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geezer butler

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Course on Crime and Film
« on: September 14, 2016, 01:47:26 AM »
Hi, All

I'm having fun with a course I'm teaching this fall and thought I would share with UMA.

The course is Crime and Film. We look at how popular films inform our understanding of criminological theories. Another learning outcome is for students to get a feel for the broad range of crime films out there, so we look at courtroom dramas, gangster films, film noir etc.

But you know me, I had to include some classic horror.

So this week we're looking at bio-social theories of crime and using Frankenstein (1931) as our primary film. Secondary films are Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974) and Gattaca (1997).

Next week we look at psychological theories and will use Psycho (1960) as our primary film. Secondary films will be Silence of the Lambs (1991) and Seven (1995).
Later on in the semester we'll look at the politics of social disorder and watch Night of the Living Dead (1968). Secondary films will be Dawn of the Dead (1978) and Land of the Dead (2005).

I don't know if the students are having fun, but I am!