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Cinema as Literature

Cinema as Literature

English/Language Arts

Film   and   television   is   an   increasingly relevant way to experience  storytelling  and  its  lessons  in  modern culture.  Film    and    television    communicate    meaning differently  than written text,  and  their  realm  is  a  world of rich visual language.This form of storytelling is no less compelling or worthy of analysis than traditional literature.  Cinema  as  Literature  will  examine the elements of this visual language and how filmmakers use  them  to  translate  traditional  literary  devices.The course  will  also  explore  different  film  genres  and  how each approaches story and character development.

Details:
- Available as Honors
Prerequisites: 
English I or Responding to Literature
Duration: 
1 Semester