This course will focus on noteworthy periods, movements, and genres in film history from the late silent era (e.g., Soviet Montage) to the present (e.g., Dogme 95), and will examine the transnational aesthetic and ideological influences of their practitioners. Exemplary periods, movements, and genres to be studied might include, but are not limited to: Soviet Montage; German Expressionism; the classical Hollywood narrative cinema; film noir; European and Latin American New Wave and Neorealist movements; Hong Kong cinema; and contemporary political modernism. Instructional methods will include lectures, film screenings, discussions, readings, writing assignments, and examinations. This course may be used to satisfy an elective requirement for the English major. Prerequisite: TFMS 220, 221, or consent of the instructor.