Arts, Sciences, and Engineering Film and Media Studies
CRN Course Course Title Term Credits Status
90451 FMS 288 HITCHCOCK'S SIGNATURE/SIGNATURE HITCHCOCK Spring 2020 4.0 Open
Schedule:
Day Begin End Building Room
Enrollment: Section Enroll     
17
Section Cap     
No Cap
Total Enroll     
27
Total Cap     
No Cap
Cross Listed: ENG 264 (P), FMS 288
Instructors: ROSENOW J
Final Exam Schedule: HYLAN 201 on 0507 at 1600
Description: Apart from his infamous cameos, Alfred Hitchcock was a filmmaker who wanted his presence—seen or unseen—felt by his audience. When you watch a Hitchcock film, you are meant to be acutely aware that it is Hitchcock’s film. This course examines how exactly that works.More than a proper noun, “Hitchcock” implies a formal style, a dramatic genre and a paradigm of postwar Autuerism and influence. This course revolves around a close examination of fifteen out of the director’s fifty films, as well as samples from his television series. Without pardoning his socially insensitive shortcomings (i.e. misogynist “heros,” mistreatment of leading ladies, use of blackface, etc.) we will unpack just what constitutes the “Hitchcock” touch. From his British silents to his Hollywood “masterpieces” to his final works, this course considers the ways in which Hitchcock devised a relation among narrative, spectator and character point of view, so as to yield his singular configuration of suspense, sensation and perception.
Clusters: H1ENG010, H1ENG016
URL: http://www.rochester.edu/College/ENG/undergrad/undergraduate_courses.html
Offered: Fall Spring Summer