English 293: Film as Narrative Art (Paul Miller)
MWF 10:30 - 11:20
This course explores the relationship between film and other narrative media, with emphasis on authorship, genre, and the relationship of verbal and visual languages. There are weekly screenings of films that exemplify the theoretical questions at hand. The primary text, which you can peruse in full text on Amazon, is Braudy and Cohen, eds. Film Theory and Criticism. 6th ed. New York: Oxford, 2004 (ISBN: 0195158172). A prior syllabus is available on my faculty web page: http://www3.davidson.edu/cms/x11007.xml.
MUS 228: Film Music (Neil Lerner)
T/R 1:40 - 2:55
Screenings: W 7:30 Tyler Tallman
Music mediates and manipulates our perceptions of the visual. This course will develop both the eye and ear, using a number of (mostly) Hollywood films as our principle texts as we carefully consider the role music plays in cinematic narratives. The first part of the term will be spent learning a critical vocabulary for both music and cinema. We will then give careful scrutiny to a number of complex films and film scores that span the history of sound film and that cover a number of different twentieth-century musical styles, all in the service of tracing the numerous musical codes found in Hollywood film.