Studies in Film/Indie Film
Term: Spring 2022 - Full Term (01/25/2022 - 05/09/2022)
Grade Mode: Letter Grading
Times & Locations
|Start Date||End Date||Days||Time||Location|
|1/25/2022||5/9/2022||TR||3:40pm - 5:00pm||HS G35|
This course examines and analyzes the works of recent popular American indie filmmakers such as Quentin Tarantino, Ryan Coogler, Taika Waititi, Wes Anderson, Sean Baker, Noah Baumbach, Kathryn Bigelow, Sofia Coppola, the Coen Brothers, Greta Gerwig, Jordan Peele, etc. Independent film, operating both from within and outside of Hollywood norms, allows for a broader and more creative range of narrative and cinematography. Attention will be given to its originality in screenplay and filmic style, as well as its use of unique locations and offbeat characters. We will also discuss the ambivalent role of indie film as a commercial product. To what extent do recent indie films accommodate Hollywood norms so as to secure wider audiences? We will further look at the ability of independent cinema to capture subcultural environments and their commodification for a mainstream audience. No prior requisites. Course requires use of Canvas.