This course introduces students to the critical study of the various modes of film, video, animation, and new media production. The primary modes considered include Classical Hollywood Narrative, Independent film, Art Cinema, International film, Experimental film, Documentary film, Animation, and New Media. The course focuses on the distinctive formal elements of each mode as well as on the historical, cultural, and economic contexts in which each mode is produced and received. This course may be used to satisfy an elective requirement for the English major. This course satisfies the Core Exploration requirement in Arts.