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FILM AND MEDIA STUDIES (L53)  (Dept. Info)Arts & Sciences  (Policies)SP2021

L53 Film 458Major Film Directors: Spike Lee3.0 Units
Description:This course will examine the films and television work of Spike Lee and explore his career as master director whose output over the course of over thirty years forms a major intervention in the politics of racial representation on screen and off. The class will embrace a number of methodologies to examine Lee's career. Guided by theoretical as well as critical and historical readings, we will attempt to parse the various aesthetic and narrative means Lee has used to interrogate racism and how his screen work has represented the troubling intersection of race, class, gender, and justice in the U.S. while foregrounding African-American experience and thought in groundbreaking ways. We will have fourteen screenings that range from his debut feature film, She's Gotta Have It (1986) through BlacKkKlansman (2018) and counterpoint his feature films with his nonfiction work like 4 Little Girls and When the Levees Broke: A Requiem in Four Acts. Along the way, we will explore his originality that often defies established categories of/in filmmaking, not only in terms of genre, but also in complicating notions of independent vs. studio, NY vs. Hollywood, comedy vs. drama, and explore too how Spike Lee has inspired, influenced, and sponsored other filmmakers. REQUIRED SCREENING: Wednesday's @ 7pm
Instruction Type:Classroom instruction Grade Options:CPA Fees:
Course Type:HomeSame As:L98 4581Frequency:Every 2-3 Years / History
SecDays       TimeBuilding / RoomInstructorFinal ExamSeatsEnrollWaits
01-T-R---1:00P-2:20PTBAFleuryMay 12 2021 1:00PM - 3:00PM2500
REG-DelayStart: 1/25/2021   End: 5/13/2021


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