FTVM 455 - Topics in Film Studies
Winter 2022, Section 005 - Cult, Camp, Art, and Exploitation
Instruction Mode: Section 005 is  In Person (see other Sections below)
Subject: Film, Television, and Media Std (FTVM)
Department: LSA Film, Television, and Media
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Details

Credits:
3
Waitlist Capacity:
unlimited
Consent:
With permission of instructor.
Lab Fee:
35.00
Advisory Prerequisites:
FTVM 150 or FTVM (SAC) 236.
Repeatability:
May be repeated for a maximum of 9 credit(s). May be elected more than once in the same term.
Primary Instructor:

Description

This class explores the often-outrageous genre of cult films and the plethora of marginal cinematic phenomena that it suggests – exploitation films, trash cinema, B-movies, and camp appropriation (fanzines and midnight audiences). Cult cinema connotes not only Japanese Godzilla films of the 1950s and beach-party musicals of the 1960s, but also offbeat art films like Paris, Texas as well as revisionist Thai Westerns and educational hygiene films. Owing to this heterogeneity, cult films are predictably objects of both patronizing ridicule and canonizing adulation, depending on one's tastes and conceptual frames of reference.

In this course, we will not confine our readings of such culturally transgressive films as Freaks, Eraserhead, and Pink Flamingos to a content-based model of narrative difference. Instead, we will explore these and other key films within specific historical contexts. By taking a broad overview of the genre, we can begin to ascertain its cultural significance across the spheres of production, distribution, exhibition, and reception.

Schedule

FTVM 455 - Topics in Film Studies
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 In Person
17203
Open
19
 
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TuTh 4:00PM - 5:30PM
002 (LEC)
 In Person
34797
Open
11
 
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TuTh 1:00PM - 2:30PM
003 (LAB)
 In Person
34798
Open
11
 
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Tu 4:00PM - 6:30PM
004 (LEC)
 In Person
34813
Open
6
 
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TuTh 1:00PM - 2:30PM
005 (LEC)
 In Person
34977
Closed
0
 
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MW 1:00PM - 2:30PM
006 (LAB)
 In Person
34978
Open
2
 
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Tu 6:30PM - 9:00PM

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