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CMS2013 Cinema Text and Theory

Units : 1
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Arts
School or Department : School of Humanities and Communication


Pre-requisite: CMS1010 or CMS1011 or other course approved by the examiner.


This course provides students with a study of aspects of the expressive and aesthetic history of cinema, with attention to feature films prior to the 1960s. Key theories of the evolving narrative, anti-narrative and textual dynamics of cinematic forms and the institutional practices of film production will be studied with close reference to a selection of popular and "classic" moving pictures. Considerable emphasis will be placed on viewing and analysing representative films and on the analytic theories and written statements of various seminal film makers and theorists. A selection of "national" cinemas, including American and Australian, will be studied.

Course offers

Semester Mode Campus
Semester 1, 2011 On-campus Springfield
Semester 2, 2011 On-campus Toowoomba