Spring 2008

Five Contemporary Filmmakers

Listed in: English, as ENGL-84


John Cameron (Section 01)


The course will study, in some depth, the work and situation of several critically admired contemporary filmmakers, each of whom might be described as a distinctive stylist of the medium, even as each has no less distinctive roots in their native culture. We will ask in what ways their filmmaking style negotiates between their national and cultural roots and the expectations of a worldwide audience. To be considered will be the work of Wong Kar-Wai (Hong Kong), Hou Hsiao-hsien (Taiwan), Abbas Kiarostami (Iran), Pedro Almodovar (Spain), and either Claire Denis (France) or Michael Haneke (Austria). Two class meetings and two screenings per week. Professor Cameron.