FILMĀ 2600. Writing About Film. 3 cr. hrs.

Prepares students to write cogent film reviews, in-depth film history, including interviews and background or research, and deeper, often lengthier film analyses of genres or seminal works of a specific filmmaker. The history and craft of scriptwriting is also examined, with special emphasis on adaptation as one foundation of American filmmaking. Includes screenings that correlate with the reading and illustrate key concepts of film writing.