on D2L
Study Aids: 1. Study Clip Quiz 10 due Thursday on D2L
  2. Review for Quiz 2 on D2L Lecture 2.4

Friday, October 1

Quiz 2 25-minute quiz on D2L
Available 12:00am - 11:59pm

**Requires Respondus Lockdown Browser and Webcam Monitor**
Covers all material from Section 2

 

Week 9        Film Analysis Review / Midterm Exam 

Monday, October 4  

Reading: FA12 Chapter 8, skim Ch. 11
  Midterm Review of your readings to date in class; bring your questions and we'll do some practice clips too!
***VIEW GET OUT BEFORE MONDAY'S CLASS***
View:

Get Out on D2L (Jordan Peele, 2017, US; 104 min.) (Study Guide)

Study Aids: 1. Study Clip Quiz 11 due the night before the Midterm Exam on D2L
2. In-class analysis of film techniques in Get Out (HINT: This is a GREAT midterm review!)
Review videos are on D2L

Tuesday, October 5 (hybrid component Video Lectures)

Online Video Lectures: 10am class: Get Out videos 1.3 - 1.4 on D2L
11am class: Midterm Review videos 1.1 - 1.2 on D2L
Study Aids: 1. Study Clip Quiz 11 due Tuesday on D2L
Remaining Section 2 Study Clip Quizzes 10-11 expire the night before the Midterm Exam.

Wednesday, October 6  

MIDTERM EXAM ON CAMPUS DURING CLASS, ON PAPER
Bring a scantron and 2 pencils.
Exam covers all material from Sections 1-2

SECTION 3

Week 10       The Avant-garde & Experimental Filmmaking

Monday, October 11

Reading: FA12 pages 371-400

Wednesday, October 13

View: Avant-garde short films & classroom discussion of each on D2L. Total screening time: 142 min. (Study Guide)
Study Aids: 1. Study Clip Quiz 12 due Thursday on D2L

Thursday, October 14 (hybrid component Video Lectures)

Online Video Lectures: 2.2 - 2.3 on D2L
Study Aids: 1. Study Clip Quiz 12 due Thursday on D2L

 

Week 11        Documentary 

Monday, October 18

Reading: FA12 pages 352-371 and 434-443

Wednesday, October 20

View: Nuit et brouillard (Night & Fog) on D2L or rental via Amazon (Alain Resnais, 1955, France; 31 min.) (Study Guide)
Study Aids: 1. Study Clip Quiz 13 due Thursday on D2L

Thursday, October 21 (hybrid component Video Lectures)

Online Video Lectures: 2.2 - 2.4 on D2L
Study Aids: 1. Study Clip Quiz 13 due Thursday on D2L

Week 12         Italian Neo-Realism, French New Wave, & Art Cinema

Monday, October 25

Reading: FA12 pages 479-484 and 420-424

Wednesday, October 27

View: A bout de souffle (Breathless) on D2L or rental via Amazon (Jean-Luc Godard, 1960, France; 89 min.) (Study Guide)
Study Aids: 1. Study Clip Quiz 14 due the night before Quiz 3 on D2L

Thursday, October 28 (hybrid component Video Lectures)

Online Video Lectures: 2.2 - 2.4 on D2L
Study Aids: 1. Study Clip Quiz 14 due Thursday on D2L
Section 3 Study Clip Quizzes expire the night before Quiz 3.

Friday, October 29

Quiz 3 25-minute quiz on D2L
Available 12:00am - 11:59pm

**Requires Respondus Lockdown Browser and Webcam Monitor**
Covers all material from Section 3

 

SECTION 4

Week 13       Classical Hollywood Genres & Ideology

Monday, November 1

Reading: FA12 Chapter 9

Wednesday, November 3 

View: Bringing Up Baby streaming rental ONLY via Amazon (Howard Hawks, 1938, US; 102 min.) (Study Guide)
Study Aids: 1. Study Clip Quiz 15 due Thursday on D2L
  2. Study Clip Quiz 16 due Thursday on D2L

Thursday, November 4 (hybrid component Video Lectures)

Online Video Lectures: 2.2 - 2.4 on D2L
Study Aids: 1. Study Clip Quizzes 15-16 due Thursday on D2L
  Careers Fair on Friday, November 5

Week 14                Genre Transformation & Ideology

Monday, November 8

Reading: FA12 pages 484-490
  Online: John Cawelti, “Chinatown & Generic Transformation” on D2L

Wednesday, November 10  

View: Chinatown on D2L or rent via Amazon (Roman Polanski, 1974, US; **135 min.**) (Study Guide)
Study Aids: 1. Study Clip Quiz 17 due Thursday on D2L

Thursday, November 11 (hybrid component Video Lectures)

Online Video Lectures: Lecture 2.2 for Genre Transformation and
Begin next module: Lectures 1.1 - 1.3 **in next module on Ideology **on D2L
Study Aids: 1. Study Clip Quiz 17 due Thursday on D2L

Week 15        Ideology & Cultural Criticism 

Monday, November 15 CLASS MEETS VIA VIDEO LECTURES 1.4 - 1.5 TODAY; NO IN-PERSON CLASS MEETING MONDAY

Reading: 1. FA12 pages 490-494 and 3 Short Articles Online:
2. John Leo, “Fumanchu on Naboo”,
3. David Wong, "5 Ways You Don't Realize that Movies are Controling Your Brain", and
4. J.F. Sargent, "5 Prejudices in the Movies"
Online Video Lectures: 1.4 - 1.5 on D2L

Wednesday, November 17

  Optional Final Exam Review with Dr. B at 9:00am in CHM 150 before class meets at 10am and 11am
View: The Matrix on D2L or rent via Amazon (The Wachowskis, 1999, US; **136** min.) (Study Guide)
Study Aids: 1. Study Clip Quiz 18 due Thursday on D2L
  2. Study Clip Quiz 19 due Thursday on D2L
  3. Optional Final Exam Review with Dr. B at 9:00am in CHM 150
Online course evaluations on the DUCK this week
BRING YOUR LAPTOP OR SMART PHONE TO CLASS ON Wednesday

Thursday, November 18 (hybrid component Video Lectures)

Online Video Lectures: 2.3 - 2.6 on D2L
Study Aids: 1. Study Clip Quizzes 18-19 due Thursday on D2L
Section 4 Study Clip Quizzes expire the the night before the Final Exam.

Final Exam Review (Optional)

Wednesday, November 17 at 9:00am in CHM 150
Bring your questions and we'll do some practice clips too.

 

Week 16        Final Exam is ON CAMPUS IN CHM 150

Monday, November 22

Required Final Exam IN PERSON, ON PAPER AND SCANTRON, ON CAMPUS

SECTION 1 (10am class): Monday, November 22, 10:00-10:50am in CHM 150
SECTION 2 (11am class): Monday, November 22, 11:00-11:50am in CHM 150

Bring a scantron and 2 pencils.
Exam covers all material from Sections 1-4, with an emphasis on Sections 3-4