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ONLINE Schedule of Meetings, Readings, and Screenings
Note: This is the ONLINE schedule.
See the
On-Campus Schedule for the on-campus course.

Please note: this syllabus is subject to change (with notice),
and all screening times given below are approximate.

Key to abbreviations for assignments listed on this page:

FA12 Film Art: An Introduction, 12th edition, by David Bordwell & Kristin Thompson
or FA earlier editions Click here for page assignments for earlier editions of Film Art
View View the assigned film or video on DVD reserve in the Library or streaming on D2L before class
D2L See instructions for how to use Desire2Learn (D2L) on our Orientation link below and also the HUB's online Training Tutorials.

 

SECTION 1

Week 1         Film Form & Meaning / Film Production & Early History (2 units this week)

Saturday, May 21 - Sunday, May 22

IMPORTANT: Required Online Orientation Video and Quiz 0. Be sure to take Quiz 0 on D2L before May 31 at 4pm.
This will count as your attendance to the orientation; if you do not take Quiz 0, your absence must be marked as a "no show" and the Registrar will drop you from the course.

Assignments: Watch Video Lectures 1.1-1.5 and the Orientation Video on D2L in the Start Here Module, and read through all pages of this online syllabus.
 

Then take Quiz 0 on D2L (available May 21) as proof of your online attendance. Due before May 31 at 4pm.a
Note that Quiz 0 will not open until you have completed the Video Lectures and Orientation Video.

Quiz 0 on D2L (Watch the Orientation and Video Lectures 1.1-1.5 first.)
**Requires Respondus Lockdown Browser and Webcam Monitor** (Quiz 0 will prompt you to install the software.)
Report access problems to Dr. Bonner; report technical difficulties to the HUB.
Available May 21; due before May 31 as proof of your online attendance to avoid no-show status & administrative withdrawal.

Monday, May 23

Reading: FA12 Chapter 2 and pages 2-9 and 402
Online Lectures: Lectures 1.6-2.2 on D2L
Assignments: 1. Print out the In-Class Screening List and use it while viewing class lecture videos every day.

Tuesday, May 24

View: Rear Window on D2L or rent via Amazon (Alfred Hitchcock, 1954, US; 113 min.) (Study Guide)

Wednesday, May 25

Online Lectures: Lectures 2.3-2.4 on D2L

Thursday, May 26

Reading: FA12 Chapter 1
Online Lectures: Lecture 1.1 for Film History & Production (see separate D2L module)

This weekend (May 27-29, if not completed last weekend):

Assignments: Watch the Orientation Video on D2L and read through all pages of this online syllabus
Take Quiz 0 on D2L (Quiz 0 covers the introductory lecture, orientation video, and the syllabus.)
**Requires Respondus Lockdown Browser and Webcam Monitor**
Report any D2L access problems to the HUB.

Week 2         Narrative & Narration / Mise-en-scène (2 units this holiday week)

Monday, May 30 (Memorial Day)
Tuesday, May 31 - Wednesday, June 1

Reading: FA12 Chapter 3 & pp. 313-322 and 470-472
View: Citizen Kane on D2L or rent via Amazon (Orson Welles, 1941, US; 119 min.) (Study Guide)
Online Lectures: Lectures 1.1-2.4 on D2L
Study Aids: 1. Study Clip Quiz 1 available Saturday on D2L

Wednesday, June 1 - Thursday, June 2

Reading: FA12 Chapter 4 & pages 410-415, 457-468, and 476-479
View: Do the Right Thing on D2L or rent via Amazon (Spike Lee, 1989, US; 120 min.) (Study Guide)
Online Lectures: Lectures 1.1-2.5 on D2L
and Lectures 1.2-1.4 (located in the Film History Module) to Review for Quiz 1
Study Aids: 1. Study Clip Quiz 2 available Saturday on D2L
Section 1 Study Clip Quizzes expire the night before Quiz 1 begins

Friday, June 3

Quiz 1

on D2L 25-minute quiz
**Requires Respondus Lockdown Browser and Webcam Monitor**
Available Friday 12:00am - 11:59pm

Quiz covers all material from Section 1/Weeks 1-2

 

SECTION 2

Week 3         Camerawork (2 units this week)

Monday, June 6 - Tuesday, June 7

Reading: FA12 Chapter 5
View: O Brother, Where Art Thou? on D2L or rent via Amazon (Joel Coen, 2000, US; 103 min.) (Study Guide)
Online Lectures: Lectures 1.1-2.4 on D2L
Study Aids: 1. Study Clip Quiz 3 available Saturday on D2L
  2. Study Clip Quiz 4 available Saturday on D2L
  3. Study Clip Quiz 5 available Saturday on D2L

Wednesday, June 8 - Thursday, June 9

Reading: FA12 Chapter 6 (216-219)
View: The Piano on D2L or rent via Amazon (Jane Campion, 1993, New Zealand; 121 min.) (Study Guide)
Online Lectures: Lectures 3.1-4.4 on Camerawork in The Piano on D2L
Study Aids: 1. Study Clip Quiz 6 available Saturday on D2L
  2. Study Clip Quiz 7 available Saturday on D2L

 

Week 4         Editing / Sound & Sound Design (2 units this week)

Monday, June 13 - Tuesday, June 14

Reading: FA12 Chapter 6 on Continuity Editing (219-262) & pages 472-475 on Soviet Montage
View: Lola Rennt (Run Lola Run) on D2L or rent via Google Play or iTunes (Tom Tykwer, 1999, Germany; 81 min.) (Study Guide)
Online Lectures: Lectures 1.1-3.3 on D2L
Study Aids: 1. Study Clip Quiz 8 available Saturday on D2L
  2. Study Clip Quiz 9 available Saturday on D2L

Wednesday, June 15 - Thursday, June 16

Reading: FA12 Chapter 7
View: Singin' in the Rain on D2L or rent via Amazon (Gene Kelly/Stanley Donen, 1952, US; 103 min.) (Study Guide)
Online Lectures: Lectures 1.1-2.3 on D2L
Study Aids: 1. Study Clip Quiz 10 available Saturday on D2L
Section 2 Study Clip Quizzes 3-10 expire Friday at 11:59pm.
** NOTE: Study Clip Quizzes 1-10 comprise half of your midterm grade.

