(FILM015) Cinematic New Waves: Global Developments in Film

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Course start date: Monday 17th January 2022
Course end date: Friday 25th March 2022
Early Bird Price £135:

Tutor(s): Andrea Standon
Course Code: FILM015
Level: Non-accredited, non-credit bearing
Assessments/Exams: None. Throughout the course you will be given ideas and questions to respond to in the online discussion area. Participation in online discussion is encouraged, but not compulsory.
Duration: 11 weeks
Estimated Student Study Time: 2 – 5 hours per week are recommended, but time spent is flexible and at your discretion.
Fee: £150.00
Pre-Requisites: None
Delivery: Online Distance Learning
Late Entrants: If this course is not full by the start date then late entrants will be accepted for up to two weeks after the start of the course. As a late entrant you can choose to catch up on the material you have missed or you can skip the missed weeks and concentrate on the material at the point where you join the course, but unfortunately we cannot offer fee reductions or course extensions for late entrants.
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**Please note: All courses are subject to sufficient numbers of students registering before they are confirmed as running. Therefore, after booking your place you are advised not to purchase any films or texts until you have received confirmation that the course is running.

This course was previously taught by Andrea Standon when it was offered by the University of Exeter*. If you studied it with the University of Exeter* you might not wish to study it again with Learn for Pleasure as although we have revised and updated our courses where necessary, it will likely be substantively the same.


Since the beginnings of film history, many nations around the world have developed their own distinct cinematic style. This online course will focus on the characteristics of film styles which have originated in a particular national cinema as a ‘movement’ and which subsequently has had trans-national significance.
By the end of the course you will have been introduced to a wide range of film movements and, through the close study of exemplar films, you will understand the way in which each of these movements has left an enduring legacy. Since American cinema has dominated the form since the early years, the course will also incorporate study of the development of American cinematic new waves, often in response to other national cinemas.

Syllabus Plan

Unit One: Why study New Waves in Cinema? Part One: Soviet Montage

Unit Two: German Expressionism: The Power of the Mise-en-Scene

Unit Three: New Waves in Hollywood – Film Noir

Unit Four: Italian Neo-realism

Unit Five: French New Wave or Nouvelle Vague

Unit Six: Free Cinema and British New Wave

Unit Seven: The Rise of Independent American Cinema

Unit Eight: American New Wave Part 2

Unit Nine: Hong Kong New Wave

Unit Ten: Danish New Wave: The Dogme 95 Manifesto

Unit Eleven: Cinematic New Waves: The Legacy