3credit(s)Writing Intensive Close study of the formalism of Eisenstein, the realism of Bazin, the auteur theory, and semiotics. Film analysis asks whether a movie is more like a painting, a window on the world, or a mirror for the desires of the audience; it asks whether there is a language of film, whether seeing a film is like dreaming, and what makes for the impression of reality in the cinema. Weekly screenings. Prerequisite(s): CIN 150 or CMM 150. Film fee.