 

Week 5        Film Analysis Review / Midterm Exam

Monday, June 20 (Juneteenth observed)
Tuesday, June 21 - Thursday, June 23

Midterm Grades posted on the DUCK this week. (Note that this grade does not include the Midterm Exam. It includes only Quiz 0, Quiz 1, and Study Clip Quizzes to date, which totals to roughly 20% of your final course grade. It's a good indicator of future course performance, though.)

Reading: FA12 Chapter 8, skim Ch. 11
View: Get Out on D2L (Jordan Peele, 2017, US; 104 min.) (Study Guide)
Online Lectures: Lectures 1.1-1.3 on D2L
Study Aids: 1. Study Clip Quiz 11 available Saturday on D2L
2. Midterm Review Practice Clip Videos & Lecture Videos on your terms to date & analysis of film techniques in Get Out (HINT: This is a GREAT midterm review!)

Course Withdrawal deadline Friday

Friday, June 24

Study Clip Quiz 11 expires the night before Midterm Exam begins
MIDTERM EXAM 
Available Friday 12:00am - 11:59pm on
D2L

**Requires Respondus Lockdown Browser and Webcam Monitor**
Covers all material from Sections 1-2

 

SECTION 3

Week 6        The Avant-garde & Experimental Filmmaking / Documentary (2 units this week)

Monday, June 27 - Tuesday, June 28

Reading: FA12 pages 371-400
View: Avant-garde short films & classroom discussion of each on D2L. Total screening time: 142 min. (Study Guide)
Online Lectures: Lectures 1.1-2.3 on D2L
Study Aids: 1. Study Clip Quiz 12 available Saturday on D2L

Wednesday, June 29- Thursday, June 30

Reading: FA12 pages 352-371 and 434-443
View: Nuit et brouillard (Night & Fog) on D2L or rental via Amazon (Alain Resnais, 1955, France; 31 min.) (Study Guide)
Online Lectures: Lectures 1.1-2.4 on D2L
Study Aids: 1. Study Clip Quiz 13 available Saturday on D2L

 

Week 7        Italian Neo-Realism, French New Wave, & Art Cinema

Monday, July 4 (Fourth of July)
Tuesday, July 5 - Thursday, July 7

Reading: FA12 pages 479-484 and 420-424
View: A bout de souffle (Breathless) on D2L or rental via Amazon (Jean-Luc Godard, 1960, France; 89 min.) (Study Guide)
Online Lectures: Lectures 1.1-2.4 on D2L
Study Aids: 1. Study Clip Quiz 14 available Saturday on D2L
Section 3 Study Clip Quizzes expire the night before Quiz 3.

Friday, July 8

Quiz 2 on D2L 25-minute quiz
**Requires Respondus Lockdown Browser and Webcam Monitor**

Available Friday 12:00am - 11:59pm

Covers all material from Section 3/Weeks
6-7

 

SECTION 4

Week 8        Classical Hollywood Genres & Ideology / Genre Transformation & Ideology (2 units this week)

Monday, July 11 - Tuesday, July 12

Reading: FA12 Chapter 9
View: Bringing Up Baby streaming rental ONLY via HBO Max (free with subscription) or Amazon (Howard Hawks, 1938, US; 102 min.) (Study Guide)
Online Lectures: Lectures 1.1-2.4 on D2L
Study Aids: 1. Study Clip Quiz 15 available Saturday on D2L
  2. Study Clip Quiz 16 available Saturday on D2L

Wednesday, July 13 - Thursday, July 14

Reading: FA12 pages 484-490
  Online: John Cawelti, “Chinatown & Generic Transformation” on D2L
View: Chinatown on D2L or rent via Amazon (Roman Polanski, 1974, US; **135 min.**) (Study Guide)
Online Lectures: Lectures 1.1-2.2 on D2L
Study Aids: 1. Study Clip Quiz 17 available Saturday on D2L

 

Week 9         Ideology & Cultural Criticism

Monday, July 18 - Friday, July 22

Reading: 1. FA12 pages 490-494 and 3 Short Articles Online:
2. John Leo, “Fumanchu on Naboo”,
3. David Wong, "5 Ways You Don't Realize that Movies are Controling Your Brain", and
4. J.F. Sargent, "5 Prejudices in the Movies"
View: The Matrix on D2L or rent via Amazon (The Wachowski brothers, 1999, US; 136 min.) (Study Guide)
Online Lectures: Lectures 1.1-2.6 on D2L
Study Aids: 1. Study Clip Quiz 18 available Saturday on D2L
  2. Study Clip Quiz 19 available Saturday on D2L
Online course evaluations on the DUCK this week
Section 4 Study Clip Quizzes expire the night before the Final Exam

Final Exam Review Videos (Optional)

Thursday, July 21 - Sunday, July 24

Final Exam Review Practice Clips & Video Lectures 1.1-1.3 on D2L (in Study Aids for Ideology & Final Exam folder)

FINAL EXAM ONLINE ON D2L: MONDAY, JULY 25

Required Final Exam:  Monday, July 25, 12:00am-11:59pm, online on D2L
**Requires Respondus Lockdown Browser and Webcam Monitor**
Covers material (terms and films) from Sections 1-4, but with an emphasis on Sections 3-4