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    Vassar College
  Dec 16, 2017
Catalogue 2017-2018
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FILM 310 - Film Authorship

1 unit(s)

Topic for 2016/17b: ​Screenwriters:  Hecht, Ephron, and Sorkin. This class examines three very different screenwriters from different eras of American cinema–Ben Hecht, who worked within the studio system on every genre and with every director; Nora Ephron, who both wrote for others and directed her own scripts; and Aaron Sorkin, who has a recognizable style whether writing for film or television.  We look at whether these writers should be considered the “author” of their respective films, and the contributions of other film professionals.  We read a variety of theoretical approaches to authorship, study scripts, and screen films. Sarah Kozloff.


Prerequisite(s): FILM 210  and FILM 211 .

Note that this class does not replace the major requirement of FILM 392 .

Not offered in 2017/18

One 2-hour period plus outside screenings.

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