MEDIA 221

Action Films


Description

Investigates action films as a genre and a “spectacle” in world cinema. Considers the aesthetic qualities of the genre and its interaction with the wider context. Issues studied include the relationship between conventions and inventions, the combination of visual and aural spectacle, as well as how identity is articulated through the discourse of nation, gender, ethnicity, age and the landscape.

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Availability 2023

Semester 1

Lecturer(s)

Lecturer(s) Dr Xuelin Zhou

Assessment

Coursework only

Points

MEDIA 221: 15 points

Prerequisites

15 points at Stage I in Media and Screen Studies and 30 points passed

Restrictions

FTVMS 221, FTVMS 315, MEDIA 315