New Zealand Cinema (PASA6304)

Level: 
6
Credits: 
15 (0.125 EFTS)
Compulsory: 
No
Aim: 
To enable students to locate New Zealand films in their historical, social and political contexts and to explore the role they play in constructing or reflecting national and/or cultural identity.
Pre-requisites / Co-requisites: 
Students must be admitted to the Bachelor of Performing and Screen Arts programme to enrol in this course. Pre-requisites: PASA6333 or PASA6343 or PASA6355). Restriction: PASA6962.
Topics include: 

`Auteur approaches Geoff Murphy, Vincent Ward, Peter Jackson, Gaylene Preston, Jane Campion `Star approaches - Sam Neil, Bruno Lawrence
Challenges to orthodox notions of film Cinema and National Identity
Commerce versus art in New Zealand Film - Goodbye Pork Pie, Sleeping Dogs, Heavenly Creatures, Desperate Remedies, Utu, Forgotten Silver, The Piano Creative ideas
Developing ideas Development and history of New Zealand feature film Documentary theory
Experimentation Exploration of selected film and television genres including documentary Filmic language and the writing process
Filmmakers Genre approach - Action / Drama, Period Drama, Sci Fi, Horror, Urban Drama Genre theory
Hayward, Mirams and O?Shea Historical perspectives on national cinemas ie, New Zealand and Pacific film Mise-en-scene, Production design
Maori and Pacific film makers Personal experiences and viewpoints Research The 70s and 80s renaissance
The New Zealand Film Commission Theories - Queer, post-colonial, political theory, gender, psychoanalysis, auteur theory, audience response theory,
Learning and teaching approaches
Topics may be taught in an integrated manner in both practical/workshop/lab and lecture/seminar/tutorial modes
Collaborative learning and project environments Activities include self-directed learning, individual and class exercises, field trips, work in groups, guest lectures & on-line blog/journal
Timetable: 
Choose your class for this course from the option(s) below. You will need to attend all the sessions in that class to complete the course. Where more than one class number is shown, choose one of them and attend all sessions within that class number. (Note: If a class is held in different locations at the same time, you only need to attend all the sessions in one of the locations.)
There are no classes on public holidays.

Class: 5097

You need to attend all sessions of this class as listed below.

From – ToSessionDayTimeCampus (Room)
23 Jul 18 - 24 Sep 18 LectureMonday09:30 - 12:30 Mt Albert (006-2064)
27 Jul 18 - 28 Sep 18 LectureFriday13:30 - 16:30 Mt Albert (006-2064)
15 Oct 18 - 19 Nov 18 LectureMonday09:30 - 12:30 Mt Albert (006-2064)
19 Oct 18 - 23 Nov 18 LectureFriday13:30 - 16:30 Mt Albert (006-2064)

Class: 5566

You need to attend all sessions of this class as listed below.

From – ToSessionDayTimeCampus (Room)
24 Jul 17 - 25 Sep 17 LectureMonday09:30 - 12:30 Mt Albert (006-2064)
28 Jul 17 - 29 Sep 17 LectureFriday13:30 - 16:30 Mt Albert (006-2064)
16 Oct 17 - 30 Oct 17 LectureMonday09:30 - 12:30 Mt Albert (006-2064)
20 Oct 17 - 3 Nov 17 LectureFriday13:30 - 16:30 Mt Albert (006-2064)
Note: This course is offered as part of Bachelor of Performing and Screen Arts (Screen Arts), Graduate Diploma in Creative Practice.

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