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Spring 2012-2013
* SLA 240 / VIS 352 (LA)   Graded A-F, P/D/F, Audit

Russian Cinema

Petre M. Petrov

The course is intended as a general introduction to Russian film. It surveys landmark cinematic achievements from the eve of the 1917 Revolution to the present. The screening and discussion of individual films will serve as an occasion to address the broader context of Russian history and culture during this period.

Sample reading list:
Sergei Eisenstein, The Battleship Potemkin
Dziga Vertov, Man With a Movie Camera
The Vassiliev Brothers, Chapaev
Mikhail Kalatozov, The Cranes are Flying
Vladimir Menshov, Moscow Does Not Believe in Tears
Aleksei Balabanov, Brother 2

Reading/Writing assignments:
Short writing assignments each week; a term paper in lieu of final at the end of the semester.

Mid Term Exam - 20%
Paper in lieu of Final - 30%
Papers - 30%
Class/Precept Participation - 20%

Other information:
All films will be screened with English sub-titles.

Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
41612 L01 3:00 pm - 4:20 pm T   East Pyne Building   111   Enrolled:6 Limit:20
F01 7:30 pm - 10:20 pm T   Jones Hall   100   Enrolled:0 Limit:40
P01 3:30 pm - 4:20 pm W   East Pyne Building   043   Enrolled:0 Limit:12
P02 7:30 pm - 8:20 pm W   East Pyne Building   245   Enrolled:0 Limit:12