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Film History and Theory: A Syllabus (Part II)

By Spencer Cawein Pate This post will be a sequel to my popular “Film History and Theory: A Syllabus” essay. That syllabus only covered western cinema–the films of the Europe, the Americas, and Africa–and my reasoning was as follows: “[I]t is … Continue reading

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Film History and Theory: A Syllabus

By Spencer Cawein Pate [For a graduate course I took this semester on “Curriculum Design and Innovation,” I constructed a syllabus for a projected “Film History and Theory” class that could be offered at the high school or college undergraduate level. … Continue reading

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The Story of Film: A Correction

By Spencer Cawein Pate Let me begin by saying that film critic Mark Cousins’ 15 part documentary The Story of Film: An Odyssey is one of the best, most accessible, and most comprehensive histories of cinema–in any medium–available to the student or … Continue reading

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