European Film

Semester: 
Spring
Year: 
2013
Subject Name: 

French

Course Number: 
361
Institution: 
Amherst College

A study of some of the greatest French New Wave (1959-1963) films, as well as earlier French films that influenced the New Wave. From the New Wave we shall view Truffaut’s The 400 Blows; Godard’s Breathless, My Life to Live, and Contempt; Hiroshima mon amour and Last Year at Marienbad by Resnais. We shall also study Zero for Conduct (1933) and L’Atalante (1934) by Jean Vigo; Boudu Saved From the Waters (1932) Grand Illusion (1937), and The Rules of the Game (1939) by Jean Renoir; Jean-Pierre Melville’s Bob le Flambeur (1956) and A Man Escaped (1956) by Robert Bresson. No previous training in film analysis is required. Conducted in English.

Spring semester. Professor Caplan.

Linked Course: 
N
Instructor Permission Required: 
N
Schedule #: 
FREN-361-01-1213S

Course Sections

European Film
Sect # Credits Instructor(s) Instructor Email Meeting Times Location
01 4.0

Jay Caplan

jlcaplan@amherst.edu

TTH 01:00PM-02:20PM

CHAP 119