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FILM 281: The Art of Screen Acting (Formerly DC 250)

This course will examine the role of acting, actors, and actor-director collaboration in the development of narrative cinema. The screen demanded a new approach to acting which differed markedly from the theatrical traditions which proceeded it. Seminal practitioners of actor training such as Constantin Stanislavski and his American interpreters Lee Strasberg, Sanford Meisner, and Stella Adler and their students (such as Brando, Pacino, DeNiro, Hoffman, and Duvall) have had an incalculable influence on how screen actors prepare for a role and work with directors. This course will survey the major acting techniques and approaches, examine major films as case studies, and explore contemporary approaches to screen acting and actor-director collaboration in the cinema.

Spring 2019-2020

Section: 620
Class number: 30008
Meeting time: -
Location: ONLIN E0000 at Online Campus

Winter 2019-2020

Section: 501
Class number: 25696
Meeting time: Tu 1:30PM - 4:45PM
Location: CDM 00924 at Loop Campus

Spring 2018-2019

Section: 620
Class number: 30039
Meeting time: -
Location: ONLIN E0000 at Online Campus
CLOSED

Winter 2018-2019

Section: 501
Class number: 25407
Meeting time: Tu 1:30PM - 4:45PM
Location: CDM 00924 at Loop Campus

Spring 2017-2018

Section: 620
Class number: 34059
Meeting time: -
Location: N/A at Online Campus
CLOSED

Winter 2017-2018

Section: 501
Class number: 20711
Meeting time: Tu 1:30PM - 4:45PM
Location: CDM 00924 at Loop Campus

Spring 2016-2017

Section: 620
Class number: 33482
Meeting time: -
Location: N/A at Online Campus
CLOSED

Winter 2016-2017

Section: 501
Class number: 22106
Meeting time: Tu 1:30PM - 4:45PM
Location: CDM 00924 at Loop Campus

Spring 2015-2016

Section: 620
Class number: 32770
Meeting time: -
Location: N/A at Online Campus
CLOSED

Winter 2015-2016

Section: 501
Class number: 22620
Meeting time: Tu 1:30PM - 4:45PM
Location: 14EAS 00207 at Loop Campus
Instructor: Daniel Pal | View syllabus