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FLM 132 — The History of Cinema Told Through Great Films: 1969-1979

Quarter: Fall
Day(s): Tuesdays
Course Format: Live Online (About Formats)
Duration: 8 weeks
Date(s): Sep 22—Nov 17
Time: 7:00—8:50 pm (PT)
Drop Deadline: Sep 24
Unit: 1
Tuition: $370
Instructor(s): Jonathan Crow
Status: Closed
Please Note: No class on November 3. In addition, some of our refund deadlines have changed. See this course's drop deadline above and click here for the full policy.
Fall
Live Online(About Formats)
Tuesdays
7:00—8:50 pm (PT)
Date(s)
Sep 22—Nov 17
8 weeks
Drop By
Sep 24
1 Unit
Fees
$370
Instructor(s):
Jonathan Crow
Closed
Please Note: No class on November 3. In addition, some of our refund deadlines have changed. See this course's drop deadline above and click here for the full policy.
In the late 1960s and early 1970s, the explosion of creativity from the French New Wave and other cinematic movements finally crashed upon the shores of America. A new generation schooled on art house auteurs like Kurosawa and Hitchcock seized control of the studios and reinvented American cinema. What followed was one of the greatest creative periods of Hollywood. Directors like Francis Ford Coppola, Robert Altman, and Martin Scorsese made movies that were far grittier, morally ambiguous, and frankly sexual that anything that came before from the mainstream cinema. In Germany, a generation who grew up during the Nazi regime started making movies interrogating the country’s troubled past and prosperous present. In the Soviet Union, directors like Andrei Tarkovsky and Sergei Parajanov started making gorgeous, haunting films that blurred the lines between dream and reality. In the Chinese-speaking world, filmmakers like King Hu were making kinetic movies about sword-fighting heroes and hard-kicking heroines. This course will take an in-depth look at ten great movies from this rich period. Students will come away with a strong understanding of why these are great films along with a clear sense of the filmmaker behind each movie.

Jonathan Crow, Writer; Filmmaker

Jonathan Crow received an MFA in filmmaking from the California Institute of the Arts and an MA in Japanese studies from the University of Michigan. He worked in the Hollywood film industry for a dozen years as a writer and editor, including on Declassified, a documentary series on the History Channel. Later, as an editor for Yahoo Movies, he interviewed numerous filmmakers and covered cinema from around the world.
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