Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2010.
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This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2010:Semester 1, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: 4 |
Total Time Commitment: 120
|Prerequisites:||Admission to the postgraduate diploma or fourth-year honours in cinema studies, the Master of Cinema Management, Master of Art Curatorship or Master of Arts Management.|
|Recommended Background Knowledge:||None|
|Non Allowed Subjects:||None|
|Core Participation Requirements:||None|
CoordinatorDr Wendy Haslem
Alfred Hitchcock is one of the greatest directors of the 20th century. Recently, a number of international exhibitions have documented the receptiveness of Hitchcock's films to the literary and visual arts of his time - from Pre-Raphaelite and Symbolist paintings to the writings of Edgar Allen Poe, German expressionism, surrealism and modernism. Hitchcock's films have been influenced by artists such as Sickert, Klee, Magritte, de Chirico and Dali and have also exerted a powerful influence on contemporary artists and filmmakers such as Stan Douglas, Cindy Sherman and Chris Marker. This subject seeks to establish his place in art history as well as the film canon and to contextualise the Hitchcockian oeuvre both historically and aesthetically. It also asks the question - what are the factors that have contributed to Hitchcock's extraordinary genius and phenomenal popularity?
|Objectives:||Students who complete this subject will: |
|Assessment:||A single 5000 word essay or two shorter essays of 2500 words each 90% (due at the end of the examination period) and a seminar presentation 10% (due during the semester).|
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A subject reader will be available.
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This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
|Generic Skills:||Students who successfully complete this subject will: |
Master of Art Curatorship (Coursework and Minor Thesis) |
Master of Cinema Management
Cinema Studies |
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