*Meets at O’Neill 201. Parking is free after 5:00 pm.
“The Essentials” are a loosely-defined set of films essential to one’s overall understanding of cinematic art and a basis for comparison against all other films. These films generally contain an in-depth exploration of the human condition and also push the boundaries of the art of film-making. We will view and discuss five essential films representing five different genres: [French New Wave] The 400 Blows (1959), [Screwball Comedy] It Happened One Night (1934), [Thriller] North by Northwest (1959), [Film-Noir] The Postman Always Rings Twice (1946), [Silent] The General (1926).