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翻譯:蔡慈皙(簡介並寄信)
編輯:王博律(Rosa Wang)(簡介並寄信)

本課程主要想瞭解二戰後的德國電影製片。我們將探討德國電影如何捕捉戰後當時的氛圍,並廣泛討論60與70年代「新興德國電影」的幾部重要作品。我們也會透過幾部電影瞭解當時東德的電影製作,並觀察德國電影從90年代迄今所選擇極為不同的走向。本課程目標為:
  • 提供電影分析方式以便進行討論,例如如何建構電影?如何感受電影?如何描述電影中所呈現的獨特之美?
  • 介紹德國電影製作史,介紹德國重要導演的作品;
  • 反思德國電影對德國歷史的以藝術型態所呈現的反應與評論
  • 利用跨文化分析不僅去瞭解德國電影本身,並與美國好萊塢電影傳統做一比較。換句話說:德國電影的獨特之處為何,如何精確地欣賞偏離主流傳統的電影?

每週上課一次,先觀賞影片,接著簡短討論。不同短篇的閱讀文獻提供我們在第二次上課討論時的補充材料。大部分的電影必須至少看過兩次。

本課程主要以密集溝通為主要上課方式。因此,我們將著重於以報告,討論與撰寫作業的方式進行。


上課要求

  • 積極參與上課,佔總成績25%
  • 指定閱讀作業
  • 一份15頁電影日誌
  • 口頭報告,佔總成績15%
  • 三份書面報告(每份7頁),其中至少一份經修正並交回,每份佔總成績20%

指定教材

  • Corrigan, Timothy. 《電影評析寫作引導》(A Short Guide to Writing About Film)第四版。Essex: Pearson Longman, 2000.
  • Hake, Sabine. 《日爾曼國家電影院》(German National Cinema) New York: Routledge, 2001.

This course is an invitation to German film-making since the end of the Second World War. We will investigate how German cinema captured the atmosphere of the immediate post-war years and discuss extensively major works of the "New German Cinema" of the sixties and seventies. We will also look at examples of East Germany's film production and finally observe the very different roads German cinema has been taking from the 1990's into the present. The course has several objectives:
  • to provide basic tools of film analysis which allow us to discuss questions like: How are movies constructed? How do we perceive films? How can we describe specific aesthetic qualities of a film?
  • to present an introduction to the history of German cinematic production, to introduce the work of major film directors;
  • to reflect on German film making as an artistic reaction and comment on German history;
  • to draw on intercultural analyses to understand German cinema not only in its own terms, but also vis-a-vis the Hollywood cinematic tradition. In other words: what is so different about German Cinema, and how can we appreciate it precisely for the ways in which it veers from the "dominant" convention?

One meeting a week will be mostly taken up by first screenings and a brief discussion afterwards. Different short readings will give us additional material for discussion in our second meeting. Most films have to be watched a second time.

This class fulfills the requirements of a communication-intensive course. Therefore, we will focus especially on ways to improve our communication through presentations, discussions, and writing assignments.


Requirements

  • active class participation contributes to 25% of final grade.
  • reading assignments.
  • a 15 page film journal.
  • an oral presentation contribute to 15% of final grade.
  • three papers (7 pages each), of which at least one has to be revised and resubmitted each contributes to 20% of final grade.

Readings for this Course

  • Corrigan, Timothy. A Short Guide to Writing About Film, 4th ed. Essex: Pearson Longman, 2000.
  • Hake, Sabine. German National Cinema. New York: Routledge, 2001.

 
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