We will watch some avant-garde films that offer alternatives to the narrative patterns of classical Hollywood cinema. Come prepared to watch films that might initially seem puzzling or even incomprehensible. In the end, we might find that these are not so far from an emerging mass entertainment form.
Assignment Due for this Session
What is the most unusual, most challenging, and/or most confusing film you have ever seen? What made it especially challenging or confusing? What was your reaction to it (initially and perhaps later, after some time had passed or you had seen it more than one time). Post your answer in the comments below.