PHL 710 Philosophy and Film

This course examines the medium of film from several philosophical perspectives. Questions to be considered may include: What distinguishes film from other mass media and art forms? Do technical developments alter the definition of film? Is there a language of film? What can film teach us about the nature of perception? Does film contain an inherent gender bias? Has film created a captive audience, or is it the truly democratic art form? UL Lect: 3 hrs. Course Weight: 1.00 Billing Units: 1

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