Cinema scenes is composed of 40 chapters that attempt to cover the history and development of the film medium....it is ongoing project just as film is an ongoing project.
The first unit
Unit one: preface chapters one through seven discusses film beginnings
the link to power points of this material is here:
the second unit of the class covers chapters eight through thirteen and discusses chaplin and the growth of world cinema and the transition to sound film.
Unit two: powerpoint two covering chapters eight to thirteen
the third unit of the class covers the transition into the sound era the studio system, the noir period, international styles of cinema arising from
italy, japan, sweden, british, french film and powerful auteurs of the classica hollywood era and noir: orson welles and alfred hitchcock
Unit three: chapters fourteen through chapter twenty-four
unit four covers the modern era of film for the last sixty years starting with the sixties and seventies, technological film of the late century, late twentieth century foreign film, and the popular genre of horror
Unit four covers chapters twenty-five to twenty-nine
the last powerpoint covers the growth of twenty-first century film style and formats and delves into the postmodern era of filmmaking
Unit five: Chapters thirty through forty cover modern auteurs like Lars von Trier, Tim Burton, diversity in modern cinema, notable contemporary films, sexuality in cinema, independent cinema and censorship.
Objective and essay questions for Cinema Scenes
Attached is a list of essay and objective exam questions for review and study
The current list of objective exam questions and essay questions is a startng place for people in the class.
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