School of English, Film, Theatre, and Media Studies

This information is for the 2016 academic year. See information for MDIA 402 in 2015.

MDIA-402 – Film, Culture and Society

Faculty:Humanities & Soc ScCorequisites:None
School:English, Film, Theatre, MediaRestrictions:None

This course is a study of film in terms of its cultural and social contexts. This course will examine some of the links between cinema and the city. It will focus on urban types such as the gangster, the detective, the flâneur, the stranger and the crowd, and their relationships to spaces and places such as the "mean streets", suburbia, the mall and the global city. We will explore the sights and sounds of the city, as well as the urban underbelly. In the process, we will visit cities such as Los Angeles, Tokyo, Berlin and Hong Kong, and see such films as Chinatown, Berlin: Symphony of a Great City, Downtown 81, and Lost in Translation.

Also offered as:  FILM 402

Set Texts

Readings will be made available electronically and on closed reserve.

This course is not currently being offered.

Course Outline Information

For FHSS and NZSM course outlines (current and previous years), please refer to the Course Outlines page on the FHSS website.