FIL-20021 - Global Popular Cinemas
Coordinator: Neil Archer Tel: +44 1782 7 33202
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Level: Level 5
Credits: 15
Study Hours: 150
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Programme/Approved Electives for 2024/25


Available as a Free Standing Elective






Barred Combinations


Description for 2024/25

- Provide students with a strong grounding in key texts, concepts and discussions around the production, form and content of popular cinema at a
'global' level
- Identify the influence of film aesthetics beyond and between Hollywood and other international cinemas
- Expand students' existing understanding of the production, location and style of films internationally
- Focus on issues of national and trans-national identity as represented through film
- Provide knowledge of a wider range of non-English language cinemas

Talis Aspire Reading List
Any reading lists will be provided by the start of the course.

Intended Learning Outcomes

identify different kinds of context for film production and film forms within the economic and cultural effects of globalisation
: 1,2
understand the meaning and impact of globalisation on international film production and film form: 1,2
identify aspects of film genre and film style, and their changing shape, across a variety of national contexts
: 1,2
identify and comment on the relationship between contemporary national cultures and the films they produce: 1,2
recognise and understand the impact of economic contexts on the production and form of contemporary film: 1,2
develop a familiarity with key debates around `global┐ and `national┐ cinemas and cultures in the context of globalisation: 1,2

Study hours

12 x 1 hour lecture 12 hours
8 x 2 screening and introduction 16 hours
12 x 1 hour seminar 12 hours
Supervision and feedback 2 hours
Class preparation 24 hours
Reflective Diary preparation 36 hours
Essay preparation 48 hours

School Rules


Description of Module Assessment

1: Reflective Diary weighted 40%
Reflective Diary
Students will produce a 1000-word reflective piece on their own film-viewing experience, in line with specific questions provided by the tutor. Students will be required to take a critical approach to their own viewing of two films (chosen by the student), identifying, for instance, the production and exhibition contexts of the films, and how these inform their aesthetics and content. Students are encouraged to take a comparative approach to their viewing, identifying the circumstances informing film production and style across different economic and national contexts.

2: Essay weighted 60%
Students will complete a 1500-word essay based on two of the films screened and discussed in the second half of the module. The essay will respond to one of a set of questions provided by the tutor, corresponding to the key themes explored throughout the module as a whole.