Film studies at The College at Brockport is an interdisciplinary minor that focuses on the history, theory, aesthetics and politics of cinema. The program is designed to help students develop critical viewing skills, discover diverse film cultures, and learn the formal principles underlying film and video production. Through a variety of perspectives, the minor provides a critical understanding of cinema as an art and an industry, a form of entertainment, a reflection of and response to culture, and a tool for social change.
Source Credits: Fahrenheit 9/11 (Michael Moore, US, 2004); The Bicycle Thief, (Vittorio De Sica, Italy, 1948); Top Gun (Tony Scott, US, 1986); Bonnie and Clyde (Arthur Penn, US, 1967); Leaving the Lumiere Factory (Louis Lumiere, France, 1895); The Birds (Alfred Hitchcock, US, 1963); American History X (Tony Kaye, US, 1998); Nanook of the North (Robert Flaherty, US, 1922); The Lord of the Rings (Peter Jackson, US, 2001); Bend It Like Beckham (Gurinder Chadha, US/UK, 2002).
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