Arts, Sciences, and Engineering Film and Media Studies
CRN Course Course Title Term Credits Status
79308 FMS 255 The Films of Rainer Werner Fassbinder Spring 2018 4.0 Cancelled
Schedule:
Day Begin End Building Room
Enrollment: Section Enroll     
0
Section Cap     
No Cap
Clusters: H1FMS012

CRN Course Course Title Term Credits Status
78910 FMS 255 FASSBINDER Fall 2014 4.0 Open
Schedule:
Day Begin End Building Room
Enrollment: Section Enroll     
1
Section Cap     
No Cap
Total Enroll     
2
Total Cap     
20
Cross Listed: CLT 272, CLT 472, FMS 255, GER 282 (P), GER 482, WST 263
Instructors: CREECH J
Description: Rainer Werner Fassbinder might be characterized as the most prolific, influential and controversial German filmmaker of the New German Cinema. Between 1966 and 1982, he directed over 40 films and received over twenty awards for screenwriting, film direction and film production. A true cineaste, Fassbinder was a fan of the most varied genres including film noir, melodrama, the western, science fiction and the avant-garde. As a filmmaker, he drew on these generic traditions and manipulated them in aesthetically and politically provocative ways, determined, like his New German Cinema contemporaries, to use the cinema as a site of historical re-vision and dissent. In this course, we will use genre theory and dramatic theory, in particular the theories of Artaud and Brecht, as well as Fassbinder’s own writings to analyze his attempts to rouse the viewer out of passive consumption and demand a more reflective, politically-engaged spectatorship.