The Silent Film: An Introduction
The founding generation of cinema: 30-40 years in which the art form emerges, matures, and produces many of its enduring masterworks. For many—both practitioners and observers—still the quintessential realization of cinematic art. Possible films for discussion: Intolerance, The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, Our Hospitality, Potemkin, The Lodger, Metropolis, Napoleon, Sunrise, The Passion of Joan of Arc, An Andalusian Dog, Man with a Movie Camera, Earth, A Story of Floating Weeds, Modern Times, The Artist. One course.