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Experience the magic of the movies with our ever-popular film courses. These exclusive film courses are designed for the general public and provide a fantastic insight into the history of world cinema and modern day movies. Appreciate and learn about film the smart way with Film courses at the University of Sydney.

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A History of World Cinema Course with David Stratton

Film courses. Open to everyone. Appreciate and learn about film the smart way with Film courses at the University of Sydney. David Stratton’s History of World Cinema course explores in great detail the development and trends of world cinema in chronological order. This unique ten-year series on the history of world cinema, is a rare opportunity to participate in this very personal but immensely informative survey of international cinema from its origins. Two courses from the 10-year... [More]
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This unique program on cinema history continues with a close look at the post-war period as reflected by cinema around the world. This class covers the period 1950-1951.
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This unique program on cinema history continues with a close look at the post-war period as reflected by cinema around the world. This class covers the period 1952-1953.

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Movies Now Course: Your Movie Club

Film courses. Open to everyone. Appreciate and learn about film the smart way with Film courses at the University of Sydney. This unique and popular movie appreciation course is like having your own private movie club. In its 9th year, Movies Now offers participants ‘private movie premieres’ prior to their commercial release with each featured movie specially selected by the presenter and popular film critic, Andrew L Urban. The featured movies and their titles remain a secret until... [More]
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Documentary Course: Introduction to Producing and Directing

Film courses. Open to everyone. Appreciate and learn about film the smart way with Film courses at the University of Sydney. Before making a great documentary journalists and filmmakers need to grasp the basics. Documentary producing and directing requires a nuanced sense of the rights and obligations of a filmmaker and how to get the most out of pre-production and shoot to maximise the creative outcomes for a film. Participants in this documentary course for producing and directing... [More]

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Filmmaking Course: The Nuts and Bolts

Film courses. Open to everyone. Appreciate and learn about film the smart way with Film courses at the University of Sydney. It starts with an idea, and before too long, you’re standing at the back of a theatre watching an audience cry, laugh or hide their eyes at something you made. It’s magic. This filmmaking course will explain what’s ‘behind the curtain’, how movies are put together. You will learn about good movie ideas, development, hiring actors and crew, filming, post-produc... [More]
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David Stratton Film Course: All Aboard!

Film courses. Open to everyone. Appreciate and learn about film the smart way with Film courses at the University of Sydney. Trains and the Movies From the earliest days of The Great Train Robbery, trains have fascinated filmmakers and filmgoers, whether in comedies, like The General and The Titfield Thunderbolt, thrillers set on trains, like The Lady Vanishes, Murder on the Orient Express and the Polish drama Night Train, or suspense films in which the train itself becomes a charac... [More]

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Australian Films Course with Andrew L Urban: True Aussie Grit

Film courses. Open to everyone. Appreciate and learn about film the smart way with Film courses at the University of Sydney. This Australian Films course introduces participants to rarely seen but exceptional examples of gritty, award winning Australian cinema – films that examine powerful and dramatic interpersonal, social or political themes. In briefing notes and accompanying discussions, where possible with the filmmakers themselves, participants explore how filmmakers approach ... [More]

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Film Noir in the 1950s Course

Film courses. Open to everyone. Appreciate and learn about film the smart way with Film courses at the University of Sydney. This is a sequel to the screenings of Film Noir in the 1940s that took place exactly a year ago. The American thriller, or film noir, flourished in the decade that followed World War II, and some of the finest examples of the genre were produced in the early 1950s by directors who included Don Siegel, Phil Karlson, Fritz Lang, Robert Aldrich, Budd Boetticher a... [More]
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David Stratton Film Course: Venice the Movie

Film courses. Open to everyone. Appreciate and learn about film the smart way with Film courses at the University of Sydney. Venice, one of the world’s most beautiful cities, has regularly been used as a backdrop for movies. All kinds of movies: thrillers, romances, comedies. Some films, like Nicolas Roeg’s Don’t Look Now and David Lean’s Summer Madness (aka Summertime) were entirely set in the city and used its canals and passageways to great effect. Others, like Fellini’s Casanova... [More]
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Aristotelian-Inspired Screenwriting Course

Film courses. Open to everyone. Appreciate and learn about film the smart way with Film courses at the University of Sydney. This course starts by taking students inside the head of the audience to understanding what people like about films. We use this knowledge as the basis for building characters and subsequently a story. We follow a step-by-step approach to learn an appreciation of the way screen characters and stories actually work to affect audiences, to move, challenge, confr... [More]

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