SPAN-421 Brazilian Cinema: An Introduction
Spring for 2015-2016
A survey of Brazilian Cinema with emphasis on cultural context and artistic expression of films studied. The course will begin with the innovative Cinema Novo period of the 1950s and end with the resurgence of Brazilian filmmaking in the 1990s. Topics include “Third World Cinema”, post-colonialism and expressions of national identity; representation, film adaptation, constructions of gender, concepts of good and evil, race, popular culture, as well as aesthetics and film structure and the role of the audience. Several feature-length films are studied in their entirety, with several additional films introduced and considered through clips. The course is conducted in Spanish.
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