Winter 2014 Courses

ARTH359T Film as Art: James Bond Film: The Ideology of Spectacle (Professor Metcalf)
MTWThurs 6 – 9:30 pm (SQH 1120)
The James Bond films offer the opportunity to explore the spectacular vision of film and the cultural and ideological implications of the pleasure of consumption through vision – ideas that develop in art long before film, but are central to the Bond films, both in terms of consumption of the human body – female /and/ male, the technological sublime and the blowing up of things “real good.” The relationship of film form and content, and the way these films carry viewers along to accepting unexamined values changing over the half century of James Bond film will also be explored in lecture, discussion and papers written by students.