Humanity On Film
Course: WBIS 188
Section: 019, 020
Instructor: Niesen, Paul
For over a hundred years, motion pictures have reflected the human condition, whether as documentary or as fictional representation (and many degrees of variation in between). Whether political or social in nature, whether on the surface or buried within, what messages do films give us about the way people behave and the way their communities and societies function? How do films give a picture--however accurate--of the time and place in which they were created? The films of the Coen brothers will be the focus.
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