This course examines the medium of film from several philosophical perspectives. Questions to be considered may include: What distinguishes film from other mass media and art forms? Do technical developments alter the definition of film? Is there a language of film? What can film teach us about the nature of perception? Does film contain an inherent gender bias? Has film created a captive audience, or is it the truly democratic art form?
This course will require you to be online for live lectures every week at the scheduled time. Class recordings will also be available until after your exam period. More details will be included in your course outline available on the first day of class.