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ACM120 - Moving Pictures: Screening Film History

Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Cohort rule:

Only available to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Arts (Media and Communication) or Bachelor of Creative Arts courses.

Unit chair:L Marvell




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Note: Online teaching methods require internet access. You will need to access substantial learning resources and experiences in CloudDeakin (Deakin’s online learning environment). Compliance with the Standards in computing, connectivity and student capability are a condition on your enrolment.


The unit will introduce key aspects of the history and development of film language, style and genres through a survey of seminal works and influential movements. This may include: Early Cinema, German Expressionism, Hollywood Classicism, French Impressionism and Surrealism, Soviet Montage, British Cinema, Hollywood Studio system, other studio systems, Italian Neo-Realism, Japanese Cinema, Indian Cinema, French New Wave, German New Wave, Direct and Cinema Verite, New American Independence and emerging cinemas.


Two online tests 10% each, Seminar presentation 30%, Major essay 2000 words 50%

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