Topic: Haunted Utopia? Weimar

Semester: 
Spring
Year: 
2013
Subject Name: 

Film Studies

Course Number: 
270
Institution: 
Mount Holyoke College
A study of such representative films from Germany's 'Golden Age' as Wiene's Expressionist film noir, The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, Lang's sci-fi classic, Metropolis, and psycho-thriller, M., Murnau's Dracula film, Nosferatu, and Pabst's prostitution study, Joyless Street. Emphasis on investigating historical and sociological background; influence of Expressionist theater; advent of sound; the 'New Woman'; genesis of horror, action, and utopian film; influence on New German Cinema and contemporary popular culture. Includes such 'remakes' as Herzog's Nosferatu, the 2002 anime Metropolis, and music videos by Queen, Madonna, Lady Gaga. Includes discussion with specialists and students in the U.S. and Germany.
Linked Course: 
N
Instructor Permission Required: 
N
Crosslisted Section ID: 
83164,83087
Schedule #: 
83087

Course Sections

Topic: Haunted Utopia? Weimar
Sect # Credits Instructor(s) Instructor Email Meeting Times Location
01 4.0

Gabriele Davis

gdavis@mtholyoke.edu

TTH 11:30AM-12:45PM;T 07:00PM-09:00PM

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