Someone asked what Cinemagic is. To me, it is the magic of cinema--what makes going to the movies so special? For the course, it is centered around auteur theory with an emphasis on directors.
We will go over:
composition, space, acting. aspect ratio, design, costume, lighting, shot / camera angle
Sound and Music
Narrative (with an emphasis on inclusivity)
There is no textbook, but handouts to use to write informal essays. The format will most likely follow using one class meeting to go over the three approaches for three corresponding films shown over the following three class meetings.
We will meet Tuesday evenings, 5:30-8:00pm, in Morgan 137.
I hope to see you there!