Course title:
Film Studies: 5 more of the best New Hollywood Cinema and beyond
Tutor:
George Cromack
Course ID:
C3680173
Start date:
28/02/2022
End date:
28/03/2022
Timetabled sessions
Date Times Hours
Mon 28 Feb 2022 14:15 PM - 16:15 PM 2
Mon 07 Mar 2022 14:15 PM - 16:15 PM 2
Mon 14 Mar 2022 14:15 PM - 16:15 PM 2
Mon 21 Mar 2022 14:15 PM - 16:15 PM 2
Mon 28 Mar 2022 14:15 PM - 16:15 PM 2
Total sessions: 5
Total number of classroom hours: 10
Independent online hours: 0
Total hours: 10
Date
Mon 28 Feb 2022
Times
14:15 PM - 16:15 PM
Hours
2
Date
Mon 07 Mar 2022
Times
14:15 PM - 16:15 PM
Hours
2
Date
Mon 14 Mar 2022
Times
14:15 PM - 16:15 PM
Hours
2
Date
Mon 21 Mar 2022
Times
14:15 PM - 16:15 PM
Hours
2
Date
Mon 28 Mar 2022
Times
14:15 PM - 16:15 PM
Hours
2
Total sessions:
5
Total number of classroom hours:
10
Independent online hours:
0
Total hours:
10
Venue:
Online Learning with Zoom and Canvas
Leads to qualification?    No
Level:     Level 2 (level information)
Is this course part of a programme of study?
No
Programme details
Programme title:
Programme aims:
Programme description:
Who is this programme for?
Optional Activity Start date End date Fee
Fee
£32.00 or free on some courses if you are in receipt of some benefits
What skills or experience do I need to join this course?
This course is for beginners and improvers
Other

No previous knowledge required. Pre-Viewing may be useful: Bonnie & Clyde (1967), The Last Picture Show (1971), McCabe & Mrs Miller (1971), Taxi Driver (1976), Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977)

This course is for beginners and improvers
Other

No previous knowledge required. Pre-Viewing may be useful: Bonnie & Clyde (1967), The Last Picture Show (1971), McCabe & Mrs Miller (1971), Taxi Driver (1976), Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977)

What else do I need to know? Is there anything I need to provide?
Pre-viewing of selected films may be useful but not essential. A note-book and pen may also be useful.
Course aim:
A friendly and accessible exploration of five U.S films of the late 60s into the 1970s period known as New Hollywood, increasing knowledge, understanding and appreciation this era and film in general.
Course description:
Exploring five (more) films (beginners & returners welcome) which fall under the banner of New Hollywood Cinema (sometimes called the U.S New Wave) - the popular name given to a period in U.S film history when the 'old Hollywood' studio system was in decline allowing a new generation of film makers to express themselves on screen. Many were influenced by film school, European and Asian cinema, the rising counter culture, political issues of the time and a desire to abandon classical formats. We examine their motivations as well as taking time to consider the appeal of these films then and now. Bonnie & Clyde (1967), McCabe & Mrs Miller (1971), The Last Picture Show (1971), Taxi Driver (1976), Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977)
By the end of the course I will be able to:
1. Demonstrate a comprehensive knowledge, fresh appreciation & understanding for the films of the New Hollywood era
2. Critically analyse, discuss and comment on films of the New Hollywood era.
3. Draw from one's own knowledge and experience in expressing informed opinions when commenting on the films of the New Hollywood era.
4. Confidently discuss the subject area and in particular any aspects of New Hollywood film which one finds important
5. Discuss my motivation & enthusiasm for film and cinema in general and issues arising relating to the course theme.
How will I learn?

We expect you to attend your classroom sessions and make time to do any required learning activities on your own.

The WEA tutor will use a range of teaching and learning activities and encourage you and the group to be actively involved in your learning. Your tutor will use tasks to see how you are learning, which may include quizzes, question and answer, small projects, discussion, written or practical work. Your tutor will give you feedback on your learning and progress.

WEA Canvas online learning area

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What next?

Your tutor will talk with you about what you could do following this course.

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