Understanding Film: Westerns – Mega (Chrissy)

This is a block class.

This is a mega class.

Clint Eastwood stars in The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

In this Understanding Film class, we are taking the knowledge we have learned in past Understanding Film classes and applying it to a specific genre of film, Westerns. We will unpack how it has impacted culture specifically culture in Hollywood. Some topics we will study are: themes, representation, actors, directors, and history of the western. While you do not have to have taken an Understanding Film class before, it will assist in your deeper understanding of film. Class time will be spent discussing homework then watching westerns ending with group discussion. While this class is open for all, some of the films will be rated R.

Required texts/materials: Once Upon a Time... the Western. The instructor will procure the texts/materials.

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