English 84

Sophomore Seminar: Modern Utopian and (mostly) Dystopian Movies

Section Semester Instructor Time Location Course Areas
2 Fall 2017 Starr, George A.
Tues. 5-8:30 PM incl. 1/2 hr. break 300 Wheeler


Among the films likely to be included in the syllabus and discussed in class are the following: Fritz Lang, Metropolis (1927); Leni Riefenstahl, The Triumph of the Will (1934); Charlie Chaplin, Modern Times (1936); George Lucas, THX -1138 (1970); Stanley Kubrick, A Clockwork Orange (1971); Michael Radford, Nineteen Eighty Four (1984); Terry Gilliam, Brazil (1985); Volker Schlondorff, The Handmaid’s Tale (1990); Andrew Niccol, Gattaca (1997); Alfonso Cuarón, Children of Men (2006); Mark Romanek, Never Let Me Go (2010); and Alex Garland, Ex Machina (2015). No texts will be assigned, but certain background materials will be posted on bCourses.

This 2-unit course may not be counted as one of the twelve courses required to complete the English major.

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