BU Film School

Tuesday, December 06, 2005

FT 540 Lecture: Tuesday, June 3

Next quiz - Tuesday, June 17
Will cover plays from Wages of Fear to Priscilla, Queen of the Desert.

Thursday, the 28th, will cover modern love stories and two masterpieces.

Bronze Age
Society is rigid, doctrinaire. Individual is a cog in machine that is no longer valued. Identity is questioned. The cinematic form is faced with cliches, stereotypes that don't function. Cinema questions all forms (number of acts, iconography, symbols, etc.) Heroes aren't going to have a very good time. Haven't hit the nadir yet (that's the Lead Age).

Films covered in lecture
Grand Illusion
The Third Man
The Wages of Fear
A Question of Attribution

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