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SCWR 121: Classic Hollywood Film Structure (Formerly DC 222)

Critical analysis of successful Hollywood films and their narrative structures. Films of various genres and eras will be examined. Students will learn how to recognize classical three-act structure in finished films and scripts. Students will develop a cinematic language with which to discuss films as well as a toolbox of techniques to use when making films. Key story concepts to be discussed include: protagonist, antagonist, want versus need, elements of the future, poetic justice, planting and payoff, catalyst, climax, and Aristotelian terminology. PREREQUISITE(S): NONE

Spring 2019-2020

Section: 601
Class number: 30050
Meeting time: Tu 1:30PM - 4:45PM
Location: CDM 00708 at Loop Campus
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Section: 610
Class number: 30006
Meeting time: -
Location: ONLIN E0000 at Online Campus
Instructor:
Section: 901
Class number: 30110
Meeting time: M 5:45PM - 9:00PM
Location: 14EAS LL105 at Loop Campus
Instructor:
Section: 910
Class number: 30014
Meeting time: -
Location: ONLIN E0000 at Online Campus
Instructor:

Winter 2019-2020

Section: 501
Class number: 25701
Meeting time: Tu 1:30PM - 4:45PM
Location: 14EAS 00802 at Loop Campus
Section: 503
Class number: 25738
Meeting time: W 10:00AM - 1:15PM
Location: 14EAS 00214 at Loop Campus
Instructor: Lee Madsen | View syllabus
Section: 510
Class number: 25737
Meeting time: -
Location: ONLIN E0000 at Online Campus
Section: 512
Class number: 25739
Meeting time: -
Location: ONLIN E0000 at Online Campus
Instructor: Lee Madsen | View syllabus
CLOSED

Fall 2019-2020

Section: 101
Class number: 16102
Meeting time: Th 1:00PM - 4:15PM
Location: STDCT R0330 at Lincoln Park Campus
Section: 110
Class number: 16104
Meeting time: -
Location: ONLIN E0000 at Online Campus
CLOSED
Section: 701
Class number: 16103
Meeting time: Tu 6:00PM - 9:15PM
Location: STDCT R0330 at Lincoln Park Campus
Section: 710
Class number: 16105
Meeting time: -
Location: ONLIN E0000 at Online Campus