Film and the City

Elective Courses

CINE 305 - Film and the City

ARTH 305 | URBS 235
401 |Charney, Leo |T 1:30-4:30pm |CHEM 109

Students will make short films in Philadelphia as final class projects for this special seminar, offered as part of Penn's Arts & The City Year.  The course examines the history and importance of cities on film, from early cinema in New York, Europe, and Moscow, through gangster movies, films noir, French New Wave, American films of the 1970s, British cinema of the 1980s, and DIY, indie, and "mumblecore" movements today.  Readings include theories of urban planning and urban experience, from the Frankfurt School to Richard Florida; other required work includes screenings, class participation, and writing assignments.

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