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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 (FORMERLY DC 222)

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