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BA283 English Film Discussion (formerly American Film Classics)

  • 28 Apr 2023
  • 23 Jun 2023
  • 3 sessions
  • 28 Apr 2023, 2:00 PM 3:30 PM (CEST)
  • 26 May 2023, 2:00 PM 3:30 PM (CEST)
  • 23 Jun 2023, 2:00 PM 3:30 PM (CEST)
  • Remote on Zoom
  • 2


  • Course attendee, WICE member
  • Ellen Feldman


Discover and discuss masterpieces of American and British cinema in this class for intermediate and advanced English speakers. You’ll watch a film at home on streaming, or borrow the DVD from your local library, before a lively and engaging discussion in class. You’ll be assigned one scene to watch at least three times! Every month you’ll view a film from an influential director so you’ll come to know the stylistic hallmarks of favorite genres and filmmakers. If you love the movies, this course is an enjoyable way to increase vocabulary, get comfortable with idiomatic expressions, improve your conversational skills, and deepen your understanding of American culture and cinema.

The topic for the spring trimester is American Greats: Hitchcock and Welles.

In this trimester, participants will discuss three films by two of the great English-language directors of the mid-20th century: Orson Welles and Alfred Hitchcock. The films to be discussed: Citizen Kane by Welles, Rear Window by Hitchcock, and Touch of Evil by Welles.

About the Instructor

Ellen Feldman grew up in Philadelphia and currently lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts. She holds a Ph.D. in cinema studies from New York University and has taught film studies at the State University of New York, Geneseo campus, and Brooklyn College.

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