Contemporary Debates in Cinema of Aotearoa New Zealand

Victoria University of Wellington

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Contemporary Debates in Cinema of Aotearoa New Zealand

  • Host University

    Victoria University of Wellington

  • Location

    Wellington, New Zealand

  • Area of Study

    Film Studies

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    40 pts in FILM at 200-level

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    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    This course involves an advanced study of the cinema of Aotearoa New Zealand with an emphasis on contemporary critical debates. In 2015 the course will focus on the Cinema of Peter Jackson. The examination of Peter Jackson?s work and career will offer a rich case study and contribute to current debates regarding the following issues: The relationship between New Zealand cinema and global Hollywood; The global dispersion of film production; The relationship between film authorship and industrial modes of production; The redefinition of genre conventions; The impact of the creative industries on the construction of national identity; New developments in film technology.

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